Programme

The timetable and duration of the days may vary depending on external factors, such as weather, unforeseen situations, or the functioning of the daily field trips themselves. 

Each participant will receive a printed field guide the first day of the course with an explanation of the evolution of the island of Tenerife and a detailed description of the outcrops that will be visited during the course.

Additional information about the main volcanic deposits and structures observable on the island, for a better understanding and follow-up of the programme to be carried out during the field course, will also be included. It is recommended to read the field guide carefully before each working day and to bring it during the field trips for a correct follow-up of the visits to be made each day.

Monday, 14th March, 2022

Arrival, transport from the airport,  and accommodation at the village of Vilaflor.

Tuesday, 15th March, 2022

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point in the village of Vilaflor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit to different outcrops belonging to the Anaga peninsula (northeast of Tenerife island), corresponding to the old basaltic shield.

Observations: Structure of that sector of the basaltic shield,  basaltic lava flows and dykes of different compositions and morphologies, phonolitic and syenitic intrusions, cross cutting relationships, erosional features.

7 p.m.: Return to Vilaflor.

Wednesday, 16th March, 2022

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point in the village of Vilaflor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit to different outcrops belonging to the Las Cañadas Edifice,

Observations: Overview of Las Cañadas caldera and general stratigraphy of Las Cañadas Edifice (Lower and Upper groups). Walk along Los Roques de Garcia Spur to observe proximal pyroclastic successions, phonolitic sheet intrusions and plugs, pyroclastic and multiple dykes, and morphology of Teide-Pico Viejo lava flows. Overview of Ucanca Formation stratigraphy and detail of a pyroclastic succession at Boca the Tauce

7 p.m.: Return to the village of Vilaflor.

Thursday, 17th March, 2022

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point in the village of Vilaflor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Second day dedicated to Las Cañadas Edifice in central Tenerife and Las  Cañadas caldera. Hiking trail along Siete Cañadas and observation of the central and eastern sectors of the caldera and their deposits. 

Observations: Strongly welded rheomorphic fallout deposits, proximal non-welded pyroclastic deposits, phonolitic dykes and plugs, magma mixing, cinder cones and Strombolian deposits

7 p.m.: Return to the village of Vilaflor.

Friday, 18th March, 2022

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point in the village of Vilaflor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Final day of study of Las Cañadas Edifice at the south of Tenerife (Bandas del Sur) studying distal deposits. 

Observation:  Stratigraphic and facies relationships among las Cañadas pyroclastic deposits,  facies  architecture, description and interpretation of different magmatic and hydromagmatic pyroclastic and volcanosedimentary deposits.

7 p.m.: Return to the village of Vilaflor.

Saturday, 19th March, 2022

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point in the village of Vilaflor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit to the viewpoints of Teide and Pico Viejo and explanation of the recent volcanism of the island. 

Observations:  La Orotava and Güímar landslide valleys, dykes of the Dorsal ridge rift system, historical volcanism, interactions between basaltic and phonolitic volcanism. 

7 p.m.: Return to the village of Vilaflor.

Sunday, 20th March, 2022

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point in the village of Vilaflor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Hiking route from the Narices del Teide viewpoint to the Samara viewpoint to observe different outcrops belonging to the Santiago del Teide rift zone.

Observations: Basaltic volcanism (lava flows, cinder cones, Strombolian deposits), structural control of volcanism

7 p.m.: Return to the village of Vilaflor.

Monday, 21st March, 2022

Farewell, transfer from Vilaflor to the airport.