There is only one way to truly discover the Canary Islands. Hiking. Getting out amongst the volcanic landscapes, dramatic sea-cliffs and deep verdant interiors of these incredible islands is a hikers dream come true. Sitting off the coast of Africa with a climate that is perfect for hiking all year-round, the Canary Islands offer different experiences depending on which of the islands you choose. It is so easy to escape the packed beaches and resorts that cling to the coast of many of the islands, with much quieter, more traditional sides to each one, with strange, almost lunar landscapes to hike through on well laid out paths. The volcanic peaks, black and white sand beaches and lush rainforests offer islands full of contrast, just waiting to be discovered.
Tenerife is one of the main tourist islands in the archipelago, but far from the crowds, you can discover a traditional island dominated by the majestic, volcanic peak of Mt Teide. You can walk through the barren landscapes and wide calderas of Gran Canaria, experiencing networks of paths that take you through completely diverse scenery each day, or hike through the remarkable diversity of La Palma, an explosion of colour and life fill its many National Parks. Or you can escape to the intense beauty of La Gomera, a subtropical paradise with a deep-green heart, where walking the trails will make you feel as if you are discovering the Lost World.