Teror, A place of interest
Teror has been characterised since its origins as one of the most luxuriant and prosperous settings for cultivation, with an abundance of vegetation and water, making it possible to maintain some of the most beautiful natural sites on the island for centuries. The municipality currently preserves areas of special natural protection and mountainous landscapes furrowed by ravines that extend from the inland out to the coast.
Country Estate of Osorio
Perhaps this is Teror’s natural place par excellence. Located about two kilometres from the Historic Centre of Teror, this protected area occupies an area of 207 hectares, where roads, mountains, ravines, farmland and forests pass through it.
Located in the centre of the Estate is the main house converted into a Nature Classroom, called the ‘alpendre’, where you can see some examples of the Canarian autochthonous black pig, fountains and charming corners where you can rest. Hikers and nature lovers can enjoy interesting routes in the surrounding areas of the estate.
A visit to the Osorio Estate can take a minimum of two hours or the whole day if one wishes to enjoy this natural and charming place. Osorio Estate Tel: 928 63 00 90 Monday to Sunday: 9:00am to 5.00pm
The tour around the Osorio Estate gives you the opportunity to get to know one of the most beautiful natural parks on the island. The starting point of this route is the entrance to the site itself, two kilometres from the centre of Teror towards the town of Arucas. From here you can follow the dirt track until the first crossing. Turn left and take take the Paseo de los Castaños to the Parque de la Fuente. Then you take the road to the left up through the Casa del Guarda and other traditional dwellings of the Estate. From the Casa de Pinito you can choose between the ascent to the Pico de Osorio or the descent back to the Casona de la Finca. When you are there, you can go to the alpendres, to the garden or to the laurel Ravine. You can go back to the main entrance along the Paseo de los Robles.
Hoya Alta Walk
The starting point is the Patron Saint ‘Virgen del Pino’ Square towards the South West along the Casa Huerta Street and then the Chorrito Street, then go along the main road and pass the Teror Ravine until the Casa de la Huerta (Houses of the Huerta). At this point we take a cement road that comes out on our right and climbs steeply up through a small hamlet called La Umbría. The track ends here and a walking track begins that leads to the road that connects Teror with San Mateo (GC-42).
We continue downwards on a road for about 300 metres. Once again, at a group of houses on the right side of the road, another cement track begins, winding up and gradually changing direction from SW to NW until it gets to the crossroads Hoya Alta. Halfway up the ascent, we need to take note of the existing detour that leads us to the left towards the place known as the Agujerada.
Route: Round trip.
Duration: 2 hrs approx.
Distance: 4 km.
Difficulty level: medium-high due to steep slopes.
The mountainous formation of the municipality offers us several natural lookouts where beautiful landscapes can be appreciated. Although Teror has no coastline, some of these lookouts you can take a glimpse of the sea in the distance.
The best views show us the Historical Centre from up above, from the road that leads to Valleseco to the Lookout ‘Mirador de Vuelta de los pájaros’, at about 800 metres above sea level.
On the road towards San Mateo, we can see another view of the Centre from the Lookout Lomo Verdugo. Along the road from Las Palmas to Teror there are several lookouts, located in the area of the Hornillo and Miraflor, where there are great views of the Teror Ravine and the caves of Guanchía. In the municipality, you can access other privileged lookouts on foot, such as the Hoya Alta mountain, the Osorio peak, the Pino Santo peak or the Montaña del Gallego.