Hike & Wine North

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Tuesdays and Fridays
79€ / Adult
49€ / Child
Tuesdays and Fridays
79€ / Adult
49€ / Child
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Why Book With Us?

  • Top quality, personalised service
  • Small groups
  • Free cancellation
  • Pay now or at the tour
  • Native multilingual guides
  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Photos of your day
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  • Minimum recommended age is 10 years old
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Three-course lunch with top-quality wines
Highlights
  • Work up an appetite on this enjoyable hike through a typical Canarian laurisilva forest in beautiful Tacoronte, on the north coast of Tenerife.
  • Get to know the historical Monje winery and learn about wine making on the island.
  • Enjoy a delightful 3-course lunch and taste top quality wines from the winery.
  • Take in the outstanding panoramic views from the restaurant’s terrace, overlooking Mount Teide and the coastline.
Description

To start, we’ll pick you up at your hotel in our comfortable private van in the morning. Watch the scenery unfold as we drive through mountain villages towards the Agua García forest in Tacoronte. During the drive our expert guides will share information about the area and are happy to answer any questions.

Arriving at the start of the hiking route, your guide will give you a short briefing about the day’s hike and hand out snacks and water. We have a few of different options, depending on how long we want to make the hike. Most trails take about 1,5-2 hours to complete, taking you along narrow mountain paths that criss-cross in the thick laurisilva forest.

After a brief rest at one of the scenic BBQ areas you will continue past several points of interest, which can vary slightly depending on the route we’re taking. One of them is a small donkey farm, where you can stop and take photos. You can also see 16th century caves that were once used by local miners to extract minerals to create glass.

Finally emerging from the hiking trail, we get back in the van and continue on to the historical Bodegas Monje, where the Monje family have been producing wine for five generations, specialising in red wines from Listán Negro and Negramoll grapes. The winery sits on the hills of La Hollera in the El Sauzal municipality. You will get a private tour of the winery and learn about the history of wine on the island and see the techniques used to make wine today.

After the tour you will head to the on-site restaurant and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch of fresh bread, pumpkin soup, Canarian potatoes and oven-baked pork followed by coffee and dessert, accompanied by three top quality wines from the estate. An optional vegetarian main course is available.

One of the highlights of the restaurant is its impressive terrace offering breathtaking views of the vineyards below, the coastline and Mount Teide in the horizon. Sitting here sipping wines and eating good food in the afternoon is just the perfect way to reward yourself after the hike!

After the meal you will have a chance to make purchases at the on-site wine shop. The perfect souvenir to take back home!

Specifics

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

The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.

Pick-up time

Between 08:00 – 09:00

Drop-off time

Between 15:00 – 15:30

Bring

Proper hiking or sports footwear and something warm to wear as it can get slightly chilly in the forest.

Includes
  • Professional guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Snacks & beverages
  • Rain jackets, walking sticks (if needed)
  • Excellent three-course lunch with wine
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Location
Guides
Heidi Björk

Heidi’s good mood is contagious. She has been wandering around Tenerife for a good dozen years and has extensive knowledge of the Island and its history.

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
  •   We’ve just got back from a day out with two of the Xwander team to sea kayak from Los Gigantes. An excellent trip with door to door service, light lunch,... read more

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    10/27/2018

      Had a fantastic day diving around with Xwander. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the scenary and the many fish. The instructors were very personal and friendly, it's like diving with... read more

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    10/29/2018
  •   The whole excursion was so well organised, it made for a very enjoyable experience. We would highly recommend this trip as we got to see plenty of whales right beside... read more

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    1/31/2019

      We had a hiking trip in the tenerife mountains. It was well organized, staff took well care of us and they had a good flow and interesting information of small... read more

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    9/07/2019
  •   Went with my brother for our first ever scuba dive. We were picked up from our hotel by the instructor Daniel and the assistant diver/photographer Eva (on time to the... read more

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    11/28/2018

      I had a lot of fun diving with our diving instructor, David. He was professional, yet not too serious. It was really interesting speaking with him about his experiences as... read more

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    3/17/2019
  •   It’s a must-do activity in Tenerife! You hike through a beautiful forest and finish with a delicious lunch with plenty of local wine :) Your guide will tell you all... read more

    thumb Christina Z
    12/09/2018

      Thank you to Eva and Jenny they are the best guides ever. We had a great time, it was a very exciting experience. Thank you for taking pictures and the... read more

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    6/20/2019