Santiago del Teide

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  • This activity is part of our Hiking Week holiday
  • Minimum recommended age is 10 years old
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Picnic lunch
Highlights
  • Admire the scenery in Santiago del Teide and enjoy panoramic views across the island.
  • Stop at El Calvario de los Baldios - a shrine which marks the location where the black lava flow from the nearby El Chinyero eruption stopped in 1909 - to enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch of fresh bocadillos.
  • Visit the Ecomuseum of El Tanque and get to know the history and culture of this part of Tenerife through various interactive displays.
  • Travel comfortably in our private van in the company of an attentive guide.
Description

Your tour begins at your hotel where one of our fantastic adventure guides will pick you up in our private van. Ride to Santiago del Teide, a wonderful hiking destination with many trails that provide excellent views to the valleys, the Teno Mountains and Mount Teide.

The starting point of the hike is in Valle de Arriba, a short distance from the town of Santiago del Teide. Along the route, your adventure guide will share insights into the area’s history, culture, climate and terrain. The hiking trail travels through the unspoilt countryside with lush vineyards, as well as almond and fig trees along the way.

The almond is a species of tree native to Mediterranean climate regions. Almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees on the island, and they can be found in abundance in the fertile valleys of Santiago del Teide. 

Continue towards El Calvario and admire the lovely views along the way, including the volcano Teide in the distance. You will discover diverse vegetation from pine and eucalyptus trees to ancient laurisilva forests and Canarian palm trees.

After a short walk, you will arrive at the black lava fields surrounding the El Chinyero volcano. From here the trail leads to El Calvario de los Baldios, a shrine that marks the location where the flow of molten lava from the volcano eruption miraculously stopped in 1909. This peaceful location is also an ideal place to stop and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. 

The final section of the hike follows a well-maintained path bordering the Montaña de Tamaseche. Enjoy panoramic views to the north and south sides of the island as well as across to the coast from the highest point of the trail at 1100 meters above sea level.

After about 2 hours of hiking (including lunch break), you will arrive at the Ecomuseum of El Tanque. The museum hosts a fascinating exhibition where you will get to know the history and culture of the area through various audio-visual aids and interactive displays.

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, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Includes
  • Guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Rain jackets, walking sticks (if needed)
  • Picnic lunch
  • 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.

Reviews
  •   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

      The hike, the lunch and the guide was really nice. I truly recommend it for this. Anaga is so beatiful. The only negative thing that never got mentioned when booking... read more

    wiowiowioliin
    1/04/2020
  •   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

    osmoclaphanger
    11/10/2019

      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

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    2/07/2019
  •   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

    avatar thumb Eyeywownele
    3/17/2019

      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
  •   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

      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