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
  •   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

    Maurimyyra
    9/07/2019

      The perfect break during a week of beaching. The guides picked us up from our hotel promptly at 8:35 for a drive to the north side for a gorgeous hike.... read more

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    5/08/2019
  •   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

      I went on a Hike and Wine excursion with a group of good spirit and wide smiles! Weather was beyond perfect, it wasn't raining but some clouds saved us from... read more

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    3/22/2019
  •   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

      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

    Maurimyyra
    9/07/2019
  •   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

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    3/16/2019

      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