This very steep and difficult trail runs along the Tigaiga mountainside, an impressive geological structure in the form of cliff faces flanked by ravines.
The route runs through laurel and pine forests in an area rich in flora and fauna endemic to the island and offers impressive views of the Orotava Valley and Mount Teide.
It starts at the Santiago Apóstol church square, and from there it follows Calle del Medio de Arriba until it enters Barranco de La Calera.
You will pass the Caserío de La Florida and turn left to return to the ravine, arriving at an unmarked crossroads, where you should turn right. At this point you will enter a unique forest of til trees (Ocotea foetens), where the ancient Til de los Pavos is particularly noteworthy for its size and longevity.
When you have walked more than 4 km, you will reach the Chanajiga Recreational Area and then Corral Quemado. If you continue on to the Risco de Miguel rest area, you will come across the plaque commemorating Enrique Talg, a pioneering entrepreneur in sustainable tourism. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Orotava Valley.
The next point on the route is El Asomadero viewpoint, which, in addition to the valley, offers an exceptional panoramic view of Mount Teide.
From there, the path leads you to Barranco del Garabato, which takes you back to the starting point.
- 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.
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