The Canary Islands are the perfect year-round destination for walkers, especially those looking for an active escape in the sunshine in the winter months. Besides the balmy temperatures, there are many reasons to put your walking shoes and hit the trails that crisscross the ‘fortunate’ islands: the dramatic scenery sculpted by centuries of volcanic activity, the history of the islands’ colonial towns and cities and, of course, the local gastronomy.
Here are some trip ideas to inspire your next hiking trip in the Canary Islands.
BEST FOR BEGINNERS: VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES OF TENERIFE
This trip is a mixture of pine-forested hills and semi- volcanic landscape. Walk next to the breathtaking El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. The isolation of the mountain makes it one of the best places in Europe for star gazing. Experience lovely small beaches and picturesque village on this perfect winter hike for beginners.
Price: From €1040 Details per person sharing for a 7 night trip, including accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route notes and practical information.: Volcanic Landscapes of Tenerife
BEST FOR OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: LA GOMERA
La Gomera is a hiker’s dream and the Canary Islands’ best-kept secret. Only 50 minutes away by boat from Tenerife, The second smallest of the Canary Islands, La Gomera is a laid-back little volcanic island, only 14 miles in diameter. Its unique volcanic landscapes are a must-see: palm trees, banana plantations, fern rainforests dotted with peaceful whitewashed hamlets.
Price: From €815 per person sharing for a 7 night trip, including accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route notes and practical information. Details: Hidden gem of the Canary Islands
BEST FOR A CHALLENGE: GRAND TOUR OF GRAN CANARIA
The Grand Walking Tour of Gran Canaria is an amazing trip that will bring you along on a journey for body and mind. You will walk from the rocky mountains of the Caldeira de Tejeda to the pine forest of the Natural Park of Tamadaba and the impressive cliffs of the West coast of the island. This is the best of everything the island has to offer.
Price: From €750 per person sharing for a 9 night trip, including accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route notes and practical information. Details: Grand walking tour of Gran Canaria
For more details or to book your walking holiday in the Canary Islands, contact our travel experts.