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The TIC Newsletter -, Autumn 2015
October 01, 2015
The Magic of Tenerife - issue #38
Hi everybody and welcome to new sign-ups who are receiving their first newsletter.
Well, the three month run up to the end of the year contains quite a few contrasting events for me to tell you about and also an important fiesta - not to mention a little thing called Christmas.
So, let's get cracking...
For Hiking and Walking Enthusiasts
There is a company on the island called Tenerife Guided Walks and, as this suggests, they employ guides to take you on various walks aimed at taking in Tenerife's amazing scenery. I'll tell you about two notable ones, but they do 10 in all.
The "WOW" Factor Walk" is an all-day event, happening every Tuesday. Your guide, Andy, takes you climbing up to the Caldera Rim on Teide, amongst the volcanic scenery, then descends back through the pine forests. The day concludes with a visit to a typical Canarian restaurant, for tapas and wine.
It is a 12 kilometre walk and the day begins at 8:45am and lasts till 5pm. The price is €40 per person and this includes the food and drink, plus pick-up and drop-off from and to your resort.
The Two Day Teide Trek involves a sleep-over at the Refugio Alta Vista, after which the aim is to reach the summit of Pico del Teide at dawn to witness the sunrise. The first day trek is 12 kilometres and involves an ascent of 1,400 metres. Next day, there are a further 450 metres to climb. After the descent, the trek is concluded with a celebratory lunch and drink.
This is a tough trek and should only be attempted by physically fit people. Price, all in, is €99 per person.
For Lovers of Music (both popular and classical)
Every Wednesday, the Hard Rock Cafe, in Las Americas, holds an "Acoustic Session", featuring top musicians. Situated on the Cafe's terrace, overlooking the so-called "Golden Mile", this is an ideal location to experience some fine musical performances.
The venue is in front of the Los Pyramides Hotel and opposite the Safari Centre. Sessions begin at 9pm and finish at 10:15
At the other end of the musical spectrum, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra perform concerts on occasional Fridays at their home venue the Auditorio de Tenerife. This world-class ensemble tends to stick to conservative musical works, so nothing too outlandish for the average concert goer. Let's not forget, too, that Christmas day, this year, is on Friday, so they'll be performing their special Christmas concert then.
For Sports Fans
From the 6th to the 8th of November, there is the Tenerife International Soccer Masters Tournament. This annual event provides fixtures of 7-a-side teams featuring ex-pro footballers and members of local teams. The good thing about this is that, if you fancy it, you can apply to take part!
The venue is the Las Torres Sports Complex in Adeje, which is just off the 79b exit of the TF-1 motorway. For more information, you would need to visit their website, or email them.
For those surfing fans amongst you, between the 8th and 11th of October, there will be the Canaries Surf Film Festival, held at the Hotel Medano, El Medano. As well as film documentaries about surfing, there will be photography exhibitions, musical performances and special guests.
On Sunday, October 11th, it is the culmination of the general public's voting for the best Tenerife entertainer. The presentation of the awards takes place from 1pm at the Castillo San Miguel (where the medieval nights are held). The event goes on into the evening.
Another event not to forget is the San Andres Festival of Wine, celebrated on Sunday, November 29th. Taking place in Icod de Los Vinos, La Orotava and Puerto de La Cruz, it is well worth going to one if you can. All sorts of traditional activities take place, plus wine tasting and street food. Full details of this festival can be found on the website:
Well, that's about it for now. Of course, before the next newsletter, Christmas will have been and gone, so, for those of you who celebrate it, have a good one! Speak to you in the New Year!
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