SL-TF 151 Ruigómez - Erjos - Ruigómez

Technical information

Trail description

This circular trail allows hikers to discover the ethnographic heritage of the hamlets of Ruigómez and Erjos. The landscape is full of traces of the region's significant agricultural history, which was the basis for the municipality's economy. There are a number of threshing fields along the way; a clear sign of how important cereal was in these lands. You will start on Calle Don Antonio Dorta Curbela towards the outskirts of the hamlet. Once you have passed Casas de la Cuna, one of the oldest properties in this area, veer left towards the chapel of San José, which was built in this isolated spot in the 18th century. Carry on northbound from there along the old Camino de Los Llanos pathway to the El Guirre track, which leads to the hamlet of Ruigómez. Now head southwest along Avenida Oriente and take care when crossing the Camino de la Encrucijada road that leads to the Las Tronqueras track, bordering with the municipality of Los Silos. On your way up to Erjos, you can indulge in the stunning panoramic views. The track then merges with Calle La Unión, which leads you to the chapel of Erjos. The funny thing about this street is that it is the borderline between two municipalities, with Los Silos on the right-hand pavement and El Tanque on the left. Cross the road at the zebra crossing to end your walk in Plaza de Erjos.


Altimetría SL-TF 151 Ruigómez - Erjos - Ruigómez 

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.

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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.