Recommended trek in Teno par: Carrizales trek
4 kilometers. 1,5 hours
Map of the trek in wikiloc
This is an area of Tenerife which has very little in common with the crowded resorts in the south of the island. This area was dedicated to agriculture through any harvesting here is a very complicated task. Such labor intensive reality plus the low yields made most people abandoned the area in the 1960s and 1970s at a time in which the island started to develop. Cereals, lentils, chick-peas and beans are still cultivated at some spots but the natural vegetation has grown back in most areas.
This trek is easy to follow and perfect if you feel like enjoy a small adventure. Your prize: fantastic landscapes with stunning views of cliffs that plummet down to the coast. The walk of Los Carrizales is an out-and-back one so you will come back the same way you take to get to its end. But we believe the scenery is so splendid that this should not pose a problem.
To access the trek you will need to arrive at Los Carrizales (on the road between the village of Masca and Teno) Leave the car in the village since the walk starts some 100 meters before the village (from Masca). You will need to climb a bit at the beginning though the path becomes more demanding when you reach La Roque Barbita. Get ready to enjoy dramatic views of the ravine, with the cliffs and the ocean at the bottom at the end of the path.