PR-TF 43 Garachico – Chinyero Mountain Hiking Trail

  • Start: Garachico
  • Finish: Chinyero Circular trail
  • Approval status: In progress
  • Degree of difficulty: High
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 17.7 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Highest altitude: 1,521 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 46 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 1,680 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 287.52 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
    • PR-TF 43.1 San Jose de Los Llanos – Chinyero Mountain.
    • PR-TF 43.2 Los Partidos de Franquis – Chinyero
    • PR-TF 43.3 Santiago del Teide – Chinyero Mountain
  • Protected Nature Areas:
    • Protected Landscape of the Cliffs of La Culata
    • Chinyero Special Nature Reserve
  • Authorisation required: No

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PR-TF 43 Garachico – Chinyero Mountain



Trail description

From Garachico, the trail follows the El Lance pathway up to San Juan del Reparo, across tongues of solid lava that create a fascinating landscape. You will reach the village of La Montaneta, where the trail takes you towards the Arenas Negras recreation area and La Montana de las Flores. Here begins a circular trail around the Chinyero volcano, surrounded by volcanic lapilli, past several centuries-old pine trees, such as the Cha Lorenza pine tree, where a lookout point treats you to a breathtaking view over the south face of the volcano. You will also see several mountains such as La Corredera, Los Poleos and La Cruz along the way, as well as enjoying great panoramic views of El Teide and Pico Viejo on clear days.

PR-TF 43 Garachico - Chinyero Mountain Hypsometry

PR-TF 43 Garachico – Chinyero Mountain Hypsometry

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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.