Tenerife's Beautiful Scenery and Fantastic Walks

Walking Trails - Camino Real de Fasnia, Tenerife

This is one of the many walks on the Island of Tenerife, which takes you through some of the fantastic countryside , at the same time pointing out historical facts of which Tenerife has plenty.

The track starts in the centre of Fasnia, by the cemetery area, just at Carretera Los Roques Nº 1.

You can do the route in two different ways, south or northbound, along the old Royal road. The north track follows an unpaved road among some old houses, of great interest (traditional architecture), until it meets another unpaved road. You go on along this road amid terraced fields, some of which are abandoned; others have potatoes growing in them. You get to a crossing with a paved road. Here you find a little hamlet, Camino Real on the right of the track. Once on the paved road, you go on for some 150 m. at which point you turn left into a path leading us to the bed of the Herques ravine, where you see the original cobblestones. The ravine is an area of a great interest as regarding the flora. We find all sorts of local species, such as spurges, and Peripocla Alcurnico etc. The presence of the Caves of Herques add an archaeological interest; they used to be one of the dwellings of the Guanches, the ancient indigenous people of the island. 

The south track takes a diversion, on the left, towards Fasnia Mountain (Montaña de Fasnia). This volcanic cone is 403 m. high and the flora you can find there is mainly cactus spurges. The summit of this volcanic mount is a natural view-point where you can enjoy very interesting views of the whole town of Fasnia. At this point, the old and the new chapel of La Virgen de los Dolores is to be found. 
Once at the base of Fasnia Mountain, the track follows along the Royal Road again until it meets San Joaquín ravine, where the ruins of the ancient San Joaquín´s Hermitage can be appreciated. This hermitage was built in the XVII Century. The track follows along the bed of the ravine where caves of a great archaeological interest can be found, then, it crosses the Bridge of The Three Eyes (Los Tres Ojos). The C-822 road goes over the bridge and follows until a water gallery, which is the end of the track.

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World Famous Corpus Christi Flower Carpets- Orotava - Tenerife.

Corpus Christi Flower/Sand Carpets are something that you should go and see, a least once if you are on the Island at the right time, the Day of Corpus Christi always falls on a Thursday, this year being April 26th.

For the Big Sand Carpet in the main Town Hall Square, it takes around a month to create, so you can see the carpet being created before the date, obviously the nearer to the date the more of the carpet will have been created.

The streets are normally decorated with flower designs on the Wednesday evening/night before. it's fascinating to watch, all generations participate and you can see the designs growing in front of your eyes as they add more flowers/sand etc.

A great festive time is add by all, participants and visitors alike.

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Lots of towns on the Island Celebrate Corpus Christi in the same way, some the weekend before and some the week end after, you just need to check with the local Ayuntamiento in the area that you are staying.

Not all the carpets are created with flowers and sand, dyed sea salts , pulses and seeds are also used, it's an art that is passed down from generation to generation.

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Take a look at the Municiple of Arico, it has lots to offer from diving to mountaineering/rock climbing and everything in between with it's well signed walking routes taking you through historic villages and places of interest.

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enjoy, but please come to Arico on your next trip to Tenerife.

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