(36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park)

Route Summary
Readily accessible from the south of the island, this short circular walk offers tremendous views of the west coast, open pine forests, Mount Teide, Pico Viejo, solidified rivers of lava, and other volcanic structures.

Duration: 2.5 hours

(This is National Park Sendero 13)

 

Route Overview
Duration: 2.5 hours
Transport/Parking: No Titsa buses. Car or taxi (or bike!).
Length: 4.990 km / 3.12 mi
Height Gain: 259 meter
Height Loss: 259 meter
Max Height: 2094 meter
Min Height: 1869 meter
Surface: Rough.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: No. The National Park rules prohibit the introduction of dogs to the whole area.
Refreshments: Cafe at Parador.

 

Description
This short walk offers an excellent opportunity to get “up close and personal” with one of Tenerife’s most exciting volcanic landscapes. There are tremendous views of the towering mass of Mount Teide, Pico Viejo and a host of smaller, younger volcanic cones. You will follow the course of two solidified rivers of lava and have a direct and close-up view of their source volcano. The starkness of the volcanic landscape is softened in large sections of the walk by strolling through an open pine forest surrounded by steep and stony hillsides ablaze with colour (in season) from shrubs and flowers that have colonised this once desolate area. The walk is easily accessible from the southern resorts. You start from the Sámara car-park on the TF-38 road to the Teide National Park, about 22 kms from the Chio turn-off to El Teide on the TF-1 to Santiago del Teide from Los Cristianos/Las Americas.

 

Links:
Photos from walk
Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
Download GPX file  (GPS Exchange Format)
Access Walk on Viewranger
Access Walk on Wikiloc  

 

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