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Canary Islands, Tenerife, Masca, Los Gigantos, Playa de las Americas. Gorges, cliffs and crowded beaches.

2014-08-03

the previous dayIcod de los Vinos, Garachico, La Palmar.

4 days. Masca, Los Gigantos, Playa de las Americas. Gorges, cliffs and crowded beaches

According to the prepared itineraries are leaving after early breakfast before 8 am yesterday, and as we go through Icod south. This time, however, cross the mountain range to the town of Santiago del Teide. Here we turn right and waiting for us about the most interesting roads I've ever ridden.                                           Tenerife, Masca

It is tortuous and narrow and sometimes steeper than you can imagine. When driving uphill radio has become increasingly one and steer clear of here barely two cars. If you encounter a bus waiting for you so long reversing the plug. But the area is fascinating. The steep volcanic slopes and valleys created. The tops of the volcanic rocks and trees in the valley.

Tenerife, Masca

Just beautiful, and therefore still pictures. With the early arrival we really doing immediately park on a small parking lot in front of the entrance to the village of Masca,

Tenerife, Masca

hidden among the mountain peaks. I can say that there is indeed a problem with parking. Another advantage of early arrival that morning, the village and gorge fully sunlit. And unlike the first two days, today is really wonderful. It is not as hot as in Greece or Croatia. It is about 26 C in the shade, but it is beautifully warm and the march gorge perhaps a little too much..

Tenerife, Masca

Nevertheless, we decided that we descend the gorge Masca towards the beach try. Eventually it becomes almost a 4 hour tourist challenging descent and ascent.

Tenerife, Masca

And we did not get to the end. Almost all tourists use the taxi service removal and subsequent descent to the beach is pick up ships traveling to Los Gigantos. But we are in the guise of waiting for our mini Fiats, and so we have no choice but to return the same way. Even so, once again I can say that it is necessary to visit Masca definitely recommend. The mask can buy excellent local bananas and the food we stop at a gas station with a view 

Tenerife, Los Gigantos

the great coffee. Price for 2 capucino and hot chocolate is 4.4 Eur. Super. 27 l fuel supplement for 31 EUR and continue to the next tourist attraction. Los Gigantos. As the name suggests, this is a huge towering cliffs in the resort of the same name perpendicularly above sea level. Again, perfectly marked trail to the viewpoint and a few photos near the wharf..

Tenerife, Los Gigantos

We are now quite tired and is an ideal time to relax and swim at the beach. So if you pass the city of La Arena beach is clear where a few hours finish. I really like this black fine sand than anywhere else on the slopes of volcanoes find it .

Tenerife, La Arena

The fact that it's Saturday afternoon and the high season, the beach is enough free space. And again we managed to park right at the entrance to the beach. Although this time to about 5 minutes. Los Gigantos and La Arena are smaller than the nearby resort of Costa Adeje, which is another famous beach Playa de las Americas. The decision to stay in La Arena is clear.

Tenerife, La Arena

The whole day today is beautiful and perfect weather for a trip and swimming. The sand is hot and the water in the sea pleasantly refreshing. Whether ongoing today and swimming competition. We have therefore taken care of and fun.
After 3 hours on the beach preparing for the trip back, and the weather is gorgeous, we choose a variant passing through the center of the island after TF 38 and TF 21st climb therefore the excellent road into the mountains, and every time we stop at some prospects.

Tenerife, Teide

We pass the target of 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 meters above sea level. After about 30 minutes, getting into a completely different landscapes. We are like the moon. All around the extinct lava and lava fields. First, overgrown shrubs, trees, and then the area of 2000 meters above only sand and stones. All this is dominated by the volcano Teide.  

Tenerife, Teide

Again, it is confirmed that Tenerife can offer an incredible amount of experience in a single day. The entire southern and eastern coast of Tenerife is today all day long sunshine and as we have observed, it is often very similar situation. So if you go to Tenerife mainly for bathing and choose the south of the island. There is much more likely than the rays of sunshine in the north and west, where almost daily coming from the Atlantic clouds that captures the volcano Teide. Water and air temperature is almost the same everywhere. Off the coast and around 25 C in the mountains 15 to 20 C. The east coast is almost rainless dry and sandy, while the north is covered with forests daily trickle rain and fog. It is early evening and the sun slowly goes beyond the volcano

Tenerife, Teide

and thanks to this we offer beautiful views of the mountains. Do we visit the rock formations of Los Roques de García and adjacent plateaus cut as a moonscape.

Tenerife, Teide

It's Saturday and lift the Teide today for unknown reasons, do not go. Too bad it was magnificent finish today, watch the sunset from the top. The actual output of the volcano with us this time not for health reasons, so we still reason to visit this beautiful island. Everything is close and so we can at sunset make a few interesting photos nearby astronomical observatory. There are several telescopes belonging to different European countries. Photos like from movies as Agent 007 .

Tenerife, Teide

Do we have it at 20 km and we are still at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. We travel down the coast to the west peak of Mount Teide.
There are at about 2,000 m from the magnificent pine forests and pervasive hiking trails and several picnic area. We are above the clouds and the entire west coast is like hidden under the duvet. The sun was already going to have a rest, and so we manage to make beautiful photo sunset on Tenerife.

Tenerife, Teide

Then have a few sharp turns, incredible steep descents and after 15 minutes we are at the hotel. Well then today is absolutely incredible success and a number of stories and photos will be a long soak.

other beautiful photos from this day can be seen
 
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next day:  Puerto de la Cruz. Relax in the hotel Pez Azul poolside.

 

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