The Tenerife government hs just advised that walking in the upper La Orotava Valley is being prohibited from today, 3rd December until the 8th December.
This is purely for safety reasons. The network of paths in the area have been seriously affected by the storm of last weekend with fallen trees blocking a number of paths.
The medio ambiente are working hard to clear routes and they should be open again after the 8th. The Cabildo also advises against walking in the hills in Santa Ursula, Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Victoria and La Matanza for the same reason.