“Mountain Goats & Rabbit Stew” (Afur):
Afur feels much more remote. The valley has a cosy, secluded feel to it … you won’t find cyclists, or even cars for that matter, just empty winding roads
|Afur is situated in a radical location; nestled right down in a steep sided valley. Perhaps Taganana is more spectacular overall, but Afur feels much more remote. The valley has a cosy, secluded feel to it, definitely with a certain charm. It’s what I imagine all of Tenerife used to be like: little isolated towns and villages, linked by mountainous walking tracks. Once you pass Las Mercedes, you won’t find cyclists, or even cars for that matter, just empty winding roads. And smoother than you’d think possible – given the location. In fact this whole region is just waiting to be explored, boasting terrific views around every corner. After the initial 400m climb to Pico del Inglés, there are spectacular views either side of this mountain backbone. Following this, there is an amazing 700m decent down into Afur.
There is only one restaurant in Afur itself. They don’t even have a menu in Spanish, let alone English! Specialties of the house? Take your pick from either rabbit or goat meat. Just a handful of German hikers pass through here each day, stopping to admire the place and refuel.