(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)”

(102) Buzanada-Camino Luciano Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
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)”

(97) Arguayo-Ermita Angel-Las Cabezadas Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
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)”

(94) Chirche-Sendero Tagara Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
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)”

(93) Las Lajas-Cañada del Sombrero Circular (Adeje/Vilaflor)

Route Summary
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)”

(91) Arona-Las Casas-Altavista-La Hondura-Tunéz Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
This is an enjoyable walk in the rural landscape above the historic town of Arona. A fairly steep ascent of 350 m is followed by a level traverse with wonderful views down to the coast. An ancient shrine kicks off a very scenic descent through terraced farmland.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(91) Arona-Las Casas-Altavista-La Hondura-Tunéz Circular (Arona)”

(89) Los Abrigos-Chiringuito Pirata Return (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A good there and back coastal walk taking in the pretty harbour at Los Abrigos and some inviting sandy beaches along the way. There are opportunities for a very pleasant break and refreshment at the mid-point, the Chiringuito Pirata beach bar.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(89) Los Abrigos-Chiringuito Pirata Return (Granadilla)”

(88) El Retamar-Degollada del Roque-El Molledo Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This is a moderate walk both in distance and overall ascent that provides satisfyingly different perspectives on the amazingly diverse scenery this area of the island has to offer. A very good introduction to walking in the Tamaimo area of the Santiago del Teide municipality.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(88) El Retamar-Degollada del Roque-El Molledo Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(85) Mirador Narices del Teide-El Cedro Circular (National Park)

Route Summary
This short but energetic hike, ascending part-way up, and circling around, Montaña El Cedro on the rim of the Teide Caldera provides a range of interesting and special viewpoints to wonder at the natural beauty of the National Park.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(85) Mirador Narices del Teide-El Cedro Circular (National Park)”

(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)”

(81) Chio-Arguayo Circular (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
The walk heads uphill out of Chio into open forest on an old camino. On a good day there are stunning views of the island of La Gomera. The descent towards the interesting village of Arguayo is pretty. The lower level return route allows great views of the south-western coast.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(81) Chio-Arguayo Circular (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)”

(80) La Quinta-Fonte de Aponte Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
With an overall ascent of 450 m this is an energetic hike, climbing through pine forest to the site of the abandoned water source at Fuente de Aponte in a delightful wooded barranco. The descent, in open countryside, provides the opportunity for great views in all directions.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(80) La Quinta-Fonte de Aponte Circular (Adeje)”