Tenerife is a land of contrasts where hiking lovers can enjoy its landscapes, we present you the 10 best trails in Tenerife.
Tenerife is a land of contrasts where hiking lovers can enjoy very different landscapes. They can walk under a humid forest, climb to the highest peak in Spain, step on lava, refresh themselves on the runoff of a ravine or rest on the beach after finishing their itinerary.
El Socorro Beach – Teide Peak
From the beach to the highest point in Spain, you have 27 kilometers of hard climb that cover the 3.718 meters of slope. During the journey you can enjoy a great variety of landscapes: laurisilva, pinewood, views of the Orotava Valley, views of El Teide from different angles and end up watching the sunrise from the peak.
*you can make it in two stages, spending the night in the Altavista refuge.
It is one of the most visited trails in the island and it is considered one of the best trails in Tenerife. Descending from the charming hamlet of Masca you go through a ravine with amazing walls of more than 400 meters of height. To end the journey, you can have a refreshing swim in the Masca beach. To return, the most comfortable option is to take the boat that gets you to Los Gigantes, in this journey it is usual to see dolphins.
It goes from the summits of Anaga to the coast. A tradicional pathway used by the inhabitants of this area for centuries that goes through one of the zones with the most spectacular “Laurisilva” in Tenerife. They say that this trail has as many curves as a year has days.
Erjos’ ponds – Agua Mount
Landscapes from another continent. A simple and short route with varied landscapes. Starting at Erjos’ ponds, a system of wetlands in the summits of the Teno Mountain range serves as an entrance to the Agua Mount, one of the strongholds of Laurisilva that still exists in the north of Tenerife.
Ravine of the river
The south of the island is known for its aridity, but its ravines hide a great amount of vegetation and in some cases, like the Ravine of the river, a continuos flow of water throughout the year.
Trail of the enchanted forest
Laurisiliva in its purest state, this trail is among the best trails in Tenerife, and it is an experience for your senses. It is a circular and simple itinerary that goes through the entire natural reserve of El Pijaral, passing by the spectacular viewpoint of Roque Chinobre, from where you can enjoy the views of the Anaga Peninsula and great part of the island. During most part of the trail you have to break through huge ferns.
To access to this trail you need to ask for an authorization from the environmental area of the Cabildo.
Pico Viejo path
The Pico viejo and its spectacular crater. It is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Canary Islands. To be able to see it you can get there using any of the trails that go up to its peak (at 3135 meters of height) you can also get there by the cable car, just having to do the descending way.
Güímar’s windows or the thousand channel.
A trail that goes through the hillsides of the Badajoz ravine with vertiginous views in each one of its “windows”. It is a water channel that goes through the ravines of the zone at a height of a 1000 meters, hence its name.
Trail of the Guajara Height
It is a spectacular natural viewpoint. From the Guajara Height, at its 2718 meters of altitude, you can see the Teide from a unique perspective. Besides, it is a magical place from where you can see some spectacular sunsets when the sun goes behind the Teide.
It is a mountain classic very close to the beach. One of the most visited itineraries in Tenerife, a classic trail in Tenerife, although it has been closed several years. It has opened its gates again.It is a natural alternative to the massive tourism of the south of the island.
*To visit this space you must make a previous reservation in www.barrancodelinfierno.com
Once you finish the activities framed within the best trails in Tenerife, the island has several spa and massage centers where you can recover from the effort. Let yourself be pampered by the wellness of a spa circuit or with a massage. Are you prepared for so much relaxation?