The Chinamada trail

  • Destination: Anaga Mountains, Chinamada, Cruz del Carmen, Las Carboneras, Pico del Inglés

Destinations: Anaga Mountains, Pico del Inglés, Las Carboneras, Chinamada, Cruz del Carmen.

Duration: 6 hours approx.

Pick-up time: 09.00 am (or another agreed time)

Most visitors to Tenerife never venture as far as Chinamada. It is a remote hamlet perched high in Tenerife’s magnificent Anaga Mountain range. It appears to be a different world and tells a story of a time when inhabitants were happy to live from whatever their patch of land could produce.

High above a deep gorge it is also a place for breathtaking views and for discovering wild flora. Chinamada, however, is best known for its cave dwellings, little houses carved into the red, volcanic tuff. In fact, we will take a stroll past some of these fairy-tale cottages before daring to look over the edge of the cliffs into the sea below.

This tour is very photogenic and to reach our troglodyte destination we drive through the dense Las Mercedes forest and other areas of exceptional natural beauty. If we wish to, and I highly recommend it, a halt to sample delicious local cuisine should make this a memorable adventure. An alternative would be to take a further, short walk in the subtropical laurisilva forests.

The prices for our excursions do not include the purchase of food and drink, souvenirs, entrance fees to museums, etc. If you are in any doubt, please contact us.

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