TENERIFE ON FOOT

Tenerife has a world of natural beauty within its shores with micro climates that change every ten kilometres. Tenerife has a landscape of contrasts: a volcanic island, with stunning beaches and coastal paths that run alongside mountain tracks, woodland paths and watercourses that cross the lush terrain.

The Island brings together an overwhelming variety of landscapes and ecosystems, 47% of its territory is classified as “Natural Heritage and protected area “.

The Canary Islands has the greastest number of protected natural areas of any region in Spain. Each and everyone with it´s different routes, surprises and spectacular views.

The network of footpaths on the island is growing daily. New routes are rehabilitated and put back into use, offering an increasing variety of opportunities to experience.

The selection of these itineraries has been carried out with the supervision of the Environment Section of the Tenerife Island Authority

 

TACORONTE

 

Agua García forest

It was declared Protected Landscape Area in 1994, it is one of the most important remnants of Monteverde ( Laurel forests) in the Canary Islands.

This is a genuine relic of the Tertiary that has a large number of botanical and faunal endemism.

Routes

  • Viñátigos Centenarians: duration 2.30 h approx.

Path Adapted for people with reduced mobility

  • The Cross Fune
  • El Eucaliptal
  • La Vereda de Cha Rosa
  • El monte de las Brujas

 

Anaga´s rural Park

The park is an extremely beautiful area, full of spectacular contrasts and home to a wealth of native fauna and flora. Anaga is a treasure trove of local varieties of products and also many ecological and cultural practices.

It was declared a protected natural environment in 1987.

Foot paths

  • Cruz del Carmen-Las Carboneras-Chinamada-Punta del Hidalgo

Dificulty: Medium. Aprox. Duration: 4 Hours.

  • Afur-Tamadiste-Tagana

Dificulty: Medium- High. Aprox. Duration: 3,5 Hours

  • Benijo-E Draguillo_Las Palmas de Anaga-Benijo

Dificulty: Low. Aprox. Duration: 4 Hours.

 

It is very interesting scenery, combines ecological processes, traditional activities: agricultural, livestock of fishing, forming a relevant cultural heritage.

 

 

 

Teide National Park

The Park is located in the centre of the island and is the only subtropical alpine area in Europe. This is a key factor in its biological wealth, and explains, why many species found there are exclusive to the Park.

The low relative humidity all year round and very little rainfall make Teide uncommonly arid compared with other mountain areas. These peculiarities lead to completely different appearances, depending on the season – totally snow-clad in winter, covered with bright colours in spring and dry and arid in summer.

The Teide stratovolcanoes and Old Peak are the most recent centres of activity. It has a complex volcanic history and is still active today.

Guided excursions. Visitors can go on free guided walks.

There is a network of trails for walkers to enjoy the Park on their own.

Around 21 different routes in the Park.

Rute La Fortaleza, Arenas Negras, Vocan de Fasnia , Mirador de Pico Viejo...