For those who want to go for hikking in nature/mountains.
I am 3 months a year (april, may and october) on Tenerife and I am very well documented on hikking roads.
Are you during this periods on the island you can call me on mobil n? 627.23.05.01 or 6220.127.116.11 or in Belgium 00.32.10.22.76.28. For those who want documentation for hikking during other periods, send me a email with your request and I will try to help you in order you will pas good holidays.
I am an official botanist reconised by the local government.
Comming on this place means going back in the time !!! Here people live like 50years ago on the continent. You will only find a bar/bakery and on the other side of the place a small restaurant. Go into the bar and ask for half a liter wine. This wine is here localy made and has a very special tast, also you will have to tast the local goat chees, is very good and doesn't smell and tast like the goat chees we are used to have here by us. Even if you don't like goat chees by you at home, have this experiance and tast it here. On the plateau village are living about 40 people with more than 7000 goats!!! yeas you read well. For those who like kicking there is a very beautyfull path who brings you here, for those who hired a car the way is easy. Comming from the south you have to take the road to Masca or going imediatly to Buenavista del Norte. Take the way to El Palmar and then following the (small!!!) road to Teno Alto. Be carfull lot of turns in this road and not always a good visibility on what is going on in the other direction.
For those wanting to climb a littlebit , they have to follow from Buena Vista del Norte de way to Punta Teno, attention only by good weather!!, at the tomato plantage you will see on your righthand you have to stop and park the car. Here just past to the building on your left hand you will see the small mountain path who will bring you true the mountains to Teno Alto. The best is being with two cars so that one car is up in T. Alto and the other in Bajo so when arriving there up you can take the other car to pick-up the car on the start
This picture shows another panoramic view. These beaches have a kind of soft sand: even softer than other beaches located in the north of this island. It's perfect for sunbathing. However, sometimes it is windy.
It is another tourist resort. "The colony of Germans and Scandinavians". Ninety per cent are Germans. This is the best place where you can find beaches and where most of the hotels, apartaments.. are located. It is like a city of hotels, rent-a-cars, stores, shopping centers, travel agencies, tour offices, restaurants, pubs, night clubs, and discos. Its beaches are enormous and gorgeous. Some of them seems to be an oasis.
This is a place known as the (ex) pirate village of Tenerife. It is the village of Masca.
Here you can have a B & B loking over the supperb vallei of Masca. Real pure and untouched natural landscape. Unic in the world. And on top of it the price for a dubbel room for overnight is acceptabel. The place is held by a french lady who speaks fluwently spanish, english and german. Asking for Senora Jane Mineur, with the compliments of the Belgian botanist Leroy Albert
Gran Canaria is a walking paradise.We bought a guide from the English 'Sunflower Landscapes' to discover the most beautiful 'Barranco's' (valleys or canyons).There is one problem ! Most of these trips are one way,and to get your car on the end of the walking tour is not that easy,because when you drive these roads with an average of 16 curves in one kilometer,you understand that you spent a lot of time to get at the end.We mostly did a piece of the track ,just upon a beautiful picnicspot and then returned to our starting place. In the center around Tejeda there where a few round away walkings.See the pics in the travelogue and discover some unknown places.
Besides La Gomera, I have visited La Palma as well as El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. El Hierro and La Gomera are the only Canary Islands without an international airport. Therefore, peace and tranquility reign over the steep, green, terraced hills of La Gomera. The island also is a hiker's paradise.
We went to a town called La Laguna. Very nice place towards the North of the island. Visit the museum on the history of Tenerife. If you do no like museums , at least go and see the building. Beautiful! Very nice old streets and a plaza with an indoor market with fresh fruits, fish etc..
Also go to Garachico, nice town on the coast.
Another pretty car trip is the road from AYACATA to CRUZ de San ANTONIO and then on a gravel road steep downhill to MOGAN.For this gravel road you don't need a 4X4.It's a shame that I forgot my camera that day,and I have no pics of this road and our visit to the romantic (and touristic) place of PUERTO DE MOGAN.
If you like to drive around on the island,there is one road you should'n miss at all.Drive from ARTENARA to ACUSA then trough the BARRANCO DE ALDEA to SAN NICOLAS de Tolentino. Take the same way back,and after a barrage on a junction just before a little tunnel,go right and pass the little village of EL CARRIZAL and end on the main road nearby AYACATA.(for an impression see pics in travelogue)
Isla Graciosa - This is an island separated from Lanzarote by a short stretch of water known as El Rio. There is a crossing from Orzola on the north of Lanzarote to Caleta del Sabo each morning and afternoon in the season. The island has no tarred roads, no cars and no shade. It does have empty beaches and sand dunes.
Orzola - This village is found at the northern tip of the island. You can catch the ferry to La Graciosa, sample the fine beaches or visit the excellent local restaurants.
It is a working fishing harbour. Take time out to check out this spot.
El Golfo - This is a deep emerald green lagoon in the rim of half a volcanic crater, the other half of which is submerged in the sea. The effects of algae in the water cause the bright green of the lagoon. Due to evaporation, the salt content of the water is highly concentrated.
You have to spend a day driving around the Island - you will see it in a day too. Up north I remember going to an excellent market on a Sunday. there was the usual tourist junk but I came accross come beautiful paintings by local artists and not the normal sun setting over sleepy bay etc etc
Get the car out and go north - I can't remember the name of the market but there are not too many on the Island.
A car is essential,or even better a Jeep. There were a lot of places our little Fiat Punto couldn't go because it was too rough!
But we got around quite well considering. On the road between Antigua and Betancuria there is a very high viewing house with a restaurant and tapas bar. The view is awesome!
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