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Masca and Punta de Teno

This route covers the north and the Teno highland and so the most beatiful villages of the island can be seend together with the rugged appearance of Teno.

One starts an excursion at Puerto de la Cruz where one can make a stop at the botanical gardens or bathe in lake Martianez.

From el Puerto one clibs six kilometres to La Orotava and after strolling through the old part of the town one geads for Icod de los Vinos, 20 kilometres away, stopping should one wish at Los Realejos.

After visiting its Drago tree one takes the road to Santiago del Teide. In this lacality twenty kilometres from Icod one takes the road which turns right and climbs the hill from where one can discern the entine Teno highland. Here the road descends sharply five kilometres as far as the Caserio of Masca a pretty spot one must visit.

One continues over the steep highland until one finally descends to the coast at Buena Vista from where one turns 9 kilometres to the west to see the deserted landscape of Punta de Teno. One returns to Buena Vista and from there one continues along the coast until one finds the village of Garachico, 10 kilometres later, which one pays a lengthy visit to before returning to the starting point.

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