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Incredible walking and views on the island of Tenerife, enjoy dramatic land and seascapes plus views of Mount Teide, an active volcano and the highest peak in Spain!

Tenerife, an island of contrasts, with dramatic and beautiful landscapes. We are based in San Cristobal de la Laguna, near Santa Cruz in the north of the island. Small enough to explore on foot, it’s packed with interesting architecture including its cathedral. Outside of the town you’ll explore the rugged Anaga Peninsula, a landscape of sheer ridges and green mountains with views across the open sea.

Although Tenerife is one of the most popular of the Canary Islands with 43% of inhabitants living there, don’t be discouraged there are still plenty of lesser known trails for us to take advantage of. The islands history has helped create interesting and varied paths through its successive eruptions of Mount Teide through the years, leaving a rugged and volcanic landscape.

You might like to extend your holiday by combining Tenerife with our one week in Lanzarote and discover Lanzarote and Tenerife together.

Holiday Highlights

  • Great walking from our home in the Old Quarter of San Cristobal de La Laguna near Santa Cruz.
  • Explore the relatively small San Cristobal on foot.
  • Hike between beautifully sited villages on the Anaga Peninsula.
  • Take in the views across Tenerife to Mount Teide and across the ocean to La Palma and Gran Canaria.
  • Enjoy contrasting walks with dramatic and beautiful landscapes.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Tenerife South (British Airways or Charter)
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation with breakfast
      Dinners taken in the hotel and in local restaurants
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 6

  1. Day 1

    Following arrival into Tenerife South Airport we transfer to San Cristobal de la Laguna.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    During our time on Tenerife we will enjoy five days of walking. There are lots of walks available to your leader and the walks below will give you a flavour of what to expect.

    - Pedro Alvarez to Punta Hildalgo starting at this rural village the initial ascent has spectacular views over the local area and towards the west coast. We continue uphill through the laurel forest of Anaga before the path eases for a while. This gives you the opportunity to admire the amazing flora and fauna. The path changes as we head downhill, twisting and turning before the forest opens, revealing the full beauty of the barrancos before you. This area was formed millions of years ago and hasn’t changed much. You can soak in the vista during your picnic lunch before a challenging descent takes us down to the coast.
    9.5Km 400m ascent, 900m descent

    - Afur Circuit From the tiny hamlet of Afur an undulating path takes us through small parcels of farmland, crossing then following a stream with picturesque waterfalls to a beach with dramatic cliffs. Climbing eastwards, we continue along a coastal path with breath-taking views. We pass through a cluster of buildings at Auchones, famous for its wine before an optional drink and a rest in Taganana. A challenging climb takes us up to La Cumbrecilla and a gentle descent to our waiting bus.
    14km; 850m ascent/descent 6 hours. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

    - Las Canteras to Bajamar Starting on the outskirts of La Laguna we head uphill out of the town, leaving the hustle and bustle for the peace and quiet of Anaga. We stop at the Mirador de Zapata where on a clear day you can see Mount Teide and Gran Canaria, as well as La Laguna and the local area. Our walk crosses towards the west coast and we descend into a beautiful valley which takes us to Bajamar, our destination.
    16km, 500m ascent, 1050m descent. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

  3. Day 8

    It's unfortunately time to bid a fond farewell to Tenerife as we head back to the airport for our onward flight home.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Laguna Nivaria

We stay in the charming four star Hotel Laguna Nivaria which is set in a sixteenth century manor house in a fantastic location in the historic centre of San Cristobal de La Laguna, the only World Heritage site in the Canaries. A perfect combination of tradition, culture, history and modernity. From 07:00 to 10:30 an extensive breakfast buffet can be enjoyed on either the elegant dining room or the cosy patio. The Plaza Restaurant is where dinner is taken. All rooms are ensuite, with television, free safe, direct dial telephone, free internet fibre optic cable or Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

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