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Tenerife walking

Tenerife walking

Great variety of landscapes

  • Bizarre basalt formations and colourful deserts
  • Overnight stay at the Parador Cañadas del Teide, beneath Spain's highest peak (3718m)
  • Exuberant and exotic vegetation, such as the Dragon Blood tree
  • Picturesque villages with lots of history like Garachico and La Orotova
  • La Laguna, Tenerife's old capital, a great example of 17th-century architecture
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Route

Start: Orotava         Finish: La Laguna

Day 1: Arrival in La Orotava
Day 2: Orotava Valley (12.7 km)
Day 3: Onward to Garachico (8 - 15 km)
Day 4: Masca Gorge/Circular via Chinyero (7.3 - 11 km) Masca temporarily closed
Day 5: Las Cañadas del Teide (4.4 - 15.8 km)
Day 6: From Las Cañadas to La Laguna (4-5 km)
Day 7: Northern Tenerife (9.2 - 11.5 km)
Day 8: End of arrangement

Day 1:    Arrival in La Orotava

Flight to Tenerife North airport and arrival at the first accommodation in La Orotava, with its lovely historical quarter centered around the Plaza de la Constitución. For early arrivals, time to take a stroll along the steep lanes of this picturesque village. 1,5 hours.

Challenge: Travel to Tenerife.

Villages along the way: La Orotava

Day 2:    Orotava Valley (12.7 km)

Today begins with a short drive to Aguamansa, where you encounter the wooded slopes of El Teide. Here you begin a circular walk through the lush vegetation of the Valle de Orotava. Lovely views of the entire valley, several options to make your walk longer or shorter according to preference.

Challenge: 12.7 km, 965m ascent/descent, 6 hrs. 

Villages along the way: Aguamansa

Day 3:    Onward to Garachico (8 - 15 km)

Today you drive to your next accommodation, situated in the coastal town of Garachico, with lava fields and laurel woods along the way. Several walks to choose from, as you explore the hilly terrain near Punta de Teno, a true paradise on Tenerife's westernmost cape. Admire the intriguing mix of flora, here at "land's end" or take a rest day to relax at the beach.

Challenge: 8/15 km, 400 or 500m ascent/descent, 3.5 - 5.5 hrs. 

                 7.2/9.8 km, 525 or 650m ascent/descent, 4 - 5 hrs.

Villages along the way: La Montañeta, Erjos and Silos

Day 4:    Masca Gorge/Circular via Chinyero (7.3 - 11 km) Masca temporarily closed

The Masca gorge is one of the loveliest spots on the island, but due to some landslides it is temporarily closed. The circular walk through the Monte Chinyero Natural Reserve traverses intriguing volcanic landscapes with some open views to the rounded summit of Volcan Chinyero and some sections offering a nice cool shade. 

Challenge: 

Chinyero: 7.3/10.7 km, 205m ascent (or 355m), 205m descent (or 355m), 2.5 - 3.5 hrs

Masca Gorge: 5.5 km, 600m descent, 3 hrs.

Villages along the way: Teno Alto, Buenavista

IMPORTANT: The route through the Barranco de Masca is temporarily closed, so an alternative route is offered for this day.

Day 5:    Las Cañadas del Teide (4.4 - 15.8 km)

Today you drive towards the National Park and the impressive volcanic peak of El Teide (3718m). Once you check in at the Parador located at the foot of the peak, you will have the rest of the day to enjoy your impressive surroundings, with 2 walks to choose from: a short, circular route around Roques de Garcia, visiting these colorful rock formations, or a demanding but rewarding ascent to Guajara (2717m), the second highest peak on Tenerife.

Challenge:

Roques de García: 4.4 km, 250m ascent/descent, 1.5 hrs.

Pico Guajara: 15.8 km, 500m ascent/descent, 5 hrs.

Villages along the way: Cañadas del Teide

Day 6:    From Las Cañadas to La Laguna (4-5 km)

Today you get better acquainted with El Teide and its volcanic surroundings, wandering through the bizarre landscape of Las Cañadas. Again, several options: do one of the routes from yesterday, or opt for a stroll round Santa Cruz or La Laguna. 

Challenge: 4- 5 km, 50m ascent/descent, 2 hrs.

Villages along the way: Las Cañadas, Santa Cruz, La Laguna

Day 7:    Northern Tenerife (9.2 - 11.5 km)

Today you again have two routes to choose from, after driving to the north side of the island. Both walking and driving itineraries offer lovely views. On foot, you follow coastal paths across deep gorges, going past picturesque farming villages, man-made terraces and laurel woods. Exquisite and very varied landscapes in the prettiest part of Tenerife.

Challenge: 9.2/11.5 km, 650/400m ascent/descent, 4-4.5 hrs.

Villages along the way: Taganana, Afur and Taborno

Day 8:    End of arrangement

Your walking program comes to an end today after breakfast. Departure from La Laguna.

Challenge: Departure from Tenerife.

Villages along the way: La Laguna

'standard' hotels

The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights:

Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Alhambra-La Orotava
Hotel Alhambra

Located in the old quarters of Orotava, this comfortable and captivating hotel offers a customised service and an alternative to those who are trying to avoid the massification and noise. It has several common areas: gardens, multimedia sitting rooms, tea&coffee self-service, sauna and swimming pool. It has 5 fully-equipped bedroom with wide beds.  

www.alhambra-orotava.com

Hotel La Quinta Roja-Garachico
Hotel La Quinta Roja

A former palace with baroque architecture that was transformed into a charming hotel that beloongs to the historical centre of Garachico. A welcoming family hotel with 20 rooms, all with outside views, perfectly equipped and ready to offer relax and comfort to the visitor. 

www.quintaroja.com

Parador Cañadas del Teide
Parador Cañadas del Teide

Mountain manor house perfectly camouflaged in the Teide landscape, with impressive panoramic views on the volcanic cone, the caldera of Cahorra and Montaña Blanca. The fresh and clean breeze, the sea of clouds... it all makes this location idyllic. The sky gets so close that you can discover the stars during the astronomical observations that the Parador offers. 

www.parador.es

Hotel Laguna Nivaria- San Cristobal de la Laguna
Hotel Laguna Nivaria

Located in a 16th century mansion in the historical centre of San Cristóbal de la Laguna (this villa was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO). Elegant and wide ensuite berdrooms (most of them with a whirlpool bath). The restaurant has an interesting gatronomic choice based on organic products coming from their countryside property "La Vizcaina".

www.lagunanivaria.com

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, throughout the year.

Surcharges will apply on New Year's Eve and Christmas' Eve if dinner is compulsory

In the documentation of your trip you will find driving instructions for transfers between arrival/departure airports and hotels

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 7 nights' accommodation at very comfortable hotels on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Detailed maps and route notes in English
  • 24 hour telephone assistance

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners. A pack lunch may be ordered at most hotels or you can buy provisions in villages along the way.   
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, meals, etc.
  • National Park permit to El Teide summit (not needed for S-cape walks)
  • El Teide cable car ticket
  • **Any visitor can take the cable car up to the vista point 500m below the summit. If you plan to walk to the top, you'll need a permit from the National Park (request online).

Extras

  • Extra nights can be booked in advance at any of the accommodations in the program or at the beach near Tenerife Sur airport or Los Cristianos harbour.
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