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!
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.
Between 08:00 – 09:00
Between 15:00 – 15:30
Proper hiking or sports footwear and something warm to wear as it can get slightly chilly in the forest.
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 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.
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 superb. Really sets the benchmark for how these sorts of events should be run. Kudos...More
Highly recommend. A great day out Picked up from my hotel around 9 am. Beautiful drive to the destination for a great hike then onto Lunch and wine (no... read more shortage of wine) Wine tasting was great fun also
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 fauna we encountered along the way. Paths were excellent though after rain would be very...More
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 the boat. The captain knew exactly where to find them with his years of experience...More
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 guide was really pleasant company and all other guides (Eija, Veijo and Outi) were really knowledgeable. Eija and Outi both have lived in Canary islands "for ever" and were able to tell a lot about the life and nature there in addition to normal information about the hiking route.
We had nice small group and weather could not have been any better. That is naturally something Xwander cannot impact but we were lucky.
One of the hikes, AFUR - TAGANANA, was more challenging that I anticipated based on the travel information but I'm happy I did it. The views were gorgeous! Small critic there, Veijo might have walked a little slower and there could have been another longer break. Now the schedule felt a bit too tight for "normal" people.
Day at the La Gomera island was nice addition to this trip since it was the first time for me on that island.
This is in my mind best way to see the Tenerife or any other of Canary islands. Suitable amount of different days in the nature but also time to enjoy the hotel pool and one day off to spent how ever you wish.
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 minute), and we went off to don our wetsuits and other gear to the nearby...More
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 Gave lots of info about the fish we saw and took very well care of me the whole day. I would really recommend anyone visiting Tenerife to go for a dive and Xwander is for sure the company to go with if you want the best service! Didn't see any turtles this time, but fingers crossed for next time! I would definitely come back and do it again.