Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery.
high summer is popular, but too hot for walking; good winter walking is possible, with a chance of snow on high mountains; spring is ideal and autumn is ok
most people use resorts - from Playa de las Americas to Puerto de la Cruz - but there are quieter alternatives
routes vary from short and easy to long and arduous; many paths are rough and stony, so good footwear is required; sun protection will be needed more than waterproofs, and plenty of water should be carried in some arid places; snow and ice sometimes lie on the mountains in winter
El Teide, highest Spanish mountain, Parque Nacional del Teide, Las Cañadas, Corona Forestal, GR131 long-distance route, Anaga peninsula, Teno peninsula, volcanic cones, lava flows, volcanic ash slopes, scenery ranging from semi-desert to lush laurisilva forest and pine forest, all in one of the world's most popular holiday spots