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.

Check the complete list of Canary Islands.

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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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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United Kingdom
2019
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 45 day walks on Gran Canaria, generally averaging 10 to 12km each. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. One of the larger Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a popular destination but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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United Kingdom
2018
  • La Gomera & Southern Tenerife Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • This book is for those staying on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife (within easy reach of the Gomera ferry). Since the two islands are just a 35-minute ferry ride apart, the book covers walks and tours on both. There are car tours (with picnic suggestions) ranging all over both islands, with pull-out touring maps and plans for the larger... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids La Gomera and Southern Tenerife | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! This book is for those staying on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife (within easy reach of the Gomera ferry). Since the two islands are just a 35-minute... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Teneriffa
  • Reisefuhrer - Wanderfuhrer - Freizeitfuhrer - Restaurantfuhrer - Playa San Juan und der Sudwesten Teneriffas Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walk Tenerife
  • TENERIFE - A WALKER`S ISLAND Tenerife is a big island - 2034 square kilometres big. It offers walkers a wide variety of exciting landscapes to choose from; everything from coastal strolls, high altitude summits, pine forests and laurel forests, challenging and strenuous routes to easy country walks. Walk! Tenerife is a comprehensive walking... Read more
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  • Walk! Tenerife
  • TENERIFE - A WALKER`S ISLAND Tenerife is a big island - 2034 square kilometres big. It offers walkers a wide variety of exciting landscapes to choose from; everything from coastal strolls, high altitude summits, pine forests and laurel forests, challenging and strenuous routes to easy country walks. Walk! Tenerife is a comprehensive walking... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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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
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2020
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United Kingdom
2020
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro: 45 day walks and treks for all abilities
  • Walking guide to the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. The 45 waymarked routes in this guidebook include easy strolls and hands-on scrambles, day walks and long-distance routes including the GR132 and parts of the GR131, which runs the whole length of the Canary Islands. Walks are spread in the guide roughly clockwise and where walks are... Read more
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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
2016
  • Tenerife Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • Based on Puerto de la Cruz, this book is the best choice for those staying in the north of Tenerife: it features car tours all over the island and walks in the Orotava Valley, Las Canadas, and the Teno and Anaga peninsulas. (For walks in the south of Tenerife, see Landscapes of La Gomera and Southern Tenerife). Key features: - 65 long and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Replaced by new 2nd edition on 23 September 2015. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map, 50k scale, is the result of David & Ros Brawn (Discovery Walking Guides) partnering with the island's walking and hiking expert 'Rambling Roger', add two of Roger's hiking mates Isabelle and Dane, so that we have five researchers with mapping gps... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Replaced by new 2nd edition on 23 September 2015. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map, 50k scale, is the result of David & Ros Brawn (Discovery Walking Guides) partnering with the island's walking and hiking expert 'Rambling Roger', add two of Roger's hiking mates Isabelle and Dane, so that we have five researchers with mapping gps... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Real Tenerife
  • The most comprehensive guide to Tenerife's resorts, towns and villages available in the English language, written with insight and passion by travel writers who have spent years treading the streets of every town and village, trekking along goat trails in the mountains and revelling at fiestas until dawn (all in the name of research). In short... Read more
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Belgium
  • The Real Tenerife
  • The most comprehensive guide to Tenerife's resorts, towns and villages available in the English language, written with insight and passion by travel writers who have spent years treading the streets of every town and village, trekking along goat trails in the mountains and revelling at fiestas until dawn (all in the name of research). In short... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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United Kingdom
2014
  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - 45 Walks Including Isla La Graciosa
  • Accomplished and renowned walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is the complete guide to walking one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. The seven Canary Islands seem to bask in everlasting sunshine and have been referred to as the Fortune Islands. Away from the bustling resort, walkers can... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book describes 21 walks on Lanzarote, 2 on Isla La Graciosa (off Lanzarote's northern coast) and 22 on Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands including Isla de Lobos at the tip of Fuerteventura. These traditional routes span a range of arid, agricultural and natural areas. Walks feature hill and... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book describes 21 walks on Lanzarote, 2 on Isla La Graciosa (off Lanzarote's northern coast) and 22 on Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands including Isla de Lobos at the tip of Fuerteventura. These traditional routes span a range of arid, agricultural and natural areas. Walks feature hill and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura | Cicerone
  • One of Paddy Dillon's five-volume series to the Canaries, this book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. Read more
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Maps

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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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  • 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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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
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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
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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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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
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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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United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas and the island’s main resorts on a clear and informative, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, with both the road map and the street plans indexed and highlighting the island’s 15 top rated sites and other places of interest, as well as providing general tourist information. On one side a map at 1:100,000... 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Walking holidays

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 is groots, met diepe kloven, imposante basaltpieken en steile kliffen. Je 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 Masca-kloof of klimmen over de vulkaanhellingen van de imposante Pico del Teide (3718 meter). Af te wisselen met ontspannen rondtoeren met een huurauto en zwemmen in zee. Je... Read more
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