Follow a cactus lined, rocky canyon downhill to a secluded beach with wild blue waters. Then take in stunning coastline views as you traverse and climb hillsides through tiny hamlets before making a final ascent over a mountain col and back to the village of Afur.
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.
Although the waters of the Atlantic may be rough there are a couple of beautiful pools to swim in on your approach to Playa de Tamadite . Pack your costume!
The 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.
A 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.
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.
-Follow the TF-13 and TF-12 to the village of Afur
Park in the centre of Afur at the car park.