Camino del Guanche

Tenerife GR131

6 stages - self-guided

Tenerife GR131

875 € per person

The GR131 is a spectacular trail through the peaks of Tenerife. An island with an enormous diversity of landscapes, paths and ecosystems. The GR131, also known as the “Camino del Guanche”, is divided into 6 stages, you will stay in strategic accommodation and have all the transfers organised to successfully complete a route reserved for experienced hikers. The “Camino del Guanche” is a challenge not to be missed!

Camino del Guanche

Hiking Week on the GR 131 of Tenerife:

Includes 7 nights in different strategic accommodations, breakfast included. 6 self-guided walking tours along the GR131 Tenerife in 6 stages. All necessary transfers for each route.

THE STAGES:

1st: La Esperanza - Montaña El Gaitero (16 Km - 10 Miles)

2nd: Montaña El Gaitero - Aguamansa (15,3 Km - 9,5 Miles)

3rd: Aguamansa - El Portillo (13 Km - 8 Miles)

4th: El Portillo - Parador de Las Cañadas (16,1 Km - 10 Miles)

5th: Las Cañadas - Vilaflor (11,2 Km - 7 Miles)

6th: Vilaflor - Villa de Arona (16,9 Km - 10,5 Miles)

MAPA-Tenerife GR131

SELF-GUIDED walking tours

any date is possible:

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This programme is for you if you are in excellent physical condition; if you can cover steep slopes and have no vertigo or health problems; if you regularly do long walks and consider yourself a good sportsman, love nature and are respectful of the environment. 
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WARNING: The route in stages along the GR131 requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular walkers.

IDEA: Interspersing a rest day between each stage can help you to successfully complete this programme.

Well-signposted trails

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus) to/from your accommodation

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each stage, by taxi or public bus

La Laguna Gran Hotel

accommodations

small charming hotels, with breakfast (more information in Hotels tab)

What does this programme include? 

  • Accommodations – 7 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B.
  • Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day
  • Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival
  • GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Taxi or public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route, except on arrival and departure day
  • Support 24h  – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

 

Any arrival date is possible

You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

 

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    What does this trip include?
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
    • GPX Tracs
    • Support 24h
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    What is NOT included?

    Flights to and from your home city to Tenerife are not included.

    Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport on arrival and departure days

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    – Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
    – Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
    – Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
    48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% penalty of total amount.
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    GR131 from Tenerife

    The ideal challenge for a one-week walking getaway on the most spectacular hiking route in 6 stages.

    Along the GR131 you will cross the Summits of La Esperanza and Las Cañadas walking from coast to coast from one end to the other. You will reach one of the most spectacular peaks on the island, the Montaña de Guajara , with the mythical Pico del Teide as the opening act. You will discover impressive landscapes such as the Lunar Landscape , near Vilaflor, or the Montaña del Conde .

    • 1st stage: from La Esperanza to El Gaitero Mountain
    • 2nd stage: from El Gaitero to Caldera de Aguamansa
    • 3rd stage: from La Caldera to El Portillo
    • 4th stage: from El Portillo to Parador de Las Cañadas
    • 5th stage: from Las Cañadas to Vilaflor
    • 6th stage: from Vilaflor to Villa de Arona

     

    Total route, on foot: 87.3 km .

     

    Don’t miss out on touring the spectacular Camino del Guanche: GR131 of Tenerife !! We wait for you.

    • Destination
    • Included
      Luggage transfer
      Maps and printed descriptions
      Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    • Not Included
      4WD transfer
      access permissions
      Aperitivo
      Arrival transfer
      Bebidas
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      beverages
      Bicycle rental
      Bus transfers
      Cable-car
      Car Rental
      Courtesy lunch
      field telescope
      Guide
      Half board accommodation
      HAVEN hanging tent
      in/out Airport transfer
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Local flights + Ferry
      Lunch
      snack
      Tasting
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
      Two nights in a hotel
    1
    Day 1

    MAP-Tenerife GR131Arrival in Tenerife

    Transfer to the hotel in San Cristobal de La Laguna
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Aguere (San Cristobal de La Laguna)
    2
    Day 2

    Tenerife - GR131 - Esperanza1st Stage: La Esperanza - El Gaitero Mountain

    After a brief transfer of 20 minutes, the town of La Esperanza begins this demanding journey through the GR 131 of Tenerife. The trail starts directly at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de La Esperanza, a town located at an altitude of 900 metres.
    After crossing the Bosque del Adelantado and following Grano de Oro street, the Rayo track first and then the Las Barranqueras bring you closer to Cruz de Fune. And from there the path alternates between forest tracks and trails until it reaches the Siete Fuentes” rest area.
    It is from Las Lagunetas, a landscape that enjoys maximum environmental protection, that a continuous ascent begins until reaching the Montaña El Gaitero, crowning this first stage in 1748 meters above the sea and marking the end of it.
    A brief transfer will take back to La Laguna, after the walk.

    Niveau 3 16 km | +1080m / -265m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Aguere (San Cristobal de La Laguna)
    3
    Day 3

    Tenerife - GR131 - Aguamansa2nd Stage: El Gaitero Mountain - Aguamansa

    From El Gaitero, returning to the GR 131 towards Las Cañadas, the trail begins a long descent through the shadows of the pine forest with spectacular views of the Valle de La Orotava. At all times we are accompanied by the spectacular view of the Pico del Teide rising majestically up to 3718 m. of altitude.
    After leaving behind the Corona Forestal Natural Park, the path descends steadily towards the Portillo del Topo, reaching the Recreational Area of ​​La Caldera, 1200 meters above the sea and close to the town of Aguamansa.
    With the bus line 345 (frequency every hour) you can go down to Villa de La Orotava, 10 minutes from the place, to spend the night and get supplies

    Niveau 4 15.3 km | +935m / -1545m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Victoria Rural Hotel or similar (La Ortotava)
    4
    Day 4

    3rd Stage: Aguamansa - El Portillo

    The old Camino Real de Chasna marks the route of the current GR 131 towards Las Cañadas del Teide. From the La Caldera area a spectacular panoramic view opens up over the entire Valle de la Orotava at the start of our route.
    The path runs through a leafy pine forest to the Cruz del Dornajito Fountain, repeatedly crossing the Aguamansa Canal. It is from there that the old Camino de Chasna begins a relentless ascent that in its final stretch borders the Barranco de Guamasa until it reaches El Portillo.
    El Portillo is the gateway to Las Cañadas del Teide. A suitable place to snack or have a drink while the bus arrives to take you to El Parador.

    Niveau 3 13 km | +1053m / -188m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Victoria Rural Hotel or similar (La Ortotava)
    5
    Day 5

    4th Stage: El Portillo - Parador de Las Cañadas

    After a brief transfer to El Portillo, the Las Siete Cañadas path begins, heading towards the Montaña de Guajara. The Seven Cañadas del Teide offer a unique landscape of endemic flora, covering the entire circus that forms Las Cañadas at its base. Peculiar formations of volcanic origin appear along the route, such as La Papelera and El Palomar, as well as ancient settlements of Guanche origin.
    The last section of the GR 131 in this second stage is the Las Siete Cañadas track, which runs along the southern part, with the imposing view of the Montaña de Guajara (2718 meters ) and the Pico del Teide (3715 meters), until reaching the Parador Nacional.
    Alternatively, on this day you can choose other routes of different levels, depending on the physical state of the moment: a/ Circular route through the Roques de García (1.5 hours on foot). b/ Ascent to Pico del Teide from Montaña Blanca and descent by cable car (5 hours on foot).

    Niveau 3 16.1 km | +215m / -170m


    Accommodation + breakfast: National Parador of Las Cañadas del Teide
    6
    Day 6

    Minaretas de Tenerife walking holidays5th Stage: Las Cañadas - Vilaflor

    After a comforting night gazing at the stars in the privileged sky vault of Las Cañadas, today's route begins with a small ascent to cross the Degollada de Guajara >. From its height, we will enjoy an indescribable view of the entire southern slope of Tenerife, as well as the entire Las Cañadas cirque with its Pico Viejo, Pico del Teide and Pico del Teide. strong>White Mountain.
    From Degollada de Guajara, the road to Vilaflor is marked by a long descent through dense Canarian pine forests. It is an obligatory stop to visit the Los Escurriales viewpoint where we are offered a spectacular view of the Landscape of the Moon, a peculiar volcanic setting with an extraterrestrial aspect.
    The path crosses the ruins of the Casa de Marrubial, an old abandoned country house, and crosses the Barranco de Las Mesas on its descent to the south.
    Vilaflor, located 1400 meters above the sea, holds the title of being the town with the highest altitude in the Canary Islands. A comforting accommodation with Spa awaits us there to recover the energy that we will still need to tackle the last stage of the GR 131

    Niveau 3 11.2 km | +331m / -1032m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel & Spa El Tejar or similar (Vilaflor)
    7
    Day 7

    Tenerife - GR131 - Vista a la Gomera6th Stage: Vilaflor - Villa de Arona

    In front of the Church of San Pedro de Vilaflor, the GR 131 resumes its direction towards the sea through Calle Los Molinos. The Hermitage of San Roque offers splendid views to the walker through a path that goes uphill while entering the Parque Natural de La Corona Forestal.
    After two kilometres, a long descent begins that crosses the Ifonche Protected Landscape and alternates between pine forest and farming terraces. After crossing the Barranco de Las Goteras by the Guayero bridge, we entered an area intensely colonized by flowers.
    The Ifonche area was a producer of cereals and even today there are many cobbled threshing floors that follow one another along the path. But before reaching Arona, the route enters the Special Natural Reserve of Barranco del Infierno, from where we can see the islands of La Gomera and La Palma. strong>, as well as Adeje and Los Cristianos.
    The Roque del Conde, rising up to 1001 meters to the right of our path, already indicates the end of this last stage until we reach the Villa de Arona, a little more 2 km away.

    Niveau 4 16.9 km | +419m / -1248m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Labranza Reveron Plaza or similar (The Christians)
    8
    Day 8

    Exit

    Transfer on your own to the airport for departure.

    TOUR LOCATION

    The GR 131 programme in the Tenerife chapter has been designed as one of the most spectacular routes through Tenerife. An island with the greatest diversity of routes, paths and trails.In comfortable accommodation and with well-organised transport, you can successfully complete the 6 stages of this GR 131 on the island of Tenerife. A programme reserved exclusively for the most experienced hikers. This will undoubtedly be the best experience of your life.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    Price from: 875 € per person - included:
    • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
    • Airport transfer on arrival arrival
    • 6 Hiking tours
    • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
    • maps and printed descriptions
    • Informations via Zoom
    The price does NOT include:
    • Flight from/to your country to Tenerife
    • Lunches and dinners
    • Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport on arrival and departure days
    • Departure transfer to the airport
    Single supplement: +640 €

    ACCOMMODATION

    according to availability:

    Additional overnights

    It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.

    Difficulty

    To successfully achieve the 6 stages from the GR 131 it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.

    Trails

    Tenerife has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of La Palma, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.

    We recommend

    Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.

    Singles

    The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.

    Luggage transfer

    We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.

    You can book at any date!


    Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. You can book at any date!

    TENERIFE has two airports:

    Los Rodeos airport in the north  (TFN), close to the capital, is ideal for those staying in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Laguna or Puerto de La Cruz or for those intending to connect with a local flight to other islands.

    Reina Sofía airport in the south (TFS), close to Los Cristianos harbor and the tourist resorts in the south.

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