(108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This is a very satisfying short walk with a fairly gradual initial ascent. Echoes of traditional rural life are all around. The villages of Aripe and Chirche are pretty, with an old world ambience. There are good views up to the mountains, over to La Gomera and down to the coast.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(107) El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
At around 300 m overall ascent, there is a fair bit of up and down on this walk on rocky old caminos. The distance is short, however, and the scenic value is absolutely top notch, with spectacular panoramas at every turn on the track. Highly recommended!

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(107) El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(105) Arico Viejo-Bco Atalaya-Arico Nuevo Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
At 5.6 km in length, with a very modest 185 m overall ascent, this is a gentle introduction to walking in the wide-open landscapes of Arico with its golden stone terraces. There are great coastal views and to the mountains. Arico Nuevo is a very charming stop-off along the way.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(105) Arico Viejo-Bco Atalaya-Arico Nuevo Circular (Arico)”

(104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)

Route Summary
This easy walk provides an excellent opportunity to see the beautiful Tajinaste Rojo, the flowering plant that is emblematic of Tenerife. There are wonderful mountain views of Teide, Pico Viejo, the Narices del Teide, and the peaks at the western side of the Teide Caldera.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)”

(102) Buzanada-Camino Luciano Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
***DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WALK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***
We have reports that the landowner is blocking access between Waypoints 5 and 7. Do not attempt this walk until we can check out an alternative access route to Camino Luciano. Apologies for the inconvenience. Alison & John Mackenzie.

At 5km, with a very manageable overall ascent of 172m, this is a very accessible walk, close to the resorts and residential areas in the S of Tenerife. There are great views of the countryside and many close-by towns, but particularly of the grand and rugged volcanic landscape.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(102) Buzanada-Camino Luciano Circular (Arona)”

(101) Ifonche-Barranco del Agua Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A short but satisfying walk from the highland hamlet of Ifonche with exposure to rugged barrancos, pine forest, and rural farm terraces. The mid-section includes a steady ascent of over 200 m through the forest. There is a handy traditional bar/restaurant at the start/end point.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(101) Ifonche-Barranco del Agua Circular (Adeje)”

(99) Granadilla-Ermita Santa Ursula Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A relatively short walk, at just under 5 km, with a moderately strenuous overall ascent of 224 m, that combines interesting historical aspects of the town of Granadilla with the immediately adjoining countryside and pleasant suburbs. Great views in all directions along the way.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(99) Granadilla-Ermita Santa Ursula Circular (Granadilla)”

(98) El Jaral-Las Tres Cruces Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
Over a short distance there is a reasonably demanding overall ascent of almost 250 m that makes the route feel longer than it is. Wedged between two impressive barrancos, this hike above pretty El Jaral offers fine views in all aspects.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(98) El Jaral-Las Tres Cruces Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(96) La Quinta-Los Llanos Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
The walk leaves from the church in La Quinta, ascending through the hamlet before branching off into the pine forest. The environment then changes to have a more agricultural aspect, passing farmed terraces as it descends to the old Camino de los Picos on the return leg.

Duration: 1.5 hours

*See possible access issues below* Continue reading “(96) La Quinta-Los Llanos Circular (Adeje)”

(95) Cho Pancho-La Cáscara Circular (San Miguel/Vilaflor)

Route Summary
Overall, an undemanding hike that offers variety and closeness to nature over a short distance. At around, 1,100 m above sea level there are opportunities for sweeping views down to the SE coast and upwards to the forests and mountains at the rim of the Teide Caldera.

Duration: 1.75 hours Continue reading “(95) Cho Pancho-La Cáscara Circular (San Miguel/Vilaflor)”

(84) Tejina de Isora-La Colateja Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This is a relatively easy walk, at just under 4 km, and with less than 200 m overall ascent. It provides a tantalising introduction to the landscapes and views experienced whilst hiking in the Guia de Isora area on the west side of Tenerife.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(84) Tejina de Isora-La Colateja Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(74) La Hoya-Hoya Grande-Tijoco Bajo Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
This short walk around the connected villages of La Hoya, Hoya Grande and Tijoco Bajo in the Adeje municipality is less than 4 km in length and has under 150 m in overall ascent. Providing an insight into ordinary Canarian life, there are some good views along the route.

Duration: 1.5 hours Continue reading “(74) La Hoya-Hoya Grande-Tijoco Bajo Circular (Adeje)”