San Miguel 1 - San Miguel - Aldea Blanca

Technical information

  • Start: At the square by the church of San Miguel
  • Finish: TF-657 road, Aldea Blanca
  • Approval status:
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 7.5 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 607 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 207 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 214 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 610 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This trail links two towns together: San Miguel de Abona and Aldea Blanca. Most of the walk follows the old Royal Southern Pathway, with some of the original stones still paving certain sections. It also passes natural fountains, including those of La Hoya and Tamaide. The trail reveals places of great historical, ethnographic and scenic relevance, journeying down ravines and across distinctly rural landscapes. The trail starts at Plaza de San Miguel and heads along the cobbled street of Calle de La Iglesia. Taking you past the Museum House of Casa del Capitán and El Calvario, you will come to the neighbourhood of Tamaide. Carry on along Calle de la Cruz before venturing down to the narrow ravine of El Lomo. The trail then climbs up the opposite side of the ravine and on to the road, where it turns to the right and comes to a fork where the Royal Pathway branches out. A little further ahead, you will reach the edge of the El Drago ravine, also known as the Las Mesas ravine. Your journey continues towards the hamlet of La Hoya and up past the fountain of La Hoya. Once you have walked past the house of Casa del Gato, you will come to an area that is full of traces of the area's pre-Hispanic occupation. The trail still follows the old Royal Pathway to reach the ridge of Los Cabuqueros, affording lovely views over the Valley of San Lorenzo and Aldea Blanca, including several volcanic cones. After crossing the TF-657 road over a walkway, you will come to the resting area of Las Crucitas. The last stretch of the way takes you through the small Valley of El Ahijadero, then onto a farm track and into the village of Aldea Blanca.


Altimetría San Miguel 1 - San Miguel - Aldea Blanca 

For your own safety, don't forget to check the condition of the trail.

The competent authority will be responsible for informing you if the trail is not recommendable in the wake of adverse weather conditions, as well as if the trail or part of it is closed, etc.

  • Competent authority: Chasna - Isora
  • About the competent authority: San Miguel 1 - San Miguel - Aldea Blanca

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Weather Today
Maximum: 26º
Minimum: 19º
San Miguel de Abona. Skies will could over all Saturday long. Mild temperature raising.
Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
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  1. Make sure you always have somebody else to walk with, stick to the marked footpaths and respect the way of life, privacy and property of the local inhabitants.
  2. If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
  3. Take any rubbish with you, even organic waste. This will help preserve the beauty of the scenery and prevent the proliferation of rodents in the area. Take special care with cigarette butts.
  4. Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
  5. The people who take care of these Protected Nature Areas would be very grateful if you let them know about any incidents you may have noticed on your walk. To do so, contact the Environmental Department of the Island Council of Tenerife:

    Área de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo Insular de Tenerife

  6. Remember that the Island's environment is as unique as it is unpredictable. It must be enjoyed responsibly and sensibly. Take special care in natural areas and don't forget that accidents can happen at any time.
  7. Pay attention to signs.
  8. Check the weather forecast​ to make sure the conditions are suitable.
  9. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking and always pack your mobile phone, sunscreen, a hat, a coat, a waterproof, enough food and plenty of water in your backpack.
  10. Let your family and/or friends know which route you will be taking and bear in mind how many daylight hours you will need to complete it.