SIETE CAÑADAS

This walk covers a stretch of the former Camino de Chasna, used since the preHispanic period to cross from north to south of the Island. It follows the foot of the eastern part of the wall of the Caldera of Las Cañadas. The first part is highlighted by the presence of the blue Mount Teide bugloss with its pretty blue blossoms in June. Striking geomorphology is visible on the crater wall of Las Cañadas; for example, near the Cañada de Diego Hernández, there is evidence of layers of black basalt flows, while the yellowish material corresponds to acid magma spewed during violent eruptions.

The queen of vegetation on the scarps is the red tower of jewels or red Mount Teide bugloss, whose inflorescence can reach a height of two metres. The final stretch features the ‘Capricho’ with its beautiful rock formation.

Throughout the walk, we will see remains of shepherds’ shelters and observe different angles of Mount Teide. This long trail connects, at the beginning and the end, with a bus service, as there are stops in El Portillo and in the Parador Nacional. We recommend you consult timetables beforehand.

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