This hike in the Anaga Mountains of Tenerife will take you from Chamorga, in the heart of the Anaga Forest to the remote Faro de Anaga Lighthouse.
6,96 km | 3h – 5h | 490 altimeters
Like most hikes in the Anaga mountains, this is one of the most beautiful on Tenerife. As Chamorga is a quiet and remote village, you should be able to park your car along the street.
The route starts at the last turn of the paved road (TF-123) in the “center”of Chamorga. From here the signs pointing you to the Faro de Anaga are already set out.
Follow the PR-TF 6.1 for 2.8 km until you reach the Anaga lighthouse. It’s a narrow and rocky path along the mountainside. When you reach the ruins of the Casas de Tafada, you follow the path on your left to start your journey down to the lighthouse.
Or you can make a small detour to the end of the path on your right. You might have noticed the small dragon tree near the top already. If you follow it, you will end up near a plateau. Here you have a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the mountains, and the ocean. If you look down, you will see our half-way point in the distance. Follow the path back via the dragon tree to continue our route.
The second half before you reach the lighthouse can be quite steep in some places. Right before you reach the Faro, the path goes over into the PR-TF 6. The Punta de Anaga Lighthouse was constructed in 1864 and is one of the oldest active lighthouses in the Canary Islands. Pass the Anaga lighthouse on your left via the slippery path and continue your way down for another 10-20 minutes.
When you are at the bottom of the mountain, you can follow the path on your left to make a little detour to reach the beach. To go directly back to Chamorga, just follow the signs to your right.
The mountain trail through the Barranco de Roque Bermejo gorge can be exhausting but it’s a small price to pay to enjoy the sights in this area. If you are lucky, you will come across a herd of mountain goats.
After a 3 km long climb, the mountain trail will go over in a narrow paved road, right before you’re back in Chamorga again.