This week, after staying at the Hotel Señorío del Valle next to the visitor centre of the same name in Santiago del Teide and having a good old explore of the area, I could have chosen any number of images as ‘Tenerife Scene of the Week’. It was a scenery, picturesque buildings, cute animals and traditional Tenerife overdose.
In the end I opted for another view – because this one was a real breath thief. As we emerged from a narrow path onto a ridge, a gap in the pines revealed a sweeping view of the Santiago del Teide Valley, nestling in a plateau surrounded by the hills. The town of Santiago del Teide sits to the right of the picture and below that a bank of clouds spreads southwards.
The route that took us to that point has just blasted its way into our list of favourite walks on Tenerife. We combined some old paths with some new ones (we weren’t so keen on the direction a new official route was taking us) and the result turned out to be a stunner.
We’ll be writing it up soon and adding it to our walking routes – so watch this space