It is the first time that we enter this mountainous massif located in the northeast corner of the Island of Tenerife. The Anaga Rural Park, relatively close to the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, has been declared a Biosphere Reserve.
We had read that it is a place that has managed to preserve its natural values in an exceptional way. And that we will be impressed first by its impressive laurel forest. And then for its beautiful and abrupt Anaga Massif, with cut summits, deep valleys and ravines that descend from it until it reaches the sea.
And let’s check it out! We start the route from the small town of Chamorga, where the TF-123 road ends. We leave in an easterly direction taking the local trail PR-TF6.1, to take the Anaga Massif along its entire ridge. The first thing we find is the Roque de Icoso at 766 meters above sea level. maximum elevation of the day. And already in the Tafada Mountain, we can see the ruin of some of the Tafada Houses, constructions that served as houses for the farm workers during the harvests (harvest seasons), and as a warehouse, being used as harvest deposits as yams , legumes, wheat, millet and fruit. Here the most pronounced begins along the crest of the Anaga Massif to the Anaga Lighthouse and then we stretch towards the small coastal hamlet of Roque Bermejo, which takes the form of the geological formation located on its coast.
We touch the ocean water. We take something in the small sale that is right there. Where we were amazed at the photos that she has there where the owner lowered the groceries on mules along the path of the Barranco de Chamorga. The one that will be our way back marked as PR-TF-6.
We take the path, also called Camino de Roque Bermejo, and pass through Casas Blancas and little by little we reach Chamorga. Our home town.
(Route travelled in August 2014).
Max elevation: 721 m
Total climbing: 1171 m
Total time: 05:21:38