Explore the Island of Tenerife with a Cicerone guidebook
Walking on Tenerife
by Paddy Dillon
Walking on Tenerife is a handy guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery. More...
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From easy strolls to hands-on scrambling and from simple day walks to long-distance routes along the GR131, Tenerife offers a variety of year round walking routes, all set in stunning natural scenery. Paddy Dillon's latest book in his Canary Islands series features 45 of the best - suitable for a wide range of abilities and easily combined to form longer expeditions.
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is dominated by the highest mountain on Spanish territory, El Teide, which rises up dramatically right in the centre of the island. The whole central area surrounding it is protected as a national park and packed with diverse and interesting trails. The altitude on these routes is generally above 2000m and the island's central high-altitude region is often blessed with blue skies and sunny conditions, even when other areas are covered in cloud or experiencing rain.
Terrain includes volcanic cones, lava flows and ash slopes, while the landscape ranges from semi-desert to lush laurisilva and pine forests, all in one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It takes time to explore Tenerife on foot, and many people return here year after year to discover more and more for themselves. Some routes link with traditional mountain villages, and all span a wide range of habitat and climatic types.
- 45 routes described with clear contour mapping
- includes a ‘Three Peaks of Tenerife’ challenge for the tough and determined
- the third in a five-book series of guides to the Canaries, which include Walking on La Palma and Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro