The annual Almendros en Flor campaign in Santiago del Teide is one of the most eagerly anticipated in Tenerife, and it’s now in its 24th year. These walks are always hugely popular because they’re through a stunning environment in the hills when the trees are blooming, surrounded by beauty with an unbelievable scent filling the air.
Unveiling this year’s almond blossom walks, Santiago del Teide mayor Emilio Navarro says that the programme has been developed for a year marked by the pandemic. Navarro stressed that the rich landscape can still be enjoyed with appropriate sanitary and hygienic measures, providing delight for walkers and financial advantage for the municipio since the event is one of its most economically significant.
The programme will comprise a range of routes as usual, including a short route for pets to go with their owners. Next Saturday 30 January there will be two circular almond blossom routes for families. On Saturday 6 February there will be two routes called “Sin Barreras” (Without Barriers) aimed at people with reduced mobility and the deaf. On Sunday 7 February at 5pm there will be a recital among almond trees by Satomi Morimoto and Besay Pérez, which will be broadcast on the City Council’s social networks.
On Sunday 14 February, coinciding with the celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day, two routes will be organised under the title “Lovers’ Route”.
In addition, a gastro route has also been organised throughout the municipality with the participation of 25 restaurants and shops, the “Almond Blossom in Bloom” photography competition and a competition called “Lyrical Almond Tree” aimed at schools in the municipality. Moreover, guides will be distributed along the route on all Sundays and holidays of the campaign to solve doubts and questions and different QR trail tracks will be uploaded to social networks for those who want to follow the route freely.
For more information, those interested should call Santiago el Teide Ayuntamiento’s Culture Department on 922 863 127 ext. 300. There is a minimal €5 fee for each ruta, with preinscription required to control numbers: walkers can sign up HERE and are advised to be equipped with sensible shoes and clothing for any eventuality, along with snacks and water.