Friday, May 20, 2022

The Tenerife Tajinaste Trail

Ruta de los Tajinastes en Flor

This 'Ruta de los Tajinastes en Flor' (Route of the Tajinastes in Flower), in the Teide National Park, on June 10, is for people over 55 years of age. Registration will be open from May 20 to June 8 at the website of Granadilla Council. Although, obviously, qualifying persons will need a good knowledge of Spanish for this activity.

That said, the announcement reminded me that it is the season to see the Tajinaste (Tenerife bugloss) or Echium wildpretii, which is a species endemic to the Canary Islands, and is found mainly on Mount Teide in Tenerife. 

So, whether you join this walk, look out for a commercial excursion or drive up to the national park independently, it's definitely worth putting on your bucket list.

Oh and I love the plant is referred to as a Tower of Jewels (Via). So very apt.