Masca Hiking

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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 soft drinks, beer and wine
Highlights
  • Hike across unspoilt countryside in rural Santiago del Teide and enjoy panoramic mountain and ocean views.
  • Visit the picturesque village of Masca set in a stunning mountain location.
  • Travel comfortably in our private van in the company of an attentive guide.
  • Have all arrangements taken care of by us, including transportation, picnic lunch and snacks.
Description

The mountain village of Masca, located in the southwest of Tenerife, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tenerife. Explore this picturesque village – often called the prettiest village in Tenerife – along with the old town of Santiago de Teide and experience the spectacular hiking trails lined with lush vineyards and fig and almond trees.

Your tour begins at your hotel where one of our fantastic adventure guides will pick you up in our comfortable van. Ride to Santiago del Teide, which in itself is certainly one of the most beautiful places in Tenerife.

The starting point for the hike is the charming Casona Del Patio hotel where you’ll begin your walk towards Masca. Along the way your guide will share insight into the area’s history, culture, climate and terrain. After a moderate ascent, stop at the Cruz de Gala viewpoint for panoramic views over the valley of San Cristobal de La Laguna with volcano Teide’s peak in the distance.

Continue along the mountain ridge towards Cumbre de Masca and enjoy stunning views all the way down to the south coast. When the weather is good you will be able to spot the neighbouring islands of La Gomera and La Palma, and on a very clear day even the smallest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro. You will discover diverse vegetation from pine and eucalyptus trees to ancient laurisilva forests and Canarian palm trees.

Finally, arrive in Masca where we have a tasteful lunch in local restaurant enjoying amazing view over the Masca valley. The menu includes some traditional specialities and water and wine and it won’t leave you hungry. In the end you will have some free time to explore the town. The hike will take about 3-4 hours to complete, walking at a relaxed pace.

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 – 16:00

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)
  • Three-course lunch with wine
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Guides
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.

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.

Reviews
  •   We are very happy that we could meet you today and it was big pleasure to spend that amazing time with stunning views of Anaga mountains with the contrast of... read more

    thumb Michał Ż
    3/16/2019

      Heidi and Jenny hosted an amazing trip through and enchanted forest and a historical bodega with amazing sights, food & wine and company. We were picked up exactly on time,... read more

    thumb Bradskizuru
    6/07/2019
  •   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

    thumb taramojacar
    2/07/2019

      Professional Guides: they are not boring, not too intrusive, make the tour interesting. Provide a good level of service. Appreciate feedback and hear suggestions. There will be many fond memories.

    AngelaKML
    1/28/2020
  •   We met a lot of nice people during this hike in the forets, people from Finland, Netherlands, Norway, USA, Australia and the guides were very friendly too. Most of all,... read more

    EricW2186
    11/30/2019

      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
  •   We will repeat definitely. this was incredible. such an inclusive team Thank you for this amazing day makes our trip in Tenerife much memorable

    Anna T
    6/20/2019

      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

    thumb Eyeywownele
    3/17/2019