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Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

1. Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

Go on a guided rappelling adventure in Los Arcos Canyon in Tenerife. Learn a new skill as you take in the immense, swooping geological formations surrounding you in the canyon. Learn all about the canyon's geological history from your local guide. Meet your guide, pop on your helmet and harness, and start off with a little hiking route. See and learn about the endemic flora and talk about the history of this iconic location from your local guide. Then, get taught how to rappel before putting your newfound skills to the test on a range of walls created by volcanic ash. Once you reach the first rappel, the fun begins. Descend with ropes through several walls — each one is very different from the other — all of which are made of volcanic ashes. Throughout the tour, be amazed by the scenery that surrounds you, including Los Arcos, which was formed by the erosion of the water that passed through many years ago. Once at your last rappel, embark on another short hike to return to your meeting point.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

3. Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

Explore the highest mountain in Spain on this hiking tour without having to walk the entire way. Enjoy reaching the top of the mountain with the help of the cable car, including the necessary permits. On this tour you will take the cable car up Mount Teide – from 2350 to 3550 meters high. You will then walk the remaining 170 meters. No other place in Tenerife offers such fantastic panoramic views of the entire island across to the neighboring islands. After a rest on the summit you will descend to the cable car station and travel back down by cable car. Enjoy a photo stop at Roques de Garcia and make the most of the perfect views to take amazing photos.

Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

4. Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

5. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

Explore the beautiful and ancient Laurel Forest and get in contact with the nature on this hiking tour. Take a simple walk without great difficulty and feel and smell the pure air of this laurel forest. If you think of yourself as a novice hiker, or simply want a more relaxed and slow–paced hike, step onto the route through the Anaga Forest. Discover all of life's natural treasures as you amble through the wondrous nature of what was once an isolated territory and see the original Canarian architecture. Wander through a landscape which, millions of years ago, was an independent island separated by the sea from the rest of the insular territory. Even today, it is still considered as a separate world, an island inside another with its own identity.

Teno Mountains Half-Day Hike to Masca

6. Teno Mountains Half-Day Hike to Masca

Get stunning views of Masca Canyon on a panoramic hike in the mountains of Teno Rural Park. Ascend to an altitude of 300 meters above the town of Santiago del Teide in the hills of Puerto de Erjos. Hike on a forest trail with panoramic views to Masca and the ridges of Teno mountains between the peaks of Gala in the Teno Mountains. Hike up to the small peak of Gala for magnificent views over the entire mountain range, and see as far as La Gomera and La Palma in good weather. Descend back down the mountain along an old goat track to arrive in the beautiful village of Masca. Learn about the local flora along the way and get explanations about what you see from your guide. Finally, transfer from Masca village back to Santiago del Teide. This hiking tour ends in the village of Masca and is not the hike into the Masca canyon.

Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience

7. Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience

Pump your adrenaline with a guided canyoning excursion in Tenerife. Find yourself at the beginning of a great descent into a beautiful ravine and experience rappelling, spectacular slides, and jumps down a narrow canyon. Eat a snack and catch spectacular views of the surrounding cliffs. Meet your guide and get acquainted with your equipment and the techniques required for a safe and exciting adventure. Approach the ravine after a short walk and prepare to begin your descent. Prepare for jumps up to 8 meters in height, rappelling up to 17 meters, and a spectacular 15-meter slide into the canyon. Feel the excitement and narrow cliffs surrounding you and discover this dream-like environment, where adrenaline and fun are guaranteed. Finish the descent and enjoy a small break to eat and recharge before the next leg of the journey. Take on a slope that shares stunning views and requires you to get down and climb on all fours at times. Enjoy a leisurely walk back to the starting point where your adventure began. Change into your spare clothes, and leave feeling stronger and more worldly than ever.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 343 reviews

Great tour, the guide Cao was really patient and always very fun. The path was difficult on some parts which I didn’t expect but I was happy that it was a serious hike and not just a walk on the mountains. After the hike we got a delicious local wine and cheese tasting. Also Cao was very kind to ride us to the beach which was quite far . Definitely I recommend !!

Amasing trip!! Cao is a fantastic guide, knows the land & history so well witch he grew up on, the vegitation and the geology that combines this trip into one big experience. Cao’s smile, kindness & passion is so contagious that you forget all of your troubles and you simply get sucked into his world of fun and mindfulness.

Stefi, the organisator of the tour decided to move the excursion on next day due to wheather conditions. It was just perfect: blue sky, nice view and very well organized tour. She can answer any questions and make the tour very interesting.

All experience was excellent. Starting with communication with a guide. Anjel is very knowledgeable man and we learned a lot about nature of Tenerife .We really enjoyed and recommend this tour to other tourists.

Great trip, we’ll organised from pick up to drop off