Departing in the middle of the morning, we’ll reach Santiago del Teide, and our goal will be to get to the fantastic wide valley of Masca.
The road that takes us there was built in 1970 to link Santiago del Teide to Buenavista del Norte, this is a curvy road with impressive natural landscapes thanks to the amazing terraces, houses perfectly balanced on top the cliffs of the mountain, steep slopes full of cypress and palms that turn the valley into a small paradise for then letting our eyes enjoy that amazing view as far as to the bay.
Masca, with a little more than a hundred people is one of the smallest towns in Spain and maintains this traditional aspect given by its first inhabitants called Guanci.
We’ll ride back on our Vespa’s to follow the road to Buenavista del Norte, and from there right to Punta de Teno (using the shuttle bus: ticket price included in the tour fee) after a very short walk we’ll get to Teno’s Lighthouse, which is an old lighthouse well preserved, located on the most to the west point of the island from where it’s possible to enjoy the best view of the cliffs Los Gigantes, fascinating rock formations that go down so sharply into the sea from heights of 600 mts. On the clearest days it’ll be possible to admire the profile of the island La Gomera.
Still savouring the sweetness of the just eaten pastry we’ll leave in direction to Garachico, founded in the fifteenth century by a banker from Genoa, although it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1700 it has risen from its ashes more delightful than ever.
Its roads stone-paved remind us of the narrow alleys typical of Genoa.
Also are very famous the natural pools of El Caleton, an inlet formed by lava, able to damp the force of the oceanic waves.
Lunch time is approaching then we will enter a characteristic Canarian guachinche and try homemade and local dishes because…“through a town’s food you can get to know their people”.
Our day will end with the return to the relative structures.
The tour will take place normally even on partly cloudy days, in case of rain or snow alternative activities will be proposed.
Going from the sea to the mountain we advise you to dress in layers, do not forget a jumper or sweater, trousers and closed tennis or trekking shoes, especcially in the winter months (from november to february). Bring also a small backpack with a bottle of water, a cap/bandana, sunglasses and sunscreen, beach towel and swimsuit.
Transfer from and to the guests’ accommodations (limited to the southern part of the island).
Insurance, gas, theft protection kit, technical garments such as helmets, gloves and rain suits/wind suits.
Lunch in a typical Canarian guachinche.
Anything not specified on INCLUDED SERVICES.
DEPARTUR AND DURATION:
Indicative departure at 10.00 a.m. (at 9.00 a.m. on the winter months).