(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)”

(77) Valle de Arriba-Los Partidos Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This moderate walk climbs out of Valle de Arriba to go around the forested conical peak of Montaña Tomaseche. There is a pleasant and interesting potential stop-off at the Casa Rural of Los Partidos before the returning descent, overlooking the scenic vale of Santiago del Teide.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(77) Valle de Arriba-Los Partidos Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(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)”

(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)”

(73) Arguayo-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This 6.6 km walk, with 487 m overall ascent, circles the rocky mass of Montaña La Hoya, its comms masts providing a compelling landmark over the west coast, and its El Bicho tunnels providing a gateway to the north. Always, the views to every side are absolutely tremendous.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(73) Arguayo-La Hoya Circular (Santiago del Teide)”

(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)”

(70) Granadilla-Sobre La Fuente-Cruz de Tea Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a varied walk in rural countryside and pine forest on the outskirts of Granadilla, but also taking in buildings of historical interest in the town, the hamlet of Sobre La Fuente, and Cruz de Tea area. The walk involves moderate effort, with an overall ascent of over 400 m.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(70) Granadilla-Sobre La Fuente-Cruz de Tea Circular (Granadilla)”

(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)”

(68) Las Manchas-Ermita San Angel-Mt Bilma Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
The walk rises out of Las Manchas on old paths, soon passing a little Ermita at a prominent vantage point, before climbing up, alongside, and across the Chinyero lava fields that almost devastated the area in 1909. Great views are a feature of this walk on every step of the way.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(68) Las Manchas-Ermita San Angel-Mt Bilma Circular (Santiago del Teide)”