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

      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
    1/23/2020
  •   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

      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

    L2650BMmartinc
    11/10/2019
  •   An absolute must for anyone visiting Tenerife! Such a brilliant time from the moment we got picked up! Jenny our driver was hilarious and great company! We picked up... read more

    avatar thumb Matt P
    5/08/2019

      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
  •   Highly recommended. The trip was arranged in a small group. Heidi, our trip guide, was very well prepared and demonstrated high level of experience. She took us to Teide in... read more

    avatar thumb MichalBlaszak
    5/18/2019

      It’s a must-do activity in Tenerife! You hike through a beautiful forest and finish with a delicious lunch with plenty of local wine :) Your guide will tell you all... read more

    avatar thumb Christina Z
    12/09/2018