Guided Walking on Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Activity types:

  • Central location
  • Coastal
  • High Mountains

Level

  • Easy
  • Hard
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Difficulty indicator

Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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Holiday overview

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This guided walking holiday offers outstanding walking through a variety of amazing landscapes from the volcanic lunar scenery of Teide to the lush Anaga Peninsula.

Enjoy stunning winter sunshine and celebrate a unique Christmas this year. 

Holiday highlights

  • New improved walking programme explores lush forests, beautiful coastlines, exotic flora and fascinating volcanic scenery
  • Enjoy our 4-star hotel, based just off Puerto de la Cruz's attractive seaside promenade
  • Discover the unspoilt Anaga Peninsula
  • Remarkable volcanic landscape dominated by El Teide
  • Spend a free day in the seawater pools of Lago Martinez

Price includes

  • 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

Other Walking Holidays

You might like to consider our walking holidays in the Canary Islands - Guided Walking on La Palma and our new holiday Guided Walking on La Gomera

Accommodation

Hotel Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife

Tenerife hotel exterior

The 4-star Hotel Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife, has recently changed its name and was formerly known as Hotel Beatriz Atlantis.  The hotel has a commanding position overlooking the sea at the eastern side of Puerto de la Cruz. Just a few minutes’ walk from the local shops, lively promenade and old town, this hotel offers a wonderful base from which to explore the varied landscapes of Tenerife.

This accommodation has been branded 'Hotel Plus' as this hotel is close to the shops and local services and has a good range of facilities and add the "Plus" to your holiday.

Tenerife pool Tenerife bedroom Tenerife outside bar area
Bedrooms

Hotel Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife has 290 modern and elegant en-suite bedrooms with shower or bath. All bedrooms are comfortably equipped with air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite television, telephone, safe deposit box (small charge) and free WiFi.

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Facilities

The hotel has a wide range of facilities including a freshwater outdoor swimming pool to relax around after a days activities, a wide bright entrance hall with plenty of comfortable seating, a lounge bar with live evening entertainment, and a pool bar.

On the top floor is a glass domed purpose-built Spa area with fantastic views, where you can enjoy a wide range of treatments (payable locally), a hydro thermal circuit, contrast showers, sauna, hammam and fitness area. Hotel guests receive a discount.

 

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Food

Our holidays at Hotel Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife are on a Half Board basis and include continental breakfast and and 3-course buffet evening meal.

The large dining room on the lower ground floor opens on to a large terrace by the swimming pool.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served buffet style, and you can choose from a variety of cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, cold meats and cheese, breads, tea, coffee and fruit juice. There is a selection of cooked breakfast items including bacon and eggs. The show chef cooks omelettes to order.

Evening meal

The hotel offers a buffet meal made from fresh ingredients. There is always soup and salad for the first course. A selection of freshly griddled meat or fish is cooked to order by the show chef for the main course, along with potatoes and vegetables. For dessert there is a choice of cake, fruit or ice-cream. The wide range of dishes should cover most dietary requirements; however, we recommend that you discuss your preferences with the restaurant manager at the start of your holiday.

Drinks

Hotel Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife offers a wide variety of wines and beers.

Lunch (payable locally)

Ingredients for a picnic lunch can be bought from local supermarkets, or sometimes it may be possible to eat in a local café whilst out during the day. Your leaders will advise you on the options.

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Evening

The friendly atmosphere of our holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before dinner. On most evenings you will be able to take advantage of the hotel's entertainment programme which takes place in the lounge bar. You may wish to join your leader for an evening stroll into Puerto de la Cruz, or relax in the lounge area with a drink and chat to your fellow guests.

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Itinerary

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  • Our experienced leaders offer the choice of two different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort
  • Our leaders are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable 
 

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easyEasier Walks 5 to 8 miles (8-13km) on a variety of terrains. Up to 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent in a day. 

 

HF Holidays walks grade 4 hardHarder Walks 7 to 11 miles (11-17.5km) with some steep sections. Up to 2,600 feet (780m) of ascent in a day.

 

Walks through a variety of forest, coastal and volcanic landscapes, sometimes crossing rocky ground with exposed sections.            


Day 1: Arrival day

On arrival at Puerto de la Cruz, you will have an opportunity to meet your fellow guests over an evening meal.


Day 2: Miradors to the old and new capitals

Easier Walk: This walk begins from the Mirador del Jardina in the northeast of the island overlooking the fertile Las Mercedes Valley, then following broad tracks along a ridge, descending to the UNESCO world heritage city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, the old capital of Tenerife, where we can see some of the highlights. 6 miles (9.5km) with 600ft (180m) of ascent and 1,400ft (420m) of descent.

Harder Walk: The harder route leaves the ridge to ascend Pico de Cueva Blanca for 360° views, before continuing on a balcony path high above Santa Cruz, the new capital. Remember your camera as the views are stunning. 7 miles (11km) with 1,800ft (540m) of ascent and 2,600ft (780m) of descent.


Day 3: Las Arenas Negras

Easier Walk: The northwest of the island and the tiny village of San José de Los Llanos is the start of this walk. From the village, our route takes us through attractive woodland to emerge into an open volcanic area. The last 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. The walk finishes in the hamlet of Montaneta. 5 miles (8km) with 1,100ft (330m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: We too will make our way from San José de Los Llanas through woodland and volcanic landscape to Montaneta before continuing on to San Juan del Reparo. Here we will meet our fellow walkers to transfer to the historic and uniquely located coastal town of Garachico. 8 miles (13km) with 1,300ft (390m) of ascent.


Day 4: Teide and Las Cañadas

Today we travel to the huge collapsed volcanic crater of Las Cañadas at the very heart of the island. Our journey takes us up the Orotava Valley to an altitude of over 6,500 feet (2,000 metres). This amazing landscape is dominated by El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain at 12,195 feet (3,718 metres). Another impressive feature is the Montaña de Guajara, the highest point on the crater rim. Both walks spend time looking around the visitor centre on the crater rim, and then cross the crater through an amazing lunar landscape of rocks and lava - a truly unforgettable experience. We also pass the Sanatorio, which is now used
by park rangers, but was originally built inside the Teide crater in the 19th century because doctors believed that the climate of Teide was good for respiratory illnesses.

Easier Walk: Our route continues to the Parador and visitor centre. In the afternoon we visit the Roques de Garcia, close to the Parador. These intriguing rock formations include the ‘Roque Cinchado’ (or ‘finger of God’), the ‘White Tower’ and the Cathedral. 6 miles (9.5km) with 400ft (120m) of ascent and 900ft (270m) of descent.

Harder Walk: We follow the same route as the easier group to the Parador. After lunch we visit the Roques de Garcia, then walk around the rocks past the base of the Cathedral before ascending steeply back to the Parador. 8 miles (13km) with 900ft (270m) of ascent and 1,400ft (420m) of descent.


Day 5: Free day

Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. On your free day you may wish to enjoy the natural seawater pools of Lago Martinez, minutes from our hotel. For other options see the Local Area tab.


Day 6: Along the Coast to the Black Sand Beaches

Easier Walk: Following a coastal route in a protected natural area, this very varied walk has stunning coastal views, undulating barrancos, castles and, near its end, a tree-lined promenade to reach Puerto de la Cruz and the hotel. 5 miles (8km) with 500ft (150m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: This walk begins in San Juan de Rambla. A scenic balcony path on the coast leads to the tiny hamlet of El Rosario, from where we begin our ascent and soon we are in the dramatic Barranco Ruiz. We pass through rural communities to begin our descent through newly cultivated terraces back to San Juan de Rambla with its elegant church and square. After a short bus ride we then follow the coastal path used by the easier group back to Puerto. 10miles (16km) with 2,100ft (630m) of ascent.


Day 7: Anaga

Easier Walk: We travel east to the Anaga Peninsula were we begin our day at the Visitor Centre and Ermita at Cruz del Carmen. Initially the walks are on paths through the laurel forest for which the Anaga region is famous. Steep barrancos sweeping to the coast afford us stunning views. Chinamada with its cave dwellings is en route to the village of Las Carboneras where the easier walk ends. 5 miles (8km) with 600ft (180m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: The harder route continues to follow an old path crossing the Baranco de Taborno to reach the pretty village of Taborno, with its famous rock, for more wonderful views. 7 miles (11km) with 1,800ft (540m) of ascent.


Day 8: Departure Day


Please note that the itinerary outlined is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and your leaders will talk to you every evening about the next day’s walks.

Local area

Volcanic activity is the major force that has created the landscape of Tenerife. Comparatively recent volcanic activity can be seen amongst the black sands of Las Arenas Negras. Most dramatic of all is the lunar scenery of the Teide National Park, situated in the centre of the island at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Rising above is the summit of Mount Teide itself, the highest mountain in the whole of Spain.

Puerto de la Cruz was originally a fishing village. However, tourism and general economic development have enriched the town and it is now a very prosperous part of Spain. Despite this, fishing is still an important activity in the town and fishing boats can be seen in the town’s port. This was the first resort to be developed on the island and was once the main tourist centre. Following construction of the new airport on the southern side of the island, emphasis has shifted to the newer resorts of Los Christianos and Playa de las Americas.

Puerto de la Cruz - an attractive town in its own right with a blend of old and new architecture and pedestrian areas that allow for a relaxed exploration. There is a coastal walkway heading east from Puerto which can be continued through banana plantations and, with a steep ascent, to Café Vista Paraiso.

The Botanical Gardens - have been used to acclimatise plants from around the world for introduction to Spain and are home to a wide array of tropical and subtropical plants.

Lago de Martianez - a large seawater swimming pool complex located on the waterfront at Puerto de la Cruz.

Loro Parque - an attractive zoo and a major Tenerife attraction. It is home to an extensive parrot collection (over 300 types), together with dolphins, sea lions, penguins and a shark tunnel. Easily reached by public transport, the bustling town of Santa Cruz is an interesting place to spend your free day. If you are interested in the history of the island, the Archaeological Museum and Military Museum are worth visiting.

If you wish to see more of the island, coach excursions can be booked through the hotel. You could also take a local bus to La Orotava, Garachico or La Laguna.

El Teide - can be ascended by cable-car when the weather conditions allow, but note that a permit is required from Santa Cruz to visit the actual summit which lies in an environmentally protected area.

Nestling in the lush Orotava Valley, La Orotava was home to many of the island’s wealthiest and noblest families who settled here after the Spanish conquest. The town is blessed with an abundance of impressive mansions, churches and monasteries, the best of which are the Gothic Iglesia de la Concepción and the Baroque Iglesia de San Agustín.

Shops & facilities:

There is a good range of facilities including banks, shops, a supermarket, cafés and bars. There are also numerous outdoor shops and souvenir shops.

Travel

We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.

 

 

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‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick Manchester and Birmingham flights to Tenerife South airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 1 hour 15 minutes to the Hotel Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife.

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‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:

  • We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Tenerife South airport.This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £24.50.
  • Why not let us book you a private taxi transfer at a cost of £95.00 per single taxi journey?

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

 Coach heading to Glen Coe

Reviews

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25 Feb 2017, 9:40 p.m.

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Very enjoyable holiday. Excellent value for money.

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Excellent holiday. Very nice hotel and good leaders. Only negative would be that the group was too big.
23 Feb 2017, 7:51 p.m.

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Very good overall - although some omission in the flight details regarding on line check in - also no labels for luggage . Apart from that all went smoothly

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Very pleasant guides who provided good information on the hotel and resort and gave comprehensive information regarding following days walks.
The 'hard walks' were not really that hard and a number of us particularly the few younger walkers on the holiday found some days disappointing - I did expect longer walks I have to say- this based on the walks I took part in on a UK holiday.
Hotel perhaps bit too big and busy as breakfast time and evening meal very hectic - think staff were rather overworked! However the variety and general quality of food was good. Found the charge for use of the room safe rather annoying !
Overall a very enjoyable holiday with walks in a good variety of locations - and very nice crowd of fellow walkers! not quite warm enough for me - may need to go a month later another time - but can't blame global warming on HF !
23 Feb 2017, 7:56 a.m.

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It was an exceptionally well organised holiday with excellent leaders, Heather and Mel. The walks were very well designed with a good variety of landscapes. The leaders were very good- sensitive to all walkers' skills and needs, giving us the right information for each walk to help us make the right choice for the next day.
The hotel was good if a little tired and the food was excellent.
We really enjoyed the friendship of the group.
We had a problem with our return flight to London Gatwick. We were not able to check in our return flight before we left home and we didn't know we could do it at the hotel. When we arrived (early) to check in at the airport most of the seats were already booked so we were allocated searpts apart from each other, 12B and 24B. We found this unacceptable and have complained to British Airways.
It would be a good idea if you could add to the pre-holiday information you send out to customers that they should check in at the hotel 24 hours before the flight if they want to sit next to their spouse/partner. Apparently the hotel will print off the boarding passes but we didn't know that.
It all worked out in the end because single travellers in our group very kindly swapped seats so we could sit together. Another example of the success of HF holidays and why we love to book with you.

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Excellent holiday, well organised with an excellent company
22 Feb 2017, 12:14 p.m.

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Two good leaders who gave good briefings and explanations, nice variety of walks - did two easier and three harder. Hotel was fine, well worth while to pay extra fro sea view room. One leader thought there should be a fridge in the room but quite honestly we were not inconvenienced. Thoroughly enjoyed the week!

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Decent value for money. Pity about British Airways charging for in flight food and then not being able to come up with the goods.
22 Feb 2017, 8:37 a.m.

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Easy booking process, holiday information and brochure were accurate well planned and accurately graded walks.

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Good walking terrain, with enough variation to suit most walkers within the holiday group.
22 Feb 2017, 7:48 a.m.

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First time with Hf and had a brilliant time, and will definitely book again next year. Hotel and food were excellent, although a smaller hotel in a less busy resort would have been good.
I did think the group was too big. A maximum of 20 would have been better. With 27 people we had to use larger coaches which meant would could not visit one place on the itinary because of the coach. The size of the group also scaled down some of the harder walks - even though you had some super fit people - which was disappointing.
The local guide was very informative. The hf guide could have given us more local knowledge/info about where we were walking telling us about plants, history etc, but she was a very nice person!
Many thanks for a womderful holiday.

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A great holiday and a very friendly crowd. Will book again next year. A maximum of 20 in the group would be better for this holiday.
15 Feb 2017, 5:36 p.m.

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booking holiday by phone very easy.
balance paid online, not so easy but ok
Expected paperwork by post, not email but after making enquiries sorted it out.
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enjoyed the holiday very much
good hotel facilities
excellent leaders ,personable and knowledgable.
no complaints except about this evaluation format I prefer to tick boxes
15 Feb 2017, 8:51 a.m.

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Nicely organised tip. Variety of walks. Comfortable hotel. It did what it said on the tin.
15 Feb 2017, 8:47 a.m.

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good leaders, good weather, good hotel

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good leaders, good walking, good hotel
12 Feb 2017, 12:34 p.m.

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A very welcome warm break in lovely January sunshine. Varied walks, hotel and view was lovely and hotel overall was good. Would have liked a fridge in the room though. Another minor gripe was having to pay 3 euros a day for the safe. Appreciated having easy walks on offer but could have been even easier if we had been told to take poles. Very knowledgeable friendly guides and a party of 13 - so felt very special.

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Dates & Prices

We're sorry, there are no dates available for this holiday at the moment. Please check out our other tours and breaks or call our team on 0345 470 8558 to be notified of new dates as soon as they become available.

Prices are per person

Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £18 per night 
  • Sea view: £7 per person per night 
  • All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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