PR-TF 86 Town of Arico - Peaks of Arico

Technical information

    Trail description

    Starting from the town of Villa de Arico, this trail journeys amidst farming allotments and out into the pine forest near Ortiz and the La Puente rock climbing area. Walk on along the ridge named Lomo del Pino de La Linda and across the Río Contador ravine to reach the houses and recreation area of El Contador. A little further on, you will pass Morro El Peñón and the old Forest House. The trail will take you across the main Arico track four times before reaching Chozas Viejas, an old shepherds' stopping place. From here, you will head up towards the peak and join the El Filo pathway, which takes you to Degollada de Guajara and leaves you at the Parador Hotel.


    Altimetría PR-TF 86 Villa de Arico - Cumbre de Arico

    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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Weather Today
Maximum: 22º
Minimum: 19º
Arico. Clouds will alternate with sunshine on Sunday morning. As the hours pass by the weather will be fine. 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.