The walk leaves from the church in La Quinta, ascending through the hamlet before branching off into the pine forest. The environment then changes to have a more agricultural aspect, passing farmed terraces as it descends to the old Camino de los Picos on the return leg.
Duration: 1.5 hours
*See possible access issues below*
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Transport/Parking: There is no Titsa bus service. There are parking spaces near the church at the start of the walk.
Length: 2.7 km / 1.69 mi
Height Gain: 85 meter
Height Loss: 85 meter
Max Height: 973 meter
Min Height: 908 meter
Child Friendly: Yes, but only if children are used to hikes of this distance and overall ascent on rough paths.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Bar Restaurante Taucho, in nearby Taucho.
*It has been reported to us that a local farmer is challenging walkers in this area, indicating that the rough roads on his land are private. Please be aware of this and be prepared to deal with it. Try to keep to any “white/yellow” marked paths designated for walkers where at all possible.*
This is an easy and short walk with a low level of overall ascent. Nonetheless, it has many of the components we’ve come to associate with walking in the hills of the south of Tenerife. For example, a fine old church, good views of Teide and the mountains at the rim of the Caldera, aromatic pine forests, disused stone threshing circles (eras), ruined fincas, stone irrigation channels, glimpses of the coastal resorts far below, terraces of potatoes and other vegetables, wild flowers, and hang gliders circling above. The route leaves from the area of the Ermita de Santa Margarita in La Quinta, near Taucho, where there is a fine example of an era, ascending through the interesting hamlet before branching off into the pine forest for a section. The environment then changes to have a more agricultural aspect, passing farm buildings and farmed terraces as it descends to the old Camino de los Picos, meandering back to the start-point, with marvellous views down to the coast and up to the hills.