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The 10 best trails in Tenerife

Tenerife is an island of contrasts in which the lovers of the trekking can enjoy landscapes very varied.

  1. From zero to hero (Playa del Socorro 0 m alt. – Pico del Teide 3718 m alt)

 

From the beach to the highest point in Spain

27 kilometers of the hard climb to the peak 3.718 meters of altitude. During the tour, you will enjoy a variety of landscapes: “laurisilva”, pine forest, views of the Orotava Valley, views of the Teide from different angles and to end the sunrise from the top.

You can do it in two stages, stopping at Altavista Refuge.

 

  1. Barranco de Masca

 

The most visited island path!

Descending from the charming hamlet of Masca through a ravine with impressive walls over 400 meters high. And finally, a refreshing bath on the beach of Masca.

On the way back, the most comfortable option is to take a boat that returns to Los Gigantes, in this tour, it is usual to see dolphins!

Anaga – the hidden gem of Tenerife.
The impressive cliffs of the coast of Anaga and the laurel forests – a must for every trekking lover. An real alternative to mass tourism in the south of Tenerife.
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3. Lapses of Taganana

 

From the summits of Anaga to the coast

A traditional path used by the inhabitants of the area since centuries ago that runs through one of the most spectacular “laurisilva” areas of Tenerife. They tell of this path, which has as many curves as there are days of the year.

 

4. Charcas de Erjos – Monte del Agua

 

A simple, short route with a great variety of landscapes. Starting with Las Charcas de Erjos, a system of wetlands on the summits of the Teno Massif that serve as an entrance to the Monte del Agua, one of the remaining redoubts of “laurisilva” in the north of Tenerife.

 

  1. The path to Antequera Beach

 

Departing from the summits of Anaga through a thick laurel forest, descending the Barranco de Antequera until reaching its wonderful virgin beach. Once there you can take a boat to Playa de las Teresitas, enjoying during the journey the impressive cliffs of the coast of Anaga.

  1. Path of the Enchanted Forest

 

The circular and simple itinerary that runs through the Integral Natural Reserve of Pijaral, passing through the spectacular natural viewpoint of Roque Chinobre, from where you can enjoy the views of the peninsula of Anaga and much of the island. For much of the trail, you have to make your way through the huge ferns.

To access this path, it is necessary to request authorization from the Cabildo’s environment area.

 

  1. Path of Pico Viejo

The Pico Viejo and its spectacular crater!

One of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands is the crater of Pico Viejo, to contemplate it you can climb any of the trails that ascend to its peak (3135 meters high) or you can also go up by cable car and thus only walk the path of descent.

  1. Windows of Güímar or Canal thousand

A path that runs along the slopes of Barranco de Badajoz with vertigo views in each of its “windows”. It is a water channel that crosses the ravines of the area at a height of 1000 meters, hence its name.

 

  1. Path of Alto de Guajara

 

From the Alto de Guajara, 2718m high, the Teide is contemplated from a unique perspective. In addition, it is a magical place from which you can see spectacular sunsets when the sun falls behind the Teide.

 

  1. Barranco del Infierno

 

One of the most visited itineraries of Tenerife, a classic of the Tenerife trails that despite having been closed for several years has opened its doors again. A natural alternative to mass tourism in the south of the island.

To visit this space you must make a reservation at www.barrancodelinfierno.com

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