• Pico del Teide with famous Roque Cinchado rock formation, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Hikers in forest
  • A view of Masca village, Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • Evergreen forest on La Gomera island
  • Red mountain in Tenerife.

Winter walks and sunshine in the Canary Islands

Highlights of a walking holiday in Tenerife | View itinerary »

What better region in Spain for a winter trekking expedition than the sub-tropical Canary Islands? With its many varied landscapes, all-year sunshine and exotic flora, you’ll find it hard to find a more spectacular and pleasant destination for you and your walking boots. Take Tenerife, just one of the seven islands. Most people think of it as just one big resort, but there’s so much more to it if you’re prepared to venture away from the southern playgrounds. Head to the moonscape of Las Cañadas at the foot of Mount Teide, the world’s third largest volcano; explore jungle-like forests and hidden villages in the Anaga Mountains; and enjoy the warm ocean breeze along dozens of coastal walks that take in pretty fishing villages and little-known beaches.

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8 day trip as described, guide price £500 – £650 pp

What’s included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a fantastic 4* hotel
  • Buffet style breakfasts
  • Economy 4dr car hire for the duration
  • Point to point directions
  • Personalised travel App and e-Document manager
  • All attractions and activities shown in your personalised itinerary
  • Our own personally recommended restaurants guide

What’s not included

  • Flights (can be quoted separately)
  • Travel insurance - we are happy to advise
  • Car hire extras
  • Optional: Guided walks available

Travel Info

Fly direct to Tenerife with EasyJet, Ryanair and others, from most major UK hubs and many regional airports.

Best time to go

We recommend you visit Tenerife in October to May as this is when the temperatures are perfect for walking.

Bespoke Service

Let us know your interests, ideal dates and duration, and preferred flights, and we’ll create the perfect hiking holiday just for you.

Day 1

Welcome to Tenerife

Of all the Canary Islands, Tenerife is perhaps the most varied. Yes, there are fantastic family beach resorts such as Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes and Puerto de la Cruz, but there are also hidden gems like the hanging village of Masca, the pyramids of Guimar and the beautiful pine forests of Teide National Park.

After arriving at the airport, collect you hire car and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is left free for you to soak up the sunshine and prepare for the adventure ahead!

Day 2


Known as the Shangri-La of Tenerife, the gorgeous village of Masca hidden in the Teno Mountains is perched precariously above a steep gorge that some say is as spectacular as the Grand Canyon. Following an ancient path that winds past the handful of stone cottages, you descend to the valley floor then trek at the foot of towering volcanic walls until you reach a palm- and pebble-strewn bay. After a cooling swim, board a boat for the short ocean journey back to Los Gigantes and a celebratory drink at one of the pretty waterfront bars.

Day 3


Set in the northeast of Tenerife, the Anaga Mountains offer eye-popping scenery across secluded valleys and dramatic coastlines. The best way to explore this region is on foot, wearing sturdy footwear. In addition to its natural beauty, there are several hamlets and villages that give a sense of stepping back in time, as well as a clutch of ‘off-the-beaten-path’ bars and restaurants serving tapas and seafood that will blow your mind.

Day 4

Costal Walks

Either spend the day relaxing or enjoy another great walk – the choice is yours.

Today we stay close to the ocean with trails that traverse the coastline and provide memorable views of the neighbouring islands.

The bohemian seaside town of El Medano doesn’t just have fantastic shoreline walks, it also has a great, laid-back vibe and is popular with wind- and kite-surfers, so allow time to sit and watch the sky and waves filled with colourful sails.

Day 5

The North

On Day 5 we’re back in the north, the greener side of the island. Scenic variety is the theme today. We start with an easy walk from the town of Erjos, before heading along forest tracks to the agricultural areas around Monte del Agua and Pasos. We then continue through clusters of laurel and pine, past the orchards of El Palmar and reaching our destination amidst the beauty of Teno Rural Park.

Day 6

Mount Teide

We guarantee you’ll be impressed with our Day 6 walk – a trek to the top of Spain! At 3,718 metres, not only is Mount Teide the highest mountain in Spanish territory, it’s also the world’s third largest volcano. Don’t worry though, it hasn’t gone off in over a hundred years!

After travelling through the bizarre moon-like landscape of Las Cañadas in Teide National Park, we begin our ascent from Montaña Blanca, climbing about six hours until we reach the Altavista refuge. Here, you can rest until morning, then wake early to trek the final stretch. Your reward? An unforgettable view of the rising sun casting a monumental shadow across the Atlantic below.


La Gomera, La Palma & El Hierro

You’ll have seen Tenerife’s neighbouring islands across the waves, but if you want to explore further we can arrange day trips or longer excursions to La Gomera or La Palma & El Hierro.

All are renowned for excellent trekking through lush greenery and high mountain scenery. Just ask, and we’ll be happy to suggest amazing inter-island itineraries.

Get in touch

We don’t deal in one-size-fits-all holidays. We build amazing journeys tailored just for you. But before we can do that, we need to know about you – what excites you, what are your ‘must-sees’ and ‘must do’s’, and conversely, what do you want to avoid or what makes you feel indifferent. We don’t do indifferent, and neither should you!

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