(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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(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)”

(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)”

(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)”

(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A moderate hike in an interesting and scenic environment, this walk provides a range of differing perspectives on rural life in the hills above the southern coastal resorts, and glimpses of the surrounding wild natural landscape.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)”

(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)”

(45) El Jaral-El Choro Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
A short but strenuous hill-walk, high up in the municipality of Guia de Isora, enjoying a variety of wonderful rural surroundings. Great views all around – from sea to mountain tops.

Duration: 2.75 hours Continue reading “(45) El Jaral-El Choro 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)”

(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)”

(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)”