Santiago del Teide Almond Blossom Route – this weekend’s events cancelled because of bad weather forecast

Photo: Alicia Barquero Padrón.

Updated 23 February: Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento says that the XXI Campaña Almendros en Flor 2018 events scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled because of the bad weather forecast. The council will announce any alternative arrangements in coming days.

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.

Photo: Alicia Barquero Padrón

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, 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.


  1. In the application form to register DNI is required. Does it mean that this is an event only for Spanish residents? Or can I use for example my passport number instead? Thanks

  2. Author

    It means NIE for foreigners, it’s not restricted to Spanish, nor even residents, only. For visitors without a NIE, I would try with the passport number.

  3. Thank you!

  4. Hi do you know if the routes are circular and if you can take dogs?

  5. Author

    The routes are not circular, they go from the stated starting points to Arguayo. Whether one can take dogs, I don’t know, I’m sorry, you will need to clarify with the council on the phone number they provided.

  6. Hi Janet. I have been trying to find out whether we can go on our own (not guided) mid week. Their guided walks are only on weekends and we can’t go then. Any idea? Thanks.

  7. Author

    yes, you can go on your own any time.

  8. Thank you so much!

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