PR-TF 71 Camino de Teresme – Tenerife hiking trail
- Start: Casa Fuerte de Adeje
- Finish: Lomo del Aserradero
- Approval status:
- Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
- Type of trail: Linear
- Distance: 4.7 km (12.89 ft)
- Duration: 2 hours 15 mins.
- Highest altitude: 1,081 m (12.89 ft)
- Lowest altitude: 310 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation gain: 781 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation loss: 6.5 m (12.89 ft)
- Links to other trails:
- Protected Nature Areas:
- Hell’s Ravine Special Nature Reserve
- Corona Forestal Natural Park
- Authorisation required: No
The pathway of Camino de Teresme used to be a crucial road for the locals, allowing them to travel around the area easily and exchange goods between the coast and the hills. The sawmill (El Aserradero) is proof of the significance of wood in the local economy, where the availability of water was put to good use for irrigation and other purposes in order to take full advantage of the area’s wood resources. Today, the path starts by the large doorway to La Casa Fuerte, near the church of Santa Ursula and the old Franciscan convent of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe y San Pablo, both of which have been declared Assets of Cultural Interest. The trail climbs up Boca del Paso and the ridge of Lomo de Las Lajas on a long and winding path, parts of which are paved with stone, ending at the El Aserradero crossroads. The original old path continued from El Aserradero towards the mountain tops. You can either make your journey back the way you came or take the PR-TF 71.1 trail (towards La Quinta) or the PR-TF 71.2 trail (towards Ifonche).
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Also see walking routes:
- Adeje – Barranco del Infierno – Ifonche – Roque Imoque – Roque del Conde – Las Casas
- Adeje — Walk Tenerife
- Arona – Ifonche – Arona Circular
- Arona – Vilaflor
- Costa del Silencio – Tenerife Coastal Escapism
- La Caleta – Tenerife Life in the Raw
- Los Cristianos – Palm-Mar – Las Galletas
- Malpaís de Güímar 1
- Malpaís de Güímar 2
- Malpaís de Güímar 3
- Palm-Mar – Las Galletas
- Piramide de Arona – Playa Las Americas – Puerto Colon
- Playa de Las Americas – La Caleta
- Playa Paraiso – La Caleta
- PR-TF 43 Garachico – Chinyero Mountain
- PR-TF 71.1 Boca del Paso – La Quinta
- PR-TF 71.2 Camino de Ifonche
- PR-TF 72 Vilaflor – Paisaje Lunar – Vilaflor
- SL-TF 218 Roque del Conde
- SL-TF 60 Santiago del Teide – Arguayo (Almond Blossom Route)
- SL-TF 71 Camino de la Virgen
- Trails in the Teide National Park – paths between volcanoes and rocks
Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
- 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.
- If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
- 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.
- Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pay attention to signs.
- Check the weather forecast? to make sure the conditions are suitable.
- 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.
- 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.