If I had to say which is the easiest way then I would advise starting in Ville Teguise.
Next, how do I get to the start point? Well if you check out the bus timetables at the bus stops in Mala close to the two restaurants Don Quioxte and Arepera. Then plan accordingly. Or if you have enough people leave a car at one end and use the other and leave at the start point.
The bus stop in Ville Teguise you want is next to the Salud (Health Centre)
The bus stop in Orzola is right by the port so there is no mistaking this one.
For the sake of ease I will describe the walk starting in Orzola which is the way I did this.
Opposite where the bus stops you will see a large sign with the walk well documented and also a map. This is the beginning of the island walk which starts in Orzola and finishes in Playa Blanca.
But for our purposes we will follow this route all the way to Ville Teguise.
It is fairly straight forward and well signposted.
You begin by walking up through Orzola on the main road and within a few minutes passing the main road to Arrieta you are heading out into the countryside.
Keep an eye out for the Dark red signs and posts that mark the route. Very soon you leave the road and start up and over what is called The Badlands, but it's fairly easy going with a few breaks in the track where you have to use the road for a while, again this is well signed. After a particularly steep section you join the road with a large house above you. You then walk downhill where soon on a bend you join the walking track again.
This takes you totally around the base of Montana Corona one of the oldest volcanoes on the island. Look out for the huge Aljibe (water tank) on your right, from afar the concrete looks like a landing strip.
Now it's all downhill into the lovely village of Maguez. Again follow the signs and that will take you down the east side of the village and very soon following a road out.
On leaving Maguez the track is very easily seen going right up and over a hill, it is well signed so it should cause no problems.
Very soon you arrive in Haria, turn left on the main road and walk down turning right by the church, walk through the main square and pass the Ayuntaimento (council building) with the flags on the front and continue along this road until you meet a crossroad where you turn left. There are signs on the corner. Very soon you are heading out of Haria passing Cesar Manriques house and back into the country.
You are now starting on the hardest section of the walk following an old pilgrim path which crosses the main road up to Helechos. Be carful crossing the roads here they can get quite busy.
Once at the top have a break and if you get a day like I had the views are fabulous.
From now on until the last 2 km its all downhill and to be honest its the most tiring part of the walk and quite tough on the legs particularly the rough track that runs down from the roadway.
You enter the village by the side of the football stadium walk across the road taking the left fork then turn left and on the left you will find the bus stop outside the Salud and your finish point.
As I said this is a cracking walk and very picturesque, if you like walking then this is one for you and if you ask nicely I may even join you and do it again.
In total the walk is around 25km which is plenty on a hot July day, so take plenty of water, top up in Haria, food, sunscreen and don’t forget your camera.