- Start: Plaza del Cristo de la Salud (Arona)
- Finish: Roque del Conde (Adeje)
- Approval status:
- Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
- Type of trail: Linear
- Distance: 3.7 km (12.89 ft)
- Duration: 2 hours
- Highest altitude: 999 m (12.89 ft)
- Lowest altitude: 596 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation gain: 484 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation loss: 149 m (12.89 ft)
- Links to other trails:
- Protected Nature Areas:
- Authorisation required: No
The pathway of Roque del Conde is a farm track that was traditionally used to access different properties, where crops grew in the fields on the hillside and on top of the rock formation. Most of the fields grew cereal, which is clear to see thanks to the various farm terraces on the hillside, the small cluster of houses and the threshing fields at the bottom. The path is still mostly paved with the original stones, which are particularly visible as you cross the El Rey ravine. It is also interesting to note that the Roque del Conde rock formation, together with the two mountain ranges of Anaga and Teno, are the three points where the Island of Tenerife began to form several million years ago. The trail begins in Arona, at the square of El Cristo de la Salud, before heading towards the area known as El Vento, which you can get to along the TF-511 road by turning off roughly 200 yards before kilometre point 3, taking a left along Camino del Vento. The trail follows a beaten earth track, which journeys about 30 yards along a narrow lane, across the Las Arenas ravine and the El Barranco ravine. The trail goes on to reach the El Rey ravine, an abrupt, deep gulley on the border between the municipalities of Arona and Adeje. Right at the start of the El Rey ravine is a path that zig zags down and which still preserves some of the original paving stones. Once you have crossed the ravine of El Rey, the stone paving disappears and the sight revealed ahead of you is a panoramic view of the coast of Granadilla, San Miguel and Arona. Soon, the stone paving reappears underfoot and the trail widens out as it climbs towards the top, surrounded by stone walls and farm terraces. Here again, the stone paving vanishes, as do the stone walls, and the trail continues along a narrow path with a very steep upward slope, right to the top of Roque del Conde, which forms a flat plateau.
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 218 Roque del Conde
In case of an emergency, call 112.
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