Los Organos walk from La Caldera near Aguamansa

Daphne gnidium by the track near the start of the walk

The track at the beginning of the walk

The track at the beginning of the walk

WARNING: (posted 3.12.2015)  The path along the top of the Organos walk (Walk 33 in the book) is closed between points 7 and 12 as there has been a small landslide near to point 10, which is dangerous.  The remainder of the path is passable, although it has always needed caution in places.  So you can enter from either side to see the fantastic scenery and botanical diversity.

We did this walk, which is fully described in the book ‘Tenerife Nature Walks’ (Walk 33), last Wednesday (August 14th). It was a very hot day, but we decided to do it as it is mostly in shade. At this time of year there are, of course, fewer flowers to see, although it was still green, but the views are much better than in the winter when you usually only have views either upwards, or downwards, (or not at all if you haven’t chosen a good day!). So I am not describing the walk, just putting up some extra pictures to give a taste of the walk.

We did do a shortened version of the walk described by turning downhill at point 13 on the walk, arriving back at the track at point 3. We felt this was enough of a walk for us on such a hot day. It took us 4.5 hours.

Tolpis lagopoda

Tolpis lagopoda

Cardo de Cristo (Carlina salicifolia)

Cardo de Cristo (Carlina salicifolia)

The shady path at the start of the steep climb

The shady path at the start of the steep climb

The view to Mt Teide from the top of the steep climb

The view to Mt Teide from the top of the steep climb

The path near the top of the walk

The path near the top of the walk

The leaves and fruits of the endemic Shrubby burnet (Bencomia caudata)

The leaves and fruits of the endemic Shrubby burnet (Bencomia caudata)

Approaching a barranco crossing surrounded by Shrubby burnet bushes

Approaching a barranco crossing surrounded by Shrubby burnet bushes

Another view to Mt Teide

Another view to Mt Teide

Shoots of the Canary endemic, Golden houseleek (Greenovia aura). They are a common sight on cliffs and banks

Shoots of the Canary endemic, Golden houseleek (Greenovia aura). They are a common sight on cliffs and banks

View to a rock pinnacle near the top of the walk

View to a rock pinnacle near the top of the walk

The view of the Orotava valley, with Aguamansa in the foreground from point 9 of walk 33 from the book

The view of the Orotava valley, with Aguamansa in the foreground from point 9 of walk 33 from the book

Approaching the fenced part of path around a rock pinnacle ahead

A view of the fenced part of path around a rock pinnacle ahead

Approaching the fenced part of the path around the rock pinnacle

Approaching the fenced part of the path around the rock pinnacle

Another view to Mt Teide, with the seedhead of the Canary endemic Mountain carrot (Todoroa montana) in the foreground.

Another view to Mt Teide, with the seedhead of the Canary endemic Mountain carrot (Todoroa montana) in the foreground.

 

 

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Posted on August 22, 2013, in North Tenerife, Walks in Tenerife and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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