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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Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Canarias

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Trails in this region

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont BILDATLAS Teneriffa
  • DuMont Bildatlas Teneriffa - die Bilder des Fotografen Martin Sasse zeigen faszinierende Panoramen und ungewöhnliche Nahaufnahmen. Sechs Kapitel, gegliedert nach regionalen Gesichtspunkten, geben einen Überblick über die vier Kanarischen Inseln. Zu jedem Kapitel gehören Hintergrundreportagen und Specials, die aktuelle und interessante Themen... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR131 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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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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking on La Palma
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 8km 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
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking on La Palma
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 8km 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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • TENERIFE - A WALKER'S ISLAND Tenerife is a big island - 2034 square kilometres big. It offers the walker 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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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • TENERIFE - A WALKER'S ISLAND Tenerife is a big island - 2034 square kilometres big. It offers the walker 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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking In The Canary Islands
  • The severn volcanic Canary Islands lie just over 100 miles off the coast of Africa and have a sunny, hot climate with little rainfall and snow only on the highest peaks. The islands are crowned by El Teide, Spain's highest mountain at an impressive 3718 metres.Although the islands are often very rough and rocky, with high and often inaccessible... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking In The Canary Islands
  • The severn volcanic Canary Islands lie just over 100 miles off the coast of Africa and have a sunny, hot climate with little rainfall and snow only on the highest peaks. The islands are crowned by El Teide, Spain's highest mountain at an impressive 3718 metres.Although the islands are often very rough and rocky, with high and often inaccessible... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont direkt Reiseführer Teneriffa
  • Tief in ihrer Kultur verwurzelt sind die Tinerfeños auf ihrer kanarischen Insel im Atlantik. Mit den 15 »Direkt-Kapiteln« des Reiseführers von Izabella Gawin können Sie sich zwanglos unter die Tinerfeños mischen, direkt in das Lebensgefühl auf Teneriffa eintauchen, aktiv in der Natur entspannen und die Highlights kennenlernen:... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk This Way Tenerife
  • Walk This Way features the best of Tenerife s walking routes written by travel writers who specialise in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Some are well trodden favourites, others are strangers to the walking groups; lovely trails that were once the lifeline between communities and are now only used by neighbours and by cats on their morning... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk This Way Tenerife
  • Walk This Way features the best of Tenerife s walking routes written by travel writers who specialise in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Some are well trodden favourites, others are strangers to the walking groups; lovely trails that were once the lifeline between communities and are now only used by neighbours and by cats on their morning... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote's most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote's most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Tenerife Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map
  • Marco Polo Pocket Guide Tenerife: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Explore Tenerife with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the island's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Tenerife Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map
  • Marco Polo Pocket Guide Tenerife: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Explore Tenerife with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the island's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Tenerife en La Gomera | Kosmos
  • Een prettige reisgids in handzaam formaat. Alle belangrijke zaken worden goed beschreven, veel illustraties. Voor deze prijs een leuke gids. Algemene reisgids voor elk wat wils: leuk om enthousiast te worden. Wat & Hoe Onderweg Tenerife & La Gomera is de reisgids voor een actieve en culturele vakantie. Deze gids bevat uitgebreide plattegronden,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • The latest in Paddy Dillon's series of guides to the Canary Islands, this guide covers all the best walking to be had on this hugely popular island, including routes along the GR131. With distance and difficulty ranging from short and easy to long and arduous there is suitable challenge for walkers of all abilities here, on 45 routes that... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • The latest in Paddy Dillon's series of guides to the Canary Islands, this guide covers all the best walking to be had on this hugely popular island, including routes along the GR131. With distance and difficulty ranging from short and easy to long and arduous there is suitable challenge for walkers of all abilities here, on 45 routes that... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk This Way Tenerife
  • Walk This Way features the best of Tenerife s walking routes written by travel writers who specialise in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Some are well trodden favourites, others are strangers to the walking groups; lovely trails that were once the lifeline between communities and are now only used by neighbours and by cats on their morning... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk This Way Tenerife
  • Walk This Way features the best of Tenerife s walking routes written by travel writers who specialise in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Some are well trodden favourites, others are strangers to the walking groups; lovely trails that were once the lifeline between communities and are now only used by neighbours and by cats on their morning... Read more
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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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Maps

Bol.com
Netherlands
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Netherlands
  • Kompass WK233 Tenerife
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Kompass WK233 Tenerife
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lanzarote WK241
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Belgium
  • Lanzarote WK241
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Kanaren/DVD-ROM
  • Deze digitale wandel-, fiets- en skiroute kaarten van Kompass op CD of DVD zijn bruikbaar met GPS • je kunt inzoomen op de kaart tot een schaal van 1: 10 000 • prima manier om je eigen route te plannen, met hoogteprofielen • zeer eenvoudig om de gekozen route te printen of te downloaden op mobiele telefoon of PDA • vlieg vogelvlucht over een... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Kanaren/DVD-ROM
  • Deze digitale wandel-, fiets- en skiroute kaarten van Kompass op CD of DVD zijn bruikbaar met GPS • je kunt inzoomen op de kaart tot een schaal van 1: 10 000 • prima manier om je eigen route te plannen, met hoogteprofielen • zeer eenvoudig om de gekozen route te printen of te downloaden op mobiele telefoon of PDA • vlieg vogelvlucht over een... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Tenerife Hikers Maps
  • Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers' Super-Durable Maps being published in 2017. Thanks to Jan Kostura's 2016 research we have several new hiking adventures described in detail in Walk! Tenerife. Jan's gps records of his research for new routes and updating of current routes... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Tenerife Hikers Maps
  • Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers' Super-Durable Maps being published in 2017. Thanks to Jan Kostura's 2016 research we have several new hiking adventures described in detail in Walk! Tenerife. Jan's gps records of his research for new routes and updating of current routes... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Teneriffa
  • Die 3in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarte ist mit zusätzlichen Detailkarten ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die Planung einer Wandertour. Die präzise Kartografie zeigt alle begehbaren Wanderwege inklusive Klassifizierung.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mallorca - Tramuntana
  • freytag & berndt Wanderkarten sind dank der detaillierten digitalen Kartographie und der genauen Maßstäbe ideale Begleiter beim Wandern, Bergsteigen und auf Skitouren. Sie werden regelmäßig überarbeitet und enthalten aktualisierte Informationen zu Wanderwegen, Rad- und Mountainbikestrecken, Hütten, Naturdenkmälern, kulturellen... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mallorca - Tramuntana
  • freytag & berndt Wanderkarten sind dank der detaillierten digitalen Kartographie und der genauen Maßstäbe ideale Begleiter beim Wandern, Bergsteigen und auf Skitouren. Sie werden regelmäßig überarbeitet und enthalten aktualisierte Informationen zu Wanderwegen, Rad- und Mountainbikestrecken, Hütten, Naturdenkmälern, kulturellen... 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 - 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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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
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • Wie van kort maar krachtig wandelen houdt, zit met deze reis helemaal goed. Gomera is ruig, vol diepe ravijnen - door de Spanjaarden barrancos genoemd - in een bergachtig vulkanisch landschap. Dit is de ideale plek voor bergwandelaars. Geniet van de uitzichten vanaf steile kliffen en zoek de stilte op van verlaten kiezelstrandjes, met een... Read more
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