“For whom the bell tolls” (La Orotava):

Quaint houses abide, painted in light pastel hues with contrasting black volcanic stone bricks. Narrow cobblestone streets, terracotta rooftops and balconies made from local pine. This is an easy ride through the fertile region of the upper La Orotava valley. Once above Palo Blanco, you’ll pass various subsistence farms (fincas), peaking at Benijos before swooping back down again. Don’t miss one of the island’s oldest and most prestigous towns, “La Orotava”. Quaint houses abide, painted in light pastel hues with contrasting black volcanic stone bricks. Narrow cobblestone streets, terracotta rooftops and balconies made from local pine. The old quarter is well worth a visit and has officially been declared a historical and artistic heritage status. The route outlined below passes by the church of San Juan (D), Town Hall (E), Church of the Concepción (F), Victoria Gardens (G), Plaza de Constitución / Taoro Institution (H), San Augustin Church (I), Plaza Franchy Alfaro (J) and finally the Humbolt Lookout (K).

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