Teno Mountains

Explore the agricultural highland village of Erjos and experience the mountain sites of Masca.

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  • This activity is part of our Hiking Week
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Three-course lunch with soft drinks, beer and wine
Highlights
  • Hike across unspoilt countryside in rural Santiago del Teide and enjoy panoramic mountain and ocean views.
  • Visit the local and historical village of garachico
  • Travel comfortably in our private van in the company of an attentive guide.
  • Have all arrangements taken care of by us, including transportation, picnic lunch and snacks.
Description

Our tour begins at your hotel where one of our guides will pick you up for the ride towards Erjos. 

At the agricultural mountain village of Erjos we start our hike from the local cafe and head towards Teno range, passing by Charcos de Erjos: a rare wetlands which are a delight for bird observers. Then up to Cruz de Gala mountain pass alternating northern laurisilva forest with southern Canarian pine forest. 

From there along the Masca ridge towards El Bolico, this upper part path goes through forests mostly, so it is very good for hot seasons. There are stunning views over the Masca gorges to the Atlantic with La Gomera and La Palma islands in the background.

Descending towards the small agricultural village of Las Portelas the hike ends at a local farmhouse, where we may try some local products. The hike may take 3-4 hours to complete.From there we go by road to the historical colonial town of Garachico.

Here we will have some time to explore, enjoy the many terraces or visit the scars left by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the town in 1706

Specifics

This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

Pick-up time

Between 08:00 – 09:00

Drop-off time

Between 15:00 – 16:00

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)
  • 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
  •   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

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    11/02/2018

      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
  •   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

      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

    avatar thumb MichalBlaszak
    5/18/2019

      The guides were all super nice and friendly. It was such a blast! The hike isn't too exhausting, but though a wonderful Forrest! And the wine part was amazing! The... read more

    Erik F
    8/31/2019
  •   It was such an amazing day with xwander! In the morning we were picked up by car and it was a pleasant ride. We went to make yoga with a... read more

    avatar thumb Michelle V
    5/21/2019

      I did not know what to expect, but I was really blown away by the clear water and colorful fish life. The guides were so friendly and patient with me.... read more

    Andy_Anderssen
    8/23/2019