Hike & Wine North

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  • This activity is part of our Hiking Week
  • 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
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
  •   This is a very professional outfit,from the moment we booked on the phone I felt comfortable that we were in safe hands,communication was helpful and efficient. Sini and her team... read more

    L2650BMmartinc
    11/10/2019

      We were guided by June and there were only five of us in our group. We kept a steady pace and our guide was very informative of the flora and... read more

    deadeye202
    1/22/2020
  •   I did not know what to expect, but I was really blown away by the clear water and colorful fish life. The guides were so friendly and patient with me.... read more

    Andy_Anderssen
    8/23/2019

      Wow, fantastic electric motor bike , route, the host Gary and real local good food. The Bike silent, light and fast, the route covered a long way up and... read more

    Coastal546555
    3/02/2020
  •   Well organised and managed day. The walk through the forests was spectacular and well paced. The tour at Monje winery was informative while the following lunch & wine tasting was... read more

    ianhZ5150KO
    12/27/2019

      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
  •   Excellent experience all round. Would highly recommend! Danny collected me from my hotel in Playa de las Americas and dropped me back. We drove to Arenas Negras 2 for a... read more

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    2/22/2019

      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