Many people are unaware that the beautiful island of Tenerife offers a range of fantastic walks through stunning scenery, offering picturesque views across the area. This is because the walks can often be difficult to find with vague, out of date, overly-technical or simply very dull directions.
Here at lowcostholidays.com we have gathered information on some of the best walks, with directions of how to get there and what you can expect to see, all in an easily downloadable format so you can take them away with you.
Check out our walking maps for Tenerife below, for hikes with stunning scenery.
- Coastal Walk: A great way to see Los Cristianos and Las Galletas, starting off from Los Cristianos at the end of the promenade, you pass Montana de Guaza, with beautiful views of the protected natural land. Reaching Malpais de la Rasca, keep an eye out for the old lighthouse as you walk along the rocky headland. Finishing off at Las Galletas, a pretty fishing port for some well earned refreshments.
- La Guaraja: A more challenging hike than the coastal path, this hike starts off in the middle of the National park from the Parador hotel. You can already see the dizzy heights of the summit you will be hiking towards! The volcanic landscape at the beginning of this walk resembles moonscape rather than landscape and you will pass Las Canadas del Teide, rocky deposits from previous volcanic eruptions. The summit of 2500m offers breathtaking views, and can be 10 to 20 degrees cooler so remember layers!
- Montana Blanca: A gentler climb than La Guaraja, the walk starts off along a wide footpath and although you are climbing to a high altitude where you might pass snow and ice, the hills are gentle. Reaching the top you will have amazing views of the National park.
- Mount Teide: A more difficult walk for more experienced climbers, this hike will take you to the highest peak in Spain. Starting off from the Teide National park the expanse of landscape is striking, and the views are far from your typical beach holiday. Soon you will see the summit of the active volcano, and snow patches on the ground. Only a limited number of hikers are permitted to the very top, and you will have to arrange a special permit beforehand. Views from the top span the whole of the Canaries. If you are feeling energetic then you can climb back down, or there is the option of the cable car if the climb has tired you out.