Chinyero & Guachinche

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  • This activity is part of our Hiking Week
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Local Canarian food with soft drinks and wine
Highlights
  • Learn about the nature, history and geology of the area from your guide.
  • Enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch and try different wines at the local Guachinche
Description

We start at Arenas Negras, located in the North-West mountains, a picnic area in the middle of a centenarian Canarian Pine forest. As we slightly climb the vegetation starts to change due to the altitude and we discover an area of great geological significance. The recent lava flows create a unique insight into volcanic history. incredible aeolian habitats where the species have to survive on particles carried in the wind.

Chinyero, the volcano that lends its name to this nature area and home to Tenerife’s latest volcanic eruption in 1909,stands at 1,560 m and is impossible to overlook. This circular hike takes us from shady forests to rugged volcanic beds through constant changes and stunning views. We also see some of the many channels that bring water from the “galerías”( horizontal wells dug into the mountains) to the towns by the mere force of gravity.

This is an easy hike with a duration of approximately 3 hours at a comfortable pace. After the hike, we drive through northern forests and villages to a local farmhouse and vineyard, a “guachinche” , to enjoy Canarian food and wine.

Specifics

This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

Bring

Proper hiking or sports footwear, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Includes
  • Professional guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Snacks & beverages
  • Rain jackets, walking sticks (if needed)
  • Local Canarian lunch
  • Canarian Wine
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Guides
Sini Xwander
Sini Mustikkamaa

Finnish Sini is a bubbly personality who loves to spend her free time on the beaches of Tenerife, meditating and doing yoga. You’ll always find her smiling and her positivity is contagious.

Garry Xwander
Garry La Roche

Garry is a pioneering adventurer in Tenerife having been raised on the Island. Garry has gathered great experience all over the world, from Australia to Fiji and Brazil in hiking, diving, sailing and surfing.

Reviews
  •   The hike was very nice. The team was very nice and always careful and they explained a lot over the way. The tour itself is also beautifu, as well as... read more

    Felix K
    9/07/2019

      Xwander-ful time on 5 day trip doing snorkelling, try-dive, e-mountain biking and hike n wine (in place of weathered off kayaking). Great staff team at airport pick up and all... read more

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    11/15/2018
  •   Probably the best holiday excursion we have been on. Janika was a great guide and we had a superb meal and wine at the vineyard. A relaxed and highly enjoyable... read more

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    3/05/2019

      We had a great time on the hike, learning about the area and meeting new people. Would definitely recommend for getting out and about, and the meal/winentasting was a really... read more

    iamSJP
    11/15/2019
  •   I participated into a hiking week at Tenerife. All activities were organized by Xwander even though the trip package was sold by Tjäreborg.
    Everything worked really well. Sini, the main... read more

    Outi V
    2/18/2020

      An absolute must for anyone visiting Tenerife! Such a brilliant time from the moment we got picked up! Jenny our driver was hilarious and great company! We picked up... read more

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    5/08/2019
  •   I booked three different activities (Whale watching, kayaking, horseriding) for the last week of July, under a week before I emailed to enquire about how to pay by card, at... read more

    Ilona F
    7/26/2019

      Me and my brother finished our trip to Tenerife on this fantastic tour. We were promptly picked up from the south where we made our way north to meet Heidi... read more

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    6/04/2019