After going through the fantastic PR-TF 8 Afur rail - Taganana - Afur, there grew in me the desire to explore the Anaga Rural Park in greater depth. Hence the trekking PR-TF 6, from Chamorga to Roque Bermejo, was a small step.
It is a rail of intermediate difficulty, harder in the second half of the way, almost always to climb. Regardless of the direction you choose to make the trail, you will always have to go from sea level to the village of Chamorga, 500 meters high, in a few kilometers. It is nothing for those who are accustomed to walking in mountain environment, but can be demanding for the less accustomed.
For my part, it cost me but I got along well (with several stops to
rest enjoy the views, of course!). The first part of the path, however, is extremely easy.
O trekking from Chamorga to Roque Bermejo
When I arrived in the village of Chamorga and parked the car, I found perfect weather conditions for walking. Fair temperature and overcast, neither too hot nor too cold, and the threat of rain was nothing more than a threat.
I started the walk, and to be honest a certain disillusionment came over me. The track did not seem very interesting, especially after doing the Afur trail - Taganana. Fortunately, as soon as I left the village and went down the valley towards Roque Bermejo, that sensation disappeared. In my eyes, the trail has become more and more beautiful!
Once I reached Roque Bermejo, the path made an inflection and I started to climb. And up. The first objective was to reach the so-called Lighthouse of Anaga, strategically located in the extreme northwest of the island of Tenerife. And then ... keep climbing!
Despite the difficulty, it was, in fact, the most extraordinary section of the whole walk. The track followed the escarpment, with the sea always visible in the background, providing an increasingly spectacular landscape as it rose. Kind of a reward for the effort!
Towards the end, the walk crosses a small forest, more protected from the winds that whip the coast of Tenerife, in a pleasant visual change.
Shortly after, he reached the village of Chamorga. I entered the Casa Alvaro restaurant, drank a Coke to recover energy, and went back to the car. It had been a trekking demanding but very enjoyable.
It was time to pursue my a week in Tenerife!
Map of PR-TF 6 Chamorga - Roque Bermejo - Chamorga
The PR-TF 6 Chamorga - Roque Bermejo - Chamorga is circular and, if fully made, has extension 8,7km. I did it counterclockwise but it seemed to me that the recommended direction is the opposite.
How to get to Tenerife
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