Tenerife Hiking Tours
The best hiking trails in Tenerife
The island of eternal spring is perfect for hiking; Tenerife has countless trails through spectacular landscapes that offer breathtaking views.
Welcome to Tenerife: hiking tours in paradise
Enjoy being surrounded by nature and discover the island’s landscape doing what you love the most: hiking and seeking adventure! Break free from your daily routine and feel active and energised.
48.6% of Tenerife’s surface is protected. This is good news for you, because you have almost half of the island at your disposal to discover with your boots and rucksack by hiking in Tenerife during your holiday.
There are countless different trails for hiking; Tenerife is the ideal location with coastal, volcanic and green trails to be found across the island. If you’re looking for variety when choosing between Tenerife hiking tours, this is the place for you!
Hiking Teide: volcanic trails
Teide National Park has over 30 trails to choose from so whatever you look for in hiking, Tenerife has something for you. The trails that climb to the peak of Mount Teide at an altitude of over 3,555 m offer the most spectacular views.
Depending on the Teide hiking trails you choose, you can enjoy:
- The trail that follows the historic climbing path to ascend Mount Teide. This is the most demanding trail up the mountain and is completed entirely on foot: Montaña Blanca
- The trail to the Mirador de La Fortaleza viewpoint boasting fantastic views of the northern slope of Tenerife and the amazing sea of clouds
- The trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, with impressive views of the islands of La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera on the horizon and the multicoloured Pico Viejo crater, which is 800 in diameter, at your feet
- The trail to the Teide crater; you need to obtain a special free permit to access the crater.
Mount Teide hiking trails on foot
Of all the trails that lead up Mount Teide, the most physically demanding is undoubtedly the trail that ascends to the peak via Montaña Blanca.
You can follow the trail independently to reach the Altavista Mountain Refuge where hikers can rest and spend the night under the stars. Then, set off early to cover the final stretch up to the peak of Mount Teide and watch the sunrise at 3,718 m. If you would prefer to climb Mount Teide privately in the company of a Teide National Park guide, choose our VIP Ascent to the Peak on Foot excursion; this tour includes the crater permit, a Teide cable car ticket for the descent and transport from the north and south of Tenerife (min. 2 people).
Hiking Teide with cable car
The perfect option if you want to reach the peak of Mount Teide but climbing to the summit by foot alone isn’t possible as it is too demanding for you or your travelling companions.
Our Ascent to the Peak by Cable Car excursion lets you reach La Rambleta by cable car before hiking the Telesforo Bravo trail that leads up to the main crater of the highest volcano in Spain. You’ll be joined on your dream route by a professional guide and won’t need to worry about getting permits or fitting your hike around the cable car timetable: we take care of everything. This excursion is available with or without transport.
Would you like to enjoy this experience in private with transport included? Consider it done! Just choose our VIP Ascent to the Peak by Cable Car tour (min. 2 people).
Hiking Teide National Park: trails for families with children over 5
Mount Teide is an active volcano and the highest peak in Spain, so you might think it isn’t suitable for visiting with children. But think again: ascending Teide with children and doing some hiking along the way can definitely be done.
Our Mount Teide for Families excursion makes it all possible. Take the cable car up to La Rambleta and then set off on a trail full of fascinating details; warm your hands over fumaroles, follow paths formed by lava flows and climb up to the Pico Viejo viewpoint. All the family will enjoy hiking; Tenerife is perfect for families and this excursion is designed to be child-friendly.
Tenerife hiking tours: find the best routes here
We’ve selected Taganana and Anaga Rural Park in the north-east and Masca on the eastern slope of the island as the magical corners of the island for you to discover while you enjoy following hiking trails in Tenerife.
If you’re looking for green and coastal trails as well as volcanic routes while hiking, Tenerife has lots for you to explore. Discover all the different sides to the island as you walk through nature. Find out about our trails here.
Tenerife hiking routes: green trails
Lose yourself in lush green forests on the best Tenerife hiking tours.
Hiking Tenerife: Anaga and Taganana
Anaga Rural Park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2015; its hiking trails wind through laurel forests and its geology is some of the oldest in Tenerife. Come deep into this Biosphere Reserve and explore it on our Guided Tour of Anaga Rural Park.
If you’d like to visit Anaga Rural Park and also take in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna, finishing your hike in Taganana, a small hamlet typical to the north of the island, choose our Guided Tour of the Best of Tenerife: Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Anaga and Taganana.
Tenerife hiking trails with the deepest ravines
Travel to the far north-west of Tenerife and hike through the challenging terrain of Teno Rural Park where you will find the deepest gorges on the island. Discover Masca, a picturesque hamlet that can proudly claim to be one of the best examples of traditional Canary Island architecture. This is a strenuous hike but is definitely worth the effort, we promise!
And all hiking-lovers and adventure fans who come to Tenerife must visit Masca Ravine; this trail leads between spectacular cliffs that soar up to the sky. Join our Guided Trekking in the Masca Ravine excursion and also have fun spotting dolphins and whales. Come and discover the adventure!