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
  •   We had a great time on the hike, learning about the area and meeting new people. Would definitely recommend for getting out and about, and the meal/winentasting was a really... read more

    iamSJP
    11/15/2019

      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
  •   Excellent experience all round. Would highly recommend! Danny collected me from my hotel in Playa de las Americas and dropped me back. We drove to Arenas Negras 2 for a... read more

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    2/22/2019

      I had a lot of fun diving with our diving instructor, David. He was professional, yet not too serious. It was really interesting speaking with him about his experiences as... read more

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    3/17/2019
  •   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

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    5/08/2019

      Got recommended this, and couldn't of made a better choice swapping to this hike, we got lifted from the front door of our hotel and got dropped off at the... read more

    Jackmcc00
    8/28/2019
  •   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

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    5/18/2019

      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