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.
This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.
Proper hiking or sports footwear, sunscreen and sunglasses.
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.
Probably the best holiday excursion we have been on. Janika was a great guide and we had a superb meal and wine at the vineyard. A relaxed and highly enjoyable... read more day Highly recommended .. Perry and Kay Bayliss
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 But wear hiking shoes otherwise it can be slippery because a lot of it is shady. Nice views. Finished with a nice lunch at the end of the hike.
A most enjoyable day - a morning hike through the ancient forest - tour of winery & then a really delicious lunch. Not forgetting the wine... Very well looked... read more after by Celina & Heidi ... their knowledge & enthusiasm was delivered in a relaxed &...More
Wow, fantastic electric motor bike , route, the host Gary and real local good food. The Bike silent, light and fast, the route covered a long way up and... read more around the tallest mountain in Europe. Gary is a really interesting professional biker, surfer, sailer, walker, diver etc and worked around the world and speaks in many languages. Definitely a memorable trip.
We had three tour guides and they were all very polite, knew a lot about Anaga Rural Park and the island of Tenerife. They gave us information about the different... read more kinds of plants we found on the way. You don't need to bring a camera if you don't want to, because they take pictures for you and of you. Also, they brought water bottles, raincoats, energy bars, and extra fleeces.
The pickup and drop off was included and we ended the hiking in a local restaurant where the food was delicious. We didn't have to worry about a thing during the whole tour. All the guides were well prepared.
One of the highlights of the tour, for me, was meeting a herd of sheep: they were sooo cute!!! But, of course, from every point of view, the landscapes were breathtaking.
Wear your most comfortable walking shoes and you're fine. It's a beginner's trail. More