Tenerife Walking Festival features 20 different hikes or rambles to go on alternate days. Thus, you will be able to join the hikes you find more interesting and attractive. A professional guiding service will be provided for each hike.
The hikes fall into three categories: coastal, volcanic and forest hikes.
Tenerife, as an island, is surrounded by the sea and features a wide range of coastal trails with stimulating views of the ocean and other islands, offering an irresistible attraction to hikers and ramblers: stunning sunsets. These trails are ideal to enjoy the original, wild scenery of the island coastline.
- Albergue Montes de Anaga – Degollada – Playa de Antequera (THU-3) Fully booked 24/05/2018 - Antequera beach is undoubtedly the most amazing virgin beach of Anaga. Accessible only by sea or on foot, this tour gives us a unique opportunity to enjoy its clear and calm waters. It is an oasis that is protected by the majestic Roque de Antequera.
- Cruz del Carmen – Punta del Hidalgo (THU-5) Fully booked 24/05/2018 - Between the sea of clouds and the sea of foam. This is the first officially approved trail in Tenerife: PR-TF 10 according to the technical nomenclature. This trail offers a great deal of historic and botanical peculiarities about Tenerife.
- Benijo – El Draguillo – Chamorga – Roque Bermejo (FRI-1) 25/05/2018 - Following in the footsteps of pirates. The route starts at the Playa de Benijo, a solitary beach located on the north of the Island. Benijo is a wild beach where you will enjoy of the seashore impressive rocks formations, the volcanic black sand, the big waves, and beautiful sunsets…
- Afur – Taganana (FRI-2) Fully booked 25/05/2018 - Wine trail. First of all, have a look at the views of the impressive cliffs. Now you will be in excellent spirits to go for the hike. The hamlet of Afur lies on the edge of a rock and is comprised of cave dwellings and small thatched-roof stone houses.
- Malpaís de Güímar (SAT-3) Fully booked 26/05/2018 - Another World’s Landscape. To visit Malpaís de Güímar, get ready to enjoy a natural breathtaking sight. This small piece of land seems to have been pulled out from another world and inserted directly into this area.
You may not see a smoking volcanic cone ready to expel lava, since the last eruption in Tenerife took place in 1909. However, you will go through a true Mars-like environment, such as Teide National Park. Tenerife is a sort of Noe’s Ark for volcanism. A corner of the planet gathering all the known manifestations of this phenomenon.
- Montaña Blanca – Pico Teide + Overnight stay in Altavista refuge (WED-1) 23/05/2018 - Home of Guayota, God of fire. This is the most popular trail in Teide National Park, leading to the peak of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 metres. The hike starts at three o'clock in the afternoon and finishes at noon the day after.
- Erjos – Cruz de Gala – Cumbres de Bolico – Masca (WED-2) 23/05/2018 - During this hike we can see several ecosystems that are very important in the Canary Islands, such as the Canarian pine forest, laurisilva, and tabaibales areas. We will be going through places where wheat was threshed more than a century ago.
- Las Vegas circular (WED-4) 23/05/2018 - This branch starts at the PR-TF 83.1 trail in area known as El Aserradero, near the cliff of Risco de Los Muertos. The trail transports us to a not too distant past, when the forest was a key part of the local livelihood.
- Refugio Altavista – Pico Teide – Refugio Altavista (THU-1) 24/05/2018 - Home of Guayota, God of fire. This is the most popular trail in Teide National Park, leading to the peak of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 metres. The hike starts at three o'clock in the afternoon and finishes at noon the day after.
- Baracan – Teno Alto – Punta de Teno (THU-2) 24/05/2018 - From here Punta de Teno can be reached directly, the most northwestern part of the island of Tenerife. Punta de Teno is located in the Teno Rural Park and from there one has spectacular panoramic views of the peninsula, the coast and lighthouse.
- Montaña Blanca – Lomo Hurtado – Fortaleza – El Portillo (THU-4) 24/05/2018 - Along the route you will see wide panoramic views of both the slopes of Tigaiga, La Fortaleza, the interior of the Caldera and Teide itself.
- Montañeta – Chinyero – Santiago del Teide (FRI-3) 25/05/2018 - The last eruption in Tenerife This route crosses an area where took place one of the latest volcanic eruptions in Tenerife. We will hike over the volcanic ash of the Volcán Chinyero, the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife (1909), there, we will see the first signs of life growing on the lava soil, just like a natural miracle. On the way, we will the see the Volcán Chinyero's lava flows, which contrast with the green of the pine trees.
- Narices del Teide – Sámara , by night (FRI-4) 25/05/2018 - From the sunset to the sky. This is an easy route, ideal for all kind of people. This route offers the opportunity to get the most of the Mount Teide National Park unique flora and fauna. On the way you might see the “alcaudón” (small birds which love eating insects) and beetles such as the “pimelia” (small, black and with bellies).
- El Palmar – Santiago del Teide (FRI-5) Fully booked 25/05/2018 - The walk of traditions. During this route you will enjoy of wonderful views over the Chinyero Volcano, where took place the last Tenerife’s volcanic eruption. This eruption started on November 18th, 1909 and lasted for 10 days. In comparison with other volcanic eruptions in the Canary Islands, this is the one that has registered less lava flows.
- Montaña Blanca – Pico Teide + Overnight stay in Altavista refuge (FRI-6) 25/05/2018 - Home of Guayota, God of fire. This is the most popular trail in Teide National Park, leading to the peak of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 metres. The hike starts at three o'clock in the afternoon and finishes at noon the day after.
- Narices del Teide – Sámara (SAT-1) 26/05/2018 - A forest of ancient rocks. This is an easy route, ideal for all kind of people. This route offers the opportunity to get the most of the Mount Teide National Park unique flora and fauna. On the way, you might see the “alcaudón” (small birds which love eating insects) and beetles, such as the “pimelia” (small, black and with bellies).
- Refugio Altavista – Pico Teide – Montaña Blanca (SAT-6) 26/05/2018 - Home of Guayota, God of fire. This is the most popular trail in Teide National Park, leading to the peak of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 metres. The hike starts at three o'clock in the afternoon and finishes at noon the day after.
There are two types of rain: the rain with drops falling downwards (as usual in the rest of the planet) and the horizontal rain produced by condensation (a specific feature in the island). The northern face of the mountains (windward) blocks the passage of the rain-producing clouds, pushed by the trade winds (Alisios). The leaves of the trees soak up the water and the drops fall on the land, resulting in the vast, thick forests found in the upland areas in Tenerife.
- Taganana – Las Vueltas – Albergue Montes de Anaga (WED-3) Fully booked 23/05/2018 - El sendero recorre el antiguo camino real que a su vez se dibujó sobre una vereda aborigen. Por aquí se llevaban los cerdos, las cabras, el pescado y todo tipo de víveres desde Taganana a La Laguna mientras esta fue capital de Tenerife.
- PR-TF-25 Las Raices – Las Lagunetas – Agua Garcia (WED-5) Fully booked 23/05/2018 - The Agua García’s forest can be compared with a settlement inhabited by a large number of living creatures. Some of themare species unique in the world. If you stop on the way, to see and listen what is happening around you, you will enjoy of the wonderful life that goes from soil to the highest branches of the land of the Viñátigo's trees, also called the “century-old guards”
- Cruz del Carmen – Tegueste (SAT-2) 26/05/2018 - The biggest part of this hike takes place in the shadow of trees. However, what today seems like a leafy and ancient forest, at some points of this route, only 40 years ago, there were mountain areas of scrub in which small groups of trees alternated with completely deserted areas.
- Cruce de Arafo – La Caldera GR-131 (SAT-4) 26/05/2018 - The hike covers a part of the GR-131 long-distance hiking path (integrated into the E7 European long-distance path). The trail follows an old forest path leading to the higher area of La Orotava (Aguamansa). This location hosted the first hydroelectric station in the Canary Islands, supplying power to La Orotava with the water volume that flowed from here.
- El Palmar – Talavera – Los Silos (SAT-5) Fully booked 26/05/2018 - Agricultural landscapes and a diverse vegetation of cacti, euphorbias, fayales and heathers can here be observed. The views over the Isla Baja are more than worthwhile and certainly a good reason to take this very pleasant excursion.