Walk along the majestic Barranco de Masca canyon, from the hamlet of the same name to the sea. Undoubtedly one of the most emblematic hiking routes in Tenerife. The Barranco de Masca is located in the Teno Massif and forms a spectacular canyon carved out of the hard volcanic rock over more than 5 million years.
Tour organised in collaboration with El Cardón NaturExperience
Undoubtedly the star activity in Tenerife is the descent of the Masca canyon. This is one of the most spectacular hiking routes that starts in the hamlet of the same name: Masca.
The walking route takes about 6,5 hours and the total distance is about 10 km (there and back). After a short walk through the hamlet, situated at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level, the path continues downwards towards the sea, ending in a paradisiacal cove, bordered by the impressive Los Gigantes cliffs.
At present it is not possible to embark from the beach to Puerto de Los Gigantes, so it will be necessary to take the same path back to the hamlet of Masca.
The hamlet of Masca
This is an idyllic enclave in the south of the island. Just a dozen houses perched on the edge of the abyss that form vertiginous ravines within the rural park of the Teno Massif.
Located on the northwestern tip of the island, the Teno Massif is one of the three volcanic formations that gave rise to the original island of Tenerife. An extensive part of this massif has been declared a Rural Park, with a high degree of environmental protection.
Los Gigantes Cliffs
Rising vertically more than 400 metres above the sea, Los Gigantes are spectacular cliffs formed by basaltic rock, perhaps one of the most spectacular landscapes on the coast of Tenerife.
Departure place: from the square at Caserío de Masca
Departure time: 10:00 am
Waiting time: 10 minutes of courtesy
Controlled access. It is necessary to present your passport. Hiking shoes with a good profile are required.
Climate-related changes or unforeseen events:
Due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, there may be changes to the tour itinerary. You will be informed as soon as possible.
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Phone: +34 922 433 001
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Departure Time10:00 h
Return Time16:30 / 17:30
Dress CodeComfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
IncludedLiability and accidents insuranceaccess permissionsGuide
Not Included4WD transferAperitivoArrival transferBebidasBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalBus transfersCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentin/out Airport transferLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTransfers by taxi and regular busTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
- Saturday (Spanish)
- Sunday (English)
- Hiking guide
- Personal accident insurance
- Civil Liability Insurance
- Access permissions
- People with cardio-respiratory problems
- Children under 12 years of age
- Pregnant women.
- Buenavista del Norte - bus departure at 9:35 am
- Santiago del Teide - bus departure at 9:15 am
In case of closure of the canyon for reasons beyond our control (adverse weather or other reasons) an alternative hiking tour will be organised in the Teno Rural Park and the user will not be reimbursed for the cost of the hike.