Shape up in the countryside
There are plenty of outdoor activities to add to your holiday plans in the Two Valleys. Hiking stands out as a popular favourite. The special thing about hiking in the valleys is that, with their more or less flat countryside (save the odd hill), it is less physically demanding than elsewhere on the Island. The scenery that surrounds you along the way is breathtaking.
PR-TF 35 Mamio-Pinolere. Get ready for a walk among ferns, buglosses and chestnut trees as you venture into the beautiful and precious countryside of the Special Nature Reserve of Pinoleris.
PR-TF 40 Tigaiga Mountainside. This walk sets off from the Santiago Apóstol church square in Realejo Alto. Here, you will get to see one of the most beautiful views of the Corona Forestal Natural Park and the valley of Orotava.
Güímar's malpaís landscapes. The landscape in this Special Nature Reserve is alive with tabaiba and cardon plants that have risen from the lava.
SL TF 294 Los Brezos. The trail passes largely through farmland at medium altitudes, where you will see some traditional farming resources such as atarjea irrigation channels, canals, drinking troughs, fountains and water tanks, as well as the lovely San Isidro chapel.
SL TF 292 Samarines. The trail runs parallel to the coastline, along beaches and cliffs. You will see a number of blowholes where the waves send sea water spurting out forcefully from the rocks as if it were blasted out of a fireman's hose. This walk is also a great opportunity to learn about the history of the Virgen de Candelaria.
In addition to the area's nature trails, the Two Valleys are a great place for water sports such as scuba diving and surfing. There are also a number of mountain bike trails for all levels and some of the Island's best take-off points for paragliding.