Punta de Teno walking tour, TenerifePunta de Teno walking tour, Tenerife

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    Very famous spot in the region Fritz. But so singular!
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      Very good description. A tip for a unique visit would be useful Fritz!
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      Yes. And you added a Google map plan!
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      Yes, 4 pics.
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Wild and almost deserted region at the western end of the Tenerife island.

My experience, Explo description: 

The Teno massif is one of the oldest geological areas of Tenerife. It culminates at a 1,000m altitude. Its western and northern slopes are very steep. On the west, 600m cliffs plunge into the sea. The slopes are carved by deep ravines, called "barrancos".

The Buenavist to Teno Faro road : 9 km. Please do not borrow it after after rainfall due to the risk of rock falls.

Mirador Don Pompeyo. From Buenavista, go 4km in the direction of the lighthouse, there is a little arranged and protected (from rock falls) area on the cap, from which you can contemplate safely the nearby vertical cliffs. Magnificent and impressive show.

Punta and Teno Faro :
from the end of the road, we reach the lighthouse in10 minutes by foot. Fairly poor vegetation, mineral atmosphere. There is always some fishermen. To the far west, you can often see La Gomera island and, more far, that of La Palma.

For hikers a superb route (5 hours), but you need 2 cars : leave one 2.5km from Buenavista, after the bridge over the Barranco Del Monte, at the starting point of the Risco trail. Leave the other car in Teno Bajo.

When you go up on the Risco trail, the view is one of the most grandiose of the island. Starting point is next to the water tank. The PR TF 58 hiking trail goes left, tagged white-yellow direction to Teno Alto. 2-3h to go. Bars-restaurants in Teno Alto.

At Teno Alto, take the PR TF 51 to Punta de Teno (passing by Roque Chinaco). The trail leads to Teno Bajo where you join the route and the second car. You can continue to the lighthouse.

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How getting there: 

Seems like you need a car !

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Access security: 

Not venturing in this sector after heavy rains. Landslides and rockfalls are common. Deterrent signs at the entrance to the Teno lighthouse road invite you to think about it and you might be a little bit tense ! But, a little more far, you can understand it : the pathway may be really dangerous given verticality cliffs and the unstable nature of the ground.