Walks – Adeje, Guia de Isora and Santiago del Teide Areas

  • (04) La Quinta 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.
  • (06) Ifonche to Barranco del Infierno Circular (Adeje) - A short but scenic walk in the pine forest above Barranco del Infierno.
  • (07) 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.
  • (09) Almond Blossom Trail (Santiago del Teide) - Route Summary This delightful circular walk is especially beautiful when the almond trees are in flower during January and February but provides marvellous all-round mountain views at any time of year. Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • (14) La Caleta to El Puertito Circular (Adeje) - Route Summary An energetic coastal walk with more ups and downs than you might think, from fashionable La Caleta to out-of-the-way El Puertito, taking in a couple of iconic golden-sand beaches. Duration: 3 hours  
  • (16) La Caleta-Enramada-Camino de la Virgen (Adeje) - Route Summary An easy walk along part of an historic path connecting La Caleta to Adeje. We also take in La Enramada beach, part of the Costa Adeje promenade and pretty, up-market La Caleta. Duration: 2 to 3 hours.    
  • (22) Alcalá – Punta Blanca Return (Guia de Isora) - A pleasant stroll along the sea-front from pretty Alcalá to the headland at Punta Blanca, part-way to the neighbouring resorts centred around Puerto Santiago. Great coastal views and of the Los Gigantes cliffs. Also a marvellous perspective opens up to the hill towns of Guia de Isora and Santiago del Teide. There a number of interesting information boards along the way.
  • (23) Lomo El Cuchillo-Enramada-Virgen Camino Circular (Adeje) - This varied circular walk takes in part of an historic road from Adeje to La Caleta, with two shrines and a threshing circle (era) along the way. We depart from the old camino to explore a fascinating and wild volcanic landscape. At the mid-point we reach the popular and recently upgraded La Enramada beach , making a visit to the rocky viewpoint before checking out the old and new churches of San Sebastian on the return leg.
  • Chirche (25) Guia de Isora – Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora) - An opportunity to check out the interesting and historic market town of Guia de Isora before ascending through a fascinating volcanic landscape, with stone-walled terraces, to the charming and picturesque village of Chirche. Great views all around, down to the western coast of Tenerife, and across to La Gomera and La Palma.
  • (29) Tijoco Bajo-Vera de Erques Circular (Adeje/ Guia de Isora) - This is a demanding hike with an unrelenting and considerable ascent on a very rough and stony path. To compensate, there are some amazing views of the spectacular Barranco de Erques, Montaña Tejina, La Gomera, and the western slopes of West Tenerife as a whole. The quaint mountain village of Vera de Erques is also a joy.
  • (31) Callao Salvaje-Punta del Cangrejo Circular (Adeje) - Great coastal views and interesting sights on this circular walk from Callao Salvaje to Punta Del Cangrejo!
  • (35) Boca Tauche-Chavao-El Cedro Return (National Park) - This easy walk in the Teide National Park runs close to a huge lava field. There are opportunities to enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains and the hillside immediately above you. In May and June expect to see some marvellous examples of the Tajinaste Rojo in flower.
  • (36) Montaña Sámara and Volcanoes Circular Walk (National Park) - 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.
  • (37) Santiago del Teide-Valle de Arriba Circular (Santiago del Teide) - 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.
  • (40) El Varadero-Arena-Puerto Santiago Return (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide) - This easy walk allows you to get to know the pretty and popular coastal area between El Varadero and Puerto Santiago. There are good views of La Gomera and the Los Gigantes cliffs.
  • (41) Playa San Juan Clifftop Trail Return (Guia de Isora) - You are sure to enjoy this short walk above the cliffs at Playa San Juan. There are fine coastal views and of the mountains. You can visit a ruined building in a rocky cove and, near the end, the large “Alcaraván" sculpture on the headland overlooking the bay at Playa San Juan.
  • (42) Playa de San Juan-Alcala Linear (Guia de Isora) - This undemanding walk connects the pretty promenades and harbour areas of the neighbouring west coast towns of Playa de San Juan and Alcalá. Due to the likelihood of gentle sea breezes, this route is an excellent choice in summer when more demanding hikes are more or less ruled out.
  • (43) El Molledo-Los Quemados-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide) - 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.
  • (44) Playa Paraiso-Callao Salvaje Return (Adeje) - A short and enjoyable return walk along the pretty coast between Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje. A good choice for a relaxed Sunday stroll, or when hot weather dictates that a sea breeze is called for.
  • (45) El Jaral-El Choro Circular (Guia de Isora) - 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.
  • (46) Chiguergue-Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora) - 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 many other sections are on old rural paths made of rough volcanic stone.
  • (47) Playa Paraiso-El Puertito Circular (Adeje) - A short coastal walk to the popular and pretty secluded hamlet of Puertito on Costa Adeje. The return route passes by the colourful Bahia Principe hotel and Dzamling Gar Tibetan yoga centre. Some fine views in all directions.
  • (48) Tamaimo-Guama Circular (Santiago del Teide) - An exhilarating and energetic hike to the peak of Montana Guama, looming over Tamaimo between Santiago del Teide and Los Gigantes. A sequence of breathtaking views in all directions throughout the walk compensate for the sometimes difficult route.
  • (50) Ifonche-Fuente de las Pilas Circular (Adeje) - This is a very pleasant walk in the rural setting of Ifonche heading out to a charming and verdant spring in the depths of Barranco del Rey. The surrounding volcanic mountains and barrancos provide a jaw-dropping backdrop at a number of places throughout the walk.
  • (51) Vera de Erques-Las Fuentes Return (Guia de Isora) - 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.
  • (52) Arguayo-Las Manchas-La Hoya 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.
  • (54) Los Poleos-Views of Montana Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide) - 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.
  • (56) La Quinta-Aponte-Aserradero 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.
  • (57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora) - A short, if at times strenuous, walk, taking different outward and return routes on ancient paths between the old settlements of Chio and Chiquergue in Guia de Isora. Great rural, coastal and mountain views complement the charm of many old buildings encountered along the way.
  • (58) Tijoco Alto-Casa Icerse Circular (Adeje) - 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.
  • (61) El Retamar-Santiago Del Teide Circular (Santiago del Teide) - A short circular route on old caminos providing the opportunity to visit El Retamar, Santiago del Teide and El Molledo, high above the tourist hot-spots in Los Gigantes. Lots of great views, including an optional visit to the site of an old spring above Santiago del Teide.
  • (62) Guia de Isora-Casa Ramallo-El Jaral Circular (Guia de Isora) - This is quite a demanding walk following old paths to an abandoned finca at Casa Ramallo, approximately 850 m above sea level. There are superb views from there down to the coast and up to the mountains. The next section, negotiating a steep and precipitous path in and and out of Barranco Ramallo is clearly used by nimble-footed goats, but may not suit all human walkers! Read the information at Waypoints 11 and 12 before embarking on the route. A much gentler alternative route to El Jaral is indicated at Waypoint 7. El Jaral, overlooking the striking Barranco del Achacay, is a tranquil and pretty little place. The return route, joining the standard (SL TF 206) route to/from Guia de Isora makes for a fairly gentle final section to the walk. The historical centre of Guia de Isora, with many fine old buildings and new information boards, is well worth a stroll around.
  • (65) Tamaimo-El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide) - A very good half-day walk with a reasonably strenuous 435 m overall ascent on mostly very stony paths. There are great views, from very different aspects, in each section of the route. This is a highly recommended introduction to walking in the Tamaimo area!
  • (66) Las Casas-Degollada del Roque Imoque Circular (Arona/Adeje) - This walk, encircling the imposing pinnacle of Roque Imoque, near Ifonche, has some very special views. There is a constant, gradual ascent to the turning point overlooking Barranco Fañabe at 977 m high. Echoes of rural life from times gone by are everywhere along the route.
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