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The most beautiful hiking adventures on Tenerife

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10

Tours

39:50 h

63.8 mi

19,000 ft

Even during your arrival, you can see it clearly: Teide, Spain's highest mountain, pierces through the clouds. Rising over 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) out of the Atlantic Ocean, the view is a pretty breathtaking one. Around Tenerife, the mountain dominates the landscape, feeding, sheltering and supporting life on the island. And as its keeper, it has turned Tenerife into a diverse island never void of a natural surprise: You'll find wide volcanic deserts, bizarre tuff formations, and dark lava rocks. You'll discover barren lunar landscape in the Caldera des Teide, mystical laurel forests in the Anaga Mountains, black beaches and steep coasts — and some of the bluest waters you've ever seen.

There's no better way to experience this diverse landscape than by hiking. To help you discover the best of it, we have chosen the ten most beautiful hiking adventures on Tenerife. They lead you through quiet forests, to remote beaches, to deserted villages and of course up to the highest peak. Thanks to the warm temperatures, you can hike here at any time of the year, although it is especially beautiful in autumn.

All of the Tours are easily accessible by public bus. For each hike, we have indicated the appropriate bus lines that will take you to the starting point and back to your accommodation.

The bus timetables are available in English and Spanish at titsa.com/index.php/en.

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    Difficult
    04:56
    5.42 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,925 ft
    25 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Without a doubt, the ascent to Teide is the most famous, exciting and challenging trek in Tenerife. This tour takes you up the Montaña Blanca on the eastern slope of the Teide up to the lookout Mirador de la Fortaleza just below the crater rim. From there you have a spectacular view over the caldera of the Teide, over the …

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  • Easy
    01:33
    2.22 mi
    1.4 mph
    425 ft
    450 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    South of the Teide, in the middle of its huge caldera, you will find the Roques de García. It is a sprawling valley dotted with impressive rock formations. The bizarre forms and enormous dimensions of the rocks have inspired early human imagination and therefore many of them carry names. The most famous are probably 'The Finger of God' and 'The Cathedral'. The Roques de García can be explored on a well-developed circular walk.

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  • Difficult
    04:55
    8.73 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,025 ft
    3,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The GR131 is a fantastic long-distance trail that takes you through the unique nature of the Canary Islands. Of course, you can also hike only individual stages of the GR131 and dive into these day tours in the strange and unspoiled nature of Tenerife. This section takes you from the trail parking lot 'Parador del Teide' over the edge of the caldera and then through pine forests down to the mountain village of Vilaflor.

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    8.93 mi
    2.4 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The lunar landscape Paisaje Lunar is a barren, almost vegetation-free area on the southern slope of the caldera of the Teide. Only small shrubs and plants grow here between rocks and on wide boulder fields. From the mountain village of Vilaflor, a circular walk takes you through quiet pine forests to the edge of this strange landscape.From the tranquil …

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    3.92 mi
    1.8 mph
    400 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The northern slopes of the Caldeira of the Teide are covered with dense jungles. South of the city of La Orotava you explore a particularly beautiful section of the jungles and at the same time enjoy some wonderful panoramic views. Especially exciting are the narrow, densely wooded valleys that you roam on this hike.Starting point of the hike is …

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    3.79 mi
    1.6 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Malpaís means directly translated wasteland, but the Spanish word has a different meaning. On the contrary, Malpaís refers to a landscape shaped by volcanic activity, which is shaped by petrified lava flows, underground caves and black lava rock for many years after the last eruption. The Malpaís de Güímar nature reserve on the east coast of Tenerife is undoubtedly one …

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  • Difficult
    02:17
    3.81 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,000 ft
    650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    If you enjoy panoramic views of hiking, then this is the tour for you. From the tranquil town of Los Silos, the route climbs steeply up to the green mountains of Tenerife. Above, you will enjoy first-class views over the north coast, the surrounding ridges and up to the summit of Mount Teide.This promising tour is classified as 'moderate' in Tenerife.

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  • Difficult
    07:10
    11.4 mi
    1.6 mph
    5,100 ft
    575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The walk from Garachico to the volcanic rock fields at the foot of the Chinyero is a tour for real hiking professionals. Over 1,500 meters, it goes through mountain forests and finally up rocky plains. But you will be spoiled with sleepy mountain villages, untouched forests, dramatic views and unique volcanic landscapes.Your hike starts in the picturesque coastal town …

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  • Difficult
    06:28
    9.26 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,375 ft
    3,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    In the Nature Park Anagana in the extreme northeast of Tenerife are the largest laurel forests in Tenerife. On the steep slopes above the coast, clouds often gather and cover the trees and plants with fine drops of water. As a result, a mystical jungle has developed here, which is permeated by clouds of fog. From the small village of Afur you can explore the lonely rocky coast and the enchanted fog forests of Anagana on a circular walk.

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  • Intermediate
    04:17
    6.35 mi
    1.5 mph
    400 ft
    3,300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Cruz del Carmen view point on the north coast of Tenerife, an exciting trail leads down to Punta Hidalgo. On your way you will wander through pristine jungles, along rocky ridges and through small mountain villages. In many places you can enjoy a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains on the north coast of Tenerife.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    63.8 mi
  • Duration
    39:50 h
  • Elevation
    19,000 ft

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