Meet your guide at the prearranged time outside your hotel and ride to the historical La Casona del Patio hotel, which itself is a beautiful landmark in Santiago del Teide. Your expert guide will share insights into the area’s climate, history and nature, pointing out interesting sights on the way.
Upon arrival, you’ll get to have a brief look at the surroundings and learn about the history of winemaking on the island. Your guide will hand out snacks and water and then we choose the day’s hiking route together. There are a few different options, all very pleasant hikes across the unspoilt countryside. On all routes you will pass by lush vineyards and fields with almond and fig trees along the way.
The almond is a species of tree native to Mediterranean climate regions. Almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees on the island, and they can found in abundance particularly in the fertile valleys of Santiago del Teide.
There will be ample opportunities to stop, feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape and take photos. Depending on the chosen route, the hike will take approximately 2-3 hours, walking at a comfortable pace.
Past the village of Valle de Arriba, you will stop by El Calvario de los Baldíos, a shrine which marks the island’s last volcanic eruption in 1909. You will also learn about the fascinating geology of the island from your guide.
Finally, you will arrive back at La Casona del Patio where it’s time to enjoy a delicious three-course lunch in an idyllic 17th century building called La Casa Vieja. The local-style menu includes fresh bread, mojo sauce, pumpkin soup, wood oven baked chicken, papas arrugadas and quesillo (Canarian style flan). Soft drinks and wine are included with the meal. Then, continue to the charming on-site bodega for wine tasting with a local guide. You’ll learn how to taste wines like a pro and try three top quality wines from the island.
This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.
The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.
Between 08:00 – 09:00
Between 15:00 – 15:30
(From South Tenerife it’s approx. 30 min. drive to La Casona del Patio, from North Tenerife approx. 1 hour.)
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.
A rather easy hike, 100m up, 400m down, around 6.5km long. Great views, entertaining guides, good local food at the end. Full recommendation to anyone who likes nature!
The experience was wonderful: On time pick up, confortable transport to the site, professional guides who could speak multiple languages and had complete knowledge of Tenerife's history, support gear, spare... read more hiking equipment and fleeces for the cold weather on the top of the mountains, water bottles and much more. Simply perfect experience. I would recommend it for all ages, for all genders, for all spirits.
We loved our excursion to Teide especially because we liked our tour guide, Eva, very much. We were lucky because It was only us two and Eva. Everything... read more was done according to our preferences and our speed. First, we were picked up at our hotel...More
My family and I just went on the Hike & Wine Tour with Heidi and Jenny. We're staying in the north of Tenerife at an Appartment in a small village.... read more Nevertheless we were picked up (on time) there. The weather was cloudy but Heidi and...More
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 guide was really pleasant company and all other guides (Eija, Veijo and Outi) were really knowledgeable. Eija and Outi both have lived in Canary islands "for ever" and were able to tell a lot about the life and nature there in addition to normal information about the hiking route.
We had nice small group and weather could not have been any better. That is naturally something Xwander cannot impact but we were lucky.
One of the hikes, AFUR - TAGANANA, was more challenging that I anticipated based on the travel information but I'm happy I did it. The views were gorgeous! Small critic there, Veijo might have walked a little slower and there could have been another longer break. Now the schedule felt a bit too tight for "normal" people.
Day at the La Gomera island was nice addition to this trip since it was the first time for me on that island.
This is in my mind best way to see the Tenerife or any other of Canary islands. Suitable amount of different days in the nature but also time to enjoy the hotel pool and one day off to spent how ever you wish.
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.