Chinyero & Guachinche

An exciting hike with signs of lava flow that really gives you the idea that you’re on an Volcanic Island. We will pass the horizontal wells of galerias and finish in a “guachinche”, a local farmhouse and vineyard.

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  • This activity is part of our Hiking Week
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Local Canarian food with soft drinks and wine
Highlights
  • Learn about the nature, history and geology of the area from your guide.
  • Enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch and try different wines at the local Guachinche
Description

We start at Arenas Negras, located in the North-West mountains, a picnic area in the middle of a centenarian Canarian Pine forest. As we slightly climb the vegetation starts to change due to the altitude and we discover an area of great geological significance. The recent lava flows create a unique insight into volcanic history. incredible aeolian habitats where the species have to survive on particles carried in the wind.

Chinyero, the volcano that lends its name to this nature area and home to Tenerife’s latest volcanic eruption in 1909,stands at 1,560 m and is impossible to overlook. This circular hike takes us from shady forests to rugged volcanic beds through constant changes and stunning views. We also see some of the many channels that bring water from the “galerías”( horizontal wells dug into the mountains) to the towns by the mere force of gravity.

This is an easy hike with a duration of approximately 3 hours at a comfortable pace. After the hike, we drive through northern forests and villages to a local farmhouse and vineyard, a “guachinche” , to enjoy Canarian food and wine.

Specifics

This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

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)
  • Local Canarian lunch
  • Canarian Wine
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Guides
Sini Xwander
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.

Garry Xwander
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
  • star rating  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
    August 23, 2019

    star rating  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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    February 7, 2019
  • star rating  Must do. Had an awesome day hiking. Pretty easy hike, mostly down hill, takes about 2.5 hrs. They provide everything you might need including transportation and gear.... read more

    KermitNC
    January 22, 2020

    star rating  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
    November 10, 2019
  • star rating  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

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    January 31, 2019

    star rating  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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    June 4, 2019
  • star rating  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

    avatar thumb Bradskizuru
    June 7, 2019

    star rating  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
    December 27, 2019