This is a relatively easy walk, at just under 4 km, and with less than 200 m overall ascent. It provides a tantalising introduction to the landscapes and views experienced whilst hiking in the Guia de Isora area on the west side of Tenerife.
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2.0 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 416, 460 from Adeje. Easy parking close to start on Calle Zaragoza.
Length: 3.770 km / 2.36 mi
Height Gain: 187 meter
Height Loss: 187 meter
Max Height: 736 meter
Min Height: 586 meter
Surface: Rough. Some sections on tarred roads and their verges.
Child Friendly: Yes. But only if children are used to hikes of this distance on rough surfaces.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: There are cafe/bars on the main street in Tejina.
This short walk is a gentle introduction to hiking in the Guia de Isora area. Setting out under the ancient volcanic cone of Montaña Tejina, the route heads eastwards, crossing a couple of shallow barrancos – Cuéscara and Bicacaro, before reaching the rural hamlet of La Colateja on the TF-465 road to Vera de Erques. Here, at almost 750 m above sea level, there are great views of Montaña Tejina, with its little eye-catching white chapel on the summit, and over the northern section of the west coast to the Teno mountains. During the subsequent gentle descent by a different route there are good views along the southern west coast, from the distinctive Marazul apartment complex, with the twin towers of the Hard Rock Hotel particularly catching the eye.