(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)”

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(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)”

(57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A short, if at times strenuous, walk, taking different outward and return routes on ancient paths between the old settlements of Chio and Chiquergue in Guia de Isora. Great rural, coastal and mountain views complement the charm of many old buildings encountered along the way.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(56) La Quinta-Aponte-Aserradero Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
An invigorating walk with almost 400 metres overall ascent, that takes in the rural terraces and vineyards around Taucho, high above Adeje, before entering a delightful wooded barranco, returning through the beautiful but fire-scarred pine forest near the Casa Aserradero.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(56) La Quinta-Aponte-Aserradero Circular (Adeje)”

(55) Villa de Arico-Teguedite Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
A short circular walk from the interesting old town of Villa de Arico on an old Camino Real and on minor roads. It provides an intimate experience of rural activity around an old Canarian hill town. Great views of wide-open landscapes too.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(55) Villa de Arico-Teguedite Circular (Arico)”

(54) Los Poleos-Views of Montana Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This is a fairly undemanding walk in a unique natural environment where life flourishes despite the depredations of fairly recent volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Great views of Montaña Chenyero, El Teide, and the southern flank of the Teno Mountains.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(54) Los Poleos-Views of Montana Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(50) Ifonche-Fuente de las Pilas Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
This is a very pleasant walk in the rural setting of Ifonche heading out to a charming and verdant spring in the depths of Barranco del Rey. The surrounding volcanic mountains and barrancos provide a jaw-dropping backdrop at a number of places throughout the walk.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(50) Ifonche-Fuente de las Pilas Circular (Adeje)”

(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A moderate hike in an interesting and scenic environment, this walk provides a range of differing perspectives on rural life in the hills above the southern coastal resorts, and glimpses of the surrounding wild natural landscape.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)”

(47) Playa Paraiso-El Puertito Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A short coastal walk to the popular and pretty secluded hamlet of Puertito on Costa Adeje. The return route passes by the colourful Bahia Principe hotel and Dzamling Gar Tibetan yoga centre. Some fine views in all directions.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(47) Playa Paraiso-El Puertito Circular (Adeje)”

(45) El Jaral-El Choro Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A short but strenuous hill-walk, high up in the municipality of Guia de Isora, enjoying a variety of wonderful rural surroundings. Great views all around – from sea to mountain tops.

Duration: 2.75 hours Continue reading “(45) El Jaral-El Choro Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park)

Route Summary
Readily accessible from the south of the island, this short circular walk offers tremendous views of the west coast, open pine forests, Mount Teide, Pico Viejo, solidified rivers of lava, and other volcanic structures.

Duration: 2.5 hours

(This is National Park Sendero 13) Continue reading “(36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park)”

(35) Boca Tauche-Chavao-El Cedro Return (National Park)

Route Summary
This easy walk in the Teide National Park runs close to a huge lava field. There are opportunities to enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains and the hillside immediately above you. In May and June expect to see some marvellous examples of the Tajinaste Rojo in flower.

Duration: 3 hours.

(This is National Park Sendero 18) Continue reading “(35) Boca Tauche-Chavao-El Cedro Return (National Park)”