(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)”

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(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)”

(75) Las Vegas-Lomo Grande-Barranco Geñiga Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a moderate half-day hike, with a very manageable overall ascent of 345 metres. Taking in the lovely village of Las Vegas (with many old buildings), rural terraces, ravines (barrancos) and pine forest, you are guaranteed a variety of walking environments.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(75) Las Vegas-Lomo Grande-Barranco Geñiga Circular (Granadilla)”

(73) Arguayo-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This 6.6 km walk, with 487 m overall ascent, circles the rocky mass of Montaña La Hoya, its comms masts providing a compelling landmark over the west coast, and its El Bicho tunnels providing a gateway to the north. Always, the views to every side are absolutely tremendous.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(73) Arguayo-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(70) Granadilla-Sobre La Fuente-Cruz de Tea Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a varied walk in rural countryside and pine forest on the outskirts of Granadilla, but also taking in buildings of historical interest in the town, the hamlet of Sobre La Fuente, and Cruz de Tea area. The walk involves moderate effort, with an overall ascent of over 400 m.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(70) Granadilla-Sobre La Fuente-Cruz de Tea Circular (Granadilla)”

(69) Tijoco Alto-Barranco Erques-Icerce Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A moderate hike with a gradual ascent alongside Barranco de Erques to over 1300 metres where you face an impressive canyon wall of rock. The scrub and open pine forest transforms into deeper woodland on the return stretch after visiting the abandoned finca and viewpoint at Casa Icerce.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(69) Tijoco Alto-Barranco Erques-Icerce Circular (Adeje)”

(68) Las Manchas-Ermita San Angel-Mt Bilma Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
The walk rises out of Las Manchas on old paths, soon passing a little Ermita at a prominent vantage point, before climbing up, alongside, and across the Chinyero lava fields that almost devastated the area in 1909. Great views are a feature of this walk on every step of the way.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(68) Las Manchas-Ermita San Angel-Mt Bilma Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(65) Tamaimo-El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A very good half-day walk with a reasonably strenuous 435 m overall ascent on mostly very stony paths. There are great views, from very different aspects, in each section of the route. This is a highly recommended introduction to walking in the Tamaimo area!

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(65) Tamaimo-El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(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)”

(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)”

(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)”

(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)”