Friday, 5 November 2010

Tenerife

I'm just back from a brief trip to Tenerife.

I was hoping that the island would provide scope for some interesting trail running on a par with last year's trip to La Palma. However the contrast couldn't have been much greater. La Palma was tranquil and scenic, whereas Tenerife is grim and heavily built up around the coast. Inland, there is pretty much just the one big hill in the centre of the island, Mount Teide. At 3718 metres, Teide is the highest mountain in Spain, despite not being in Spain.

I arrived late on Saturday 30th October, had 4 days of hiking/running, and returned back to Edinburgh on Thursday 4th Nov, four days early having run out of things to do.

1 comment:

Old Runningfox. said...

Couldn't agree more with your comment "nowhere near as good as La Palma". La Palma has some wonderful running country, so much so we're planning to go again next year. This year we'd to make an emergency landing at Tenerife and although only there for a few hours it was long enough for us to decide we didn't want to go again.