The fabulous winter weather in Tenerife provides us with a climate second to none for walking and hiking. Most of our walks tend to be in the mountains but there are superb coastal walks too. With my walking buddy Terry Tomlinson (of Rochdale fame) we have been exploring some of these. Only a five minute drive from Club Olympus in Garden City is the tiny fishing village of La Caleta and there is a delightful walk along the coast right up to Paraiso Floral towards Los Gigantes.
A well defined path runs from La Caleta right up the coastline and is easily negotiable for most people. There are a few small climbs in and out of the 'Baranco's' or valleys that run down to the sea but all are within the scope of a reasonably fit walker.
Pictured above is Terry in full hiking mode along with Gerry, a mate of ours from Darlington. A lovely thing about coastal walking is the constant gentle breeze from the ocean that keeps temperatures just right! In the picture above you can also see our neighbouring Island, La Gomera.
The scenery is dramatic looking inland or out to sea. Either way you look at it, to walk in weather like this at the beginning of December is wonderful! By the way, how is the weather where you are right now? (Sorry about that - couldn't resist ;-)
Terry always insists that we have the odd beer break so that he can indulge in his second favourite hobby, which is talking!
Along this particular coastline, quite a number of local hippies have made dwellings and live a bucolic and materialistic-free lifestyle. They have opted out of society and live simply by the sea. Some of their homes are simple Tee-Pee's made from palm branches such as this one below.
The character sat there is of course not a Hippie but me - Ivan from Club Olympus!
We thoroughly enjoyed our coastal walk and if you want to know more about walking in Tenerife then do have a chat with myself or any member of the Club Olympus team. We will gladly point you in the right direction.
At the end of every walk we refresh ourselves with an ice cold beer. What better way can you spend a day.
Cheers and all the best
Ivan - Club Olympus