Today you drive to the town of Santiago del Teide, stopping off to walk around the volcanic landscapes of Volcan Garachico and Chinyero. Chinyero is Tenerife’s youngest volcano with its latest eruption dating back to just 1909 and your walk will take you through contrasting landscapes from bright green pine forests to the solidified black ash and lava flows of the 1909 eruption, with Chinyero itself tipped in orange.
Finishing your walk, continue to the traditional town of Santiago del Teide, located in the Valle de Santiago, where you will stay overnight in a beautiful ranch-style hotel.
Park up at the Zona Recreativa Las Arenas picnic area. The approach to this is via a track road that forks off from the TF-373.
Note de l'auteur
Consignes de sécuritéThe entire trail is very well marked so there is no issue with becoming lost. However there is little to no mobile signal up here so take good care and watch your step on looser ground when crossing the lava flows. Walking poles could be a good idea for those less steady on their feet.
Conseils et recommandations supplémentaires
Food & Drink
There is nowhere to get food or refreshments whilst on the walk today so be sure to stock up on any supplies you need before you leave Garachico.
Points of Interest
El Chinyero is the highlight of todays walk, and for good reason, it is Tenerife's youngest volcano. Last erupting on the 18th of November in 1909, for 10 days lava and ash was projected across an area of over 2.2km. This now forms the scientifically protected area you are walking through today.
Although we call it a volcano it is actually one of the many vents of Mount Teide which stands at over 3500m and dominates the skyline of Tenerife.
-From Garachico, take Calle el Puerto to Calle el Puente/TF-445.
-Follow the TF-42 to Camino Real las Arenas. Continue on Camino Real las Arenas.
-Take the TF-423 to Av. Principes de Espana/TF-82 in El Tanque.
-Turn right onto Av. Príncipes de España/TF-82. After 1.2km turn left.
-At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto TF-373.
-At 2.5km turn right and Arenas Negras parking will be on the right. It is approx 3km up a rough track from this turn off.