Tenerife Walking Holidays Grand Walking Tour of Tenerife

12 Nights
106 km
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
September to May (Summer on request)
9 nights from €1017

The Grand Walking Tour of Tenerife is an amazing trip that will bring you along on a journey for body and mind. You will walk on the rugged coastline with the relaxing sound of the waves as well as walk in the semi-desert landscape just below mount Teide peak. You will feel embraced by the unique nature of the island in the deep valleys and high ridges eroded by the time after the numerous eruptions that shaped the island a long time ago.
At the end of the day, explore the colonial towns and cities full of remains from the height of the Age of discoveries and taste the local gastronomy in the many local restaurants.

PLEASE NOTE: The distances on this itinerary are offered purely as a guide. On some days you may have a choice of routes (and distances) and you will also have the option to add nights and walking days.

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 arrive in Vilaflor.
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. You will have a choice of two walks:

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. Your walk today will take you around this breathtaking scenery.
There are two options to choose for on this day:

Option 1: 4.3km (+153m -154m)
Option 2: 16km (+335m, -333m)

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*

15 km

In the morning, a transfer will take you to the town of Buenavista del Norte. From here, the route takes you to visit the coastline on a pleasant walk along with the jagged cliffs that lead to Garachico. Take a break in one of the hidden beaches and relax with the sound of the waves smashing the rocks. In the end stands Garachico, a fishing town that almost disappeared in the last eruption on the beginning of 18th century. Today, the result is a set of nice natural pools, the ”Piscinas de Garachico”.
15.2km (+143m, -247m)

Add an extra night (optional): You can spend some free time in Garachico or take in a looped walk starting and finishing in Garachico. Today is a day in which nature is mixed up with the local history. You are going to follow a path that will give you views of the Teide peak and the ocean as well as a comprehensive tour around the flows of lava that almost destroyed Garachico 300 years ago.
11.1km (+774m, -793m)

Hotel: Hotel La Quinta Roja 4*

10 km
La Orotava
La Orotava

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Realejo Alto, the starting point of your walk. At Los Realejos, you will climb down the hill to follow a beautiful clifftop path. Along the way, towns and villages with families on Holliday will appear. Have a drink in a cafe and keep going on your relaxing walk, this is going to be a relaxing day with an easy walk. The finishing point is Puerto de la Cruz filled with cafes, shops and restaurants in its pedestrian streets. At the end of the day, you will be transferred from here to the quiet Orotava where you will spend the night.

9.5km (+52m, -394m)


Add an extra night (optional): The day reserves a loop walk up the hills south of La Orotava. Discover the local countryside as you walk along the narrow paths leading to the deep forest above the little villages.

11.8km (+747m, -705m)

Hotel: Hotel Rural Victoria 3*

14 km
Punta del Hidalgo
Punta del Hidalgo

From Orotava, you will have a transport to bring you to the stage starting point in San Cristobal de La Laguna. This was formerly the capital of Tenerife and is worth a stroll around the center of the colonial city where the Age of Discoveries has left its signature in the shape of buildings and monuments. Follow, the path out of the city across the countryside where the locals grow vineyards to produce the precious wine. The route has less and less human interference up to the point where one feels that is completely immersed into a wild untouched landscape. The path culminates in Punta del Hidalgo, an ocean-facing town with a natural pool and modern architecture lighthouse.

14.5km, (+350m, -877m)

Add an extra night (optional): The day reserves an easy walk in which you will discover the beauties of Punta del Hidalgo from where you have some great views over the rugged impenetrable cliffs leaning to the ocean.

7.4km (+283m, -278m)

Hotel: Atlantis Park 3*

11 km
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The amazing Parque Rural de Anaga will be the theme of the day. When your transfer drives you up the hill, you start to form an idea of what lies ahead, a deep laurel forest that will immerse you in its meanders and green tunnels. The statute of protection of the park ensures that the landscape is free from human interference. Follow down the valley to reach the terraced hills facing the Atlantic, then go back up to the hill to Afur, this time across ridges that will allow panoramic views over the valleys below. After the walking stage, a transfer will bring you to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Walk details: 10.8km (+357m, -971m)

Hotel: Hotel Principe Paz 3*

10 km
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The starting point of the last stage will be reached by a transfer to Chamorga. From here your exploration starts by crossing two valleys towards the ocean. Visit the little coastal village of Almaciga and walk up to El Bailadero across a ridge trail that provides the most impressive panoramic views over the valleys below, a good way to say farewell to Tenerife. At the end of the day, you will be transferred from El Bailadero to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Walk details: 10.3km (+833m, -667m)

Hotel: Hotel Principe Paz 3*



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

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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Specialist: Pauline
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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