(78) 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 “(78) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)”

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(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)”

(76) Chiguergue-Camino Los Picachos-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This moderately strenuous walk ascends on an old camino, soon leaving Chiguergue behind as it climbs into the pine forest surrounding the TF-38 access road to Teide and the National Park, reaching a height of 1,100 m. On the descent we visit the delightful village of Chirche.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(76) Chiguergue-Camino Los Picachos-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(75) Las Vegas-Lomo Grande-Barranco Geñiga Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a moderate half-day hike, with a very manageable overall ascent of 345 metres. Taking in the lovely village of Las Vegas (with many old buildings), rural terraces, ravines (barrancos) and pine forest, you are guaranteed a variety of walking environments.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(75) Las Vegas-Lomo Grande-Barranco Geñiga Circular (Granadilla)”

(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)”

(69) Tijoco Alto-Barranco Erques-Icerce Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A moderate hike with a gradual ascent alongside Barranco de Erques to over 1300 metres where you face an impressive canyon wall of rock. The scrub and open pine forest transforms into deeper woodland on the return stretch after visiting the abandoned finca and viewpoint at Casa Icerce.

Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(69) Tijoco Alto-Barranco Erques-Icerce 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)”

(65) Tamaimo-El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A very good half-day walk with a reasonably strenuous 435 m overall ascent on mostly very stony paths. There are great views, from very different aspects, in each section of the route. This is a highly recommended introduction to walking in the Tamaimo area!

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(65) Tamaimo-El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(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)”

(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)”

(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)”