I managed to sneak off this week and do a walk in the mountains behind Playa De Las Americas. My normal walking partner Terry Tomlinson was present and we also took a couple of Club Olympus guests who love walking.
Pictured above are from left to right, Terry, Jeff and Eric. All are experienced fell walkers and really enjoyed the stunning scenery of the walk. We drove up to Ifonche which is on the road to Vilaflor and then walked the well marked path from Ifonche right through to Taucho. This walk takes us through the pine forests and right round the top of the famous Barranco Del Infierno which is behind the village of Adeje. The photo below is looking down on the Barranco Del Infierno.
The clarity of the air and the glorious sunshine means that the views are spectacular. We are walking at about 3,000-4,000 feet above sea level and up here the air is cool and fresh. Tenerife has virtually no heavy industry so there is minimal pollution and you can tell by the air quality.
Here is Terry, caught in the act of sneaking open his hip flask. My dog Bonny, who always accompanies us on our walks, can just be seen on the left.
The backdrop of blue skies and pine forest is really spectacular. Many people think that Tenerife is all about sun, sea, sand and sangria, which many enjoy. However, the scenery in the mountains is outstanding and for those who like to ‘get away from it all’ then Tenerife really caters well.
This shot is taken looking down through the forest onto the flat topped mountain (Spanish name Conde) that you can see just behind Playa De Las Americas.
The walk took about 3 hours and is suitable for most people, there are no serious climbs and a clear footpath marks the way. If you want to know more about walking in Tenerife, do come and have a word with me or any of the staff at Club Olympus.
Cheers - Ivan