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PR TF 11 Cruz del Carmen - El Batán - Punta del Hidalgo

PR-TF 11

Macizo de Anaga

Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo (por El Batán)
Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo (por El Batán)
Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo (por El Batán)
Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo (por El Batán)
Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo (por El Batán)

Difficulty: Medium

Description

The trail sets off from the Cruz del Carmen Visitor Centre and follows a path next to the restaurant on the other side of the road.

Further on, take the signposted turning on the right that leads downwards, crossing first Pista de las Hiedras and then Pista del Lomo Los Dragos.

The trail then follows the bed of the ravine and ascends, via Batán de Abajo, to the village of Bejía, where you can see stairways, troughs and wash houses carved into the rock.

From here, the path heads towards and then climbs the El Morro volcano.

Once at the top, it continues down the ravine into the neighbourhood of El Homicián and from there into Punta del Hidalgo.

Tips

  • 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.
Recommendations and tips

Guides

Self Guided Route Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo (through Batán)

Anaga Biosphere Reserve website

 

Permits

Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Linear

11,49 km

4 h 55 m

767,19 m

1.651,73 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:767,19 m

  • Altitude loss:1.651,73 m

  • Maximum altitude:977,61 m

  • Minimum altitude:63,62 m

Signage

Route code

PR-TF 11

Posts and signs displaying the PR code and yellow and white marks.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:977,61 m

  • Minimum altitude:63,62 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Cruz del Carmen Viewpoint, Carretera Las Mercedes (TF-12), km 22.5.

Bus numbers 76, 77, 273 and 275, Cruz del Carmen bus stop code 2232. TITSA

Parking spaces next to the viewpoint.

How to get to route end point

Plaza de la Iglesia de San Mateo, Carretera General Punta del Hidalgo (TF-13).

Bus numbers 50, 105 and 224, San Mateo bus stop code 1324. TITSA

Parking spaces available at Cruz del Carmen.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Laguna

Protected Areas

Transit

Parque Rural de Anaga

The Anaga Rural Park, which occupies 7% of the island and is part of the Anaga Biosphere Reserve, was one of the first landmasses to emerge from the seabed when the island of Tenerife began to ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Rural de Anaga

Weather

Today, monday, in San Cristóbal de la Laguna


Clouds
Wind

1 km/h

Temperature

23ºC Maximum

20ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

23ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

wednesday

23ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

thursday

23ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.

Barranco_del_Rio
Ravine

Barranco del Río / Barranco del Batán

Major ravine in the area known as Los Batanes.

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Unique building

Church of San Mateo

Chapel built in 1677 in honour of St Matthew the Apostle and enlarged in 1876. It contains a...

Rock

Volcán de las Rozas

Las Rozas Volcano is a volcanic formation that played a fundamental role in the creation of the...

Caserio_Los_Batanes
Hamlet

Los Batanes

A hamlet known for its ethnographic value due to the traditional linen textile industry, with the...