(87) Los Cristianos-Mesas de Guaza Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
This is a deceptively energetic hike, with many ups and downs, giving an overall ascent of 400+ m over 8.2 km. Since Los Cristianos is one of the sunniest parts of Tenerife, it makes a good choice, giving clear, open views, when the higher areas of the island are under cloud.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(87) Los Cristianos-Mesas de Guaza Circular (Arona)”

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(86) El Roque-Monte Cho Pancho Circular (San Miguel)

Route Summary
One of our longer walks, with an overall ascent of 528 m, offering marvellous open views, the route provides an excellent insight into the history of this still very productive area. The Cho Pancho recreational site provides the opportunity for a very pleasant mid-hike break.

Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(86) El Roque-Monte Cho Pancho Circular (San Miguel)”

(85) Mirador Narices del Teide-El Cedro Circular (National Park)

Route Summary
This short but energetic hike, ascending part-way up, and circling around, Montaña El Cedro on the rim of the Teide Caldera provides a range of interesting and special viewpoints to wonder at the natural beauty of the National Park.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(85) Mirador Narices del Teide-El Cedro Circular (National Park)”

(84) Tejina de Isora-La Colateja Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
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 Continue reading “(84) Tejina de Isora-La Colateja Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This walk is mostly downhill, especially in the first half, taking the old rural pathway from Tamaimo. The second part of the walk provides a short tour of Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago, taking in some of the best viewpoints in the linked holiday resorts.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)”

(82) El Rio-Presa del Rio Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
The walk starts and ends in El Rio which enjoys a great vantage point over the east coast. The focal point of the walk is the “Presa del Rio”, an apparently unused dam in the scenic Barranco del Rio. The descent to the dam may not suit all walkers but an alternative is suggested.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(82) El Rio-Presa del Rio Circular (Arico)”

(81) Chio-Arguayo Circular (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
The walk heads uphill out of Chio into open forest on an old camino. On a good day there are stunning views of the island of La Gomera. The descent towards the interesting village of Arguayo is pretty. The lower level return route allows great views of the south-western coast.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(81) Chio-Arguayo Circular (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)”

(80) La Quinta-Fonte de Aponte Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
With an overall ascent of 450 m this is an energetic hike, climbing through pine forest to the site of the abandoned water source at Fuente de Aponte in a delightful wooded barranco. The descent, in open countryside, provides the opportunity for great views in all directions.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(80) La Quinta-Fonte de Aponte Circular (Adeje)”

(79) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)

Route Summary
This walk in an amazing volcanic landscape is readily accessible from the southern resorts. It offers tremendous views of the Teno mountains, the islands of La Gomera and La Palma, open pine forests, Mount Teide, Pico Viejo, solidified rivers of lava and volcanic vents/caves.

Duration: 3.75 hours Continue reading “(79) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)”

(78) La Jaca-La Listada-Abades Return (Arico)

Route Summary
On a bright day there are great coastal and mountain views on this “there and back” route from little known east-coast settlement of La Jaca to the popular seaside town of Abades. The paths can be very rough and the steep ups and downs, in places, are a test of stamina.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(78) La Jaca-La Listada-Abades Return (Arico)”

(77) Valle de Arriba-Los Partidos Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This moderate walk climbs out of Valle de Arriba to go around the forested conical peak of Montaña Tomaseche. There is a pleasant and interesting potential stop-off at the Casa Rural of Los Partidos before the returning descent, overlooking the scenic vale of Santiago del Teide.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(77) Valle de Arriba-Los Partidos Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(76) Chiguergue-Camino Los Picachos-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This moderately strenuous walk ascends on an old camino, soon leaving Chiguergue behind as it climbs into the pine forest surrounding the TF-38 access road to Teide and the National Park, reaching a height of 1,100 m. On the descent we visit the delightful village of Chirche.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(76) Chiguergue-Camino Los Picachos-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”