(71) Taucho-Barranco de Yé-Tijoco Alto Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
At over 9 km, with more than 500 m overall ascent, this is good half-day walk. From the pretty village of Taucho to Tijoco Alto, and back, there are a variety of attractive environments to enjoy – vineyards, rural terraces, rugged barrancos and shimmering, aromatic pine forest.

Duration: 4 hours.

 

Route Overview
Duration: 4 hours.
Transport/Parking: No Titsa bus service. Parking near church in Taucho.
Length: 9.250 km / 5.78 mi
Height Gain: 518 meter
Height Loss: 518 meter
Max Height: 1142meter
Min Height: 892 meter
Surface: Significant sections on narrow tarred rural roads, other sections on rough paths and rough roads.
Child Friendly: Yes, but only only if children are used to strenuous uphill hikes on rough surfaces..
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Bar Restaurante Taucho.

Description
This fairly strenuous walk starts and finishes in the delightful village of Taucho at almost 900 m above sea level. Strolling around, there are many pretty houses and gardens to enjoy. In the first section we discovered that some old paths shown on the OpenStreetView map are heavily overgrown and obstructed by modern roads and fenced enclosures. So, initially, there is a longer stint on tarred roads than we had intended. However these narrow rural roads are very quiet and offer some spectacular views, before and after crossing the rugged Barranco de Yé. Reaching the quiet main road to Tijoco Alto the walk then starts to ascend through rough ground to the edge of the pine forest, with great views to the mountains high above. Then, there are great, open views to the west coast on the way to Tijoco Alto, before traversing up through the forest, then crossing old terraces and barrancos on the return leg, looking down and across to faraway Costa Adeje and 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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