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Walk this Way, El Palmar


As far from the tourist trail as you can get, both physically and metaphorically, walking around El Palmar will open up a world where osprey circle overhead and the air is filled with the tinkle of goat bells.

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Walk this Way, Santiago del Teide

As we emerge from the stifling heat of late summer and the first rains of the autumn feed the earth, turning brown to green and filling the air with the promise of new growth, it’s the perfect time to head into the hills of Santiago del Teide and visit the delightful Erjos Pools. Why this way? There are very few ...

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Walk this Way, Cruz del Carmen to Chinamada

The Anaga Mountains are like nowhere else on Tenerife. Here, life goes on in much the same way it has for centuries, completely oblivious to the developments of the resorts on the rest of the island. This month, we leave the 'valley deep' of Masca and head to the "Mountain high' of the Anagas for some truly heady, spring hiking trails.

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Walk this Way, Masca

Barranco del Infierno hung up its hiking boots and closed to the public 18 months ago. This month we stop mourning the manicured splendour of Adeje and head instead to the Jurassic jewel of Masca [...]

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Walk this Way, La Caldera

From the wide forest pista (path) of La Caldera a trail snakes up through the forest, ever higher until it reaches the ridge and the world below opens up at your feet. You can sit on flat rock chair, dangle your legs and tuck into egg butties in front of a wide screen vista that makes you glad to be alive.

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