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Food

  • All breakfasts are included. They usually consist of coffee, toast, and a continental style spread. There are some opportunities to stop for a coffee or a snack along the way. On the days where we are walking, we will stop at lunchtime to have picnic lunches. This enables us to save time and Vegetarians: Please be aware that a meat and fish are staple food in Northern Spain. Most vegetarians do not experience any problems, however please be prepared to be flexible. Please note that mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 21:00 and 21.30.

Activities

  • Accom: hotel/lodge
  • New trip
  • Trek: point-to-point
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Guided Group
  • 1

    Start in UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Laguna; walking tour of town.

    People booking Land Only will make their own way to the hotel and meet up with the group in the afternoon. Upon arrival at the hotel your local tour leader will give a briefing and there will be an optional La Laguna walking tour for anyone who wants a orientation walk around the town.

  • 2

    Walk in Anaga Rural Park: Tavine and coastal route from Afur to Taganana.

    After breakfast we will pass by the food market in La Laguna and transfer in our bus towards Anaga Rural Park, stopping at a viewpoint for a stunning view out over La Laguna Valley. Today's walk starts in the village of Afur, home to 'La Venta de José Cañón' a curious bar with a charismatic owner. Our route passes juniper groves and steep ravines and we'll see rural agricultural work taking place all around us in the fertile valleys. Upon reaching the coastline for the first time, we will be greeted by the black sands and dramatic rocky outcrops of Tamadite beach. From here we follow a scenic coastal path which rises up over cliffs and leads us all the way to the small town of Taganana. This picturesque and remote community is one of the oldest Spanish settlements on the island of Tenerife and has a rich history, famous for the sugar and wine production in the surrounding area. Walking approx. 8km; duration 4 hours; ascent +500m; descent -550m. Transfer times approx. 40min and 50min.

  • 3

    Walk in Anaga Rural Park: Cruz del Carmen to Punta de Hidalgo; optional swim at Bajamar.

    A short drive from La Laguna once more brings us to the northeast Anaga region, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Today’s walk starts in Cruz del Carmen after a quick stop in the visitor centre. We descend through lush native forest ‘laurisilva’ and encounter small farming villages clinging to the edge of dramatic terraced ravines. The landscape and climate change as we approach the coastline and the ocean begins to dominate our horizon. There may be a chance for a refreshing swim and a drink at Bajamar before returning to La Laguna in the afternoon. Walking approx. 10km; duration 5 hours; ascent +50m; descent -1000m. Transfer times approx. 20min and 30min

  • 4

    Walk in Teide National Park and ascend Mount Guajara for stunning views of Mount Teide.

    After breakfast we will travel to the centre of the island and into Teide National Park to begin our ascent of Guajara, the third highest point of the island and probably the best view point of Mount Teide. We will be walking on volcanic terrain and experiencing a contrasting environment in comparison to the previous days. During the ascent we enjoy extremely rewarding views inside of the National Park Caldera and the south of the island. At the top we discover the rests of Piazzi Smyth's stargazing expedition. After our lunch stop, we will walk down to the foot of the mountain. Walking approx. 14km; duration 6 hours; ascent +700m; descent -700m. Transfer times approx. 60min and 60min

  • 5

    Free time; afternoon transfer westwards to the rural town of Los Realejos.

    Today is a rest day and this morning is free time for you to relax or explore La Laguna at your leisure. In the afternoon we transfer westwards to our second hotel of the week which is located in the small town of Los Realejos. It is possible to walk from here to ‘Rambla de Castro Natural Protected Area’ on the northern coastline should you wish to.

  • 6

    Walk in Teno Rural Park: Teno Alto plateau.

    Today we go to the northwest of the island to discover another area of natural beauty - Teno Rural Park. Starting with an ascent of the steep ‘Camino del Risco’ from Buenavista , we follow a traditional route used by both newly-weds and funeral processions towards Teno Alto Plateau. Stone walls and goat herders punctuate the landscape of the Rural Park and preserve the rural traditions of the region. We’ll taste some of the local goat’s cheese and make our way down to El Palmar. Walking approx. 12km; duration 6 hours; ascent +1200m; descent -700m. Transfer times approx. 30min and 40min.

  • 7

    Walk in Teno Rural Park: Masca gorge route; swim in Masca bay; boat to Los Gigantes.

    For our last day of walking we’ll follow another iconic route within Teno Rural Park as we descend through the spectacular Masca Gorge. This dramatic ravine has been carved into the rock over the course of millions of years, creating gigantic cliff faces that stretch down to the Atlantic Ocean. We zigzag down the trail, following the flowing water towards the beach where we can have a refreshing swim at Masca bay. From here we will take a boat along the coast to Los Gigantes marina and transfer back to our hotel in the afternoon. Walking approx. 6km; duration 3 hours; ascent +50m; descent -650m. Transfer times approx. 60min and 60min

  • 8

    End Los Realejos.

    The trip ends this morning after breakfast in Los Realejos.

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