View from the Cruz del Carmen observation deck

The Best of Tenerife

Tenerife is an island of contrasts— from the mountains of the Teno Rural Park in the west, to the lunar-like landscapes of Mount Teide National Park, and the lush green laurel forest of Anaga Rural Park on the east coast. Ticking off all the best hiking areas, this tour uses car hire to enable you to discover the island in full.

Start in the colourful town of Garachico on the rugged north coast, and enjoy a walk in the dramatic Teno mountain range. Continue to Santiago del Teide, via the volcanic landscapes of Chinyero volcano, and walk to the tiny mountain hamlet of Masca on an exhilarating ridge walk. 

Head to Mount Teide National Park, where a choice of walks lead you through bizarre rock formations and lava flows. And finally, for a complete contrast, finish your tour with hikes through the laurel forests and along the rugged coastline of Anaga Rural Park.

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Loop walk to Teno Alto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 545 m
Descent 542 m

A wonderful loop walk following two of the islands Pequeña Recorrido (PR) trails through woodland and over mountain tops with panoramic views in ...

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Loop walk to Chinyero
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 310 m
Descent 305 m

An easy going loop walk passes through pine forests and across black volcanic land with an almost otherwordly feeling at times.

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Santiago del Teide to Masca
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.3 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 387 m
Descent 712 m

A strenuous uphill start to the day soon takes you onto the Cumbre de Bolico ridgeline with wonderful views into the Masca Valley and out to the ...

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Roques de García Loop Walk
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.3 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 159 m
Descent 164 m

Enjoy a straightforward and very well-way marked circular walk to Roques de García, exploring an area rich in unique geology as you pass a range of ...

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Linear Walk to Mount Guajara
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 688 m
Descent 691 m

An initial relaxing stoll through martian landscapes takes you to the base of Mount Guajara where you then follow steep winding trails up to it's ...

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Mount Teide Loop Walk
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 87 m
Descent 1,329 m

Take the cable car close to the summit before a long descent from the very top of the island, through ancient pyroclastic flows, past Montana ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 462 m
Descent 482 m

Follow winding paths through shady woodland before marvelling at the preciptous views into the Anaga valley and it's surrounding mountains.

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Loop walk from Chamorga
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.1 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 656 m
Descent 657 m

Follow soft dirt trails up through shady woodland, whilst taking in the lofty views that expose themselves every so often before descending almost ...

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Hiking trail · Tenerife
Loop walk from Afur
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.1 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 841 m
Descent 819 m

Follow a cactus lined, rocky canyon downhill to a secluded beach with wild blue waters. Then take in stunning coastline views as you traverse and ...

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