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 return in Santiago del Teide, our next destination will be the Teide National Park.
As we go up the landscape becomes more and more lunar, until we arrive at the entrance of the Teide National Park.
The Teide is currently 3718 meters above sea level and if we consider the underwater part in reaches about 7000 meters. It is the highest peak in the Atalntic and the third largest volcano in the world.
Along the panoramic road of the National Park we’ll stop to admire many points of interest, like the extraordinary formation of volcanic rocks among which La zapatilla de la Reina or Los roques de García,
We‘ll go back to Vilaflor, this area is full of Canary pines, such as the famous Mirador of Pino Gordo, and in thisvillage we’ll have a wonderful lunch in a typical Canarian restaurant.
We’ll taste local and homemade dishes because “through a town’s food you can get to know their people”
Our day will end with the return to the relative structure.
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. Bring also a small backpack with a bottle of water, a cap/bandana, sunglasses and sunscreen.
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.