(95) Cho Pancho-La Cáscara Circular (San Miguel/Vilaflor)

Route Summary
Overall, an undemanding hike that offers variety and closeness to nature over a short distance. At around, 1,100 m above sea level there are opportunities for sweeping views down to the SE coast and upwards to the forests and mountains at the rim of the Teide Caldera.

Duration: 1.75 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: 1.75 hours.
Transport/Parking: There is no Titsa bus service close to Cho Pancho. The signposted turnoff for Cho Pancho is about 7.5 km from San Miguel on the TF-563 to Vilaflor. There is good parking at the Cho Pancho recreational area. It will be busier at the weekends.
Length: 4.200 km / 2.63 mi
Height Gain: 175 meter
Height Loss: 175 meter
Max Height: 1110 meter
Min Height: 961 meter
Surface: Rough.
Child Friendly: Yes, but only if children are used to hikes of this distance and overall ascent on rough paths.
Difficulty: Easy.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Options in San Miguel or Vilaflor.

Description
This is a relatively short walk with a very manageable overall ascent of 175 m. The Cho Pancho (or Monte Cho Pancho) recreational area is a popular spot, particularly at weekends, for family and friends to gather for a picnic or barbecue (there are toilets, benches and grills). At around, 1,100 m above sea level there are opportunities for sweeping views down to the SE coast and upwards to the forests and mountains at the rim of the Teide Caldera. The route firstly descends on the path to El Roque through the mature pines that shade the picnic area before leaving that path to ascend through terraced farmland, open scrub and pine trees. There are old farm buildings, some abandoned, on the route. From the return point, the path opens up to great views of the coast at Montaña Roja, El Médano and the new Port of Granadilla where you are likely to spot oil rigs, resting between assignments. Overall, an undemanding hike that offers variety and closeness to nature over a short distance.

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