Duration: 3.5 hours
This linear walk from Granadilla to San Miguel follows the old “camino real” (royal road), from times gone by, that connected the agricultural villages in the south of Tenerife with each other, and the main settlements in the north of the island. There are great open views to be had all along the way but particularly at the commanding Chiñama viewpoint in Charco del Pino. Granadilla has some interesting and attractive old buildings, complemented by eye-catching gable-end wall paintings depicting scenes from the traditional culture of the area. In Charco del Pino we take a detour to visit the water pool (“charco”) that gives the place it’s name, and was so important to the village in previous times before the current water supplies were put in place. Although the walk takes an overall downhill route, be prepared for some rough walking and some energetic ups and downs as you negotiate the barrancos between Charco and San Miguel. You also pass a well-preserved threshing circle (era) and 16th Century farm-house in the final section of the walk.
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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
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.