(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This walk is mostly downhill, especially in the first half, taking the old rural pathway from Tamaimo. The second part of the walk provides a short tour of Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago, taking in some of the best viewpoints in the linked holiday resorts.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 325 or 461 from Puerto Santiago to start in Tamiamo. There is a pay-to-park underground car-park on Calle la Hondura close to the end of the walk. If you have some shopping to do, you may consider parking in the close-by Lidl car-park?
Length: 8.250 km / 5.16 mi
Height Gain: 201 meter
Height Loss: 618 meter
Max Height: 569 meter
Min Height: 3 meter
Surface: Rough. The walking surface is rough on the 4 km initial section on the old Camino Real from Tamimo. Otherwise, on smooth paved surfaces.
Child Friendly: Yes. But only if children are used to hikes of this distance on rough surfaces.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes. On lead in Tamaimo, Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago.
Refreshments: Numerous options in Tamaimo, Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago.

Description
This is a relatively easy one-way linear walk, mostly downhill, taking in two very different sets of surroundings – rural and seaside holiday resort.  The walking surface is rough on the 4 km initial section on the old Camino Real from Tamimo. There are marvellous open views down to the coast and of the surrounding countryside and hills. There are also close-up views of banana plantations to enjoy. The second section of the walk, upon reaching the Archipenque Mirador viewpoint above Los Gigantes, is effectively a short tour of Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago, taking in some of the best viewpoints in the linked holiday resorts. This second part of the walk could be extended to take in further aspects, e.g. the beach and harbour at Los Gigantes, or the seaside gardens, plaza  and “strip” at Puerto Santiago. Equally, the walk may be shortened to cut out the “tour” of Los Gigantes and  Puerto Santiago.

Links:
Photos from walk
Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
Download GPX file  (GPS Exchange Format)
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