(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)”

(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)”

(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)”

(64) Ortíz-Pino Choya-Barranco La Puente Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
A short walk with a moderate overall ascent on mostly good paths in wonderful open country and pine forest. The barranco landscapes are very pleasing on the eye, and the final section in the Barranco La Puente has many interesting rock formations, making it popular with climbers.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(64) Ortíz-Pino Choya-Barranco La Puente Circular (Arico)”

(55) Villa de Arico-Teguedite Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
A short circular walk from the interesting old town of Villa de Arico on an old Camino Real and on minor roads. It provides an intimate experience of rural activity around an old Canarian hill town. Great views of wide-open landscapes too.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(55) Villa de Arico-Teguedite Circular (Arico)”

(53) Tajao-Barranco de Vijigua (Arico)

Route Summary
This short walk is based in the pleasant fishing village of Tajao, set within striking and unusual rock formations between El Medano and La Jaca on the east coast. At a mid-point in the walk there is a very large and evocative stone arch. Tremendous coastal views.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(53) Tajao-Barranco de Vijigua (Arico)”

(27) Arico Viejo-Lomo De Tamadaya Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
A walk into wonderfully wild countryside, quite steep in places. Tremendous views, particularly if the skies are clear.


Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(27) Arico Viejo-Lomo De Tamadaya Circular (Arico)”

(24) Las Maretas – Tajao Return (Arico)

Route Summary
Pretty bays and fascinating rock formations stand out in this short there and back route to the culinary hot-spot of Tajao on the south-east coast.
Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(24) Las Maretas – Tajao Return (Arico)”

(13) Arico Nuevo-La Sabinita Circular (Arico)

Route Summary

25-end-of-walkFrom the old-world charm of Arico Nuevo through a landscape of golden stone, rural terraces, and wild barrancos. This walk has so much going for it!

Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours.

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(10) Poris to Punta de Abona Lighthouse (Arico)

Route Summary
10-looking-back-from-trig-pointA short coastal walk from Poris to the lighthouse at Punta de Abona.

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(10) Poris to Punta de Abona Lighthouse (Arico)”