Barranco de Masca

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Recommended by 47 out of 54 hikers

Tips

  • Stephanie

    The Masca Gorge is closed to hikers until further notice.

    wochenblatt.es/unkategorisiert/masca-schlucht-bleibt-gesperrt

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    • October 17, 2018

  • MW aus LE

    Actually, the whole tour, on each of its meters a highlight, ... good footwear and water is required.

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    • March 28, 2016

  • Bruno

    The tour is sensational and an absolute must! But I run them the other way round (going uphill is much more pleasant than downhill) First, from Los Gigantes by boat, a Waale Watching Tour, the boat stops at the canyon exit and then up to Masca. After a stop with the bus over Santiago to Los Gigantes back. It is easier by taxi (there are always passengers and then it is not more expensive than by bus.)

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    • July 31, 2017

  • Dieter

    The tour is terrific! Definitely buy tickets for the boat transfer to Los Gigantes in Masca! If you do not do that, it can happen that you are at the end of the gorge by the sea and can not get a ride (especially if you are traveling with several people). We experienced it, that a family had to make the way up to Masca, because the boats were full!
    And my tip: Park your car at the church in Santiago del Teide and take the bus no. 355 (be there in time - the bus has only about 25 seats and does not take more people!) To Masca. Then walk through the gorge, go by boat to Los Gigantes and then once through the village up to the bus stop. The bus 325 brings you back to Santiago del Teide.

    Bus 355: titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-355
    Bus 325: titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-325

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    • August 25, 2016

  • MW aus LE

    The path is very rocky, slip off possible. Absolutely sturdy footwear and concentration at every step.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    The road to Masca is the first adventure

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    • December 13, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    You should not only go down but also go up

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    • December 15, 2017

  • Anette

    Masca is the starting point for one of the most popular and famous treks in Tenerife. It begins in the lower center and leads through the Barranco to the sea (about 6 hours round trip, after registration you can pick up on the beach also by boat.) This brings many tourists in the place. Although these are mostly day visitors, for whom the place is only a starting point, it has changed considerably since 1986: In 1986 there was only one bar for the locals and only one restaurant for tourists in the old school (then one of the oldest buildings in Masca ), so today one counts eleven gastronomic enterprises.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masca

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    • January 27, 2017

  • unnamedterritory

    Impressive gorge. Absolute must for all hikers who visit Tenerife.

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    • February 4, 2017

  • MW aus LE

    Enough time to plan, sturdy shoes and water take.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Exciting hiking tour you should not only down but also deny high

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Impressive landscape. Even the journey is exciting

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Felix M

    A never-ending gorge!
    In the end, one thinks that after each turn the sea should come, but unfortunately it does not. As I found it ended up a bit, but the nature is so nice that you could discover something new around every corner :)
    At the end you can comfortably go back by boat and then share with several a taxi to get back to the car!

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    • January 5, 2018

  • Craig Taylor

    Awesome hike down to the sea. Just be warned: The way down can be slippery and may take around 2-4 hours depending on your fitness. Once you reach the cove at the bottom, you can take one of the regular water taxis over to Los Gigantes. Costing €10 per person, these will get you to Los Gigantes in about 15 minutes, from where you can take a taxi back up to Masca for around €24. This will take around 40 minutes.

    • February 15, 2018

  • teubi

    Apparently the trip is prohibited (all entry points in Masca are closed and have warning signs).

    • September 26, 2018

  • Klaus

    Marvelous view.Unfortunately footpath currently closed after 300m due to maintenance.

    • March 7, 2019

  • MW aus LE

    Steep descent, partly slip hazard.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Martin

    If you want to go down and back up, you should allow enough time and a good condition. Take enough food!

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    • December 10, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Very early or late, the light is the most beautiful

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Craig Taylor

    Hike down takes around 2 - 3 hours, from where you can take a water taxi to nearby Los Gigantes, which costs €10 per person. If you're worried about getting back to the top to pick up your car, a cab from Los Gigantes back to Masca only costs around €25.

    • January 16, 2018

  • Marius

    Maybe somebody could say if this road is still closed for hiking?

    • January 8, 2019

  • Miaz

    Very impressive hike. In February, the gorge is not too crowded. An absolute MustHave (or MustDo) in Tenerife. However, it can also be a bit wet and slippery in February. So pay attention to good shoes! What you see ... AUWEIA ...

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    • May 13, 2019

  • Manu

    Attention: The masca gorge is still locked!

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    • September 23, 2019

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