(108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This is a very satisfying short walk with a fairly gradual initial ascent. Echoes of traditional rural life are all around. The villages of Aripe and Chirche are pretty, with an old world ambience. There are good views up to the mountains, over to La Gomera and down to the coast.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”

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(107) El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
At around 300 m overall ascent, there is a fair bit of up and down on this walk on rocky old caminos. The distance is short, however, and the scenic value is absolutely top notch, with spectacular panoramas at every turn on the track. Highly recommended!

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(107) El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(106) Vento-Camino Viejo Adeje Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
There are marvellous views on this walk – of the surrounding ancient volcanic landscape, the pleasant rural countryside around Arona, and down to the coast. However, the mid-section is rough walking on an, at times, unclear path, so is not recommended for inexperienced hikers.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(106) Vento-Camino Viejo Adeje Circular (Arona)”

(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 Continue reading “(105) Arico Viejo-Bco Atalaya-Arico Nuevo Circular (Arico)”

(104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)

Route Summary
This easy walk provides an excellent opportunity to see the beautiful Tajinaste Rojo, the flowering plant that is emblematic of Tenerife. There are wonderful mountain views of Teide, Pico Viejo, the Narices del Teide, and the peaks at the western side of the Teide Caldera.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)”

(103) La Higuera Ramble (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a short walk around the La Higuera area with a moderately strenuous overall ascent of just under 300m. From a pleasant rural landscape, characterised by ochre-coloured dry-stone walls, there are great views of Granadilla and down to the coast.

Duration: 2.25 hours Continue reading “(103) La Higuera Ramble (Granadilla)”

(102) Buzanada-Camino Luciano Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
At 5km, with a very manageable overall ascent of 172m, this is a very accessible walk, close to the resorts and residential areas in the S of Tenerife. There are great views of the countryside and many close-by towns, but particularly of the grand and rugged volcanic landscape.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(102) Buzanada-Camino Luciano Circular (Arona)”

(101) Ifonche-Barranco del Agua Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A short but satisfying walk from the highland hamlet of Ifonche with exposure to rugged barrancos, pine forest, and rural farm terraces. The mid-section includes a steady ascent of over 200 m through the forest. There is a handy traditional bar/restaurant at the start/end point.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(101) Ifonche-Barranco del Agua Circular (Adeje)”

(100) Valle de Arriba-Vaguada de los Ovejeros Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A relatively strenuous but highly recommended half-day hike in the hills above Valle de Arriba. With lots of rural interest along the way, there are tremendous views of the Teno Mountains and Teide in the first half, later giving way to glimpses of the North of the island.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(100) Valle de Arriba-Vaguada de los Ovejeros Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(99) Granadilla-Ermita Santa Ursula Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A relatively short walk, at just under 5 km, with a moderately strenuous overall ascent of 224 m, that combines interesting historical aspects of the town of Granadilla with the immediately adjoining countryside and pleasant suburbs. Great views in all directions along the way.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(99) Granadilla-Ermita Santa Ursula Circular (Granadilla)”

(98) El Jaral-Las Tres Cruces Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
Over a short distance there is a reasonably demanding overall ascent of almost 250 m that makes the route feel longer than it is. Wedged between two impressive barrancos, this hike above pretty El Jaral offers fine views in all aspects.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(98) El Jaral-Las Tres Cruces Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(97) Arguayo-Ermita Angel-Las Cabezadas Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
Although not long, this route provides marvellous viewpoints on the initial ascent of twin-peaked La Hoya. After visiting a little ermita, the 2nd half of the walk ascends on old lava flows to the pines. The return is notable for the terraced tiers of former farm-land and “eras”.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(97) Arguayo-Ermita Angel-Las Cabezadas Circular (Santiago del Teide)”