Tenerife

Canary Islands
Tenerife is probably the most visited island in the Canary Archipelago. The reasons for this are obvious. In addition to idyllic enclaves and paradisiacal beaches, Tenerife offers spectacular nature: the Teide peak, rising majestically to 3715 metres; the Anaga forest in the north and the imposing ravines in the south; the cliffs of Los Gigantes… Tourists are captivated by the beautiful architecture of its villages and the friendliness of its people. The joie de vivre is a vital constant in the Canarian people, which is manifested in the enormous friendliness with which they welcome their visitors.

Our hiking trips in Tenerife

from 5-day getaways to several islands trips, to discover and enjoy on foot the Canary Islands

Our INDEPENDENT HIKING programmes:
Our escorted WALKING PROGRAMMES in a group:
Our small & CHARMING HOTELS:

see the accommodation related to our hiking programmes.

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Hotels

Our activities on Tenerife

Daily hiking tours, bus tours to see the island, boat trips to see dolphins and whales, stargazing and much more…

One-day activities

Tenerife is a privileged enclave for adventure lovers. There are many active tourism options on offer on the island. Although hiking occupies a prominent place, we must not forget the infinite options for enjoying the sea and its marine fauna, including dolphin and whale watching. It is also possible to go horse riding, paragliding, mountain biking or scuba diving, among other options. Not forgetting stargazing in Tenerife’s spectacular night sky, from an altitude of 2,500 metres above sea level.

Tenerife in nature

There is no certainty whether Eden existed, but there is no doubt that it would have been very similar to Tenerife. This paradise contains within its territory all the magic and beauty that nature has sculpted with great mastery.

Tenerife is known as the island of eternal spring, an idyllic island that contains all the climates of the world in its small but very diverse extension.

However, there is a paradise still unknown to the masses of tourists who come from the furthest corners of the planet: Tenerife’s incredible hiking trails.

With one of the greatest diversities of routes of varying complexity, demand, length and challenges, the nature trails of Tenerife are framed within the most perfect scenery of nature.

365 days a year, the island’s routes offer us the perfect conditions of temperature, rainfall and the freshness of its breeze, to walk along its paths in a way that is unique in the world. From the most impressive volcanic landscapes to coastal paths that end at unspoilt beaches, Tenerife’s routes are one of the greatest treasures of hiking in the world.

Discovering Tenerife through its cliffs, peaks and valleys allows us to fall in love with the lesser-known side of the island and, at the same time, gives us an unforgettable experience.

There is no better way to get to know the island of eternal spring than by exploring its beautiful landscapes and wonderful biodiversity. Tenerife is home to the largest biosphere reserve on this side of the Earth. Landscapes full of charm that take us on a journey through the whole world just a few steps away.

His Majesty… the Teide

Spain’s highest peak and the third largest volcano on the planet is a must-see in Tenerife. Without a doubt, this will be an experience that will take your breath away. The colossal magnitude of the sleeping giant dwarfs us before its magnificent beauty and the secrets hidden in its hiking trails.

Malpaís de Güímar

The brutality of volcanic activity has for centuries shaped one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. An exquisite contrast between the rawness of the sulphurous remnants of magma with the turquoise sea as a backdrop for one of the most beautiful destinations on planet Earth.

Lunar landscape of Vilaflor

Not content with having the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Tenerife dares to copy the surface of the moon to give its walkers a lunar experience that will undoubtedly be unequalled. The lunar landscape of Vilaflor has been catalogued as one of the few places on earth that most resembles the surface of our satellite.

Eternal Spring

There is no better way to get to know the island of eternal spring than by exploring its beautiful landscapes and wonderful biodiversity. Tenerife is home to the largest biosphere reserve on this side of the Earth. Landscapes full of charm that take us on a journey through the whole world just a few steps away.

The incredible natural diversity of the island is a marvel to locals and visitors alike for its impetuousness and rawness that contrasts with the sublime beauty of a delicate balance with natural settings that captivate our senses. Tenerife’s natural landscapes are infinite, but we can take a 360º tour of the island by visiting its most iconic natural monuments.

What to do in Tenerife?

24 hours a day is not enough time to do all the activities that the island has for its visitors. In Tenerife there is an activity for every taste, style, age and requirements, from the most relaxing activities to those for adventure lovers.
Whether you want to relax and enjoy the beauty of its beaches or take a gentle hike along its nature trails, there are hundreds of great options on the island.
Water sports and marine activities are a spectacular alternative in Tenerife with the best plans for scuba diving, nature watching and dreamy coastal tours.
But if you are more of an adventure and adrenaline lover, the island’s most demanding routes await you to enjoy the best moments in the open air.
Tenerife’s cultural, nightlife and entertainment infrastructure is infinite, with the best entertainment offer in the world.

Essential activities:

Cueva del Viento: an impressive volcanic cave that can be visited on guided tours. It is located in the upper part of Icod de Los Vinos.

Whale and dolphin watching: Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins from the south, in Los Cristianos.

Cable car to Pico del Teide: The most comfortable way to get to the top of the Teide. From the Rambleta del Teide, an easy path leads to the Mirador del Pico Viejo.

Las Teresitas beach: Located at the northern end of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, this is a beach for locals, with a very authentic atmosphere.

Drago from Icod: Although it is not certain that it is a thousand years old, the dragon tree of Icod is undoubtedly the oldest botanical specimen on the island.
Masca Canyon: A “must” for every hiker on Tenerife. After a dizzying descent through a spectacular gorge, we return by boat along the cliffs of Los Gigantes.

Lago Martianez: Natural swimming pools created by Cesar Manrique to beautify Puerto de La Cruz and provide sheltered bathing.

Barranco del Infierno: Hiking trail from Adeje to a spectacular natural waterfall, through Hell Gorge.

And when hunger comes…

Tenerife’s gastronomic offer is one of the most varied in the Canary Islands. With restaurants that offer us the best of international gastronomy and the most delicious options of Tenerife’s ancestral culinary culture.

The geographical condition of the island has been a blessing for the kitchen and the development of one of the most diverse gastronomies in Europe. The island’s constant contact with its children who have returned from the Americas has brought us Caribbean and American dishes that have been seasoned with a touch that only the island’s kitchens have known how to give.

Of course, seafood is present on every table on the island. With a coastline rich in hundreds of varieties of fish, shellfish and molluscs, Tenerife’s cuisine is full of delicious dishes with a taste of the mare nostrum.

The island is home to the best of Tenerife’s Iberian, Mediterranean, Caribbean and indigenous food. Papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), mojo picón (spicy mojo), sancocho (a kind of stew) and the sea varieties are pleasures we can’t pass up just like that.

To recharge your batteries and indulge in a sweet treat, there is nothing like the desserts of Tenerife. Desserts based on the legendary Canarian gofio with local fruits and the seasoning of the best cookers will make your taste buds explode.

Cocina culinaria
Tenerife is definitely a small branch of heaven on earth. With a charming landscape, a privileged tourist structure and the point that amalgamates everything into a wonderful cocktail: the warmth of its people and the world famous Canarian cordiality.

Lanzarote - Wrinkled potatoes with red mojo

Tenerife is not only home to renowned restaurants, but also to the famous guachinches. These are simple-looking places where the owners make the most of their traditional cooking cookers. Here are some of the best “guachinches” and restaurants in Tenerife where you can enjoy hearty, flavourful food from the island:

Restaurants for sophisticated pleasures:

  • Furancho La Zapateria: Paseo Canarina, Icod de los Vinos
  • M.B: Carretera TF 47, Guía de Isora
  • El Rincón de Juan Carlos: Avenida Virgen de Guadalupe 21, Adeje
  • Nub: Avenida de Bruselas, Adeje
  • Goxoa: Avenida Antonio Domínguez, Playa de las Américas
  • Maguro: Cineasta Miguel Brito 4, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Brunelli´s: Bencomo 42, Puerto de la Cruz

You will find the individual refreshment stops marked on the map below…

Typical “Guachinches” in the north:

  • Guachinche El Primero: Calle Malpais 10, 38390 Santa Úrsula, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • Guachinche Parralito: Calle San Cristobal, 66, 38379 La Matanza de Acentejo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • Guachinche Nunca es Lejos: Calle Las Turcas, 38399 Sta Úrsula, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Guachinche Los Gómez: Camino Los Gómez, 21 Guachinche Los Gomez, 38314 La Orotava
  • Guachinche El Ramal:Carr. Enlace el Ramal, 18H, 38311 La Orotava, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Guachinch & Fusión:Calle San Agustín, 42, 38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Typical “Guachinches” in the south:

  • Guachinche Los rincones
  • Guachinche Chajuana 
  • Guachinche de Leti

Tenerife Gastronómico