(108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This is a very satisfying short walk with a fairly gradual initial ascent. Echoes of traditional rural life are all around. The villages of Aripe and Chirche are pretty, with an old world ambience. There are good views up to the mountains, over to La Gomera and down to the coast.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)

Route Summary
This easy walk provides an excellent opportunity to see the beautiful Tajinaste Rojo, the flowering plant that is emblematic of Tenerife. There are wonderful mountain views of Teide, Pico Viejo, the Narices del Teide, and the peaks at the western side of the Teide Caldera.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)”

(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)”

(94) Chirche-Sendero Tagara Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This is quite a strenuous half-day excursion in the hills above the SW coast, rewarded by great wide-open views. Initially, the route traverses 8 barrancos on the path to El Jaral. It then ascends steeply, offering more scenic opportunities before dropping back to pretty Chirche.

Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(94) Chirche-Sendero Tagara Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(85) Mirador Narices del Teide-El Cedro Circular (National Park)

Route Summary
This short but energetic hike, ascending part-way up, and circling around, Montaña El Cedro on the rim of the Teide Caldera provides a range of interesting and special viewpoints to wonder at the natural beauty of the National Park.

Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(85) Mirador Narices del Teide-El Cedro Circular (National Park)”

(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)”

(79) 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 “(79) Montaña Samara-Cuevas Negras Circular (National Park)”

(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)”

(62) Guia de Isora-Casa Ramallo-El Jaral Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
This fairly strenuous walk is described as moderate to hard because of the tricky and demanding section crossing Barranco Ramallo (see walk Description). Otherwise, a fine walk on old paths, with great open views. El Jaral and Guia de Isora are both attractive and interesting places.

Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(62) Guia de Isora-Casa Ramallo-El Jaral Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
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.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(57) Chio-Chiguergue Circular (Guia de Isora)”

(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)”

(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)”