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Walk the Trails of Tenerife

Tenerife Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: European Centre Based
Walking Grade: 2 & 4
from £914pp £794pp without flights FLIGHTS AVAILABLE

On this guided walking holiday, we will take you to Tenerife’s best walking areas, including the world-famous volcanic scenery dominated by Mount Teide – Spain’s highest mountain. You’ll also walk in the lush green laurel forests of the Anaga Peninsula and amongst the sparsely vegetated, black ash-covered landscape of the Arenas Negras volcanoes. There’s also time to explore San Cristobal de La Laguna to lose yourself in its maze of 16th century streets. This UNESCO-listed town is also the location of our hotel which dates from the 16th century itself.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walks to explore lush forests, beautiful coastlines and fascinating volcanic scenery
  • Enjoy our 4-star hotel, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage town of La Laguna
  • Discover the unspoilt Anaga Peninsula
  • Remarkable volcanic landscape dominated by El Teide

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
  • "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half Board - continental breakfast and evening meal

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.

Welcome to Hotel Laguna Nivaria. Unpack and settle in.


Today we head west to the small hamlet of Montaneta. These walks explore an area of comparatively recent volcanic activity and we will be accompanied by local guides who will inform us about the volcanic history. The last major eruption here was in 1706. This intriguing landscape is accentuated by the backdrop of black ash which sparkles in the bright sunlight and gives the area its name.

Option 1 - Erjos to San Jose de los Llanos

Distance: 5 miles (7.5km) 

Total Ascent: 800 feet (240m)

Total Descent: 980 feet (300m)

In summary: From our walk start, we ascend gently with interest from a local guide through the pine forest to the Las Arenas Negras. The black ash here provides an insight into the island's volcanic nature, with views to El Teide on a good day. We then descend to meet our transport in San Jose de Los Llanos.

Highlight: Walking through black lava with the local guide bringing the island to life.

Option 2 - Through the Lava from Erjos

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

Total Descent: 1,100 feet (320m)

In summary: This walk explores the landscape of Las Arenas Negras in more depth; with the areas fascinating past brought to life by a local guide. We have time for lunch among the black ash, with gorgeous views to El Teide on a good day, before descending to our walk's end in San Jose de Los Llanos.

Highlight: The alien landscape of Las Arenas Negras is unmissable - the black ash glitters in bright sunshine.

 


Today we travel East to the Anaga Peninsula where we begin our day at the Visitor Centre at Cruz del Carmen.

Option 1 - Cruz del Carmen Mirador

Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

Total descent: 1,680 feet (500m) 

In summary: We start our day at the Cruz del Carmen Visitor Centre. We then descend through laurel forests and farmland, catching spectacular views of barrancos before continuing on to Los Carboneras for a refreshing drink.

Highlight: The short walk out to the Mirador de Aguide is rewarded with stunning vistas of the rugged coastline.

Option 2 - Taborno

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,650 feet (500m)

Total descent: 2,550 feet (780m)

In summary: The first part of the day covers the same ground as the easier group. On reaching Los Carboneras we continue towards the village of Taborno through the Barranco de Taborno on old pathways. 

Highlight: The Matterhorn-esque Roque de Taborno dominates the landscape towards the end of our walk.

 


Today, we head to Teide National Park, with Teide, an active volcano and Spain’s highest mountain dominating the lunar landscape.

Option 1 - Through the Lunar Landscape

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

Total descent: 900 feet (280m)

In summary: We cross the crater through an amazing array of rocks and lava, a truly unforgettable experience. Passing the Sanatorio which was originally built inside the Teide crater in the 19th century because doctors believed that the climate of Teide was good for respiratory illnesses. Our route continues to the Parador and visitors centre. In the afternoon we visit the Roques de Garcia.

Highlight: Look out for the rock formations of the Roque de Garcia, which include the ‘Roque Cinchado’ (or ‘finger of God’) the ‘White Tower’, and the 'Cathedral'.

 

Option 2 - Montana Guajara

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 2,200 feet (680m)

Total descent: 2,650 feet (800m)

In summary: Starting at the Parador hotel, we'll head for the highest point on the crater rim, Montana Guajara. Our ascent will wind 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.

Highlight: The views from the summit are breathtaking; Teide and Las Cañadas dominate the panorama. 

 


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. Options for your free day may include:

La Laguna: This colonial town is considered to be the cultural capital of the island. Explore its old quarter and visit the historic mansions, open to the public.

Hotel: You could simply relax in the hotel and talk advantage of its spa facilities.

Santa Cruz: Take the short tram ride to Santa Cruz, the port city which is the capital of Tenerife. Wander the old town and visit the Palmetum – a large botanical garden containing one of the biggest collections of palm trees in the world. Santa Cruz also has a large waterpark with many different saltwater pools plus a lively bazaar and food market – the Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa. You could also visit the Museum of Nature and Man which contains the cannon which shot off the arm of Admiral Nelson! 


We will travel to the far east of Tenerife for todays walks, where we walk along the dramatic ridge line road through Anaga peninsula with stunning views both to the north and south.

Option 1 - Villages of Punta de Anaga

Distance: 3½ miles (6km)

Total Ascent: 1,100 feet (320m)

Total Descent: 1,400 feet (420m)

In Summary: We begin our walk in the pretty hamlet of Las Bodegas, stunningly located on a spur between 2 barrancos, we visit a variety of remote villages as we follow the ancient trail to the village of Chamorga, once in the village we finish our walk by exploring Chamorga's lanes and dragon tress.

Highlight: Spectacular views of the north coast from Cruz de Draguila.

Option 2 - The Chamorga Loop to Roque Bermejo

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Total ascent and descent: 2,200 feet (660m)

In summary: We too start from Chamorga, exploring upland areas of Anaga. Our walk undulates along and over ridges with great views of the Atlantic, the Roque de Dentro and the Punta Anaga lighthouse. We then descend to Roque Bermejo before heading back to Chamorga.

Highlight: Spectacular views of dramatic ridges sweeping into the sea.

 


Our final day takes us just north of La Laguna, with both walks ending in the stunning coastal resort of Bajamar, with it's sea water swimming pools, but taking very different routes to get there. A great way to end the week.

Option 1 - Mesa Mota to Tegueste and on to Bajamar

Distance: 8miles (15km)

Total Ascent: 790 feet (240m)

Total Descent: 1,550 feet (480m)

In Summary: We begin our walk on the outskirts of La Laguna where we walk through the woodland to Mesa Mota. We then follow the ridge and ancient camino to Tegueste, giving us the chance to explore the old quarter. We then catch a bus to the outskirts of Bajamar following the coastal walkway to the beach and pools.

Highlight: Exploring the pretty town of Tegueste

Option 2 - Mesa de Tejina and Bajamar

Distance: 9½ miles

Total Ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)

Total Descent: 2,800 feet (860m)

In Summary: We start at the village of Pedro Alvarez, heading into the Anaga forest and traversing the plateau known as La Orilla, before heading up to the stunning viewpoint of Mesa de Tejina. We then return to the pass, descending through barrancos to reach the sea. From here we follow the coastal walkway to reach Bajamar beach and pools.

Highlight: Views from Mesa de Tejina


We hope to see you again soon.


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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 with traditional furniture but with contemporary comfort. The hotel owns an organic farm with sustainable ethics which provides produce for the restaurant. 

Rooms

There are 60 elegant en-suite bedrooms with telephone, TV, hairdryer, fridge and complimentary toiletries.

Facilities

There is a central courtyard coffee shop and some outside seating to the rear of the hotel plus a  wellness centre with small swimming pool. One visit to this centre to use the pool and/or the sauna or Turkish room as well as a gym is included in the price of your holiday. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Food & Drink

Our holidays at Hotel Laguna Nivaria are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.  Breakfast is buffet style and the evening meal is a 3-course served meal with one glass of wine included.

Your Evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.  Your leaders will give you information on the area and the choice of walks for the next day and you may want to join your group for a group activity organised by the leaders.  Alternatively, you may prefer to relax in the hotel lounge and socialise with your fellow walkers.

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Getting to Hotel Laguna Nivaria - Tenerife

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Essential Information

Passport Requirements

You may need to renew your British passport if you’re travelling from 1 January 2021.

On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both:

  • have at least 3 months left
  • be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

Use the government website to see if your passport is valid for this holiday

EHIC cards

The UK government has officially launched the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). UK residents can now apply for one of the GHIC cards, which will gradually replace the EHIC cards as they reach their expiry dates. Every family member travelling requires a GHIC. You can make an application for yourself and on behalf of your partner and any dependent children under the age of 16. Both cards will offer equivalent protection for emergency and medically necessary healthcare needs when in the EU on a temporary stay, which includes holiday, study and business travel. Necessary healthcare includes things like

• emergency treatment and visits to A&E
• treatment for long-term or pre-existing medical conditions
• routine medical care for pre-existing conditions that need monitoring
• oxygen and kidney dialysis

The public only need to apply for their free GHIC cards when their current EHIC expires. The process is likely to take two weeks. For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-uk-global-health-insurance-card-ghic/.

The GHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. We advise all holidaymakers to also invest in travel insurance that covers healthcare, so they are covered for other issues that may arise, as well as cancellations and lost luggage.

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents.
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares).
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers.
  • Warm hat and gloves. 
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks.
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner.
  • Thermos flask for hot drink.
  • Water bottle (at least 2 litre).
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch.
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream.

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera.
  • Gaiters.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

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Important Information

  • Single room: From £259 (complete holiday)
  • With flight holidays: Flights from London Heathrow to Tenerife included
  • Regional flight available from Manchester & Birmingham from £60pp. Other UK regional connecting flights available on request
  • Our Airport Taxi service operates at this resort - price per taxi £85 one way.
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Tenerife South Airport: £18pp one way.
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
European Centre Based
Walking Grade:
2

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