(102) Buzanada-Camino Luciano Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
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)”

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(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)”

(97) Arguayo-Ermita Angel-Las Cabezadas Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
Although not long, this route provides marvellous viewpoints on the initial ascent of twin-peaked La Hoya. After visiting a little ermita, the 2nd half of the walk ascends on old lava flows to the pines. The return is notable for the terraced tiers of former farm-land and “eras”.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(97) Arguayo-Ermita Angel-Las Cabezadas Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(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)”

(92) Ifonche-Fuente El Chorrillo Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
A short but spectacular walk in the very rural and pine-forested Ifonche area. Taking a path under the cliffs on the edge of Barrancos del Infierno and Seco, the route passes through a botanically interesting environment, visits a number of caves and a verdant spring.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(92) Ifonche-Fuente El Chorrillo Circular (Adeje)”

(90) Los Poleos-Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This is a moderate walk in a unique natural environment where life flourishes despite the depredations of fairly recent volcanic eruptions and forest fires. There are great views of Montaña Chenyero, El Teide and Pico Viejo along the way.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(90) Los Poleos-Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(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)”

(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This walk is mostly downhill, especially in the first half, taking the old rural pathway from Tamaimo. The second part of the walk provides a short tour of Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago, taking in some of the best viewpoints in the linked holiday resorts.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(83) Tamaimo-Puerto Santiago Linear (Santiago del Teide)”

(82) El Rio-Presa del Rio Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
The walk starts and ends in El Rio which enjoys a great vantage point over the east coast. The focal point of the walk is the “Presa del Rio”, an apparently unused dam in the scenic Barranco del Rio. The descent to the dam may not suit all walkers but an alternative is suggested.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(82) El Rio-Presa del Rio Circular (Arico)”

(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)”