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Day 21: Vera de Erques to Adeje (Hike: 13km, Ht. gain 500m, Approx 5hrs)

This walk had us flummoxed for two reasons; 1. Bus connections to Vera de Erques via Guía de Isora are few and far between and 2. There is no route information board that covers this hike and the path isn’t as well marked as it could be, in fact markings are non existent on the first part of the hike but don’t be put off, this is a tremendous walk and well worth persevering for.

There is a 490 bus from Guía de Isora at 12:00 getting into Vera de Erques 15 minutes later, stay on until the last stop (it’s all up hill).

Leave the bus at the shelter and walk up hill past the information board for the previous hike, following the right hand road past Guachinche Juan Luis Restaurant onto Calle La Parranda until you reach the T junction, turning left and heading towards the dead end. At the last lamp post on the right before the private house is the path down Barranco de Erques. This is a great descent and climb out and you can see the history etched in the rocks at the bottom where water once ran. Back on top; follow the path descending Barranco de las Moradas and climbing out at Tijoco Alto.

At this point, much of walking is on roads but they are seldom used and it makes walking easier for a bit. Follow the TF 585 for about 1.5km until you reach a sign posted smaller road on the left to Taucho and Barranco de Ye where we descend into Barranco del Bucio (signposted Barranco de Ye).

It gets tricky here so follow the TF 583 to Taucho along Carr. Taucho past a small bar (Bar Restaurant Taucho) to the right hand bend and a sculpture on Calle Santa Margarita and continue onto Calle la Quinta where, after descending into Barranco de la Quinta, you will see an up hill path with a wooden hand rail on the left hand side of the road. Climb this, turn right and you will see the pretty white church at La Quinta.

You are on the home stretch now. At the church there are sign posts, information board, and yellow/white way marks. We are now going to follow the PR TF 71.1 to Adeje on an easy path which passes the paragliding take-off point and, after 2km, will open out at Boca de Paso and fantastic panoramic views over the whole South of the Island. From here it is now a straight forward descent into Adeje following the path which ends at the kiosk for Barranco del Infierno and the Otelo Restaurant (who welcome dusty walkers and provide great food, ice cold beer and a fabulous view).

When you are ready, walk down hill and turn left towards the Iglesia de Santa Úrsula turning right and walking down Calle Grande and Calle Manuel Bevo Ramos until you reach the Plaza de Venezuela and the bus stops for your bus home.

 

Andy Chestnut

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