Camino del Guanche

Tenerife GR 131

6 stages - self-guided

Tenerife GR 131

841 € per person

6 stages of ◆Camino del Guanche◆ Including transport of luggage and persons, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲▲△

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YOUR ATTENTION:  due to the wildfire and damage to some parts of the GR 131, we have had to modify the first 3 stages, leaving them provisionally as follows:

1st stage:  Garachico – Cueva del Viento
2nd stage: Cruz del Tronco Chapel – Realejo Alto
3rd stage: Los Realejos – El Portillo

Tenerife Trail

GR 131 – 6 stages

▸ Includes 7 nights in strategic accommodation, bed & breakfast basis.

▸ 6 self-guided stages through Tenerife trail GR 131.

▸ We organise all the necessary luggages transfers from hotel to hotel.

from

723 £

per person

full itinerary:  103 Km ICONO Distancia
ascent: △  4625 mts 
descent: ▽  4085 mts

STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION 

arrival in Tenerife

  • arrival transfer
  • 1st night in Garachico > Hotel La Quinta Roja

1st: Garachico - Cueva del Viento

  • walking distance: 17,7 Km
  • ascent: + 1.191 m
  • descent: – 623 m
  • 2nd night in Garachico > Hotel La Quinta Roja

2nd: Ermita Cruz del Tronco - Los Realejos

  • walking distance: 18,1 Km
  • ascent: + 484 m
  • descent: – 904 m
  • 3th night in Los Realejos > Hotel Rural Bentor

3rd: Los Realejos - El Portillo

  • walking distance: 16,2 Km
  • ascent: + 1908 m
  • descent: – 117 m
  • 4th night in Garachico > Hotel Rural Bentor

4th: El Portillo - Parador de Las Cañadas

  • walking distance: 16,1 Km
  • ascent: + 230 m
  • descent: – 138 m
  • 5th night in Las Cañadas > Parador de Las Cañadas

5th: Las Cañadas - Vilaflor

  • walking distance: 17,2 Km
  • ascent: + 505 m
  • descent: – 1.165 m
  • 6th night in Vilaflor > Hotel Rural El Tejar & SPA

6th: Vilaflor - Villa de Arona

  • walking distance: 16,9 Km
  • ascent: + 307 m
  • descent: – 1.138 m
  • 7th night in Vilaflor > Hotel Rural El Tejar & SPA
    or alternative in Los Cristianos > Hotel Sol Arona

departure day

  • airport transfer on your own

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Niveau 4
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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FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.

WARNING: The route in stages along the GR131 requires good physical condition and walking safety and is only suitable for regular walkers.

Well-signposted trails

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

Order our telescopic poles for 14 € each.

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each stage, by taxi or public bus

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accommodations

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

Tenerife GR131

stages

6 stages of approx. 15-18 km each, to cross from north to south the Camino del Guanche in Tenerife.

What does this programme include?  

con Alojamiento Accommodations – 7 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B.

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ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day

Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival

ICONO GPX GPX Tracks – to follow the walks on your mobile device

Taxi or public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route, except on departure day

ICONO 24h-Service Support 24h  – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or enquiry you may have

 

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ICONO EQUIPAJE Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and when to start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

Calendario Booking: With an initial payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.

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Book early!!  …and get a 10% discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  935 ▸ 841,50 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 280 € ▸ 252 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.625 € ▸ 1462,50 €

Combine with other islands

Want to include other islands in your trip? You will save on ferry transfers or inter-island flights. We organise free of charge the connections between islands for you!

ABOUT THE GUANCHES

The Guanches were the ancient inhabitants of the Canary Islands until the arrival of the Spaniards. The Guanche population is of Berber origin, and it is assumed that they arrived on the islands around 1800 years ago. They developed differently on each island, so they have been given different names depending on the island: Benahoritas on La Palma; Bimbaches on El Hierro; Guanches on Tenerife and La Gomera…

Their way of life and customs were similar: they lived by herding, berry picking and local fishing. They lived in caves and did not know how to use metals. They did not sail, so there was no interaction between the tribes on the different islands.

In their journeys on foot with their herds, they used paths and trails previously marked by the animals. They used these trails to reach places suitable for grazing, crossed deep ravines and maintained relations with the various menceyatos of each island.

Today these trails are for the enjoyment of contemporary hikers and have technical designations such as GR 130 or GR 131. But we, in homage to those hardened hikers of the past, prefer to call them…

Camino del Guanche  

Connect several islands

For more than 2 islands, we organise free of charge the connections between those islands that are arranged consecutively (next to each other).

This offer is not valid for islands with other intervening islands (e.g. La Gomera and Gran Canaria – La Palma and Lanzarote – Fuerteventura and Tenerife).

What does this trip include?
  • Arrival transfer Airport-1st Hotel
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
  • GPX Tracking files
  • Support 24h
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What is NOT included?

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

Transfers Hotel-Airport on departure day.

If you have difficulty boarding your walking poles on the flight, we can provide you with our telescopic poles for €14 each.

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    – 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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    Tenerife GR131
    mirador Fortaleza Tenerife Teide
    Tenerife senderismo Cañadas del Teide

    GR131 from Tenerife Trail

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

    Along the Tenerife Trail GR 131 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 .

    Total route, on foot: 87.3 km .

    Don’t miss out on touring the spectacular Camino del Guanche:  Tenerife Trail GR 131 !! What are you waiting for?!

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

      Tenerife GR131 Arrival in Tenerife

      Transfer to the hotel in Garachico
      + Hotel La Quinta Roja  (Garachico)

       
      2
      Day 2

      Garachico1st Stage:  Garachico - Cueva del Viento

      After crossing the square where the hotel is located, the path zigzags upwards towards San Juan del Reparo. Spectacular views open up towards the coast and the Orotava Valley.
      Then there is a steady ascent from San Juan del Reparo to La Montañeta, along the bed of a ravine through which lava from the Chinyero Volcano flowed in 1909.
      From La Montañeta, the path crosses a forest of enormous Canary Island pines that are almost 50 metres high, heading towards the east of Tenerife through the Corona Forestal Natural Park.
      As you descend, you will gradually see cultivated plots of land and houses dotted among the mountain scenery. When we reach the Cueva del Viento, we find a small village next to the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
      Niveau 4    17,7 km |  +1.191 m / -623 m
      + Hotel La Quinta Roja (Garachico)

       
      3
      Day 3

      Corona Forestal2nd Stage: Cruz del Tronco - Los Realejos

      After a 20-minute walk to the Ermita de La Cruz del Tronco hermitage, the second stage begins, entering directly into the Corona Forestal Natural Park. The path ascends until it reaches an altitude of 1050 metres and heads towards the El Lagar camping area.
      We walk through a beautiful pine forest and soak up the tranquillity that surrounds us. After a good half of our hike, we will walk through the agricultural part with its various terraces where wine, potatoes and all kinds of vegetables are grown. The view of the blue ocean accompanies us on our way. Once we reach the edge of the cliff and the wide view over the Orotava Valley opens up, we walk downhill to El Lance. From there we reach Tigaiga and shortly afterwards our hotel in Los Realejos.
      Niveau 4    18,1 km |  +484 m / -904 m
      + Hotel Rural Bentor (Los Realejos)

       
      4
      Day 4

      Tenerife - Camino del Guanche-Tour 33rd Stage: Los Realejos - El Portillo

      Our 3rd stage will be a challenging tour on which we will be rewarded with magnificent views. We start at the hotel in Realejos with an uphill trail. The Mirador de La Corona offers a first magnificent view over the entire Orotava Valley.

      Now the continuous ascent begins through different levels of vegetation. Tree heather and gail tree, cistus and some laurel trees as well as the pine forest with its unmistakable scent provide us with shade from time to time on our hike.

      We push through the clouds and reach the national park, the Cañadas. The Pico del Teide towers majestically before us. What an indescribable sight after the demanding ascent. From the Mirador El Fregel, we continue through the bizarre volcanic landscape until we reach El Portillo. There we have really earned a refreshment in the nearby bar. A taxi transfer takes us back to the hotel.


      wanderschuhe    16,2 km |  + 1908 m / -117 m
      + Hotel Rural Bentor (Los Realejos)

       
      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 valley 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 your needs: 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 |  + 230 m / -138 m
      + Parador de Las Cañadas (Cañadas del Teide)

       
      6
      Day 6

      Minaretas de Tenerife walking holidays 5th 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 a breathtaking panorama of the entire southern slope of Tenerife, as well as the entire Las Cañadas valley with its Pico Viejo, Pico del Teide and Pico del Teide.
      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    17,2 km |  + 505 m / -1.165 m
      + Hotel & Spa El Tejar (Vilaflor)

       
      7
      Day 7

      Tenerife - GR131 - Vista a la Gomera 6th 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 enter an area surrounded 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. Right 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, 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, about 2 km away.
      Niveau 4    16,9 km |  + 307 m / -1.138 m
      + Hotel Rural El Tejar & SPA (Vilaflor) or Hotel Sol Arona (Los Cristianos)

       
      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Ownwards transfer to the airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      The Camino del Guanche in Tenerife is one of the most spectacular routes through the island's peaks. Staying in comfortable accommodation and with well-organised transfers, you can enjoy a unique experience and successfully complete the 6 stages of the GR 131. Currently, due to the recent fire, the first two stages have an alternative route through the north of Tenerife. An itinerary reserved for hikers in good physical condition.

      FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.

      STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION: 

      arrival in Tenerife

      • arrival transfer
      • 1st night in Garachico > Hotel La Quinta Roja

      1st: Garachico - Cueva del Viento

      • walking distance: 17,7 Km
      • ascent: + 1.191 m
      • descent:   - 623 m
      • 2nd night in Garachico > Hotel La Quinta Roja

      2nd: Cruz del Tronco - Los Realejos

      • walking distance: 18,1 Km
      • ascent: + 484 m
      • descent:  - 904 m
      • 3th night in Los Realejos > Hotel Rural Bentor

      3rd: Los Realejos - El Portillo

      • walking distance: 16,2 Km
      • ascent:  + 1908 m
      • descent:  - 117 m
      • 4th night in Los Realejos > Hotel Rural Bentor

      4th: El Portillo - Parador de Las Cañadas

      • walking distance: 16,1 Km
      • ascent:  + 230 m
      • descent:   - 138 m
      • 5th night in Las Cañadas > Parador de Las Cañadas

      5th: Las Cañadas - Vilaflor

      • walking distance: 17,2 Km
      • ascent: + 505 m
      • descent:  - 1.165 m
      • 6th night in VilaflorHotel Rural El Tajar & SPA

      6th: Vilaflor - Villa de Arona

      • walking distance: 16,9 Km
      • ascent:  + 307 m
      • descent: - 1.138 m
      • 7th night in Vilaflor > Hotel Rural El Tejar & SPA
        or alternative in Los Cristianos > Hotel Sol Arona

      departure day

      • airport transfer on your own

      We certify your stages on the

      Camino del Guanche

      Get the T-shirt with logo and inscriptions that certify your itinerary along TENERIFE's Camino del Guanche after completing the 6 stages.

      We will send it to you at the end of your trip (*) together with a named certificate, to be displayed wherever you want.

      (*) Free shipping by regular mail. When you make your reservation you only have to tell us your size and shipping address.
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        ACCOMMODATION

        Subject to availability:

        Hotel Quinta Roja - Garachico

        HOTEL LA QUINTA ROJA

        Garachico is the starting point for this route. In the middle of the pedestrian area is the Hotel La Quinta Roja, located in an old palatial mansion, now exquisitely refurbished. The huge covered interior courtyard is home to the reception and cafeteria where breakfast is served.

         

        Hotel Quinta Roja - GarachicoGarachico has a lively cultural life as well as an extensive and varied gastronomic offer. The atmosphere of the city is pleasant and conveys a local character as well as that of a small cosmopolitan city. It is the ideal place to enjoy the first two days in Tenerife.

         

         

         

        The rooms are spacious but maintain the old colonial character that permeates the whole building as well as the surroundings of the historic centre of Garachico.

        Open-air breakfasts, next to the beautiful square of Garachico in the incomparable setting of a private courtyard surrounded by hundred-year-old laurels.

         

        Hotel Bentor - Los Realejos

        HOTEL RURAL BENTOR

        The Hotel Rural Bentor, is located in an incomparable setting in the historic center of the illustrious town of Los Realejos, Tenerife Canary Islands in a quiet area and has 19 rooms, located in two parts, one completely new with modern decor and another located in the original main house, restored with hardwoods and respecting the significant charms of this mansion dating from the seventeenth century. Both blocks are connected by a majestic Canarian patio which, together with the hotel's swimming pool and solarium, connects them.

        Hotel Bentor - Los RealejosThe small and charming hotel has nice rooms with bathroom. The rooms are comfortably furnished and are ideal to enjoy your stay in Los Realejos.

         

         

         

         

         

        Parador Tenerife

        PARADOR DE LAS CAÑADAS

        Located in a privileged setting, the Parador Las Cañadas del Teide is the only accommodation possible within the Las Cañadas National Park. The permanent view of the Pico del Teide, rising majestically to 3,718 metres, as well as the incomparable starry nights at almost 2,500 metres, make this night an incomparable experience.

         

        Parador Tenerife The Parador is a sober building, in the style of the old palaces. With large rooms and comfortable rooms where wooden floors and classic design furniture prevail.

        Its facilities offer modern luxuries, such as sauna, heated swimming pool and rooftop terrace with dome and telescope to observe the night sky, among other services.

         

         

        HOTEL RURAL EL TEJAR & SPA

        After reaching Vilaflor, already on the descent along the GR 131, we find accommodation in this little jewel in the middle of nature. Vilaflor has the privilege of being the highest village in the Canary Islands, 1,500 metres above sea level. Surrounded by extensive pine forests is this small hotel with 27 splendid rooms.

        The Hotel Rural El Tejar & SPA has a traditional design, with comfortable rooms. The hotel is located directly in the village. Ideal for a cosy evening meal in one of the nice restaurants.

        The place is a haven of tranquillity, Vilaflor is a pretty place that invites you to linger.

         

         

         

         

        Hotel Sol Arona

        HOTEL SOL ARONA

        The hotel Sol Arona is located in the heart of Los Cristianos, close to the harbour and just 200 metres from the beach, where a cosmopolitan atmosphere with terraces and restaurants spreads out. The Sol Arona offers a large outdoor pool with sun loungers and rooms with balconies. Most of the accommodation has sea views.

         

        Hotel Sol AronaThe rooms are large and very comfortable, perfectly equipped and very bright. All the services of Los Cristianos are within easy reach. An ideal place to extend your stay in Tenerife for a few days and relax in the sun of the south of the island.

         

        PRICES / SERVICES

        rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

         7   | 8 days:

          935 € per person in a double room (2 persons)
        | Supplement for single use (...and for 3rd person) + 280 €.

        INCLUDED:

        • Arrival transfer Airport-Hotel
        • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
        • 6 Hiking tours on the GR 131 & alternative paths - 6 stages
        • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
        • Video-meeting on arrival day

        NOT included:

        • Flights to/from Tenerife
        • Lunches & dinners
        • Departure transfer Hotel-Airport

        Singles

        The program is suitable for single travelers, although the final price is different due to higher costs:

          Solo Traveller ....  1.625 €


        BOOKING:

        With a firts payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.


        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 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

        The Canary Islands has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Tenerife, 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.


        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!


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          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.

          Problems with boarding your hiking poles on the flight? If you have difficulties boarding your hiking poles on the flight, we can provide you with our telescopic poles for 14 € each. You will receive them on arrival in Tenerife, at the first hotel.

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