SL-TF 203 Chío - Los Arenales

Technical information

  • Start: Guía de Isora Regional Winery, TF-38 road, km 27.7 (Chío)
  • Finish: Los Arenales Recreation Area, Pinar de Chío
  • Approval status:
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 6.75 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Highest altitude: 1,586 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 780 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 845 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 38.4 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This hike starts by the Guía de Isora Regional Winery at km 27.7 on the TF-38 Chío - Boca Tauce road, in the village of Chío. Setting off from here is a paved track heading quite steeply uphill across the areas of La Sabina Seca and Los Lomitos Blancos. As you walk on up this track, you will be able to see the rail tracks of the La Fife mine, with the shed and slag heap nearby. Roughly 1 km (0.62 miles) further up, you will have to cross the TF-38 road, so please take care. Your ascent continues through the pine trees for another 500 or so yards, where a right turn at the crossing would take you to the PR-TF 69.1 Chiguergue - Chasogo trail. Instead, turn left and walk on through the woods to the Los Arenales Recreation Area, where your journey ends.


Altimetría SL-TF 203 Chío - Los Arenales 

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 203 Chío - Los Arenales

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Weather Today
Maximum: 24º
Minimum: 14º
Guía de Isora. There will be high cloud on Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, calm weather. At night there will be not a cloud in the sky. Mild temperature dropping.
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.