Hiking trail Adeje – Las Casas, Tenerife South

Tenerife is an amazing island with limitless possibilities when it comes to hiking. There is something for everyone, so what better way to explore the land than driving around and hiking. Here are a few ideas for hiking.

If you do by any chance get bored of the great beaches on the Costa Adeje stretch of coast, head inland for some superb Tenerife walking. The Barranco del Infierno or Hell’s Ravine walk which starts 350m above sea level from the top end of Adeje town at the end of Calle El Molino. The walk is about 6 km and takes 4 to 5 hours. Unless you’re under 12 years you’ll have to pay a few euros to access this walk, more than worth it for the spectacular scenery you’ll see.

The path winds it’s way up through the ravine where you’ll see a variety of cactus. The path narrows as you move into the centre of the ravine and the vegetation gets denser. You can expect to see numerous indigenous Canarian plans including Canarian Willows. Other walks in the area include the Roque del Conde, Ilfonche to Boca del Paso and Camino de Carrasco.

Within the village of inland Adeje there’s a host of historical buildings including the Strong house dating back to 1555. This Cas Fuerte was built as a defence against pirate attacks. It’s closed to the public, but you can view it from the outside.

Also in Adeje is a convent dating from 1679 with interesting Baroque boardering, the Casa del Duqe (the Duke’s House) and the pretty Santa Ursula Church which is an important historical monument in the area dating back to 1586. It’s quite a contrast here inland at Adeje compared to the bustling Costa Adeje holiday resorts.


You can zoom in map to get a close-up view of route.

Google Earth landmarks: Adeje – Barranco del Infierno – Ifonche – Roque Imoque – Roque el Conde – Las Casas.kmz

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Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.

  1. Make sure you always have somebody else to walk with, stick to the marked footpaths and respect the way of life, privacy and property of the local inhabitants.
  2. If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
  3. Take any rubbish with you, even organic waste. This will help preserve the beauty of the scenery and prevent the proliferation of rodents in the area. Take special care with cigarette butts.
  4. Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
  5. The people who take care of these Protected Nature Areas would be very grateful if you let them know about any incidents you may have noticed on your walk.
  6. Remember that the Island’s environment is as unique as it is unpredictable. It must be enjoyed responsibly and sensibly. Take special care in natural areas and don’t forget that accidents can happen at any time.
  7. Pay attention to signs.
  8. Check the weather forecast? to make sure the conditions are suitable.
  9. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking and always pack your mobile phone, sunscreen, a hat, a coat, a waterproof, enough food and plenty of water in your backpack.
  10. Let your family and/or friends know which route you will be taking and bear in mind how many daylight hours you will need to complete it.