Mountains of Tenerrife Walking Holidays
Start: Garachico

Your Itinerary


Walking Paradise Tenerife Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £579 per person

Starting from the roaring Atlantic Ocean in the north-west, this multifarious week of hiking takes you across the unique mountain scenery of black volcanic rock into the sunny south-west. In the enchanting little coastal town of Garachico you enjoy breathtaking views onto the vast Atlantic Ocean and the green northern coast of the island.

You cross several vegetation areas – each emanating its unique charm – and delve into the alpine world of the Teno-mountain range. The hike through the Masca-gorge is an extraordinary highlight to look forward to, with its steep towering rockfaces and unique flora.

In the south-west you walk along ancient bridle paths and visit the highest point of the Canaries, and the grand finale of your hiking holiday is an impressive walk through the Teide National Park.

Holiday Information Overview


Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Provided
Meal options: Half board
Difficulty: Moderate. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.
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Walking Tour Highlights
• View onto the snow-covered Mount Teide
• Black volcanic rock & white lunarscape
• Impressive gorge of Masca
• Sleepy little mountain villages
• Fantastic coastal & mountain hiking

Walking Route Features
Daily hiking tours lead you along relatively rocky paths and trails, a good basic fitness level is required for tours with walking times of up to 6.5 hours. Surefootedness is especially required for the hike through the Masca-gorge. Discover Tenerife’s diversity along magnificent mountain and coastal paths.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Individual arrival at Garachico

Garachico is located on the roaring Atlantic coast in the north-west of Tenerife. The old part of town boasts beautiful mansions, churches and the ‚Castillo San Miguel’. The volcanic rock pools invite to a refreshing plunge.

Day 2: Circular Hike Garachico, Coastal Views

You hike through the very recent volcanic area of Garachico along historic paths. The strenuous ascent is rewarded with a stunning view onto the town situated below, but first and foremost onto the Atlantic Ocean and the entire northern coastline.

After a short break in San Juan del Reparo you descend across the fertile landscape past colourful flowers, banana plantations and streams to Garachico.

Details: approx. 3 to 5.5 hours | 14 km | Up 900 m / Down 990 m.

Day 3: Garachico – Santiago del Teide, Laurel Forests

An amazing hike from the sea into the uplands. HIking through remote gorges, characteristic cultivated land and laurel forests you reach the tranquil mountain village of Erjos.

You continue along alpine paths through the Teno-mountain range until you arrive at Santiago del Teide. On today’s hike you walk across several vegetation areas – a true paradise for flora and fauna enthusiasts.

Details: approx. 5.5 hours | 11 km | Up 990 m / Down 250 m.

Day 4: Walking day in the Teno-Mountain Range, Green Uplands

Short transfer into the Teno-mountain range to Teno Alto, surrounded by grassland, terraced cultivated areas and grazing herds of goats. Initially the route takes you up to a mountain ridge from where you can enjoy a marvellous panoramic view. Then you proceed along the ridge over to the Tabaiba pass and onwards to Mount Pico Gala.

From the summit you have an extraordinary view onto the western coastline and the mighty Masca-gorge with its black rocks. Via the Cruz del Gala you return to Santiago del Teide.

Details: approx. 5.5 hours | 13 km | Up 900 m / Down 500 m.

Day 5: Santiago del Teide – Los Gigantes, Masca-Gorge

From Santiago you walk to the remote mountain village of Masca, with its impressive unique location amidst green volcanic scenery and jagged rocks.

After a short ‚cortado’-coffee break you start your hike through the Masca-gorge, which enthralls every hiking enthusiast with its rugged beauty.

From Playa de Masca by boat to the holiday resort of Los Gigantes, where you stay overnight by the sea.

Details: approx. 3 to 4 hours | 5 km | Up 0 m / Down 600 m.

Day 6: Los Gigantes – Arona/Vilaflor, Säumerpfade’ (bridle paths)

Transfer to the neat village of Adeje, from there you proceed along ancient bridle paths, which were used formerly to transport goods across the mountains, across remote mountainous areas.

The route offers ample panoramic views alongside terraced fields and forests, leading you high above the infernal gorge towards Ifonche.

You continue along varied trails to La Esclona, an idyllic mountain region situated below the mighty Teide-massif.

Details: approx. 5.5 hours | 14 km | Up 750 m / Down 300 m.

Day 7: Round Trip Vilaflor, White Lunarscape

On today’s tour you experience yet another one of Tenerife’s unique landscapes. You walk up to a viewpoint located at over 1800m in altitude just below Mount Teides, from where you can spot the ‚white lunarscape’.

Let your imagination go wild whilst watching these bizarre sand stone formations on the slopes created by wind, water and the weather. An amazing contrast compared to the black volcanic rock of the past few days.

Details: approx. 4.5 hours to 5 hours | 13 km | Up 600 m / Down 600 m.

Day 8: Individual departure or extra days

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Daily hiking tours lead you along relatively rocky paths and trails, a good basic fitness level is required for tours with walking times of up to 6.5 hours.

Surefootedness is especially required for the hike through the Masca-gorge. Discover Tenerife’s diversity along magnificent mountain and coastal paths.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Walking Paradise Tenerife holiday stays in lovely, characteristic 3*** and 4**** hotels .

Available services

- 7x overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
– Luggage transfer
– Transfers according to programme
– Boat trip Playa de Masca – Los Gigantes
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– GPS-data is available
– Service hotline

Difficulty

Mountain Hiking ▲▲
Daily hiking tours lead you along relatively rocky paths and trails, a good basic fitness level is required for tours with walking times of up to 6.5 hours.

Surefootedness is especially required for the hike through the Masca-gorge. Discover Tenerife’s diversity along magnificent mountain and coastal paths.

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Travel Information

By air to Tenerife (Airport North or South).

Tenerife Airport South or North
From the airport South by bus (www.titsa.com) in approx. 2.5 hours to Garachico. By taxi approx. 1 hour, approx. € 120,- per fare.

From the airport North by bus in approx 2 hours to Garachico. By taxi approx. 50 mins, approx. € 100,- per fare.

Return journey from La Esclona to Tenerife airport South by bus in approx. 1 hour, by taxi approx. 30 mins, cost approx. € 50,- per fare.

Return journey from La Esclona to Tenerife airport North by bus in approx. 2.5 hours, by taxi approx. 1.5 hours, cost approx. € 150,- per fare.

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Your Prices

Walking Paradise Tenerife, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.

2018 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.07. – 22.09.2018
Arrival Thursdays and Saturdays
Season 2: 06.01. – 17.03.2018 | 29.04. – 30.06.2018 | 23.09. – 27.10.2018
Arrival Thursdays and Saturdays
Season 3: 18.03. – 28.04. | 28.10.- 15.12.2018
Arrival Thursdays and Saturdays

8 days: Prices per person
Season 1: £579 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £619 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £649 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £269

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Holiday Price: £579
Single Supplement: £269

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