(100) Valle de Arriba-Vaguada de los Ovejeros Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
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)”

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(90) Los Poleos-Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This is a moderate walk in a unique natural environment where life flourishes despite the depredations of fairly recent volcanic eruptions and forest fires. There are great views of Montaña Chenyero, El Teide and Pico Viejo along the way.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(90) Los Poleos-Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(87) Los Cristianos-Mesas de Guaza Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
This is a deceptively energetic hike, with many ups and downs, giving an overall ascent of 400+ m over 8.2 km. Since Los Cristianos is one of the sunniest parts of Tenerife, it makes a good choice, giving clear, open views, when the higher areas of the island are under cloud.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(87) Los Cristianos-Mesas de Guaza Circular (Arona)”

(86) El Roque-Monte Cho Pancho Circular (San Miguel)

Route Summary
One of our longer walks, with an overall ascent of 528 m, offering marvellous open views, the route provides an excellent insight into the history of this still very productive area. The Cho Pancho recreational site provides the opportunity for a very pleasant mid-hike break.

Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(86) El Roque-Monte Cho Pancho Circular (San Miguel)”

(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This walk is mostly downhill, especially in the first half, taking the old rural pathway from Tamaimo. The second part of the walk provides a short tour of Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago, taking in some of the best viewpoints in the linked holiday resorts.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)”

(79) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)

Route Summary
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 “(79) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)”

(78) La Jaca-La Listada-Abades Return (Arico)

Route Summary
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)”

(72) Vilaflor-Lomo de Topo Negro Circular (Vilaflor)

Route Summary
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)”

(71) Taucho-Barranco de Yé-Tijoco Alto Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
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)”

(67) Vilaflor-Pista Trevejos-Montana La Vica Circular (Vilaflor)

Route Summary
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)”

(62) Guia de Isora-Casa Ramallo-El Jaral Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
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)”

(60) Parador-Sanatorio Return (National Park)

Route Summary
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)”