The articles that I found interesting this week are
Tenerife Bluetrail 2014 seeks your help
What are you doing on October 18th? Would you like to be part of the Tenerife Bluetrail 2014, Spain’s highest mountain trail? You might not be able to take part in this challenging event which takes in all parts of the island, including Los Cristianos, Puerto de la Cruz and Mount Teide but you could be a helper. An appeal has gone out from the organisers of this exciting event for volunteers who will play a major role in ensuring that everything goes according to plan and there are no mishaps. Tenerife Cabildo is looking for 150 helpers and you can find out more on www.tenerifebluetrail.com where there is an application form to fill on or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org (see under inscripcion).
The information website is available in English and contains a wealth of information about the event. Source: Tenerife News
10 Years Walking for Life
The annual walk, which takes place this year on December 14th, is a rallying call for cancer sufferers and survivors and is a unifying event in many ways. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the walk, which sees thousands take part annually in what is a celebration of life and a reminder of the life-saving possibilities of early detection in breast cancer, the organisers with the support of the councils and businesses have organised 10 events, starting in October, which will also raise awareness, funds and support for breast cancer.
The events are:
September 20th, Swim for life, Tenerife Top Training, Adeje
September 26th, Conference for life, CDTCA, Adeje
October 4th, Yoga for life, Playa Las Vistas, Arona
October 12th, Golf for life, Los Palos Golf, Arona
October 16th, Dance for life, Plaza Pescador, Los Cristianos, Arona
November 14th, Soul for life, El Médano, Granadilla
November 21st, Radiomarathon for life, Adeje
November 28th, Chestnuts and wine for life, Valle San Lorenzo, Arona
December 7th, Cycling for life, La Caleta, Adeje
December 14th, Walk for life
A new webpage designed by the Karonte company www.carreraporlavida.com or www.walkforlife.es has information on the association, galleries from past years and importantly registration forms for all of this year’s events. Early registration is important for the organisers, so if you are planning to take part in one or some of the events do register in advance where possible. For all the details click on this link which will take you to Cliodna O’Flynn article.
New help to view the Palmetum
Age, illness or mobility difficulties will provide no barrier to enjoying the delight of the Palmetum botanical garden in Santa Cruz. There is much to see at this beautiful new attraction on the top of a cliff overlooking the capital but the walk round to see everything can be quite long and difficult for some, perhaps a visitor who has a heart condition or finds it difficult to stand for a long time or even a woman who is pregnant.To help, the Palmetum has two mobility scooters which can be hired. They are easy to handle and take weights of up to 129kg. The scooters can reach a speed of up to six kilometres an hour. The rental price is €12 for one hour or €18 for two hours. You can book in advance of your visit on 697651127 or email email@example.com Source: Tenerife News
New Market in Santa Cruz
A newly opened Bohemian Market provides a venue for designers to showcase their products held at Marine Park in Santa Cruz from 11-6 every Thursday of the year. The market offers various products such as clothing, basketry, jewellery, gems, accessories and paintings or illustrations all accompanied by the participation of musicians and mimes. Many of these items are inspired by vintage designs and are made from recycled materials. Source: Diario de Avisos
Call To Speed Up Opening Of Next Section Of Ring Road
Since the opening of the northern section of the island ring road between Icod and El Tanque in July, the Tenerife Cabildo has repeatedly highlighted the need to complete the section between Adeje and Santiago del Teide as soon as possible, before terminating other parts of the project. Most of the work is well advanced, apart from the bridge at Erques, so it is feasible to open this portion of the project while the rest of the Adeje to Tejina section is concluded. The opening of the route would knock a considerable amount off the journey time to the Capital for those in the west and and North West of the island. Full Story News in the Sun
New cultural centre for La Caleta
Residents and visitors to La Caleta in Adeje will be able to visit the new La Caleta Cultural Centre from the beginning of next year. Work has already started on the new installation and should be completed, according to the councillor for works and services Gonzalo Delgado Diaz, by February 2015. Originally posted
Free wifi for across Tenerife?
Tenerife could eventually become a free wifi island if a pilot project involving Adeje, Santiago del Teide, Puerto de la Cruz and Arona proves a success. Visitors would be able to log on to the internet on the beaches, in the commercial areas, ports and places of recreation. If the idea works and is viable, it could be extended to cover the whole of the island and even up Mount Teide. Tenerife Cabildo is pioneering the project which could start by the end of the year and is specifically aimed at the holiday-maker as opposed to residents. It is hoped this will help them download tourist information, directions, offers and so on.
The reason why is would be more suitable for the casual visitor is that the download speed would be lower and the number of pages would be limited. Full story in Tenerife News
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