A final walk in Anaga leads from the hamlet of Afur to the secluded beach of Playa de Tamadite, passing small waterfalls and shallow ponds. Take a rugged path along the wild north coast before continuing through vineyards and passing small hamlets to reach Taganana.
Take a wander round this historic village with its cobbled streets and 16th century church and enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants before returning to Afur. A final night spent relaxing in Punta del Hidalgo completes your coast to coast journey of the island of Tenerife.
Safety informationThe valley from Afur to Playa de Tamadite can be prone to flooding during or after heavy rainfall. If you reach a point where the water crossings look too deep or fast, or you notice rockfall from the cliffs then we suggest you do not proceed any further until the waters have subsided.
Tips and hints
Food & Drink:
Punta del Hidalgo has a number of stores from where you can stock up on any supplies you may need for today's walk. If you prefer to eat at a restaurant/bar whilst en route there are a couple of options in Taganana as well as a small bar just next to the church in Afur.
Points of Interest:
Also known as Los Auchones, El Chorro is a small hamlet located high on the hillside appoximately halfway along today's walk. The rural setting means agriculture is the main way of life here with the top being wine-making. Approximately thirteen wineries are dotted around the area with their production being geared towards family consumption or for sale in local bars and shops around Taganana. Ask at the bar in town as they may have a bottle or two in stock for you to try.
Not to be mistaken with the country, Portugal is actually the oldest neighbourhood of Taganana. This steep, hillside street was originally the residence to master sugar makers hailing from the Portuguese island of Medeira in the 16th century. One of the first tasks of the settlers was to fix the Camino de Las Vueltas road to transport sugar from here to La Laguna.
Getting there-Follow the TF-13 and TF-12 to the village of Afur
ParkingPark in the centre of Afur at the car park.
Book recommendations for this region:
EquipmentA pair of sturdy walking boots are advisable for this walk as the terrain is quite rough and steep underfoot. Along with the rest of your usual gear for a day outdoors remember to pack sunscreen, insect repellant and plenty of water. A water/windproof is always a good idea to keep handy, and be sure to double check weather forecasts before heading out.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.