Start: Orotava Finish: La Laguna
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
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: 14 km, 970m ascent/descent, 6 hrs.
Villages along the way: Aguamansa
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.
9/10.5 km, 525 or 650m ascent/descent, 4 - 5 hrs.
Villages along the way: La Montañeta, Erjos and Silos
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.
Chinyero: 7.7/10.7 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.
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.
Roques de García: 5/6 km, 250m ascent/descent, 1.5-2.5 hrs.
Pico Guajara: 15.2 km, 500m ascent/descent, 5 hrs.
Villages along the way: Cañadas del Teide
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
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: 10/12 km, 400/650 m ascent/descent, 3-4.5 hrs.
Villages along the way: Taganana, Afur and Taborno
Your walking program comes to an end today after breakfast. Departure from La Laguna.
Challenge: Departure from Tenerife.
Villages along the way: La Laguna
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.
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.
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".
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.
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