(37) Santiago del Teide-Valle de Arriba Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A very scenic rural walk from Santiago del Teide involving a moderate ascent, and taking in fine views of Valle de Arriba, Teide and the Teno mountains. The walk takes you to a shrine which marks the place where the flow of lava from the Chinyero eruption stopped in 1909.

Duration: 3.5 hours


Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 460 from Adeje. Marked spaces on roads behind
the church.
Length: 7.930 km / 4.96 mi
Height Gain: 319 meter
Height Loss: 319 meter
Max Height: 1206 meter
Min Height: 927 meter
Surface: Rough.
Child Friendly: Yes, if used to hiking.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Cafes and bars in Santiago del Teide.


This is a balanced and varied walk in the hills above Santiago de Teide. Starting at the church square, the walk soon diverts to examine two well-preserved wooden grape presses in the courtyard of La Casona del Patio hotel. From there we take a paved route on the quiet road to the village of Valle de Arriba, passing many vineyards, fields
and the village church along the way. In season, you will see small hay-rucks surrounded by vivid patches of red poppies. The winding ascent on an old rocky “camino” from the village is rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Teide and smaller volcanic cones, both near and far. Soon after, the walk takes you to the El Calvario de los Baldios shrine which marks the place where the flow of molten lava from the nearby Chinyero eruption stopped in 1909. The downhill return route, passing many fig and almond trees, provides wonderful views of the Teno mountain range and the fertile valley below Valle de Arriba.


Photos from walk
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