Hiking Trips – Canary Islands

Hiking tours – sightseeing tours – Hiking trips in a Group or independently

Discover some of our most popular trips on the 7 islands of the Canary archipelago: independent hiking tours or transfers for self guided tours; sightseeing tours; hiking in organised groups with a guide between the islands or long weekend getaways for hiking and camping

Activities – Canary Islands

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Hiking tours – sightseeing tours – Hiking trips in a Group or independently

…and joint some of our activities: sea excursions to see dolphins and whales; visits to ecological farms; night tours for stargazing; independent hiking tours and day excursions; themed tours or transfers to walk your routes independently, as well as organised groups with a guide between different islands…

Canary Islands

Choose your next holiday with our self-guided hiking trips. Walk independently from hotel to hotel or join a guided group.

We offer different types of hiking programs on each island. Even programs that combine several islands. We organize and book accommodation, luggage transfer and your personal transfers.

Click on the island and find our suggestions. Take advantage of our experience and knowledge!

Canary Islands
La Palma El Hierro La Gomera Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote

La Palma

THE BONITA !

Discover the lush north crossing spectacular ravines. Walk inside the crater of La Caldera de Taburiente. Be surprised with the recent volcano of Cumbre Vieja and its derivations to the south ...

We take care of accommodation, transport and luggage transfers so that you can enjoy your routes in a relaxed way:

El Hierro

THE LITTLE !

El Hierro is not only the smallest but also the youngest island of the Canary Islands with just around 1 million years. The westernmost island measures 268 km² and offers wet forests known as Monteverdes.

This small island with only 10,000 inhabitants guarantees a relaxed and nature-loving holiday for individualists.

La Gomera

THE MAGIC !

The second smallest island in the Canary Islands awaits you with enchanted laurel forests, rugged cliffs and lively cloud shows - La Gomera shows itself with rough but warm charm, you have to discover it on foot in order to enjoy the charm of the no island.

Tenerife

THE IMPOSANT !

The highest mountain in Spain, the Pico del Teide with its 3715 m height, is almost majestic. The approximately 2000 square kilometer island forms the main province of the western Canary Islands. The varied landscape in the Anaga and Teno Mountains and the Cañadas del Teide National Park offer fantastic opportunities to enjoy a perfect hiking holiday.

Gran Canaria

THE LIVING!

The main province of the eastern islands is Gran Canaria, the second largest island of the Canary Archipelago with around 1500 km / 2.

A miniature continent with mountain landscapes, dry valleys, sand dunes and the island's landmark, the Roque Nublo at 1,813 m as well as a lively atmosphere in the capital Las Palmas.

Fuerteventura

THE STORMY !

An island of minimalism. The second largest island of the archipelago is reduced to the bare essentials and offers unique, kilometer-long sandy beaches with turquoise blue sea under a deep blue sky. Winds that clear your head on beautiful beach walks and ensure a carefree holiday.

Lanzarote

THE ARTISTIC !

Volcanism, the creative hand of Cesar Manrique and the traditional wine-growing method shape the island, which forms the easternmost of the Canaries at around 846 km / 2. The Timanfaya National Park offers many opportunities to hike to get to know the forces of nature that evolved in the 18th century. formed after a 6 year long eruption phase.

A fiery island with lots of charm and creativity for unforgettable days

What do customers say about us?

Indielarma
Indielarma
2022-06-19
Completed the 6 day Trails of La Palma tour with Natour last week. Some truly unforgettable hikes through amazingly varied and beautiful terrain. Organisation was great with taxi pickups and details of local buses where needed to get us back to our accommodation. The views from the Roque de los Muchachos was out of this world. The trails are tough with some serious climbs but if you’ve done the training this is a real bucket list experience.
Sarah Braungart
Sarah Braungart
2022-06-12
Excellent experience - helped me organise transport for GR131 through La Palma which can be tricky at times! Very helpful, quick to respond, flexible and it all worked out perfectly. Thank you! Can only recommend!
Ana Navarro Rodes
Ana Navarro Rodes
2022-06-04
Visitar El Hierro con Natour ha sido todo un acierto, muy profesionales. Han organizado un viaje que ha superado todas mis expectativas. Me he sentido atendida y cuidada en todo momento. Muy buena organización, planificación del viaje y de sus rutas, las cuales hemos realizado con unos extraordinarios guías que nos han enseñado lugares increíbles. Todo esto ha hecho de éste, un viaje inolvidable. Sin duda, volveré a confiar en vosotros para futuros viajes. Muchísimas gracias por la experiencia.
Birgit BJ
Birgit BJ
2022-05-31
The one week’s hike at El Hierro not only fulfilled my expectations, it went way beyond. The nature is astonishing, varied: mystical and misty woods, lava landscapes that look like huge piles of coal, lava with beautiful patterns, breathtaking views, sunrise and sunset at the deep-blue Ocean, and meadows looking like cut out of an English landscape. The routes were carefully chosen and covered all parts of the island. Never too long or too short, or too difficult. The local guide is a true goldmine of knowledge about nature, plants, geology, volcanology, legends, and history. The hotels were quiet and clean. A perfect holiday. I am already planning to go back.
JOSE MIGUEL MEZQUITA
JOSE MIGUEL MEZQUITA
2022-05-09
Excelente operador para ayudarte a planificar tu visita a este extraordinario lugar. Atentos y profesionales, si quieres moverte por la isla y conocerla a fondo lo mejor que puedes hacer es ponerte en manos de Alberto, que además es encantador. En La Palma en general y en esta empresa en particular uno nota un gusto por el trato y un deseo de que los visitantes disfruten y conozcan el lugar (y no sólo de que gasten dinero) que en otros destinos más concurridos y “maleados” de nuestro país desgraciadamente hace tiempo que ya no existe. Imposible recomendarles con más convencimiento.
Milana Tiahur
Milana Tiahur
2022-04-23
I booked 5 tours. 2 tours were cancelled, one of them was cancelled at 10pm the day before. I’m traveling around the islands and planned my stay in La palma based on these tours which was quite sad. The tours I’ve visited were nice and professional, no doubts
Frederic Brasero Muedra
Frederic Brasero Muedra
2022-04-18
La isla merece la pena su visita desde todos los aspectos, sobre todo para aquellos que quieran caminar por sitios increíbles. Pero es importante señalar que para conocerla es imprescindible hacerlo guiados con personas profesionales. Esta empresa, NATOUR, tiene unas personas que te guiarán con ,una gran profesionalidad, estarán siempre atendiendo a tus necesidades y te recomendaran lo mejor que hacer para no perderte lo mejor de la isla. Conozco esta isla, Isla Bonita, gracias a NOTOUR.

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    The Canary Islands: a land of contrasts and active volcanoes

    The Canary Islands are currently in the spotlight due to the recent eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma. Along with the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic and the Hawaiian archipelago in the Pacific, the Canary Islands is an island territory with one of the highest concentrations of volcanoes on Earth.

    The Canary Islands have one of the highest concentrations of volcanoes in the world.

    Denominated as a “Hot Spot”, the Canary Islands’ subsoil hides a fervent activity that from time to time comes to the surface and reminds us that the planet is alive.

    The volcanic eruption of the Canary Islands volcano is a reminder that the planet is alive.

    The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano is just a small sample of the volcanic ferocity that dominates the seven islands. The estimate of the energy released so far by the eruption of this volcano is similar to all the electrical energy consumed by the archipelago in 35 years.

    But there is no need to worry.

    But don’t forget that the Canary Islands were formed by the eruptions of thousands of underwater volcanoes. The accumulation of volcanic material on each of the islands has allowed us to inhabit these insular spaces today and benefit from their extraordinary conditions.

    The Canary Islands paradise

    In addition to a privileged climate with spring-like temperatures all year round, extraordinary beaches and exuberant vegetation, the mountain ranges of the seven islands are ideal for an activity that is now in vogue all over the world: hiking. Ancient cobbled paths now provide the necessary infrastructure to allow visitors, eager to discover its spectacular nature, to pass through. The contrasts are enormous and the landscapes unbeatable. We will now take you on a brief tour of the best trails in the archipelago.

    El Teide in Tenerife

    It is the third largest volcano in the world. It is also the highest peak in Spain. El Teide, at 3,815 metres, is one of the most important hiking landmarks in the Canary Islands. The Cañadas del Teide offer a perfect high plateau with winding paths and bizarre rock formations. The permanent view of the Teide piton is a memorable natural spectacle. And its ascent up to the rocky peak from Montaña Blanca is a challenge for experienced hikers.

    La Caldera de Taburiente on La Palma

    La Isla Bonita has a crater-shaped heart. With a perimeter of 28 kilometres and a depth of 1,500 metres, the Caldera is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. Its interior is home to a very peculiar endemic flora and fauna, and torrential water flows down its rocks and cliffs to the sea. Walking along its paths from Los Brecitos is one of the island’s greatest attractions. Or be enraptured by its impressive viewpoints, both from Roque de Los Muchachos and from La Cumbrecita.

    Laurel forests in La Gomera

    The Garajonay National Park offers unrepeatable landscapes and magical forests. Time has frozen the island’s relief and the perpetual sea of clouds has nourished its majestic forests.

    Majestic forests.

    Majestic rocks rise on its peaks, forming a spectacular geography of singular beauty. This small island can be traversed from end to end via stunning hiking trails that pass through various microclimates ranging from the most rustic to the most beautiful plains in the world.

    El Hierro, the island of wind

    Also known as the island of the zero meridian, El Hierro offers spectacular and very diverse scenery in a tiny space

    Routes along the coast converge with forests of perpetual mist. And also enormous pine and laurel forests that have woven the most incredible stories about what is engulfed under the protection of the centuries-old trees of La Llanía.

    The island of El Hierro offers spectacular and very diverse scenery in a tiny space.

    The island of El Hierro is made up of a central natural wall that divides and protects the island. The gentle hills of its central plateau offer the most striking, beautiful views. As do its spectacular viewpoints.

    Lanzarote and its volcanoes

    The Timanfaya route is one of the most popular and with different levels of complexity suitable for beginners or expert hikers. Likewise, the routes around the volcano and the malpaís de La Corona are some of the most spectacular in Lanzarote.

    But it’s not just Lanzarote, Tenerife or La Palma that make up the volcanic hiking universe of the Canary Islands. Each and every island has an unsurpassed volcanic past and present.

    From El Hierro to La Graciosa and from Fuerteventura to La Gomera, the Canary Islands are teeming with volcanic activity. Some of these volcanoes are dormant and others have already died out but still retain their majesty.

    Natour

    On the 7 islands of the Canary archipelago NATOUR organises independent hiking trips to walk on your own. But we also organise organised groups with a guide between different islands of the Canary Islands or on a specific island. Do not hesitate to contact us for a personalised proposal.

    The Canaries :  4  National Parks in  4  Islands

    Hiking in the Canary Islands

    The Canary Islands

    Hiking in the Canary Islands has become a fundamental activity. In any of the 7 islands there is a network of well-marked trails, with procedures approved by the Spanish Mountaineering Federation.

    In addition, each island has defined a long-distance route, known as the GR, which crosses ancestral paths from one side to the other. In addition, the GR 131 corresponds to an international route linking the islands of the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries.

    GR 131 in the Canary Islands

    The first was the island of La Palma. Its GR 131 is also known as the “Ruta del Bastón” (Cane Route) because of its peculiar route in the shape of a cane. The route starts in Puerto de Tazacorte and climbs up to the highest point of the island, then climbs upwards towards the south. And finally this route ends at the Faro de Fuencaliente lighthouse with a total distance of 66 km.

    Hiking

    Thanks to the mountainous relief of the islands, hiking has become an important tourist activity. For this reason, each island has made the most of its special cultural legacy and its ancient infrastructures in the form of footpaths. Today it is possible to walk the GR 131 in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro, as well as La Palma.

    The Routes

    The old paths and royal roads of yesteryear have been redesigned and turned into thematic routes. Some of these routes provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of the people of the Canary Islands in the past. For example, the PR (short distance) paths were the connections between different villages and all the commercial activity revolved around them.