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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
***DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WALK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***
We have reports that the landowner is blocking access between Waypoints 5 and 7. Do not attempt this walk until we can check out an alternative access route to Camino Luciano. Apologies for the inconvenience. Alison & John Mackenzie.
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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
This is quite a strenuous half-day excursion in the hills above the SW coast, rewarded by great wide-open views. Initially, the route traverses 8 barrancos on the path to El Jaral. It then ascends steeply, offering more scenic opportunities before dropping back to pretty Chirche.
Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(94) Chirche-Sendero Tagara Circular (Guia de Isora)”
A very scenic walk in the pine forest beneath the rim of the Teide Caldera. Roque del Almendro and El Sombrero de Chasna tower above you for significant sections of the route. If you are feeling energetic, there is an optional diversion to the peak of El Sombrero de Chasna.
Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(93) Las Lajas-Cañada del Sombrero Circular (Adeje/Vilaflor)”