Tenerife, Canarias

Description

Tenerife, El TeideMain attraction of the largest of the Canary Islands is El Teide, the still fuming (albeit very little) volcano. This mountain is Spain's highest, reaching up 3718 m. The climb is easy but restrictions apply to control the influx of tourists, who can easily reach the summit by cable car.

Much less frequented is the impressive Pico Viejo, the old volcano, adjacent to El Teide. This volcano complex is situated in the centre of a huge caldera, a colourful plain at height of 2000 m, formed by an ancient explosion, a beautiful surrounding for moon-like walks.

Tenerife has much more to offer to the hiker. There are ravines, mountain massifs, lunar landscapes, canals for easy level hiking, a lush green north coast, subtropical vegetation. The infrastructure of the island is good, helping you to reach your hiking destinations and finding a place to sleep. Maps and guides are available in many languages.

Apart from the GR131, the main trail of Tenerife, the island has a pilgrimage way: the Camino de Santiago de Tenerife, connecting Puerto Santiago on the west coast to Santa Cruz de Tenerife from where many ferries depart. Many more local trails explore the island, often climbing and descending a lot.

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Opinions

Rate 7.5 | 2 votes | No 9. in Spain
  • Henk Nouws May 1992
  • Rate 8
  • Positive This hike was before the creation of the GR's on the island. We climbed El Teide and the old volcano, which was great.
  • Negative Being chased by a swarm of bees. The west coast was dry and a bit dull.
  • Joke ter Weele May 1992
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Fascinating volcanic landscape around El Teide
  • Negative Being chased around by angry bees
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Map

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Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Teneriffa
  • Reisef hrer - Wanderf hrer - Freizeitf hrer - Restaurantf hrer - Playa San Juan Und Der S dwesten Teneriffas Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on La Palma: Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 7 to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long-distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (eight days) and GR131 trail (three days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wild Spain: a Traveller`s Guide
  • With a compelling sureness of touch, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Frederic V. Grunfeld offers the reader an intimate knowledge of Spain gained over twenty-five years. He takes the intending traveller south from the Pyrenees, across the central meseta of Castilla and Aragon and down to Andalucia. He finds wild mountain walks above the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma à pied
  • La Palma in a French language guide with 18 walks from two to over six hours long presented on detailed topographic mapping, plus a 160km tour around the island (GR130) and an 86km route across its mountain (GR131). The guide is published by the FFRP, Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, publishers of the renowned series of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife Bus & Touring Map
  • Tenerife at 1:100,000 on a road map from Discovery Walking Guides with a vivid presentation of the island’s topography and roads annotated with bus numbers, plus on the reverse street plans of main towns and holiday resorts and a timetable of TITSA’s bus service. Current edition was published in January 2015.On one side is a map of the island... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • WF5907 Gran Canaria Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • WF5907 Gran Canaria Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Teneriffa
  • Über das Buch Bienvenido auf der Insel der Winterflüchtigen! Auch Sie suchen Sonne und Meer, aber kein Ölsardinengefühl? Dann auf zu abgelegenen Lavastränden und Meerwasserpools. Wassersport? Claro, alles da, es wartet sogar ein Tauchgang hinab zum hervorragenden Inselwein. Die Lieblingsorte von Autor Dieter Schulze und 25 detailliert... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Marco Polo NL Tenerife | 62Damrak
  • Eindelijk zijn ze er weer: de Nederlandse versie van de alom bekende en gewaardeerde serie van Marco Polo. Het is een handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een goede kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Toch best veel aandacht voor de toeristische hoogtepunten en leuke... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Tenerife Canary Islands Spain
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain by Pia Lord is a non-fiction travel geography book showing the highlights of Tenerife, Spain. As a colony of Spain since the 1480s, Tenerife is one of 7 main islands in a volcanic archipelago. The entire group of islands is more numerous. However, Tenerife is the largest of all of these islands. Tenerife, Canary... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Tenerife Canary Islands Spain
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain by Pia Lord is a non-fiction travel geography book showing the highlights of Tenerife, Spain. As a colony of Spain since the 1480s, Tenerife is one of 7 main islands in a volcanic archipelago. The entire group of islands is more numerous. However, Tenerife is the largest of all of these islands. Tenerife, Canary... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wereldwijzer / Tenerife & La Gomera
  • Bij Canarische eilanden denken veel mensen aan zon, zee, voile stranden, drukke boulevards en massatoerisme. Maar deze eilanden hebben veel meer te bieden. Aan de drukke zuidkust is men gelukkig met man en macht aan het werk om het toerisme naar een hoger niveau te tillen. Tenerife, het grootste van de zeven bewoonde eilanden, heeft de hoogste... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wereldwijzer / Tenerife & La Gomera
  • Bij Canarische eilanden denken veel mensen aan zon, zee, voile stranden, drukke boulevards en massatoerisme. Maar deze eilanden hebben veel meer te bieden. Aan de drukke zuidkust is men gelukkig met man en macht aan het werk om het toerisme naar een hoger niveau te tillen. Tenerife, het grootste van de zeven bewoonde eilanden, heeft de hoogste... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Gran Canaria | Marco Polo
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Gran Canaria intensiv von den Stränden um Playa del Inglés bis zur größten Stadt auf... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2016
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Gran Canaria
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Gran Canaria intensiv von den Stränden um Playa del Inglés bis zur größten Stadt auf den Kanaren - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf der Insel an.Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben den gewaltigen Sanddünen von... Read more
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Maps

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife North and South Hiking + Leisure Map, 2 Sheets 1:50 000
  • Tenerife at 1:50,000 on a clear, large, double-sided, GPS compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking trails, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Christianos, Playa de las Américas and Puerto de la Cruz.The map divides the island east/west with a good overlap between the sides and has contours with relief shading, spot... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife F&B 2-Map Set WKE7
  • Tenerife at 1:50,000 on a clear, large, double-sided, GPS compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking trails, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Christianos, Playa de las Américas and Puerto de la Cruz.The map divides the island east/west with a good overlap between the sides and has contours with relief shading, spot... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart WKE7 Tenerife hiking map | Freytag & Berndt
  • Tenerife at 1:50,000 on a clear, large, double-sided, GPS compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking trails, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Christianos, Playa de las Américas and Puerto de la Cruz.The map divides the island east/west with a good overlap between the sides and has contours with relief shading, spot... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Puerto de la Cruz CNIG Topo 1092
  • Puerto de la Cruz area of Tenerife, map No. 1092 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Punta de Anaga CNIG Topographic Map 1089-1
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Arico - Tenerife CNIG Topo 1097-3/4
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guimar CNIG Topo 1092-4
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Cristianos - Tenerife CNIG Topo 1102-1
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Buenavista del Norte 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1091-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife CNIG Topo 1089
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife area, map No. 1089 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife CNIG Topo 1088-4/1089-3
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Medano - Tenerife CNIG Topo 1102-2
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Icod de Los Vinos CNIG Topo 1091-2
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Cristobal de la Laguna CNIG Topo 1088
  • San Cristobal de la Laguna area of Tenerife, map No. 1088 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals... Read more
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guia de Isora CNIG Topo 1096-1/2
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santiago del Teide - Tenerife CNIG Topo 1091-3
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Tenerife - Self Guided Walking Holiday - Mt. Teide to the Coast
  • A self guided walking holiday going from Mount Teide to Garachico. Walk from Vilaflor in the south of the island to the volcanic centre of Tenerife, Mount Teide National Park, before transferring to the dramatic green hillsides of the Teno mountain range and the wild north coast. Start in the traditional town of Vilaflor, surrounded by pine... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • La Gomera is van de Canarische Eilanden het ruige en nog weinig bezochte wandeleiland. De vegetatie is afwisselend en fascinerend, met vochtige nevelwouden aan de noordkant en een woestijnachtige vegetatie aan de droge zuidkant. Het landschap groots, met diepe kloven, imposante basaltpieken en steile kliffen. U maakt over La Gomera een... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Tenerife
  • Een prachtige, zelf in te vullen wandelvakantie op Tenerife, het grootste van de Canarische eilanden. Lekker wandelen over fraaie kustpaden, afdalen in de de diepe Mascakloof of klimmen over de vulkaanhellingen van de imposante Pico del Teide (3718m). Af te wisselen met ontspannen rondtoeren met een huurauto en zwemmen in zee. Je verblijft in... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Tenerife
  • Een zonovergoten vakantieweek, ook in de wintermaanden! Dat kan op de Canarische eilanden. Tenerife is het eiland van de reusachtige vulkaan de Teide. Wandel hoog boven de passaatwolken in de halfwoestijn van las Cañadas, de vulkaankrater van de Teide. Of langs de drakenbloedbomen van het Anaga schiereiland, of hoog boven de blauwe oceaan, op... Read more
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