There are three strands to this enjoyable walk: 1) history and religion in the south of Tenerife, 2) a wild and wonderful volcanic landscape, 3) modern beach and holiday culture at the western end of Costa Adeje.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 448 from Adeje. Parking at start.
Length: 7.360 km / 4.60 mi
Height gain: 220 meter
Height loss: 220 meter
Max Height: 125 meter
Min Height: 1 meter
Surface: Mixed, rough in Lomo El Cuchillo section.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: Beach bar at Playa Enramada and cafes at commercial center near San Sebastian churches.
This varied walk starts on the road from Adeje to La Caleta, just off the Autopista, and follows part of the Camino de la Virgen. Each year, residents of Adeje walk a statue of the Virgin Mary along the old path from the top of Adeje to the centuries-old hermitage of San Sebastián in La Caleta. This was the first home of the statue, and the tradition of returning her to her origins began in the late 16th century when her statue was moved uphill to the fortified settlement at Adeje, to protect it from pirates. There are 2 shrines and a renovated threshing circle (era) along the way. After a while, we deviate from the old camino to explore a fascinating and wild volcanic landscape with different coloured rock formations. At the mid-point we reach the popular and recently upgraded La Enramada beach near La Caleta and take a pleasant stroll along the coastal promenade including a visit to the rocky viewpoint, before checking out the old and new churches of San Sebastian prior to embarking on the return leg along the old camino.