Tenerife is a perfect island for hiking, with a great amount of landscapes to discover thanks to its volcanic origin, with a spectacular flora and fauna especially in the north of the island, and with kilometers and kilometers of trails enabled for the enjoyment of casual hikers and also the most experienced hikers.
For all these reasons, the Tenerife Walking Festival has been held in Tenerife for a few years now, a meeting point in the calendar for all those who enjoy walking in these days of the year, some of the best trails on the island of Tenerife. Tenerife by the hand of professional guides, experts for the tours that will be made during the event.
In this year 2017, the Tenerife Walking Festival will take place between 23 and 27 May.
What does the Tenerife Walking Festival offer?
Routes with professional guides for 20 different trails, organized on alternate days so that you can make the most of these experiences during the days of the festival.
In addition, complementary activities will also be held in Puerto de la Cruz, as welcome cocktail parties, and presentations.
These routes to be offered at the Tenerife Walking Festival are categorized into three main types: volcanic routes, coastal routes and green routes.
Routes of the Tenerife Walking Festival 2017
They are paths that run with the blue of the sea and the sea breeze as protagonists of the path, where it will be a delight for the view to be able to observe sunsets, and feel the sea present along the whole route.
The coastal routes will be:
- • Albergue Montes de Anaga – Degollada – Antequera Beach
- • Cruz del Carmen – Punta del Hidalgo
- • Benijo – El Draguillo – Chamorga – Roque Bermejo
- • Afur – Taganana
- • Malpaís de Güimar
The wildest part of the islands, where you can transport yourself to the past, specifically to the birth of the islands, arisen from the bowels of the earth where lava mantles and volcanic explosions formed this beautiful place in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
The volcanic routes that will be realized during the Tenerife Walking Festival 2017 will be the following:
- Montaña Blanca – Refugio de Altavista
- Erjos – Cruz de Gala – Cimbres de Bolico – Masca
- Vilaflor – Paisaje Lunar – Las Vegas
- Refugio Altavista – Pico Teide – Bajada Montaña Blanca
- Baracan – Teno Alto – Punta de Teno
- Montaña Blanca – Lomo Hurtado – Fortaleza – El Portillo
- Montañeta – Chiniyero – Santiago del Teide
- Roques de García (To choose between night and day trail)
- El Palmar – Santiago del Teide
- Montaña Blanca – Refugio Altavista
- Refugio Altavista – Pico Teide – Bajada Montaña Blanca
The north face of Tenerife is especially characterized by its green, due to the leafy flora that grows as a result of the trade winds.
The green routes that you will be able to realize during this event will be the following ones:
- Taganana – Las Vueltas – Albergue de Montes de Anaga
- Las Raíces – Las Lagunetas – Agua García
- Cruz del Carmen – Tegueste
- El Gaitero – La Caldera
- El Palmar – Talavera – Los Silos
Puerto de la Cruz as a meeting point
Puerto de la Cruz is one of the key places in which the Tenerife Walking Festival takes place.The bus stop of the Plaza de Europa is the location chosen as the starting point of all the routes of the festival.
At 8:30 in the morning will be the departure time to set course to any of the paths that you have chosen to perform.
The Plaza de Europa will also be the place where the welcome cocktail for the participants will be held, at 7 pm on Tuesday 23 May.
In addition, in Puerto de la Cruz, there will be free urban routes, such as the Botanical Route, which runs through emblematic places of Puerto de la Cruz such as the Botanical Garden, Sitio Litre Orchid Garden, or Taoro Park, or Route César Manrique, which will run through Lake Martiánez, San Felipe Castle, San Telmo Hermitage or La Ranilla.
Participation price por the Tenerife Walking Festival 2017
The basic registration fee for the Tenerife Walking Festival is marked at € 25 per person. Included in this price will be a special backpack for hikers, an event t-shirt, and a neck protector to protect the neck during walks.
Also included in the registration is the round trip transportation from the trails to Puerto de la Cruz.
In addition you will also have a discount bracelet that will allow you to make purchases in Puerto de la Cruz and in some other localities of Tenerife with a special price for the participants in the Tenerife Walking Festival.
In addition to the registration you must add the following supplements:
The prices per route range from 25 to 30 € per person and you can carry out within the organization of the event a maximum of 4. These routes will be guided by local experts experts in the areas for which the routes will be made.
If you also want to hire a picnic to feed you during the route, the supplement will be € 6 per person. Includes sandwich, piece of fruit and bottle of water.
Other trails you can do
If you have arrived too late to register for the Tenerife Walking Festival or simply prefer to make a free and organized way for yourself, you can consult the post of our blog where we talked about some of the best trails to do in the north of Tenerife .
Accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz for the Tenerife Walking Festival 2017
If you are passionate about hiking and you are considering traveling to Tenerife to take part in this event, which is attended by more people from all over the world, we would like you to consider staying at the recently renovated Ambassador Apartments located in Puerto de la cruz, that as already mentioned will be the starting point of all the routes.
In addition to having renovated facilities, and being located in the city that will be the starting point of the Tenerife Walking Festival, you will also have all the necessary amenities to be able to rest between the routes, and recharge the batteries for the next day to face a new route with all the necessary forces.
Book now your stay at the Ambassador Apartments and enjoy the best trails of Tenerife, by the hand of professional guides at the Tenerife Walking Festival 2017.