Ruta 7 Circular

Teror - El faro - Arbejales – Caldera Pino Santo - Arbejales - Teror

Ruta 7 Circular   - Teror - El faro - Arbejales – Caldera Pino Santo - Arbejales - Teror

This path starts at the Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pino and goes to the neighborhood of El Álamo. We have to walk on the street Del Chorrito. Approximately after one kilometer we begin to ascend, reaching the neighborhood association of the district and a sports field. Just a little further above we find a path which begins to descend to the left. We'll take it to go down to the ravine and then start climbing towards to the district of El Faro. Here we look for a path in direction to Santa Brígida. Approximately after one and half kilometer we will find a house with a green cross in the corner of the facade. Right there begins a road, next to the house, that brings us to the Caldera de Pino Santo. This caldera is one of the most relevant geological formations in the municipality, integrated in the Paisaje Protegido (Protected Landscape) and of high natural value, because it is the volcanic cone of one of the most recent eruptions, which configured the relief of the area. After bordering the whole caldera we reach an asphalt road. After walking along about 300 meters, we arrive at a crossroads where we’ll see a wooden cross. We take the street on the left side, by the cement entrance. This track lead us to Arbejales, located 6,3 km from the centre of the Villa and at an altitude of 774 meters above the sea level, in the Plaza del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús ( Square of Sacred Heart of Jesus). It lies very close to the high buttresses that in its southern part separates the municipality of Teror from Valleseco, dominating the wide terrace located on the right bank of the Barranco de Madrelagua (ravine). It has a population of about 1,100 inhabitants.

This neighborhood takes its name because in the past they grew peas (arvejas) in this area, as mentioned in their book Arbejales ( 1995 ) by Vicente Hernández Jiménez and Julio Sánchez Rodríguez. Originally, all this area was covered by a leafy forest. 

The historian José de Viera y Clavijo lists up 29 springs in his Diccionario de Historia Natural de las Islas Canarias -18th century- (Dictionary of Natural History of the Canary Islands ), which gives an idea of the ‌richness in water and fertile soils.

Exactly in front of the church we find a road that starts to descend to the neighborhood of El Álamo, coinciding with the first part of this path that will make us reach again the historical center of the Villa Mariana.


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