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Walk the Trails of Tenerife

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: European walking holidays
Walking Grade: 3 & 4
from £1,599pp £1,449pp

As the largest island of the Canaries archipelago, Tenerife, has no shortage of out-of-this-world volcanic landscapes, pine-scented forests, and wide-open spaces. Our guided walking holiday takes in world-famous volcanic scenery dominated by Mount Teide as well as discovering the laurel forests of the Anaga Peninsula, the ash-covered landscape of the Arenas Negras volcanoes, and the UNESCO-listed town of San Cristobal de La Laguna.

What you’ll love

  • Discovering the lush green laurel forests of the Anaga Peninsula
  • Marvelling at volcanic landscape dominated by El Teide
  • Wildlife-watching at Anaga Biosphere Reserve
  • Admiring beautiful coastlines and volcanic scenery
  • Staying at our 4-star hotels in the heart of San Cristobal de La Laguna and Santiago del Teide

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks with two options every walking day
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • The services of an experienced local leader
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Half-board (continental breakfast and evening meal)
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Welcome to Hotel La Casona del Patio. Unpack and settle in.


The week begins by exploring Tenerife’s two youngest volcanoes: Arenas Negras and Chinyero. Tenerife is still an active volcanic island and this pair of volatile giants last erupted in 1706 and 1909, respectively. We’ll learn about the nature and geology of the area and find out how local people faced the eruptions, battled against devastating lava flows, and escaped with their lives.

Option 1 - San José de Los Llanos - Ecomuseo Los Partidos

Distance: 8 miles (13km) 

Ascent: 1,300ft (400m)

Descent: 1,300ft (400m)

Leaving from San José de Los Llanos, we’ll walk through Canary pine forest before crossing the extinct lava flows surrounding Arenas Negras and Chinyero. We’ll pass by fields full of almond and fig trees in Los Baldíos, which – thanks to the island’s year-round climate - blossom over wintertime. Finally, we’ll end our walk at Ecomuseo Los Partidos for an insight into rural life and traditions.

Option 2 - Santiago del Teide - San José de Los Llanos

Distance: 8.5 miles (14km)

Ascent: 1,950ft (600m)

Descent: 1,500ft (450m)

Departing from the hotel, we’ll climb the old path of Los Arrastraderos, admiring the fields full of almond and fig trees. We’ll follow the most recent lava flow caused by the eruption of Chinyero in 1909 and follow it until we reach Arenas Negras. With luck, we’ll spot the native Canary Blue Chaffinch. We’ll end the walk in San José de Los Llanos.


Today takes us to Tenerife’s west, home to the Teno Mountains. We'll head into a landscape of great contrasts – from lush forests to deep canyons – as well as diverse climates and ancient traditions. The area is protected as a Rural Park, aiming to preserve both its natural and human heritage.

Option 1 - Erjos to Cruz de Hilda

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 1,070ft (325m)

Descent: 1,800ft (550m)

Begin the day spotting migrating birds at the Charcas de Erjos ponds before climbing the mountain rim. We’ll cross the Monte del Agua laurel forest, head up to the Teno ridge, and follow the crest for wow-worthy views over the Masca canyon on one side and the Palmar valley on the other.

Option 2 - Santiago del Teide to Cruz de Hilda

Distance: 8 miles (11km)

Ascent: 2,000ft (600m)

Descent: 2,450ft (750m)

Departing from the hotel, we go on to follow the same path as the other group, through Charcas de Erjos to Teno ridge, but after crossing the Monte del Agua laurel forest, we’ll contour Cruz de Gala mountain (1,354m), the highest summit in Teno.

You’ll traverse through Canary pine forest and enjoy extended views over the whole Teno area and up towards Mount Teide, before descending into Valle de Santiago.


The Teide National Park is in focus on today’s walks, which sits over 2,000m above sea level in the centre of the island. We’ll cross 16km of the caldera, through a mind-bending array of rocks and lava, crowned by Mount Teide (3,715m) - an active volcano and Spain’s highest mountain. After a fabulous time in Teide National Park you will be transferred to your new accommodation Hotel Laguna Nivaria.

Option 1 - Samara – Narices Del Teide

Distance: 5 miles (7.5km)

Ascent: 1,560ft (475m)

Descent: 900ft (275m)

You’ll get an insight into the island's volcanic nature, exploring the volcanic fields in the west of Teide National Park, crossing lava flows, black fine ashes, and discovering basaltic caves used by shepherds a long time ago. The panoramic views from above the clouds and the contrast of vivid colours are outstanding.

Option 2 - Samara – Boca Tauce

Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Ascent: 1,300ft (400m)

Ascent: 1,900ft (580m)

Starting from Samara volcano, we’ll contour the inner side of the Teide’s caldera criss-crossing between lava fields and Canary pine forest. During the walk you’ll have the imposing Teide and Pico Viejo volcanoes on one side, and the western islands on the other.


Each week there’s a free day when no guided walks are offered. You’re welcome to stay at the hotel and take advantage of its spa facilities, or head out and explore at your own pace.

There’s the town of La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can dip in and out of historic mansions and churches as you wander around the old quarter. Or step aboard the tram to Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife, where you’ve got the bazaar and food market or the Palmetum, a large botanical garden, and an array of museums.


Today we will discover the Anaga mountains, one of the oldest volcanic regions in Tenerife and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It’s home to some of Europe’s most varied native wildlife as well as many villages and inhabitants. You’ll explore sustainability through walks in this rich but fragile environment.

Option 1 - Cruz del Carmen – Chinamada – Las Carboneras

Distance: 5.6 miles (9km)

Ascent: 1,400ft (425m)

Descent: 2460ft (750m)

We begin the walk from Cruz del Carmen. We then descend through the native laurisilva forest and farmland, catching spectacular views of deep barrancos. When we reach Chinamada, we’ll take a picnic stop at this charming hamlet, known for its dwelling caves. A short walk out then to the Mirador de Aguaide is rewarded with stunning vistas of the rugged coastline, before continuing on to Las Carboneras village.

Option 2 - Pico del Inglés – Taborno – Chinamada – Las Carboneras

Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Ascent: 2130ft (650m)

Descent: 3200ft (750m)

Starting from the top of Anaga mountains, we make our descent along old pathways enjoying the magnificent views over deep barrancos. We discover many local plants and trees and learn from our knowledgeable guides about rural life here in Anaga that is rapidly changing. We pass Taborno, Las Carboneras and Chinamada hamlets, this last one known for its dwelling caves.


On our last day, we’ll have a second chance to be amazed by the crowning glory of Tenerife, the UNESCO World Heritage of Teide National Park. You’ll have panoramic views over the Orotava Valley and Mount Teide during our drive and stops from a few viewpoints to keep you mesmerised.

Option 1 - El Portillo - Montana Blanca

Distance: 5.5 miles (9km)

Ascent: 1,720ft (525m)

Descent: 740ft (225m)

Teide National Park is a paradise for geology lovers, and this walk is no exception. We’ll walk over the pumice stones of Montaña Blanca volcano, which are light and porous, discovering the tiny fragments of black, heavier obsidian glass and ‘the eggs of Teide’.

Learn about the Guanches and hear about expeditions to the top the Mount Teide over the last few centuries. We’ll start our excursion at the interesting El Portillo Visitor Centre and Botanical Garden.

Option 2 - Guajara Mountain Loop

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 2,300ft (700m)

Descent: 2,300ft (700m)

Starting at the Parador hotel, we head for the highest point on the crater rim, Montaña Guajara (2,715m). Our ascent winds its way around the flanks of the mountain, reaching the broad summit plateau with plenty of time to take a breather and revel in the views.

As we’re closer to the stars up there, we’ll hear about the British astronomer Piazzi-Smyth’s expedition and the importance of the Teide Observatory before we descend back to Parador.


We hope to see you again soon.


Hotel Laguna Nivaria - Tenerife

Our holiday on Tenerife is based in one of the main squares of the UNESCO World Heritage town of La Laguna. This was once the main capital of the Canary Islands and has many cobbled streets, historic merchant buildings with beautiful courtyards, churches and convents. The 4-star Hotel Laguna Nivaria is a central meeting place for the locals and is a historical 16th century building furnished in traditional style but with contemporary comfort. The hotel owns a sustainable organic farm which provides produce for the restaurant. 

Hotel Casona del Patio - Tenerife

This converted 17th century farmhouse is a rural escape surrounded by magnificent views of Spain’s tallest peak, Mount Teide. Rooms come decorated in traditional Canarian style while two restaurants serve up delicious local food from their wood-fired oven.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

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Non-member fee: £30 per person.

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  • With flight holidays: Price includes return flights to Tenerife South Airport, hold baggage and airport transfers
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  • Our airport taxi service operates at this resort - prices available on request
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Tenerife South Airport - please contact us for prices
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
European walking holidays
Walking Grade:
3 & 4

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