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Sport Mad Dad

Walking
« on: February 17, 2009 »
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  • I am out next week with a friend taking a break from work, children and grandchildren.  We both in 50s, fit and enjoy walking each day.  Not much possible from LG but have no car and no intention to hire one.  Any ideas accompanied or not.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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    Re: Walking
    « Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009 »
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  • The tourist information office, opposite the beach in Playa arena which is a short walk from Los Gigantes, has a lot of information about walks, transport etc. 

    You can't miss the Masca walk.  The staff at the Nashira Uno office located by the barrier into the marina can arrange this walk for you.  A mini bus takes you there, you walk down the barranco with a guide and their boat brings you back to Los Gigantes.

    Another very pleasant walk is to follow the coast to Alcala, enjoy lunch or a coffee in Alcala square.  You can walk back again or hop on the local bus.

    Hope you enjoy your stay. Do report back and let us know how you got on.

    Sport Mad Dad

    Re: Walking
    « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009 »
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  • Thank you.  Have done the coast walk many times and will continue to do so as 10 mile round trip and very pleasant.  I would recommend it to anyone.  Masca Walk I had expected to be spoilt by the fire but if you say it is a must then will try it.  Last time we booked it unfortunately weather so poor it was cancelled.

    Offline dablar

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    Re: Walking
    « Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009 »
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  • Try the Barranco Del Infierno at Adeje, you'll need to book for it at the Tourist Office at Playa de la Arena. Walk takes about 3 hours, well worth the effort. Then have chicken at the restaurant at the start of the walk ( bar Ortello ? ). Also walk along the coast from Playa Paraiso to El Puertito and have a break at Lola y Pepe's bar bar before walking back. Last year a few of us walked from Santiago del Teide to Los Gigantes ( Camino del Rey ? ) took 5 hours, but there were lots of stops to take in the breathtaking scenery and a picnic. I found this walk in a great wire bound booklet in the above Tourist Office. All these walks are on bus routes. The Tourist office at Playa de la Arena is a little treasure trove with loads of information about walking and other activities in the area, well woth a visit ( always my first port of call ) and the staff are friendly and very helpful. Enjoy your walking and don't forget your camera and a bottle or two of water.

    Sport Mad Dad

    Re: Walking
    « Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009 »
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  • Thanks.  I am out tomorrow and will follow up on some or all of this.  Most important is these comments have respored my faith in the people using the site.  There used to be so many "comedians" I stopped using it.