This walk in an amazing volcanic landscape is readily accessible from the southern resorts. It offers tremendous views of the Teno mountains, the islands of La Gomera and La Palma, open pine forests, Mount Teide, Pico Viejo, solidified rivers of lava and volcanic vents/caves.
Duration: 3.75 hours Continue reading “(78) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)”
On a bright day there are great coastal and mountain views on this “there and back” route from little known east-coast settlement of La Jaca to the popular seaside town of Abades. The paths can be very rough and the steep ups and downs, in places, are a test of stamina.
Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(78) La Jaca-La Listada-Abades Return (Arico)”
This walk provides great views and is a good work-out at over 8 km and more than 500 m overall ascent. The route descends into the terraces below Vilaflor before winding up past more plots and pine woods, then heading back down to Vilaflor on the old Camino de Chasna path.
Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(72) Vilaflor-Lomo de Topo Negro Circular (Vilaflor)”
At over 9 km, with more than 500 m overall ascent, this is good half-day walk. From the pretty village of Taucho to Tijoco Alto, and back, there are a variety of attractive environments to enjoy – vineyards, rural terraces, rugged barrancos and shimmering, aromatic pine forest.
Duration: 4 hours. Continue reading “(71) Taucho-Barranco de Yé-Tijoco Alto Circular (Adeje)”
Explore the historic centre of Vilaflor, the highest settlement in Tenerife, and experience the unique terraced farmland and pine forest environment high above the south-eastern coast of the island. There are also great views up towards the peaks near the rim of the Teide crater.
Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(67) Vilaflor-Pista Trevejos-Montana La Vica Circular (Vilaflor)”
This fairly strenuous walk is described as moderate to hard because of the tricky and demanding section crossing Barranco Ramallo (see walk Description). Otherwise, a fine walk on old paths, with great open views. El Jaral and Guia de Isora are both attractive and interesting places.
Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(62) Guia de Isora-Casa Ramallo-El Jaral Circular (Guia de Isora)”
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)”
This route from Amarilla Golf is mostly on open ground with good views. The walk starts and finishes amidst green fairways before entering a wild landscape with eroded rock formations and volcanic cones. A diversion to Guargacho, and a visit to the beach are included in this very varied walk.
Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(34) Amarilla Golf-Los Erales-Guargacho Circular (San Miguel)”
A moderately demanding, calf-stretching circular coastal hike with some interesting sights and great views along the way, alongside an appreciation of the industries that have often been abandoned in the south of Tenerife in the wake of mass tourism.
Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(31) Callao Salvaje-Punta del Cangrejo Circular (Adeje)”
A tough but rewarding walk up the edge of the wild and wonderful Barranco de Erques to the charming village of Vera de Erques, then back to the tidy little Canarian settlement of Tijico Bajo.
Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(29) Tijoco Bajo-Vera de Erques Circular (Adeje/ Guia de Isora)”
A fine coastal walk to the most southern point on Tenerife, with an interesting diversion to the settlement of El Fraile, and a great opportunity to appreciate the many attractions of seaside town, Las Galletas.
Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(28) Las Galletas-Punta Salema-El Fraile Circular (Arona)”
From the fine provincial town of Guia de Isora there are stunning views on the way to and from the delightful village of Chirche.
Duration: 4 hours
Continue reading “(25) Guia de Isora – Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”