Six scenes of the Los Órganos walking route on Tenerife

First of all, here’s a confession.

Twitter gave me the idea for this. Specifically a British walker on holiday on Tenerife who’d posted a selection of photos from walking routes we’d recommended. They looked great. Tenerife looked great. It was a simple, yet effective way of getting across how sensational walking on the island is.

I use images a lot on our sites anyway, but I’m also wordy rappinghood. So, for a change, I’m just going to let photos do all the work, starting with the Los Órganos route in the Orotava Valley.

Pine forests, Orotava Valley, Tenerife

Walking through the forest is not only beautiful walking with the heady aroma of scented pines accompanying you, the trees provide welcome shade from the sun.

Classic view, Orotava Valley, Tenerife

The classic Orotava Valley view, across the forest to Mount Teide. Simply one of the best Tenerife vistas.

Rock viewpoint, Orotava Valley, Tenerife

A fantastic rock viewing platform with views across the north coast. Fantastic if you have the nerve to stand on it, there’s a sheer drop below.

Viewpoint and barrier, Orotava Valley, Tenerife

There never used to be a wooden barrier at this point. It’s now a far more relaxing spot to pause and enjoy the scenery.

Green Tenerife, Orotava Valley, Tenerife

Tenerife’s green scene. Not what many visualise when they think of Tenerife. We love it.

Narrow path, Orotava Valley, Tenerife

Some sections of the path have been made more secure, but there’s still a wildness to it that adds a sense of adventure to walking narrow paths beside steep ravines.

The Los Órganos route is included in our Northern Exposure set of walking routes and in our Walk this Way Tenerife guidebook.

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  1. I have only just found this website with 2 days to go before my holiday on Tenerife.3 years ago we walked from La Caldera intending to follow the Ruta del Agua bt found it closed off. Is it open now? Also I have never been able to find an Ordance Survey qualirty map of Tenerife and have a Kompass version which has some detail but is still not sufficient without a guide book. Is your book available on Tenerife? We leave on Friday so I have left it too late for Amazon! Jacky

  2. Hi Jacky,

    We’ve been walking in Greece so I’m too late for your trip. The route is open – News about the Los Órganos route in La Orotava.

    The book isn’t available on Tenerife, sorry. The Kompass map is the best we’ve see, but it’s not perfect by any means and better as a safety net combined with directions more than anything else. The closest to OS are the old military maps, but they’re often way out of date and can be confusing as a result.

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