Photo: Alicia Barquero Padrón.
Updated 1 February: Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento says that the walks scheduled for this weekend have been changed because of the current weather and continuing forecast for rain and high winds. Tomorrow’s Ruta Eco-Tur has been cancelled and Saturday’s Ruta Un Día de Campo postponed to 18 February. Sunday’s Ruta Turística is postponed to 17 February.
Original post 17 January: Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that this year’s Almendros en Flor will be a much bigger affair than usual. Now in its 21st year, the Almond Blossom Route, which starts on Friday next week, will offer a range of walks and activities, and be organized in collaboration with various council departments and the Cabildo itself. There will be family walks, walks “without boundaries”, gastronomic and touristic walks, as well as a Ruta Lovers and Ruta of Legends! The council’s programme for all the walks is HERE.
Registration is now open, and the council says that there will be the usual nominal €5 fee in an attempt to manage the logistics and control numbers. Registration is on the website www.elcardon.com, with more information available by calling 922 863 127 ext 234. These walks are always hugely popular because it’s a stunning environment in the hills when the almond blossom is blooming, and the scent is unbelievable. As always, walkers are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and to bring water, sun protection, and a walking stick or pole.
Finally, again as in previous years, there will be a photo competition, the details of which are HERE.