From the airport take freeway GC 1 northward to the exit Telde, turn westward onto GC 10 and then in Telde take GC 41 in the direction of Vega de San Mateo. There turn left on GC15, direction Cruz de Tejeda, where you meet GC 60, which you follow just to an intersection. Here you turn right on GC 210 and drive along the caldera walls towards Artenara. Find a parking place near the central roundabout.
Altitude Gain: 250m
Trailhead : Artenara
From the roundabout in Artenara take the road that climbs steeply up- and westwards. It end at the local cemetary from which two trails start. Our trail is the left hand one which winds around Morro de los Cuervos and meets the road towards Tamabada at Degollada del Sargento. rom here the trail runs along both sides of the ridges and offers first views of the Caldera as well as of Tenerife with its principal summits, Pico Teide, Pico Viejo and Montaña Guajara. Before the final ascent you have to climb down from Risco Alto into a pass where you encounter an intersection. The left hand trail leads to Altavista, the right hand one winds down towards La Aldea at the western coast (alternate ascent route).
Hiking gear and LOTS of water.