(105) Arico Viejo-Bco Atalaya-Arico Nuevo Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
At 5.6 km in length, with a very modest 185 m overall ascent, this is a gentle introduction to walking in the wide-open landscapes of Arico with its golden stone terraces. There are great coastal views and to the mountains. Arico Nuevo is a very charming stop-off along the way.

Duration: 2 hours


Route Overview
Duration: 2 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 416 to Granadilla, then 36. Easy parking on main street at start.
Length: 5.620 km / 3.51 mi
Height Gain: 185 meter
Height Loss: 185 meter
Max Height: 372 meter
Min Height: 220 meter
Surface: Rough. Rough paths and unpaved roads in the mid-section of the walk. Quiet tarred roads elsewhere.
Child Friendly: Yes, but only if children are used to hikes of this distance and overall ascent on rough paths.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes. On lead in built-up areas and public roads.
Refreshments: There are a couple of cafes in Arico Viejo. A cafe/bar/restaurante may be open in the square in Arico Nuevo.

This is a pleasant walk on the gentle slopes of former farmland beneath the town of Arico Viejo in the south-east of the island. All around there are terraces of golden stone. Typically, in this area, the skies will be clear, with a noticeable breeze from the north-east. There are sweeping views up to the mountains on the edge of the Teide Caldera and, as the walk progresses to its mid-point, down to the sea at Punta de Abona, with its prominent lighthouse. The start and end point is Arico Viejo, a tidy little Canarian town with a sprinkling of older buildings. Towards the end of the walk we take a stroll through its close neighbour, Arico Nuevo, a pretty little planned village, largely constructed in the 18th Century. Many of the buildings from this period remain, giving the place the feel of a living museum. Your camera is likely to go into overdrive capturing the many charming scenes!

Photos from walk
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