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)”
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)”
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)”
This is a fairly undemanding walk in a unique natural environment where life flourishes despite the depredations of fairly recent volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Great views of Montaña Chenyero, El Teide, and the southern flank of the Teno Mountains.
Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(54) Los Poleos-Views of Montana Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)”
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)”
Readily accessible from the south of the island, this short circular walk offers tremendous views of the west coast, open pine forests, Mount Teide, Pico Viejo, solidified rivers of lava, and other volcanic structures.
Duration: 2.5 hours
(This is National Park Sendero 13) Continue reading “(36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park)”
A fascinating walk through the flower-bedecked and historic mountain village of Vilaflor, also taking a short uphill hike into the surrounding pine forest to see a very special tree, the Pino Enano, and the marvellous views from the rocky outcrop it inhabits.
Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(30) Old Vilaflor Town-Pino Enano Circular (Vilaflor)”
This walk is wonderfully scenic with close-up views of rocky barrancos, open pine forest all around, and a glorious backdrop of the high mountains surrounding the Teide caldera. There are a number of interesting information boards along the route.
Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(20) Las Vegas – El Seco Circular (Granadilla)”
Ifonche Cairns Circular (Adeje)
Walking amongst some beautiful scenery, this trail ascends from Ifonche through open pine forest and takes in a section of the Barranco del Rey before returning to the Ifonche starting point.
Duration: 4 hours
* N.B. This walk is over 10 km! Continue reading “(07) Ifonche Cairns Circular (Adeje)”
Ifonche to Barranco del Infierno Circular (Adeje)
A short but scenic walk in the pine forest above Barranco del Infierno.
Duration: About 3 hours.
Continue reading “(06) Ifonche to Barranco del Infierno Circular (Adeje)”
This delightful short walk ascends gently through open pine forest before dropping to the spectacular Boca del Paso viewpoint high above the main southern holiday resorts.
Duration: About 2 hours. Continue reading “(04) La Quinta Circular (Adeje)”