Walking on sunshine in Tenerife

Year-round warm weather, varied volcanic landscape and exotic vegetation combine to make Tenerife the perfect destination for walkers looking for something a little different.

Highlights

  • Take in the magnificence of Spain’s highest mountain El Teide, as well as its neighbouring peak, Guajara
  • Spend a few days staying right at the base of El Teide next to the famous Cañadas del Teide crater.
  • See fascinating and unusual basalt rock formations
  • Explore Tenerife’s history whilst wandering through the old towns of Garachico and San Cristobal de la Laguna (a UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Hike through tropical forests and enjoy its unique flora and fauna
  • Relax and unwind in front of spectacular sunsets

Why Walk in Tenerife?

Tenerife may be best known for it’s pristine beaches and perfectly blue seas, but with its varied landscape, it also has a great deal to offer walkers. Within a just a few hours, walkers can be exploring sub-tropical forest, hiking up volcanoes or scrambling along the fascinating rock formations – meaning that those looking for a variety of terrains really are spoilt for choice. At the end of each day, the mild weather provides the perfect conditions for indulging in a bit of relaxation with a cold drink and those spectacular sea views.

RouteTenerife
Duration7 nights
Length45 miles / 73 km
GradeModerate
Comfort3.5/4
AvailabilityJan- Dec
Price from£985
Holiday CodeCAN-TEN

The Path

Map of Walking Holidays in Tenerife
This holiday has been designed to take in the very best of Tenerife through a number of circular walks covering a wide variety of different landscape. The first few days are spent exploring the volcanic landscape around the famous Teide National Park. Your walks in this area will include the opportunity to explore the top of Spain’s highest mountain Mount Teide, a challenging hike up the neighbouring peak of Guajara and a walk around the crater at the foot of Teide, Cañadas del Teide. For the second half of your week you will explore a range of different terrains across the length of the island, including the pine woods around Aguamansa, the remote and hilly western cape of Punto de Teno, and the breath-takingly beautiful Anaga Park on the north-east of the island. All offer spectacular and diverse views of the island and its surroundings. On each day you will walk between 4-7 hours, which includes some relatively steep hiking with an ascent/descent of 650m. The walks on this holiday are considered moderate to challenging, although there are also a number of easier days.

The Accommodation

All of our accommodation has been hand-picked to provide en-suite rooms in unique and characterful hotels away from from the bustle of the more popular touristy spots. You will be staying in four different hotels across this 8 day holiday, allowing you the time to properly explore each area. The accommodation includes two beautiful old manor houses, finished off to a very high standard and located in charming, historic towns offering plenty of opportunity to enjoy the local lifestyle. Two hotels also boast excellent spa facilities providing the perfect balance between comfort and culture. Additional treatments whilst staying at these hotels can also be booked in advance. Whilst in Teide National Park, the accommodation is slightly simpler but located right in the heart of the park with unrivalled views of Mount Teide from your bedroom window.
Tenerife Walking Holidays Accomodation

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Itinerary: Walking Tenerife

Days: 6 (7 nights) | Distance: 45 mi (73 km) | Difficulty: Moderate | Comfort: 3.5/4 | Price: from £900 p.p.

  • Day 1

    Arrive Vilafor

    You will be picked up from the airport by taxi and taken to your first night’s accommodation in Vilafor, the highest village in Tenerife situated right on the edge of Teide National Park. Soak in your surroundings in this lovely hotel with spa facilities and beautiful bedroom views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Day 2

    Vilaflor

    5 mi (8 km)

    For your first day of walking, you will be taking in some of Tenerife’s famous volcanic landscape. A taxi will pick you up from your accommodation and take you north into the National Park. From here, you will begin a gentle 4 hour walk back to your hotel in Vilaflor, through volcanic and lunar landscape.
  • Day 3

    Mount Teide

    7.3 mi (11.8 km)

    Teide is Spain’s highest peak (3,718m) and day 3 offers the opportunity to visit its peak. A taxi will take you to Cañadas del Teide, an enormous volcanic crater at the foot of the mountain. From here you can take a cable car up to 3,200m, enjoying wonderful views of the island on your way up. At the top of the cable car, an hour’s walk will take you up to a spectacular vista point, with the option of walking for an additional hour to reach the mountain’s peak (NB: A National Park permit is needed for this, which will need to be booked in advance). You will then take the cable car back to the bottom, where an hour’s walk around the crater will take you directly to your next accommodation right on the crater’s edge. Those with more energy have the option of also completing a 2 hour circular walk that explores the landscape around your accommodation, known as Roques de Garcia. Tonight’s accommodation includes a lovely home cooked meal.
  • Day 4

    Pico Guajara

    8.7 mi (14 km)

    Staying in the Teide National Park, day 4 is one of the more challenging days. Today you will ascend 550m up Guajara, Tenerife second highest peak. Whilst challenging, this 5 hour return route offers wonderful views across the whole of the southern side of the island, as well as El Teide and the crater. At the end of the day, you can relax in the same hotel, enjoying its swimming pool, sauna and private gardens.
  • Day 5

    Aguamansa

    7.5 mi (12 km)

    Day 5 brings a new type of scenery as you explore the pine woods around Aguamansa. A taxi will pick you up in the morning and take you to the start of this slightly more challenging 6 hour walk through mountainous woodland and ravines. At the end of the day, a taxi will take you to your next accommodation in one of Tenerife’s most beautiful and historic towns, Garachico
  • Day 6

    Punta Tena

    9.3 mi (15 km)

    Today you have a choice of walks across the hilly terrain of Tenerife’s western cape, Punta de Teno. This remote and quiet part of the island is a protected area and is surrounded by spectacular sea views and a unique and interesting mix of fauna. The first option takes you up through open woodland and along ravines until you reach a beautiful vista point, which on a good day offers views over to the island of La Gomera. Alternatively on days that are windy or particularly hot, there is the option of a slightly longer but more shaded route towards equally good viewing points. At the end of the day a taxi will take you back to your accommodation in Garachico.
  • Day 7

    Anaga

    7.5 mi (12 km)

    For the final day of your holiday, a taxi will take you north-east to the Anaga Park, a protected area, which many believe to be the most beautiful part of Tenerife, full of laurisilva woods and deep ravines. There is the choice of two walks, a shorter steeper route, or a longer more gentle one. At the end of your walk, a taxi will take you to your next accommodation in the charming historical town of San Cristobal de Laguna. Afterwards you may wish to explore this lovely town or relax in the comfort of your lovely hotel with its own spa facilities.
  • Day 8

    Departure

    After breakfast a taxi will take you back to the airport. If you’d like to stay an additional night, we will be happy to arrange it for you in advance.

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Prices FromSeason 1
1/5/18 – 15/9/18
Season 2
16/9/18 – 31/10/18
Season 3
1/11/17 -20/12/17
4/1/18 – 30/4/18
1/11/18 – 19/12/18
Season 4
21/12/17 – 3/1/18
2/12/18 – 4/1/19
Two people sharing (p.p.)£985£1085£1110£1190
Single person in a party£1240£1350£1385£1525
Solo personN/AN/AN/AN/A

  • Price Based On

    What’s included?

    • 7 nights accommodation in an en-suite room on a bed and breakfast basis
    • Dinner on days 3 and 4 whilst staying in Teide National Park (Remainder of accommodation is located in villages with good shops, cafes and restaurants)
    • Transfer between walks and all luggage transfer
    • Transfer to and from the airport
    • Cable car ticket up Mount Teide
    • 24-hour telephone assistance
    • Detailed maps and route descriptions in English

    Optional Extras

    • Extra nights or Rest Days ~ Please enquire for extra night prices at each location
    • Spa treatments at either your first or last hotel (Days 1, 2 and 7)
    • 5 evening meals to be included in holiday package ~ £135.00 per person

    Not Included

    • Flights
    • National park permit to access the peak of mount Teide
    • Packed lunches are not included. We have left this open in order to allow you the opportunity to make the most of the local cuisine. There are excellent shops and cafes along your routes or alternatively packed lunches can be ordered from most hotels.
    • Evening meals whether taken in a local restaurant or in-house at your accommodation should always be paid for direct.
    • Postage Overseas ~ £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World) ~ per walk pack
  • Essential Info.
  • Best time to travel

    Tenerife can be enjoyed year round, with mild temperatures throughout the year. There is higher rainfall between November and March, which can result in snow at higher elevations around Mount Teide peak.

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    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

    Please note that unlike our UK holidays there are 5 separate price bands so please check the dates and prices carefully before booking (price band determined by your arrival date).

    We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

  • Getting there

    Tenerife has two airports (Tenerife Norte and Tenerife Sur), both of which are suitable for this holiday and in easy distance of the start and end accommodation.

    You will be met at the airport by taxi and taken to your first accommodation in Vilaflor and return at the end of your holiday from San Cristobal de La Laguna is by taxi transfer and this is included in your holiday price.

    Tenerife Sur (South) (TFS) is the larger of the two island airports but a transfer can be arranged from Tenerife Norte (North) (TFN) instead if requested.

    You are responsible for booking your air travel to airports in Tenerife.

Client Reviews

"All was perfect for out first time with Celtic Trails. Was wary that (a) taxi service may not be reliable and (b) trails not properly marked - but all was great. Thank you to you all." Linnane - December '17

Further reading

For a taste of what Tenerife has to offer you may wish to visit its Lonely Planet page https://www.lonelyplanet.com/canary-islands/tenerife.

Alternatively, if you’d like to find out more about how much more Tenerife has to offer than white sandy beaches, you may like to visit the following page aimed at those wanting to discover ‘the real’ Tenerife. http://www.realtenerifeislanddrives.com

Comparison of our new European holidays

What's Included

AragonCabo de GataLa PalmaMallorcaRota VicentinaTenerife
Nights777777
Comfort Level2.5 / 43.5/42.5 / 43 / 44 / 43.5 / 4
Lunches450000
Dinners402032
Airport TransfersNot IncludedNot IncludedIncludedNot IncludedNot IncludedIncluded
Extras---2 permits-Cable Car Ticket
Price from (p.p.)£695£640£805£735£650£985
Length49 mi65 mi68 mi55 mi77 mi45 mi

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