SL-TF 263 EL ESCOBONAL ROYAL PATHWAY - FASNIA - Trails - Tenerife

SL-TF 263 El Escobonal Royal Pathway - Fasnia

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Technical information

  • Start: At the square by the church of San Joaquín (Fasnia)
  • Finish: At the square by the church of El Escobonal (Güímar)
  • Approval status:
  • Degree of difficulty: Low
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 5.4 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 510 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 324 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 398 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 315 m (12.89 ft)
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

The trail journeys across the hillside areas in the regions of Agache and Fasnia, along the Royal Southern Pathway. Your hike starts in the centre of the municipality of Fasnia, in the square by the church of San Joaquín, although you can choose to start it by the ruins of the Old Church about two-thirds of a mile further away. Walking behind the church along Calle El Calvario, you will join a short stretch of the TF-620 main road, before rejoining the same street and the Royal Pathway (along a paved stretch this time), which leads you past the municipal football pitch. The trail then reaches the paved track of Lomo de La Tose, which you will have to walk carefully along before returning to the path. Through farmland and along the original old pathway, the trail leads you to the Herques ravine. Once you have crossed the ravine, carry on along the path, past the foot of Montaña Béñamo and the ruins of the Old Chapel of San José or San Vicente Ferrer, where parts of the trail are just earth and others are paved. Keep on walking towards Lomo de La Corujera and across Avenida Bayón. Further ahead, you will come to the bottom of the La Angostura ravine, locally known as the Achacay ravine. Cross it and walk up along the ridge of Lomo de La Tambora, until you cross the Main South Road by the old tavern of El Escobonal. Carry on along the paved road to reach the end of your hike: the square by the church of El Escobonal.

Hypsometry

SL-TF 263 Camino Real El Escobonal - Fasnia
 

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: SL-TF 263 El Escobonal Royal Pathway - Fasnia

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Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
  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.