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Offline bernie

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Walking in Tenerife
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  • Wonderful walk today, Tamaimo circular. Fantastic views from the top.

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  • Whereabouts in Tamaimo does this walk start please. Is it well signed? Is it difficult?

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  • I would also like to know of any walks, as only go over to Santiago and up to the of hill, gets abit boring after 16yrs. Any info would be welcomed.

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  • Well I'm in my 60's. It took us (3 women) 5 hours to do the walk from Tamaimo and back. The start of the walk is sign posted but I must say although the rest of the path was not marked the path was easy to follow. It would be up to you the individual to decide how difficult it is for you. The way we took, which was to turn left at the sign for Puerto Santiago, was walking up for the first couple of hours. We sort of lost the path a bit at the top but managed to get down to the cross then it was down over very rocky terrain. If you take your time and enjoy the views I think anyone who is used to walking will enjoy this walk. I would definitely class this walk as medium to difficult, but well worth the effort. We've done the walk from Puerto Santiago up to Tamaimo, Tamaimo to Santiago del Teide, Santiago to Valle Arriba and a couple of walks from Los LLanos to Chinyero which take you through the National Park. One from Erjos down to Los Silos which incorporates more spectacular views and a water fall. Hope this gives you a few more choices.

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  • Last year we walked over the mountains from Santiago del Teide to Masca. It was breathtakingly beautiful. We didn't see anyone else for over 2.5hrs.

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  • I would also like to know of any walks, as only go over to Santiago and up to the of hill, gets abit boring after 16yrs. Any info would be welcomed.

    Two  suggestions. 

    (1) Take a few walks with Hans's  "Wander Club" to get to know the area.  He does daily local walks (at a price) using the Titsa bus service.  You can pick up a leaflet at the LG bus stop by Tipsy's.  Once you have done a few you will be familiar a lot more walking areas.

    (2) Drive up to Los Llanos.  As you are about to enter the village, take the first turn on the right, up a narrow lane.  Go right to the top (steep hill!) and park next to the water plant.  Head up the track and at the fork after 50 metres veer left.  Follow this track for 30 minutes to a 'T'.  Turn right and after 10 minutes turn right again at the cross roads.  This will take you back to the start.  Total time 60 minutes. There are lots of well marked options based from this walk which will take you up to M. Negra and M. Chinyero.  Look for the signposts.

    There are also lots of walking guides - try Google - and leaflets from the Tourist Offices for Santiago del Teide (office opposite Tamara Restaurant in Los G) and for Guia de Isora (office by beach in front of the new hotel in Alcala).

    Have fun!

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  • Some lovely walks near San Juan de la Rambla at the little hamlet of El Roasario and a little further up the coast at Rambla de Castro. Well worth the drive there. But loads of lovely walks in the Santiago Del Teide area. There's a shop at Varadero, Trek Evasion or something like that that has some very good Tenerife Walking guides and maps.
    Also very pleasant walk from Guia de Isora to Aripe and Chirche, and quite a few more near Vera de Erques.

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  • There is also a nice "official" walk around M. Chinyero.  Park at the roadside just after Km 15 on the Chio to Teide road (you will probably see other cars and buses parked here).  Follow the track on the left of the road, towards Chinyero.  After 500 m you will come to a clearing and you will see a small weather station ahead.  Walk towards this and you will cross the official path, marked by edging stones.  Either turn left or right and this will take you on a well signposted 5.7 Km walk around Chinyero.  Again, there are many variations on this to be explored.