(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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(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)”

(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)”

(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)”

(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)”

(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)”