Walking on Tenerife

Walking on Tenerife : 45 walks including El Teide and GR131

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Guidebook to 45 day walks and treks ranging from 4 to 32km in length on Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. The routes described are made up of 40 one-day walks, with four routes covering El Teide, plus the GR131 is described as a five-day long-distance walk from Arona to La Esperanza. This route can of course be followed as a series of linear day-walks broken at intervals.

The walks range from easy strolls to hands on scrambling; from simple day walks to a 32km (20-mile), rugged 'Three Peaks of Tenerife' route, climbing Guajara, Pico Viejo and finally El Teide, Spain's highest mountain. Detailed route descriptions are illustrated with the author's own clear contour mapping and colour photographs.

The guide is split into seven sections - Anaga, Teno, Arona/Guia, Valle de la Orotava, Parque Nacional and El Teide - covering all the best walking to be had on the island. Walks also explore the Parque Nacional del Teide, Las Canadas and Corona Forestal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 14mm | 260g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 115 colour photos and 60 colour maps
  • 185284793X
  • 9781852847937
  • 274,300

Table of contents

Map key
Overview map
Location of walks

National Parks
The Fortunate Isles
Getting there
When to go
Health and safety
Food and drink

Walking on Tenerife
Getting there
Getting around
What to take
Waymarking and access
Food and drink
Tourist information offices
Using this guide

The Walks
Walk 1 Pico del Ingles to Valleseco
Walk 2 Igueste de San Andres to Chamorga
Walk 3 Chamorga, El Draguillo and Almaciga
Walk 4 Almaciga, Benijo and El Draguillo
Walk 5 Taganana, Afur and La Cumbre
Walk 6 Afur, Taborno and Pico del Ingles
Walk 7 Cruz del Carmen, Chinamada and Punta del Hidalgo
Walk 8 Cruz del Carmen, El Batan and Punta del Hidalgo

Walk 9 Los Poleos and Volcan Chinyero
Walk 10 Garachico to San Jose de los Llanos
Walk 11 Santiago del Teide, Chinyero and Erjos
Walk 12 Erjos to Punta de Teno
Walk 13 Erjos, Las Portelas and Masca
Walk 14 Barranco de Masca

Walk 15 Barranco del Infierno
Walk 16 Arona and Roque del Conde
Walk 17 Arona and Roque Imoque
Walk 18 La Escalona, Ifonche and Adeje
Walk 19 Vilaflor and Montana de la Vica
Walk 20 Vilaflor and the Paisaje Lunar
Walk 21 Boca de Tauce to Chirche

Valle de la Orotava
Walk 22 Camino de Candelaria - Aguamansa to Arafo
Walk 23 La Caldera and Camino El Topo
Walk 24 La Caldera and Ruta de Agua
Walk 25 El Portillo to Realejo Alto

Parque Nacional
Walk 26 Izana and Volcan de Fasnia
Walk 27 El Portillo and Alto de Guamaso
Walk 28 El Portillo and Arenas Negras
Walk 29 El Portillo and Montana Blanca
Walk 30 El Filo to Parador
Walk 31 Parador and ascent of Guajara
Walk 32 Parador and circuit of Guajara
Walk 33 Parador and Roques de Garcia
Walk 34 Parador and Montana Majua
Walk 35 Parador, Valle de Ucanca and Vilaflor
Walk 36 Parador to Las Lajas and Vilaflor

El Teide
Walk 37 El Teide via Montana Blanca
Walk 38 El Teide via Pico Viejo
Walk 39 El Teide via Roques de Garcia
Walk 40 The Three Peaks of Tenerife

GR 131 - Arona to La Esperanza
Walk 41 GR 131 - Arona to Vilaflor
Walk 42 GR 131 - Vilaflor to Parador
Walk 43 GR 131 - Parador to El Portillo
Walk 44 GR 131 - El Portillo to La Caldera
Walk 45 GR 131 - La Caldera to La Esperanza

APPENDIX A Route Summary Table
APPENDIX B Topographical Glossary
APPENDIX C Contact Details
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About Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.
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