This trail features contrasting views of the south side of the island, with Güimar Valley as the main feature, and the north side featuring the spectacular Orotava Valley, often blanketed by a sea of clouds.
The route starts by encircling Montaña de Igueque, height 2,273m, before heading towards Montaña la Negrita, height 2,245m.
Along the way you will see large lava bombs amidst the high mountain scrubland. Canary Island pines are also frequent, especially at the end of the route, at La Crucita, the crossing point of the most well-trodden footpath linking the two valleys, part of the Virgin de Candelaria pilgrimage route.
- Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves.
- Pay special attention when crossing or walking along trails used by bicycles, horses or motor vehicles and when walking in ravines with water courses.
- Avoid direct encounters with potentially dangerous animals, such as livestock, beehives, and dogs.
- Proceed with caution and watch for obstacles, loose rocks, uneven terrain or steep slopes to avoid accidents and falls.
- Check out our guide to hiking in Tenerife and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.