Tenerife Walking Festival 2019

Welcome

Tenerife Walking Festival will take place from 21st to 25th May 2019. This is an open event to hikers from all over the continent, combining different types of hikes and trails and original supplementary activities. A great event to be enjoyed with your usual hiking group, with your family or even on your own.

Tenerife is a well-known tourist destination in Europe, receiving millions of visitors every year who come to experience its countless attractions. Tenerife’s varied landscape and spring temperature (with an average temperature of 23 degrees centigrade) make it an ideal destination to go hiking, with over 1,500 kilometres of trails.

Tenerife Walking Festival is organised by Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (the Council of Tenerife) through Turismo de Tenerife (Council of Tourism of Tenerife), the European Ramblers’ Association (ERA), Federación Española de Deporte y Montaña de Escalada (Spanish Mountain Sports and Climbing Federation, FEDME) and FECAMON (Canary Islands Mountaineering Federation).

PROGRAM – TENERIFE WALKING FESTIVAL 2019

Tuesday, May 21st

10:00 – 19:00 Accreditations and Welcome Pack Pick-up: Tenerife Walking Festival information stand – Plaza de Europa – Puerto de la Cruz.

18:30 Welcome drink – Plaza de Europa (Puerto de la Cruz).

Wednesday, May 22nd

13:30 Route Montaña Blanca - Pico Teide, overnight stay Altavista Refuge (WED-1)  +INFO  Fully Booked
08:30h Route Erjos – Cruz de Gala – Cumbre de Bolico - Masca (WED-2) +INFO
07:30h Circular Route Las Vegas (WED-3) +INFO

Montaña Blanca – Pico Teide + Overnight stay in Altavista refuge (WED-1)

Fully booked

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)

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-3)

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.

Thursday, May 23rd

5:00 Route Refugio Altavista - Pico Teide - Montaña Blanca (THU-1) +INFO  Fully Booked 
8:00 Narices del Teide - Los Arenales (THU-2) +INFO 
8:00 Ruta Montaña Blanca - Minas San José - El Portillo (THU-3) +INFO 

Refugio Altavista – Pico Teide – Refugio Altavista (THU-1)

Fully booked

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 – Los Arenales (THU-2)

The trail begins with a sector of malpaís where we can observe interesting volcanic morphologies. Along the route, attached to the edges of eroded lava flows, hundreds of disused hives can be seen and the existence of an old and interesting threshing floor.

Montaña Blanca – Minas San José – El Portillo (THU-3)

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.

Friday, May 24th

8:30 Route Benijo - Draguillo - Chamorga - Roque Bermejo (FRI-1) +INFO  Fully Booked
17:30 Route Narices del Teide - Sámara (FRI-2) +INFO 
8:30 Route Baracán - Teno Alto - Punta de Teno (FRI-3) +INFO

Benijo – El Draguillo – Chamorga – Roque Bermejo (FRI-1)

Fully booked

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…

Narices del Teide – Sámara (FRI-2)

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).

Baracan – Teno Alto – Punta de Teno (FRI-3)

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.

Saturday, May 25th

9:30 Route Cruz del Carmen - Tegueste (SAT-1) +INFO 
9:00 Route Cruce de Arafo - La Caldera GR-131 (SAT-2) +INFO 
10:00 Route El Palmar – Talavera – Los Silos (SAT-3) +INFO

12:30 - 23:00 Fiesta de Clausura en Plaza de Europa.

Cruz del Carmen – Tegueste (SAT-1)

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-2)

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-3)

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.

* Departure times will depend on the excursion you have selected. In the confirmation voucher we will inform you about the exact time of departure.


Route departure point and time:

All routes will depart from Puerto de la Cruz

  • Plaza de Europa Bus stop (see departure times for each route). See map

TWF 2019 Information Point

From the 21st to the 25th of May from 10am to 7pm, at Plaza de Europa (Puerto de la Cruz).


TWF 2019 Lectures

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