(59) Las Vegas-Pino del Haba-El Seco Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
Leaving the pretty village of Las Vegas this walk first follows the old Camino de Las Vegas, then a rough rural road to an old water mill. Crossing a hugely scenic barranco we encounter a partly ruined goat farm at El Seco where there are spectacular views of the Barranco del Rio, before a very pleasant return through open pines and terraces.

Duration: 3.5 hrs Continue reading “(59) Las Vegas-Pino del Haba-El Seco Circular (Granadilla)”

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(58) Tijoco Alto-Casa Icerse Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
Mostly in pine forest, but with opportunities for great views, this is an interesting walk with almost 400m overall ascent, to the desolate finca at Icerse, almost 1,300m above sea level, looking down on Taucho, just off a rough road that eventually reaches the Teide National Park.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(58) Tijoco Alto-Casa Icerse Circular (Adeje)”

(57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A short, if at times strenuous, walk, taking different outward and return routes on ancient paths between the old settlements of Chio and Chiquergue in Guia de Isora. Great rural, coastal and mountain views complement the charm of many old buildings encountered along the way.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(56) La Quinta-Aponte-Aserradero Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
An invigorating walk with almost 400 metres overall ascent, that takes in the rural terraces and vineyards around Taucho, high above Adeje, before entering a delightful wooded barranco, returning through the beautiful but fire-scarred pine forest near the Casa Aserradero.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(56) La Quinta-Aponte-Aserradero Circular (Adeje)”

(54) Los Poleos-Views of Montana Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This is a fairly undemanding walk in a unique natural environment where life flourishes despite the depredations of fairly recent volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Great views of Montaña Chenyero, El Teide, and the southern flank of the Teno Mountains.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(54) Los Poleos-Views of Montana Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(52) Arguayo-Las Manchas-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A varied and strenuous hike to Las Manchas and back on old stony “caminos” taking in rural terraces, pine trees and lava fields. Great views to Teide and of the southern Teno Mountains. The last 2 kilometres involve an impressive traverse of La Hoya, above the El Bicho tunnels.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(52) Arguayo-Las Manchas-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(51) Vera de Erques-Las Fuentes Return (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A great return walk up to the pretty hamlet of Las Fuentes, abandoned by its residents in the 1970s. We walk from the hill village of Vera de Erques, which is decked in flowers all year round. The paths are rough and stony but the walk is a hugely satisfying all round experience.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(51) Vera de Erques-Las Fuentes Return (Guia de Isora)”

(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A moderate hike in an interesting and scenic environment, this walk provides a range of differing perspectives on rural life in the hills above the southern coastal resorts, and glimpses of the surrounding wild natural landscape.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)”

(46) Chiguergue-Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A circular walk taking in the attractive hill villages of Chiguergue, Aripe and Chirche. Parts of this scenic walk are on quiet minor roads, although other sections are on old rural paths made of rough volcanic stone.

Duration: 3.25 hours Continue reading “(46) Chiguergue-Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(38) Granadilla-San Miguel Linear (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a downhill linear walk on the ancient “camino real” (royal road) connecting Granadilla and San Miguel. Wide open views are a feature of the route and there are some interesting places to check out along the way.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(38) Granadilla-San Miguel Linear (Granadilla)”

(37) Santiago del Teide-Valle de Arriba Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A very scenic rural walk from Santiago del Teide involving a moderate ascent, and taking in fine views of Valle de Arriba, Teide and the Teno mountains. The walk takes you to a shrine which marks the place where the flow of lava from the Chinyero eruption stopped in 1909.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(37) Santiago del Teide-Valle de Arriba Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park)

Route Summary
Readily accessible from the south of the island, this short circular walk offers tremendous views of the west coast, open pine forests, Mount Teide, Pico Viejo, solidified rivers of lava, and other volcanic structures.

Duration: 2.5 hours

(This is National Park Sendero 13) Continue reading “(36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park)”