Tenerife Walking Holidays Tenerife, Teide Walking Short-break

4 Nights
46 km
Medium +
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
September to May (Summer on request)
from €570

Tenerife, Teide Walking Short-break is a rich hiking experience that will show you three different areas of Tenerife. The Trip starts in Vilaflor, a small village surrounded by pine forests with a country environment. Going up the hill to the “Caldera” of the Volcano Teide, a giant crater with a completely different look from the rest of the island with its rocky semi-desert landscape 2000 meters above the sea level dominated by the peak of the volcano. Leaving the crater behind, Santiago del Teide will welcome you in its melancholic whitewashed houses. Here, you will be given the opportunity to choose to walk among volcanoes cones or going down the valley to the lively holiday resort towns facing the sunset in the ocean.

PLEASE NOTE: The distances on Tenerife, Teide Walking Short-break are offered purely as a guide. On some days you may have a choice of routes and for this reason the daily and overall distances are variable.

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.


You will be collected from Tenerife South Airport of Tenerife North Airport and brought to your accommodation in Vilaflor. The transfer will take about 40 minutes from Tenerife South Airport or 1h30 from Tenerife North Airport.

Hotel: El Nogal Hotel Boutique & Spa 4*

14 km

The first walking stage is a loop on the hills around Vilaflor. The surrounding pine forests offer a variety of trails with wonderful views over the lower towns facing the ocean when the forest opens into natural viewpoints.
Two optional loop walks are presented for you on this day:

Option 1: 11.0km (+373m, -380m)

Option 2: 14.5km (+604m,- 622m)

Hotel: El Nogal Hotel Boutique & Spa 4*

16 km

After breakfast, you will be transferred up the mountain to the old ”caldera” of Teide volcano. In the base of the 3718 meters tall volcano at over 2000 meters above the sea level, the semi-desert plateau offers stunning views over the rocky environment dominated by the mighty Teide. The route today will take you around this breathtaking scenery. You have a choice of 2 loop walks:

Option 1 (option 2&3 together): 16.0km | 5h | (+335m, -333m)
Option 2: 11.8km (+186m, -181m)
Option 3: 4.2km (+149m, -152m)

Hotel: Parador de Canadas del Teide 3*

16 km
Santiago del Teide
Santiago del Teide

In the morning you will be transferred from Teide to Santiago del Teide. On this day you leave the high mountain for a more traditional environment. Santiago del Teide is a small town with whitewashed little houses and is going to be your home for tonight. The surrounding areas of the town are called Montanas Negras for a reason, here one can see the result of more recent lava flows, giving the landscape a darker tone contrasted by the strong green of trees. Definitely a different experience. Down the valley, by the sea, there are two lively holiday resort towns facing west, good for great sunsets! From here you will have a choice of 2 loop walks.

Option 1: Coastal 11.7km (+736m, -735m)
Option 2: Mountains 16.4km (+520m, -520m)

Hotel: Hotel La Casona del Patio 4*



We have carefully selected each of the hotels you will stay in. From boutique 3* hotels to historical 4* hotels to Paradores with some of the most stunning views in Spain. Each one has its own unique character and will make your trip more than just a walking holiday.


How to Get There

Airport transfers are included from either Tenerife South Airport or Tenerife North Airport (please select on the booking page).

Tenerife South Airport is the main international airport on the island and is served by regular flights from most airports in Ireland and the UK.

Tenerife North Airport is served by mainly domestic flights from the other Canary Islands and airports on mainland Spain.

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Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

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Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

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Originally from the North of France, Pauline loves traveling around the world and already put her feet on the 5 continents. After graduating in History and Tourism, she worked f...
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