Departure time: 14:00 approximately Return time: 20:00 approximately (Albergue Montes de Anaga) Bus journey duration, from Albergue: 1h 30 min approximately Hike duration: 4h30 Distance: 7 km Difficulty: high Total ascend: 1.040 m Total descend: 490 m Additional activity: Alojamiento en Albergue Montes de Anaga Ref.: FRI-2 (19.03.2021) Price: 50€/person. The price includes accommodation in Montes de Anaga hostel with dinner and breakfast and the Saturday 20th hike.
Has the prehistory gone forever? We have some evidence that it hasn’t. The Laurisilva is Tertiary (65 million years) and there it continues. In Tenerife there is still Laurisilva in several places, one of those places being the Anaga Rural Park, through which this path passes.
The special thing about the Laurisilva is its fascinating atmosphere. Among the tree trunks that are twisted like an eight, ferns size XXL and the continuous fog being a VIP guest, who would not believe to be in an enchanted forest?
The trail runs along an old road that was on its turn drawn on an aboriginal path. Along this path pigs, goats, fish and all kinds of food were brought from Taganana to La Laguna while it was still the capital of Tenerife. Taganana is a small mountain village with a nucleus of white houses that is inhabited by folksy and friendly people.
People here work on the field and meet by the edge of the road to talk about life.
We will finish with a stop at a winery for a tour and a regional wine tasting.