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
  •   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

      Had a fantastic day diving around with Xwander. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the scenary and the many fish. The instructors were very personal and friendly, it's like diving with... read more

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    10/29/2018
  •   Me and my 11 year old son wanted to try scuba diving and this company is a great place to do this. Their communication is excellent, you're picked up from... read more

    avatar thumb RhiBea07
    4/26/2019

      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
  •   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

    avatar thumb zo_s447
    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 participated into a hiking week at Tenerife. All activities were organized by Xwander even though the trip package was sold by Tjäreborg.
    Everything worked really well. Sini, the main... read more

    Outi V
    2/18/2020

      Perfectly lovely day trying scuba diving for the first time with my sister and her boyfriend. We were picked up from our hotel by Janika who was there as an... read more

    avatar thumb Kono03
    12/26/2018