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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Walking on La Palma
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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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
2016
  • La Gomera and Southern Tenerife: Car Tours and Walks
  • This guide – two books in one – is the ideal countryside companion for those staying either on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife — or those enjoying a two-centre holiday.For La Gomera the book describes 2 car tours (with accompanying touring map), 50+ long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map) and 18 picnic suggestions. For Tenerife... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife: Teide National Park 25K CNIG Map/Guide (Spanish ed.)
  • Teide National Park on Tenerife at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a SPANISH language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • ”Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and toughest map of Lanzarote that you can buy. New for the 4th edition of Lanzarote`s favourite map are; Arrecife Circunvalacion (bypass) now upgraded to motorway status with elevated roundabout junctions, GR131... Read more
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
  • Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • For the best adventures, use the best map. Fuerteventura is a large, 1,660 square kilometres, island. At 65k scale Fuerteventura Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is a large 960mm by 620mm, double sided map sheet, which folds down to its 220mm by 120mm pocket size. A specialist concertina map fold means this map is easy to unfold for use and then... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Teneriffa Wanderfuhrer 2014
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt 50 Touren, die sich über die ganze Inselfläche verteilen, jedoch in den Hauptwandergebieten konzentriert sind. Die Touren sind zwischen 7 und 17 Kilometer lang und beinhalten, abgesehen von zwei reinen Abstiegswanderungen,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Tenerife - Teneriffa Wanderfuhrer | Esterbauer
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt 50 Touren, die sich über die ganze Inselfläche verteilen, jedoch in den Hauptwandergebieten konzentriert sind. Die Touren sind zwischen 7 und 17 Kilometer lang und beinhalten, abgesehen von zwei reinen Abstiegswanderungen,... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife 2017
  • Outdoorkarte Spanien, 1:60 000 Wandern Rad Free Map on Smartphone included Kümmerly und Frey Karten. 1. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2018. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • A walking guidebook for exploring La Gomera and El Hierro with 45 day walks and treks for all abilities from rugged mountain treks to coastal walks. This wide selection of walks cover long distance trails such as Camino de la Virgen, GR131 on La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy. Read more
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • La Gomera & El Hierro Walking
  • Cicerone’s La Gomera and El Hierro walking guide by Paddy Dillon features 45 day and long-distance routes that are concisely described and mapped on clear, contoured cartography as well as containing full background information on planning and carrying out your treks on both islands.Featured walks are described and plotted for you but they also... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • The perfect guidebook for exploring La Gomera and El Hierro that consists of 45 day walks and treks for all abilities from rugged mountain treks to coastal walks. This wide selection of walks cover long distance trails such as Camino de la Virgen, GR 131 in La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • Walking guide to La Gomera and El Hierro, in the Canaries, with day walks and long-distance trails including Camino de La Virgen, GR132 around La Gomera and part of GR131 across the Canary Islands. Routes in Garajonay National Park and from San Sebastien and Valverde. Rugged mountain treks, coastal walks and easier expeditions. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
  • Walking guide to La Gomera and El Hierro, in the Canaries, with day walks and long-distance trails including Camino de La Virgen, GR132 around La Gomera and part of GR131 across the Canary Islands. Routes in Garajonay National Park and from San Sebastien and Valverde. Rugged mountain treks, coastal walks and easier expeditions. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Tenerife | ANWB Media
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. ANWB Extra Tenerife beschrijft 15 hoogtepunten: dé plekken die je moet bezoeken om de stad optimaal te beleven. De belangrijkste bezienswaardigheden maar ook suggesties voor unieke... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Ténérife (Teneriffa - französische Ausgabe)
  • Guide Rother TénérifeOn peut qualifier Ténérife de paradis des randonneurs le plus varié des îles Canaries.Sur »l'île des bien heureux« ne s'élève non seulement le Pico del Teide, avec ses 3718 m le sommet le plus élevé de l'archipel des Canaries et de toute... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Ténérife (Teneriffa - französische Ausgabe)
  • Guide Rother TénérifeOn peut qualifier Ténérife de paradis des randonneurs le plus varié des îles Canaries.Sur »l'île des bien heureux« ne s'élève non seulement le Pico del Teide, avec ses 3718 m le sommet le plus élevé de l'archipel des Canaries et de toute... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • This guide, the fourth in a series of five to the Canary Islands, offers 45 walks including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the long-distance GR 131 - an island-hopping trail that stretches across all seven of the Canaries. All routes Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • This guide, the fourth in a series of five to the Canary Islands, offers 45 walks including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the long-distance GR 131 - an island-hopping trail that stretches across all seven of the Canaries. All routes Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma - German Text
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma (ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN), presents the hiker with 64 varied and entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Das Standardwerk – 69 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der »Isla Bonita« La Palma, die grünste Insel der Kanaren, wartet... Read more
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Maps

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
  • Tacoronte 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1088-III/IV
  • 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
  • Fasnia CNIG Topo 1097-1/2
  • 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
  • Izaña 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1092-II
  • 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 Province 200K CNIG Map No. 38
  • Contoured, GPS-compatible, indexed road map at 1:200,000 from CNIG - Spain’s civilian survey organization, with exceptionally informative presentation of the landscape and highlighting for facilities and places of interest including campsites and paradors.Maps in CNIG’s 200K Provincial Series provide an excellent picture the topography through... 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 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1097-III/IV
  • 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
  • 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
  • Los Cristianos 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
  • 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
  • El Medano 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1102-II
  • 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
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Tenerife Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the contrasts of Tenerife on this wonderful self guided walking holiday. Tenerife, the largest, most varied and popular of the Canary Islands and is a perfect year-round walking destination. Walk through moonscapes of intense volcanic colour, lush forests filled with exotic vegetation and dramatic coastal landscapes. Woods of aromatic... Read more
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 - Tenerife
  • Bijzondere gezinsvakantie vanuit twee sfeervolle accommodaties, ééntje in het hoogstgelegen dorp van het eiland; de andere in een sfeevol kustplaatsje in het Noorden. Op de Canarische eilanden is het altijd zomer, dus altijd buiten wat te doen. We hebben diverse spannende en ontspannende activiteiten gepland; een spectaculaire kloof, een... 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
  • Dankzij het bergachtige karakter en de talrijke paden is Gomera bij uitstek geschikt voor een korte wandelvakantie. De diepe kloven van het karakteristieke barranco-landschap, imposante basaltpieken en nevelwouden van boomheide en laurier. Wandel hoog over steile kliffen naar stille kiezelstrandjes. Beklim de hoogste top voor een magnifiek... Read more
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