Although not long, this route provides marvellous viewpoints on the initial ascent of twin-peaked La Hoya. After visiting a little ermita, the 2nd half of the walk ascends on old lava flows to the pines. The return is notable for the terraced tiers of former farm-land and “eras”.
Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(97) Arguayo-Ermita Angel-Las Cabezadas Circular (Santiago del Teide)”
The walk leaves from the church in La Quinta, ascending through the hamlet before branching off into the pine forest. The environment then changes to have a more agricultural aspect, passing farmed terraces as it descends to the old Camino de los Picos on the return leg.
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Overall, an undemanding hike that offers variety and closeness to nature over a short distance. At around, 1,100 m above sea level there are opportunities for sweeping views down to the SE coast and upwards to the forests and mountains at the rim of the Teide Caldera.
Duration: 1.75 hours Continue reading “(95) Cho Pancho-La Cáscara Circular (San Miguel/Vilaflor)”
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)”
A very scenic walk in the pine forest beneath the rim of the Teide Caldera. Roque del Almendro and El Sombrero de Chasna tower above you for significant sections of the route. If you are feeling energetic, there is an optional diversion to the peak of El Sombrero de Chasna.
Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(93) Las Lajas-Cañada del Sombrero Circular (Adeje/Vilaflor)”
A short but spectacular walk in the very rural and pine-forested Ifonche area. Taking a path under the cliffs on the edge of Barrancos del Infierno and Seco, the route passes through a botanically interesting environment, visits a number of caves and a verdant spring.
Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(92) Ifonche-Fuente El Chorrillo Circular (Adeje)”
This is an enjoyable walk in the rural landscape above the historic town of Arona. A fairly steep ascent of 350 m is followed by a level traverse with wonderful views down to the coast. An ancient shrine kicks off a very scenic descent through terraced farmland.
Duration: 3.5 hours Continue reading “(91) Arona-Las Casas-Altavista-La Hondura-Tunéz Circular (Arona)”
This is a moderate walk in a unique natural environment where life flourishes despite the depredations of fairly recent volcanic eruptions and forest fires. There are great views of Montaña Chenyero, El Teide and Pico Viejo along the way.
Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(90) Los Poleos-Chinyero Circular (Santiago del Teide)”
A good there and back coastal walk taking in the pretty harbour at Los Abrigos and some inviting sandy beaches along the way. There are opportunities for a very pleasant break and refreshment at the mid-point, the Chiringuito Pirata beach bar.
Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(89) Los Abrigos-Chiringuito Pirata Return (Granadilla)”
This is a moderate walk both in distance and overall ascent that provides satisfyingly different perspectives on the amazingly diverse scenery this area of the island has to offer. A very good introduction to walking in the Tamaimo area of the Santiago del Teide municipality.
Duration: 3 hours Continue reading “(88) El Retamar-Degollada del Roque-El Molledo Circular (Santiago del Teide)”
This is a deceptively energetic hike, with many ups and downs, giving an overall ascent of 400+ m over 8.2 km. Since Los Cristianos is one of the sunniest parts of Tenerife, it makes a good choice, giving clear, open views, when the higher areas of the island are under cloud.
Duration: 4 hours Continue reading “(87) Los Cristianos-Mesas de Guaza Circular (Arona)”
One of our longer walks, with an overall ascent of 528 m, offering marvellous open views, the route provides an excellent insight into the history of this still very productive area. The Cho Pancho recreational site provides the opportunity for a very pleasant mid-hike break.
Duration: 4.5 hours Continue reading “(86) El Roque-Monte Cho Pancho Circular (San Miguel)”