Tenerife Walking Holidays Tenerife Volcanic landscapes

7 Nights
88 km
Medium +
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
September to May (Summer on request)
from €1040

Tenerife Volcanic landscapes. Tenerife is the largest island of the Canaries archipelago, it is home to a great variety of microclimates that shape the landscape in its everlasting spring. In the north, the rain is more frequent making it the perfect habitat for green forests while the south of the island is drier and sunnier and very popular for its warm water beaches. The highest mountain in Spain, El Teide, a 3718 meters volcano, majestically dominates the whole island and provides impressive rocky landscapes in its huge “caldera” over 2000 meters above the sea.

Tenerife Volcanic landscapes will take you hiking in the pine-forested hills of Vilaflor before going up to hike on the semi-desert landscape on the base of the big volcano peak. The isolation of the mountain and its clear skies makes it one of the best places in Europe for stargazing. Down to Santiago del Teide, the winding hills will amaze you with their unique plants and views over mount Teide. From Buenavista del Norte to Garachico the walk follows the rough coastline pinpointed by lovely small beaches. Your last walk above the picturesque village of Garachico will present you with stunning views over the Atlantic for a Grand Finale.

PLEASE NOTE: The distances on this itinerary 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 or 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

Your first walking stage will be a loop walk on the hills around Vilaflor in the pleasant trails under the shade of pine forests. Take a break and enjoy the views over the lower towns below facing the ocean from the high of the hills 1,700 meters above the sea. You will have a choice of 2 loop walks:

Option 1: 11.0km (+373m, -380m)
Option 2: 14.5km (+604m,- 622m)

Hotel: El Nogal Hotel Boutique & Spa 4*

16 km

In the morning you will be transferred to the Parador de Canadas del Teide. Have a quick look around, this is a unique semi-desert alpine scenery dominated by Mount Teide. This rough isolated environment developed species that can only be found here, hence, the statute of National Park. You have a choice of 3 loop walks:

Option 1: 16.0km (+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*

16 km
Santiago del Teide
Santiago del Teide

Today you can choose to walk the other loop or have a day at leisure. Visiting the beaches of Puerto de Santiago and La Arena are some of the suggestions.

Hotel: Hotel La Casona del Patio 4*

15 km

After breakfast, you will be brought to Buenavista del Norte. From here the path is down to the coastline where you will spend your day between mountains and the Atlantic. Its a gentle walk on the top of hills pinpointed by small beaches in the jagged coast.

Walk details: 15.2km (+143m, -247m)

Hotel: Hotel La Quinta Roja 4*

11 km

This day reserves a walk with historical contours. The loop around Garachico will bring you to walk over the river of lava left by the last eruption that affected the town building the natural lava pools where we can bath ourselves today.

Walk details: 11.1km (+774m, -793m)

Hotel: Hotel La Quinta Roja 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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