The best hiking trails in Tenerife: Tenerife Walking Festival 2018

Tenerife Hiking

Explore Tenerife's best hiking trails whether it be along the coast, through forests or amongst volcanic landscapes. You'll get the chance to do this at Tenerife Walking Festival 2018, one of the most important hiking events in Europe. From May, 22- 26th, hikers from all over the continent will meet in Tenerife to share an extraordinary experience filled with stunning trails, authentic gastronomy and unique culture.

Coastal, volcanic, and green routes

The natural diversity of the island creates so many different facets, from volcanic landscapes to coastal paths, just a few miles apart. This allows a wide variety of walking routes at the Tenerife Walking Festival 2018, with up to 22 options available.

Coastal routes of Tenerife

Tenerife is a window wide open to the Atlantic! That is why many of the island's trails run parallel to the sea, highlighting the spectacular sunsets overlooking the ocean and other islands. At the Tenerife Walking Festival 2018, you can enjoy one of the most magical beaches of the Canary Islands, Playa Benijo, or explore the colorful contrasts of Malpaís de Güímar.

Volcanic routes of Tenerife

The volcanic routes of Tenerife almost seem taken from another planet. In fact, several "rover" vehicles have been tested here because of the similarity of the ground and lunar surfaces. If you go to Mt. Teide at night, the universe itself guides you through the trails by illuminating your path, capturing unforgettable memories.

Green routes of Tenerife

Dense trees and bushes form a green paradise where nature breathes, and the senses awaken. Whether you are crossing the forest of Agua García or immersing yourself in the magical wetlands of Anaga, you have the chance to breathe in the fresh air and relax in nature.

Puerto de la Cruz, headquarters of Tenerife Walking Festival 2018

For another year, Puerto de la Cruz will be the meeting and starting point of our festival. Its pleasant temperature and proximity to the sea makes it the ideal place to share anecdotes and stories after an intense day of walking. For this reason, the event's official bar, the Dynamic Bar, will offer nightly entertainment and special discounts for the participants.

You can also explore the city, because on Sunday, May 27th, two free urban tours are offered in Puerto de la Cruz. One option is to follow the footsteps of the Canarian artist César Manrique, or another is to visit the various gardens, i.a. the Botanical Garden, Sitio Litre and Taoro Park.

Tenerife Walking Festival, a sustainable event

One of the main aspects of the Tenerife Walking Festival is its sustainability with the "zero footprint". This means that the carbon footprint of the festival is calculated, and to compensate for it, measures are analyzed to reduce it in future events. With the help of a group of nature-loving volunteers, planting activities are carried out in some areas of the island.

Hiking at your own pace

The best thing about the festival is that its multitude of trails also allows a multitude of experiences. Whether you are an adventurer in search of great challenges, or you prefer easier routes with a low difficulty and less physical effort, you surely will find your path to an unforgettable experience at the Tenerife Walking Festival.

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