It’s Tenerife but not as you know it!
Due to demand from customers who want to combine some walking with a summer beach holiday, we have developed a 3-day hiking package, giving you the opportunity to experience the other side of this fantastic sub-tropical island, well away from the busy tourist areas of the south coast.
Walk on forest tracks, explore deep canyons, breathe pure mountain air and take in the inspiring scenery as you discover secluded parts of the island. To reach the highest point on Tenerife, it’s a cable car and then a trek to the top of Mount Teide. Then learn more about the lava that formed the island with a 2-hour hike around the National Park. On Day 2, descend into the Masca Gorge and trek to the coast. Don’t forget your swimming costume, as there will be time for a dip in the sea before the boat trip past the cliffs to Puerto Santiago. Our third day offers you the chance to discover Old World Spain at the World Heritage Site of La Laguna, before trekking through the lush Mercedes Rainforest and along the Anaga Mountain Ridge in the far north of the island.
Join a small group under the supervision of an English-speaking guide who will share lots of information and anecdotes about the countryside and people, the flora and fauna and Tenerife in general. We only work with experienced guides who have lived for years in Tenerife.
All daily excursions include transfer by mini-bus from your accommodation up the mountains to the start point of the walk and back to your hotel at the end of the day. You will be collected from your accommodation early in the morning (usually between 7am and 8am) and returned late afternoon (usually between 6pm and 7pm). Exact times of pick-up and drop-off will be communicated on your booking confirmation once we know where you are staying.
Simply let us know the dates of your holiday by e-mail or in the Comments Box of the Enquiry Form and we will work with our agent in Tenerife to schedule your walks, confirming the dates before you leave the UK. Our 3 day trips are full of wonderful experiences, with plenty of walking at a leisurely pace. There is no great walking distance of any note, though the routes can be challenging and are not recommended for anyone under 12 years of age.
The important things to pack are: walking boots, shoes or sturdy trainers; water – one litre is enough as it can be refilled; sunglasses; hat; suncream; sticking plasters and on Day 1, warm clothes for the top of Mount Teide, even in summer. And don’t forget your camera!
Not sure if a walking holiday is right for you? Here are just a few reasons why a walking holiday is right for you.
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Spain's highest mountain, the Pico del Teide at 3,718 m is our first stop this morning. After a journey through the Cañadas we take the cable car up to the 3,550 m station. Then, with a special permit from the Park Administration, which we arrange in advance on your behalf, we access the very top and crater of the volcano. The last 170 metres are well-prepared and no other place in Tenerife offers such a fantastic panorama over the entire island and neighbouring islands of El Hierro, La Gomera, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and further afield, Lanzarote and Fuertaventura. The views are awesome and you will have the opportunity to capture a recording of your time on the summit with a photograph or video.National Park
After an extended rest we descend to the cable car station and go back down to the lower road level to begin our 2-hour hike around the Roques de Garcia. An inclusive lunch break is provided as we stop to admire the view over the “Caldera”. We then recommence our walk in the National Park where you will learn about the development of Tenerife and the different kinds of lava, leaving time at the end to take some more pictures of this unique landscape.
The start point for this hike through the Masca Gorge is the small village of the same name. This idyllic location is nestled between the steep and awe inspiring Teno Mountains where, after a visit to the village of Masca, the spectacular descent into the gorge begins as the trail leads steadily downhill on narrow and natural paths into the ravine. It first begins on abandoned terraces on an old connecting trail before reaching rocky terrain through a dried river bed. The 600-metre decline over 4 kilometres takes 4 - 5 hours to arrive at the coast where the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean invite you for a swim. After some relaxing time at this beautiful isolated spot we are picked up by a small boat for a trip alongside the impressive cliffs of Los Gigantes into the port of Puerto Santiago. From there, we return to your hotel by minibus.
The culture of La Laguna and the wild nature of make this trip make for a wonderful combination of insight into the everyday life of the historic university town of La Laguna and the wildlife and flora of the Anaga Mountains, situated at the northern end of the island. In the morning you will have the opportunity to discover the town of La Laguna on a guided visit (about 1 hour). Here the manor houses with their beautiful courtyards, the cathedral and monasteries are examples of typical Canarian architecture and culture in the old town that has been awarded with the title of World Heritage Site. Later, our trek leads through the amazing lush rainforest of Las Mercedes, where we explore the characteristic and unique laurel trees before the return journey along the ridge of the Anaga Mountains with time for a short break at the famous Teresitas Beach, located east of the capital, Santa Cruz, where Lord Nelson lost his right arm during an unsuccessful attempt to storm the city in 1797.
Fixed Price - £145 per person
Single supplement - no supplement
If you would like to change any details of the excursions, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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