(59) Las Vegas-Pino del Haba-El Seco Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
Leaving the pretty village of Las Vegas this walk first follows the old Camino de Las Vegas, then a rough rural road to an old water mill. Crossing a hugely scenic barranco we encounter a partly ruined goat farm at El Seco where there are spectacular views of the Barranco del Rio, before a very pleasant return through open pines and terraces.

Duration: 3.5 hrs Continue reading “(59) Las Vegas-Pino del Haba-El Seco Circular (Granadilla)”

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(52) Arguayo-Las Manchas-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A varied and strenuous hike to Las Manchas and back on old stony “caminos” taking in rural terraces, pine trees and lava fields. Great views to Teide and of the southern Teno Mountains. The last 2 kilometres involve an impressive traverse of La Hoya, above the El Bicho tunnels.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(52) Arguayo-Las Manchas-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(51) Vera de Erques-Las Fuentes Return (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A great return walk up to the pretty hamlet of Las Fuentes, abandoned by its residents in the 1970s. We walk from the hill village of Vera de Erques, which is decked in flowers all year round. The paths are rough and stony but the walk is a hugely satisfying all round experience.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(51) Vera de Erques-Las Fuentes Return (Guia de Isora)”

(48) Tamaimo-Guama Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
An exhilarating and energetic hike to the peak of Montana Guama, looming over Tamaimo between Santiago del Teide and Los Gigantes. A sequence of breathtaking views in all directions throughout the walk compensate for the sometimes difficult route.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(48) Tamaimo-Guama Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(46) Chiguergue-Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A circular walk taking in the attractive hill villages of Chiguergue, Aripe and Chirche. Parts of this scenic walk are on quiet minor roads, although other sections are on old rural paths made of rough volcanic stone.

Duration: 3.25 hours Continue reading “(46) Chiguergue-Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(43) El Molledo-Los Quemados-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A short but energetic walk on the southern side of the Teno Mountains near Santiago del Teide. Great views of the two stunningly beautiful barrancos that lie south of the Masca Gorge, to El Teide, and down to the coastal towns on the West coast.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(43) El Molledo-Los Quemados-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(38) Granadilla-San Miguel Linear (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a downhill linear walk on the ancient “camino real” (royal road) connecting Granadilla and San Miguel. Wide open views are a feature of the route and there are some interesting places to check out along the way.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(38) Granadilla-San Miguel Linear (Granadilla)”

(37) Santiago del Teide-Valle de Arriba Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A very scenic rural walk from Santiago del Teide involving a moderate ascent, and taking in fine views of Valle de Arriba, Teide and the Teno mountains. The walk takes you to a shrine which marks the place where the flow of lava from the Chinyero eruption stopped in 1909.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(37) Santiago del Teide-Valle de Arriba Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(34) Amarilla Golf-Los Erales-Guargacho Circular (San Miguel)

Route Summary
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)”

(33) Aldea Blanca-La Hoya Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
From a modest and unassuming start-point in Aldea Blanca, this soon becomes a very scenic and interesting walk, much of it on an ancient track that connected both Guanche and Spanish communities in times past.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(33) Aldea Blanca-La Hoya Circular (Arona)”

(32) Granadilla-Las Palomas Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A very pleasant introduction to the town of Granadilla and its rural surroundings, with a beautiful section of wild countryside when walking through a part of Barranco Affife at Las Palomas. The uphill return to Granadilla is quite steep in places.
Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(32) Granadilla-Las Palomas Circular (Granadilla)”

(31) Callao Salvaje-Punta del Cangrejo Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
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)”