(61) El Retamar-Santiago Del Teide Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A short circular route on old caminos providing the opportunity to visit El Retamar, Santiago del Teide and El Molledo, high above the tourist hot-spots in Los Gigantes. Lots of great views, including an optional visit to the site of an old spring above Santiago del Teide.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(61) El Retamar-Santiago Del Teide Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

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(60) Parador-Sanatorio Return (National Park)

Route Summary
Mostly on rough roads, with easy ascents and descents, this return walk provides fascinating and often awe-inspiring landscapes in all directions. At the mid-point we visit the closed-up and intriguing El Sanatorio buildings hidden away in the middle of the National Park.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(60) Parador-Sanatorio Return (National Park)”

(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)”

(50) Ifonche-Fuente de las Pilas Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
This is a very pleasant walk in the rural setting of Ifonche heading out to a charming and verdant spring in the depths of Barranco del Rey. The surrounding volcanic mountains and barrancos provide a jaw-dropping backdrop at a number of places throughout the walk.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(50) Ifonche-Fuente de las Pilas Circular (Adeje)”

(47) Playa Paraiso-El Puertito Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A short coastal walk to the popular and pretty secluded hamlet of Puertito on Costa Adeje. The return route passes by the colourful Bahia Principe hotel and Dzamling Gar Tibetan yoga centre. Some fine views in all directions.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(47) Playa Paraiso-El Puertito Circular (Adeje)”

(44) Playa Paraiso-Callao Salvaje Return (Adeje)

Route Summary
A short and enjoyable return walk along the pretty coast between Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje. A good choice for a relaxed Sunday stroll, or when hot weather dictates that a sea breeze is called for.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(44) Playa Paraiso-Callao Salvaje Return (Adeje)”

(42) Playa de San Juan-Alcala Linear (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A short walk along the coast, connecting the attractive harbour and seaside promenade areas of Playa de San Juan and Alcalá.

Duration: 1 hour Continue reading “(42) Playa de San Juan-Alcala Linear (Guia de Isora)”

(41) Playa San Juan Clifftop Trail Return (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
You are sure to enjoy this short walk above the cliffs at Playa San Juan. There are fine coastal views and of the mountains. You can visit a ruined building in a rocky cove and, near the end, the large “Alcaraván” sculpture on the headland overlooking the bay at Playa San Juan.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(41) Playa San Juan Clifftop Trail Return (Guia de Isora)”

(40) El Varadero-Arena-Puerto Santiago Return (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This easy walk allows you to get to know the pretty and popular coastal area between El Varadero and Puerto Santiago. There are good views of La Gomera and the Los Gigantes cliffs.

Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(40) El Varadero-Arena-Puerto Santiago Return (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)”

(39) Las Eras-Acantilados de La Hondura Circular (Fasnia)

Route Summary
A short but probably bracing walk along the wind-blown cliffs north of Las Eras in the east coast area. This is an area of scientific interest, most notably for the rare and endangered sea pineapple plant. There are great sea views, and of the mountain areas above Fasnia.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(39) Las Eras-Acantilados de La Hondura Circular (Fasnia)”

(35) Boca Tauche-Chavao-El Cedro Return (National Park)

Route Summary
This easy walk in the Teide National Park runs close to a huge lava field. There are opportunities to enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains and the hillside immediately above you. In May and June expect to see some marvellous examples of the Tajinaste Rojo in flower.

Duration: 3 hours.

(This is National Park Sendero 18) Continue reading “(35) Boca Tauche-Chavao-El Cedro Return (National Park)”