Tenerife, Canarias

Description

Tenerife, El TeideMain attraction of the largest of the Canary Islands is El Teide, the still fuming (albeit very little) volcano. This mountain is Spain's highest, reaching up 3718 m. The climb is easy but restrictions apply to control the influx of tourists, who can easily reach the summit by cable car.

Much less frequented is the impressive Pico Viejo, the old volcano, adjacent to El Teide. This volcano complex is situated in the centre of a huge caldera, a colourful plain at height of 2000 m, formed by an ancient explosion, a beautiful surrounding for moon-like walks.

Tenerife has much more to offer to the hiker. There are ravines, mountain massifs, lunar landscapes, canals for easy level hiking, a lush green north coast, subtropical vegetation. The infrastructure of the island is good, helping you to reach your hiking destinations and finding a place to sleep. Maps and guides are available in many languages.

Apart from the GR131, the main trail of Tenerife, the island has a pilgrimage way: the Camino de Santiago de Tenerife, connecting Puerto Santiago on the west coast to Santa Cruz de Tenerife from where many ferries depart. Many more local trails explore the island, often climbing and descending a lot.

Check the complete list of Canary Islands.

Opinions

Rate 7.5 | 2 votes | No 9. in Spain
  • Henk Nouws May 1992
  • Rate 8
  • Positive This hike was before the creation of the GR's on the island. We climbed El Teide and the old volcano, which was great.
  • Negative Being chased by a swarm of bees. The west coast was dry and a bit dull.
  • Joke ter Weele May 1992
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Fascinating volcanic landscape around El Teide
  • Negative Being chased around by angry bees
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Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Canarias

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking on Tenerife | Cicerone
  • From easy strolls to hands-on scrambling and from simple day walks to long-distance routes along the GR131, Tenerife offers a variety of year round walking routes, all set in stunning natural scenery. Paddy Dillon's latest book in his Canary Islands series features 45 of the best - suitable for a wide range of abilities and easily combined to... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • This book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - 45 Walks Including Isla La Graciosa
  • Accomplished and renowned walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is the complete guide to walking one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. The seven Canary Islands seem to bask in everlasting sunshine and have been referred to as the Fortune Islands. Away from the bustling resort, walkers can... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
  • One of Paddy Dillon's five-volume series to the Canaries, this book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura | Cicerone
  • This book offers 21 walks on Lanzarote, two on Isla La Graciosa (off Lanzarote's northern coast) and 22 on Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the GR 131 trail, which crosses both islands. These 45 traditional routes link several villages and span a range of arid agricultural and natural areas. Both popular holiday destinations, Lanzarote and... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on La Palma
  • A walking guidebook for exploring La Palma in the Canary Isles. The 45 routes include both day walks and long distance trails including the GR130 and GR131. The routes vary in terrain ranging from trails in Caldera de Taburiente national park to mule tracks and pilgrim trails in Santa Cruz. Includes routes that suit all abilities. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • La Palma Walking
  • Walking guide to La Palma in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trails GR130 and the GR131 around all the islands. The first in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes routes in Caldera de Taburiente national park and from Santa Cruz, all illustrated with... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied. Goede beschrijvingen en detail informatie. Voor kaartmateriaal zouden we toch de kompass kaart adviseren, de kaarten in het boek schieten wat dat betreft te kort. Walking guide by Paddy Dillon to La Palma in the Canary Islands, with 45 day walks and sections of waymarked long-distance... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Uitgebreide wandelgids van dit deel van Gran Canaria: goede beschrijvingen, veel keuze, kaarten wat minder goed. This guidebook to walking on Gran Canaria is the fourth of a series of five to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. It offers 45 walks, including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131 - an island-hopping trek over all seven... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Teide National Park - Tenerife ENGLISH
  • Teide National Park on Tenerife at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 79-page English language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals enhanced by... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma at 1:40,000 on a double-sided walking map from Discovery Walking Guides with vivid altitude coluring providing an excellent picture of the topography, hiking routes cross-referenced to the publisher’s guide, waymarked CNIG routes, etc.The map, printed on light waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, has bright altitude colouring... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife and La Gomera Marco Polo Spiral Guide
  • Tenerife and La Gomera in the Marco Polo Spiral Guides series is a practical guide presenting the most important things to see and do in the islands in a nutshell, and aimed at travellers who don’t have a lot of time to prepare and research for a trip. The guide highlights the top 10 sights, suggests tours and great ideas for exciting days out,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • 43 fully detailed walking routes with 1:25,000 scale maps and GPS Waypoints. A real `Rolls Royce` of a walking guide to the authors` home island. Full GPS information for Waypoint navigation with `pin-point` accuracy. Large scale map sections for every walking route adapted from Tenerife Hiking Map. Walking routes cover the North (Orotava... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife Bus & Touring Map
  • Tenerife at 1:100,000 on a road map from Discovery Walking Guides with a vivid presentation of the island’s topography and roads annotated with bus numbers, plus on the reverse street plans of main towns and holiday resorts and a timetable of TITSA’s bus service. Current edition was published in January 2015.On one side is a map of the island... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote`s most popular walking guide book just got even better. Walk! Lanzarote 4th edition builds on the reputation of our earlier editions with more walks and comprehensive updating so that it caters for the needs of the increasing number of people who would like to combine some walking with a holiday on the Fire island. Walk Lanzarote... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma à pied
  • La Palma in a French language guide with 18 walks from two to over six hours long presented on detailed topographic mapping, plus a 160km tour around the island (GR130) and an 86km route across its mountain (GR131). The guide is published by the FFRP, Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, publishers of the renowned series of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Water-proof, split-proof, tear-proof, adventure-proof. Gran Canaria Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is simply the toughest, most accurate, easy to read, easy to use map of the island you can buy at any price. David & Ros Brawn have partnered with Gran Canaria`s hiking experts `Rambling Roger`, Isabelle and Dane; five researchers with mapping gps... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wild Spain: a Traveller`s Guide
  • With a compelling sureness of touch, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Frederic V. Grunfeld offers the reader an intimate knowledge of Spain gained over twenty-five years. He takes the intending traveller south from the Pyrenees, across the central meseta of Castilla and Aragon and down to Andalucia. He finds wild mountain walks above the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Southern Tenerife and La Gomera | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! This book is ideal for countryside-lovers staying either in the south of Tenerife or on the neighbouring island of La Gomera (only 35 minutes away by... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • Walk! Tenerife guide from Discovery Walking Guides, with colour extracts of contoured maps cross-referenced to detailed descriptions of 46 walks on the island. For GPS users the publishers offer a free downloadable zip file with all the waypoints.The walks are grouped in the five main hiking areas of the island, including the popular resorts on... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • Walk! Tenerife guide from Discovery Walking Guides, with colour extracts of contoured maps cross-referenced to detailed descriptions of 46 walks on the island. For GPS users the publishers offer a free downloadable zip file with all the waypoints.The walks are grouped in the five main hiking areas of the island, including the popular resorts on... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walk! Tenerife | Discovery Walking
  • Engelstalige wandelgids Tenerife, met uitgebreide beschrijvingen van wandelroutes, routekaartjes, praktische informatie zoals bussen en accommodatie. Walking guide with walking routes with summary of the route, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings, full colour map sections for each route, compass directions, GPS Waypoints,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map
  • Fuerteventura at 1:100,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible map from Discovery Walking Guides, with vivid presentation of the island’s topography, large street plans of its most visited resorts, plus timetables for local bus services. Current edition of this title was published in spring 2015.Topography is presented by... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Fuerteventura | Discovery Walking
  • Fuerteventura Super-Durable Map is a large (100k) scale topographical map of the island detailing all the major, secondary and minor tarmacked roads plus dirt roads and walking trails, including the GR131 official route, on a 840mm by 700mm Super-Durable map sheet which folds to a pocketable 235mm by 120mm using a specialist 'concertina map'... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Izaña 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1092-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guia de Isora CNIG Topographic Map 1096
  • Guia de Isora area of Tenerife, map No. 1096 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tacoronte 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1088-III/IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fasnia 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1097-I/II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guimar 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1092-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Topographic mapping of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, Spain’s military survey organization. Relief is shown by contours at 20-metre intervals with spot heights and colouring for different types of vegetation. The maps carry all the usual information shown on a topographic survey at this scale: detailed... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Cristianos CNIG Topographic Map 1102
  • Los Cristianos area of Tenerife, map No. 1102 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Punta de Anaga CNIG Topographic Map 1089-1
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Arico 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1097-III/IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife F&B
  • Tenerife at 1:50,000 on a clear, large, double-sided, GPS compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking trails, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Christianos, Playa de las Américas and Puerto de la Cruz.The map divides the island east/west with a good overlap between the sides and has contours with relief shading, spot... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart Tenerife | Freytag & Berndt
  • Goede wandelkaart van Tenerife, gedetailleerde toeristenkaart met veel extra informatie zoals groene wegen en mooiste wandelgebieden aangegeven, uitgebreide legenda en plaatsnamenregister Tenerife at 1:50,000 on a clear, large, double-sided, GPS compatible road map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking trails, plus street plans of Santa Cruz de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Granadilla de Abona CNIG Topographic Map 1097
  • Granadilla de Abona area of Tenerife, map No. 1097 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Cristianos 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1102-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Buenavista del Norte 25K Tenerife CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1091-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tenerife Hiking guide with 35 tours
  • Tenerife Hiking Guide featuring 35 tours varying from easy to challenging, with detailed directions, distance and altitude diagram, trail maps and colour photographs. The author is a qualified sports instructor who safely guides hikers of all ages around the island.The guide opens introducing the area and provides information on the local... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Tenerife Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the contrasts of Tenerife on this wonderful self guided walking holiday. Tenerife, the largest, most varied and popular of the Canary Islands and is a perfect year-round walking destination. Walk through moonscapes of intense volcanic colour, lush forests filled with exotic vegetation and dramatic coastal landscapes. Woods of aromatic... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Tenerife
  • Bijzondere gezinsvakantie vanuit twee sfeervolle accommodaties, ééntje in het hoogstgelegen dorp van het eiland; de andere in een sfeevol kustplaatsje in het Noorden. Op de Canarische eilanden is het altijd zomer, dus altijd buiten wat te doen. We hebben diverse spannende en ontspannende activiteiten gepland; een spectaculaire kloof, een... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Spanje - Tenerife
  • Een prachtige, zelf in te vullen wandelvakantie op Tenerife, het grootste van de Canarische eilanden. Lekker wandelen over fraaie kustpaden, afdalen in de de diepe Mascakloof of klimmen over de vulkaanhellingen van de imposante Pico del Teide (3718m). Af te wisselen met ontspannen rondtoeren met een huurauto en zwemmen in zee. U verblijft in... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Tenerife
  • Een zonovergoten vakantieweek, ook in de wintermaanden! Dat kan op de Canarische eilanden. Tenerife is het eiland van de reusachtige vulkaan de Teide. Wandel hoog boven de passaatwolken in de halfwoestijn van las Cañadas, de vulkaankrater van de Teide. Of langs de drakenbloedbomen van het Anaga schiereiland, of hoog boven de blauwe oceaan, op... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • La Gomera is van de Canarische Eilanden het ruige en nog weinig bezochte wandeleiland. De vegetatie is afwisselend en fascinerend, met vochtige nevelwouden aan de noordkant en een woestijnachtige vegetatie aan de droge zuidkant. Het landschap groots, met diepe kloven, imposante basaltpieken en steile kliffen. U maakt over La Gomera een... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • Dankzij het bergachtige karakter en de talrijke paden is Gomera bij uitstek geschikt voor een korte wandelvakantie. De diepe kloven van het karakteristieke barranco-landschap, imposante basaltpieken en nevelwouden van boomheide en laurier. Wandel hoog over steile kliffen naar stille kiezelstrandjes. Beklim de hoogste top voor een magnifiek... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • Groepsreis voor actieve gezinnen naar de 'Groene Parel' van de Canaren. Samen met andere Nederlandse gezinnen en onder begeleiding van een SNP reisleider en een lokale Engelstalige gids maak je spannende wandelingen op dit kleine afwisselende eiland, met haar steile kliffen, diepe barranco's en laurierbossen. Afgewisseld met activiteiten op het... Read more
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