Once again, we have devised a walks programme, based on our extensive knowledge of the island and its weather patterns to provide you with the best walking experience. We will be walking in the four different areas over a four week period i.e a cycle of 16 walks (four a week Sat/Mon/Wed/Thurs), but experience has taught us to use the walk best suited to the conditions on the day, so the order of the walks in the week may well change. This year we have some absolutely stunning new walks which we know you will enjoy.
Week One. Begins Saturday November 17th. Saturday-December 8th.
Wednesday-January 16th.Wednesday-February 6th.
WeekTwo. Begins Saturday–November24th.
Wednesday-January 23rd. Wednesday February 13th.
Week Three. Begins Saturday-December 1st..
Wednesday January30th. Wednesday February 27th.
Be prepared for surprise. Expect stunning views. Walk along quiet paths, decked with flowers like the Canarian Bell which hides its beauty in shade and under leaves. Bird lovers might see the splendid kestrel or the tiny pippet.
Teide National Park:
The nearest you will come to “walking on the moon". Walk around at 7,000 feet. Expect to be overawed by the spectacle; size, shape and colour of the rocks.
After a very scenic coastal journey you will arrive in the Teno mountains. This is the land of ghostly hamlets, volcanic tubes, broad ridges and breathtaking views.
A beautiful alpine/Silva-laurel forest area with superb views from 4,000 feet down to the coast. Now extensively replanted due to the damage of a hurricane a few years ago.
Week One. We use the walk best suited to the conditions on the day, so the order of the walks in the week may well change, or another may be substituted.
Saturday - The Broken Forest. High Orotava Valley
A fine walk through the pine forest partly replanted with low-growing shrubs after a hurricane devastated the area five years ago, allowing fine views down to the coast. We visit two gallerias which supply most of our drinking water. We finish by a small caldera and mountain café. 4.5 hrs.
Monday - Lavas and Canals. Teno Mtns. New!
.From the Chinyero monument, high up in the Santiago valley, we make our way to the canal carrying water all the way to the South of the island. Impressive views of La Palma before continuing to the heart of the Chinyero volcano (1909). We then make our way to an older volcano-Negro(1704) climbing over the massive lava steam to finish at the Arena Negras recreational area. Drinks nearby. 4.30 hrs.
Wednesday - Up and down in the Anaga Mtns. New!
We walk some beautiful undulating paths, past terraced plots and fantastic views along the route with the splendid mountain ridge above and the sea below before finishing in a local café for well earned refreshments. Many impressive viewpoints all around. A taste of Tenerife to be remembered. 4hrs approximately
Thursday - The Teide National Park New!
We begin our journey in the heart of the Canadas(high plateau at 7,000ft.) on a recently-installed, undulating track with Mt. Teide (12,000ft.)towering above us. An amazing variety of multi-coloured rocks and bushes surround us. A few birds, such as the rock pippet, the great grey shrike and various warblers may be seen. We finish with Mt. Guajara on one side and the rocks of Garcia on the other at the Parador café for drinks.4hrs
Saturday - Chamorga Circular. Anaga Mtns. New!
A thrilling drive along the Anaga mountain ridge takes us to the most northerly-hamlet of Chamorga. We then ascend to the ridge to admire the spectacular views down to the northern light-house and rugged coastline. We now follow the ridge south-westerly, through the silva-laurel forest to descend to the hamlet. 4hrs. Then an opportunity to visit the Golden Sands beach for a paddle/drink.
Monday - Erjos to Masca Mirador. Teno Mtns. Eve's Favourite!
From the Chinyero monument, high up in the Santiago valley, we make our way to the canal carrying water all the way to the South of the island. Impressive views of La Palma before continuing to the heart of the Chinyero volcano (1909). We then make our way to an older volcano-Garrachico(1704) climbing over the massive lava steam to finish at the Arena Negras recreational area. Drinks nearby. 4.30 hrs.
Wednesday - El Palmar to Masca-Teno Mountains.
From the so-called “valley of the wheat” we take an agricultural track which then climbs up the Tabaiba Pass. Superb view of La Gomera and the Teno Alta range. Now we walk along the broad ridge before descending to the idyllic village of Masca. 4hrs.
Thursday - Teide National Park. Observatory to Camino de Ramon.
High above the Orotava valley at 6,500ft. we follow the old track north to reach Mtna. El Limon, giving us a Buzzard’s eye-view of the whole of the Orotava valley and coastline. We descend into the pine forest on a broad track to visit the highest galleria. Hence to Miguel’s for a drink at Aguamensa.
Saturday - Under the Organos.High Orotava Valley
From La Caldera recreation area above Aguamensa we climb the Candalaria(pilgrims’) trail to view the Organ pipe rocks before descending to the galleria feeding the reservoir 4,000ft below. We lunch by the Cauldron before joining the GR131 track for a time . We then make steady descent through a number of terraced plots, to see the camels and ponies by Miguel’s café in Aguamensa.
Monday - Teno Alta. The Land of Cheese and Honey.
A steady traverse with dramatic views of La Gomera takes us up to the Teno plateau. We then circle around the plateau to reveal dramatic views of the north - western coast and pass a couple of goat farms before visiting the hamlet of Teno Alta, where, naturally, goat cheese and honey is for sale. A short detour gives us a dramatic views eastward along the coast.4.5 hrs.
Wednesday - Round & About in the Anagas. New!
A mixture of barancos , old and new. We start from a breath taking viewpoint and meander from one valley to another high in the hills far away from distractions with the sounds of birds and goatherds in the distance.. The day delights as it winds it’s way downwards slowly and not too steeply. the two valleys.
Thursday - Teide National Park. Observatory El Portillo. New!
A recently-opened route that takes us to the rim of the Canadas, 1,000ft. with an incredible bird’s- eye view of the plateau below and Mt. Teide directly opposite. A gentle descent takes us to the Visitors’ center and the café. 4.50hrs
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