Just a short note to let our subscribers and website users know that, after more than 2 years exploring Tenerife and documenting our self-guided walks there, we have returned to live in Scotland. That means there will be no new walks published on the “Tenerife Sur: under 10k” website until we return for holidays on the island.
We have a new self-guided walks website for Scotland, “The Mack Walks“, and will be publishing route guides there in the same way as we have been doing for Tenerife.
If you are interested, here is a link to the new website:
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.
Route Summary At around 300 m overall ascent, there is a fair bit of up and down on this walk on rocky old caminos. The distance is short, however, and the scenic value is absolutely top notch, with spectacular panoramas at every turn on the track. Highly recommended!
Route Summary There are marvellous views on this walk – of the surrounding ancient volcanic landscape, the pleasant rural countryside around Arona, and down to the coast. However, the mid-section is rough walking on an, at times, unclear path, so is not recommended for inexperienced hikers.
Route Summary At 5.6 km in length, with a very modest 185 m overall ascent, this is a gentle introduction to walking in the wide-open landscapes of Arico with its golden stone terraces. There are great coastal views and to the mountains. Arico Nuevo is a very charming stop-off along the way.
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.
Route Summary This is a short walk around the La Higuera area with a moderately strenuous overall ascent of just under 300m. From a pleasant rural landscape, characterised by ochre-coloured dry-stone walls, there are great views of Granadilla and down to the coast.
Route Summary ***DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WALK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*** We have reports that the landowner is blocking access between Waypoints 5 and 7. Do not attempt this walk until we can check out an alternative access route to Camino Luciano. Apologies for the inconvenience. Alison & John Mackenzie.
At 5km, with a very manageable overall ascent of 172m, this is a very accessible walk, close to the resorts and residential areas in the S of Tenerife. There are great views of the countryside and many close-by towns, but particularly of the grand and rugged volcanic landscape.
Route Summary A short but satisfying walk from the highland hamlet of Ifonche with exposure to rugged barrancos, pine forest, and rural farm terraces. The mid-section includes a steady ascent of over 200 m through the forest. There is a handy traditional bar/restaurant at the start/end point.
Route Summary A relatively strenuous but highly recommended half-day hike in the hills above Valle de Arriba. With lots of rural interest along the way, there are tremendous views of the Teno Mountains and Teide in the first half, later giving way to glimpses of the North of the island.
Route Summary A relatively short walk, at just under 5 km, with a moderately strenuous overall ascent of 224 m, that combines interesting historical aspects of the town of Granadilla with the immediately adjoining countryside and pleasant suburbs. Great views in all directions along the way.
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.