Hiking on Tenerife

Masca Canyon


Masca Canyon

35 € per person

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.

Masca Canyon

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.

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

Difficulty:    Niveau 4

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.

Other questions ?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone:
Phone: +34 922 433 001

We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!

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one day tour
12+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    10:00 h
  • Return Time
    16:30 / 17:30
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    Liability and accidents insurance
    access permissions
  • Not Included
    4WD transfer
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Traslado en 4x4
    Two nights in a hotel
Available days:
  • Saturday (Spanish)
  • Sunday (English)

Price per person: 35 €
Canarian residents: 25 €
Under 14 years: 15 €
Included in the price:
  • Hiking guide
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Civil Liability Insurance
  • Access permissions
NOT to be recommended for:
  • People with cardio-respiratory problems
  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Pregnant women.

Difficulty: strenuous    Duration: aprox. 6.5 h  (3 h descent & 3.5 h ascent).
Sturdy clothing and footwear, water (1.5 litres), picnic and hiking poles are required. You will also need to present your passport at the access point.

Coche alquiler   with own car (or rented): 
Plaza del Caserio de Masca. 10:00 am
... or
Excursion en bus     public bus
As it is difficult to park your car in the hamlet, we recommend you to access Masca using the public bus number 355 (TITSA). You can drive (and leave your car parked) to the following places:
  • 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.
Tour organised in collaboration with El Cardón NaturExperience
IMPORTANT:  This purchase will be pending conformity for a maximum period of 72 hours. It is necessary to first issue the access permits managed by Camino de Masca. For this reason we reserve this space of time before being able to confirm the reservation.
In the event that it is not possible to confirm your booking, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
NOTE: We will only contact you if it is not possible to confirm your booking. But if everything is OK, you will not receive any message and we will see you on the day of the activity in the Plaza del Caserío de Masca.
Changes and cancellations: More than 48 hours in advance: The change or cancellation will be free of charge and 100% of the fee charged will be refunded. In case of change, the new date will be selected within a maximum of one year. Only a maximum of two changes will be accepted. *With 48 hours or less notice: Changes with less than 48 hours notice are not permitted, only cancellations. In case of cancellation, 50% of the fee charged will be refunded * No refunds will be made in case of no-shows at the time of booking without having previously requested a change or cancellation. Minimum registration: Prices from 5 people (adults). If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we will notify you at least one day in advance. In this case you can choose another date, another activity, ask us for a refund or do the activity assuming the minimum cost (150 €).
When booking, please DO NOT FORGET:  write down your Identity Card  or Passport number in the corresponding field. It is essential to be able to manage your booking correctly.