Top three reasons to go hiking in Tenerife
Enjoy the complete Canary hiking experience—but crowd-free
Traverse several different biospheres in a matter of hours
High-altitude hikes provide fantastic views of the entire archipelago
The Canary Islands host some of the best hikes in Europe—and the trails in Tenerife are living proof. The Teno Mountains feel as dramatic as the Swiss Alps, with trails winding along steep barrancos, vertical cliffs, and vibrant evergreen forests. The hikes at La Caldera elegantly transition from cloud forests to Mars-esque volcanic landscapes, complete with unique rock formations and the feeling of soothing solitude. Anaga is another place to get far from the tourists, with misty forest walks, thrilling coastal trails, and a wild array of micro-climates. Head to Tenerife, and find a different hike—and a different biosphere—every day of the year.
The tours start in Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas, Tenerife
Intermediate to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Half-Day Hiking Tour of the Teno Massif
Embark on a 5-hour journey through many different biospheres! Follow a rocky ridge deep into a sub-tropical rainforest, and ascend back up a mountain mirroring the Swiss Alps. Take in the panoramic views of the Masca hamlet, lava fields, and the looming Mount Teide before descending into an aromatic pine forest. A seasoned guide will stay with you all the way, making sure you’re safe and satisfied.
Half-Day Hiking Tour of the Caldera Rim
Enjoy a challenging, but infinitely rewarding half-day hike at 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level! Ascend up the Caldera Rim, where you’ll be greeted by dramatic volcanic landscapes. Marvel at the panoramas and unique rock formations before descending down a sparse pine forest full of scenic overlooks. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you, keeping you safe and teaching you about the long-reaching history of the area.
Half-Day Hiking Tour of the Anaga Mountains
Experience the coastline, ravines, laurel forests, and lone villages of the remote Anaga mountains on a five-hour hiking tour. Traverse a protected natural landscape on one of many different routes, winding through a plethora of varied landscapes. Your expert guide knows the twists and turns in the area, and he’ll take you to all the bucket-list landmarks.
Meet your guide
Tenerife Guided Walks
Myself and my husband did a wonderful hike with Andy in the most beautiful Tenerife mountains and forests. Andy is very knowledgeable about the terrain, plants, and flowers, you can pretty much ask him anything and he will know! Fabulous day…. thank you, Andy!
The start of the walk was quite tough but well worth the effort-what goes up must come down. Superb views of different settings together with Andy’s knowledge of the surroundings made it a superb day. Thanks, Andy.
I booked two hikes during my stay in Tenerife and I wish I had booked more. My first was Guimar Valley and the second was Teno Massif and the enchanted forest, both did not disappoint. Such beautiful scenery on both walks and panoramic views with lots of opportunity for some great photos. Truly appreciate the quietness and what nature has to offer. It was lovely to eat my lunch in these surroundings. Andy is very knowledgeable so you’ll also learn a lot. I would highly recommend booking some hikes when visiting Tenerife. Even if it’s just you on your own as I went solo but I met up with others. Thanks, Andy! I will be booking more on my next visit.
Andy is an excellent guide & good fun to spend time with. We did two 5 hr day walks in different areas & thoroughly enjoyed both. I would never have persuaded my family to do these walks without someone to guide & entertain us!
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Things to know
Covid measures in Tenerife, the Canary Islands
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Tenerife, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 travel information for the Canary Islands.
Irrespective of the current COVID-19 situation in Tenerife and the Canary Islands, your guides require you to wear a mask in the vehicle at all times.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A half-day of hiking
- Transportation from Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas to the trailhead and back
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Tenerife
- Personal hiking equipment
How fit do I need to be?
To participate in these hikes, you need to have some prior hiking experience and decent fitness levels. You will be hiking for 5 hours, covering around 12 km (7,5 miles) per tour with 375-500 m (1,230 – 1,650 ft) of altitude change. The Caldera Rim hike is especially challenging, as you’ll be hiking variable terrain mostly above 2,000 m (6,500 ft). Keep in mind that the summer can get very hot, and you’ll be carrying a pack loaded with the thing you’ll need throughout the day.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
- Hiking poles — optional
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (1L capacity)
- Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
- Shorts and a T-shirt for the warmer seasons
- Spare clothes
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- A sandwich or snack
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For these adventures, the usual client to guide ratio is 5:1.
- The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
Hiking in Tenerife can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors between the ages of 7 and 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
- Minors under the age of 7 aren’t allowed to participate in these tours.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to these tours in Tenerife, most people fly into Tenerife South Airport. From there, you can take a 15-20 min bus, shuttle, or taxi ride to the Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas areas.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or resort in Los Cristianos or the Playa de las Americas and take you to the trailhead.