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Hiking in Tenerife – 5 years Tenerife Walking Festival

Hiking in Tenerife is an activity that generates more and more interest among our travellers and visitors. The Tenerife Walking Festival, the great hiking event of our island, takes place for the fifth time this year; five years full of anecdotes, stories, landscapes, legends, gastronomy, culture… Are you going to miss it?

Green, volcanic and coastal paths at the Tenerife Walking Festival

Tenerife Walking Festival Senderismo en Tenerife

The trails of the Tenerife Walking Festival are as varied and colourful as the island itself. From the intense blue of the Atlantic to the reddish Martian landscapes of the Teide National Park, you will walk through thousand-year-old forests, historical volcanoes and along beautiful coastlines.

Green trails of the Tenerife Walking Festival

Caressed by the trade winds and rocked by a sea of ​​clouds, the forests of the north face of Tenerife immerse you in an enchanting green mountain world. Canary pines and laurel trees open the way to rural and endemic landscapes, each with its own history and culture.

Senderos Verdes Tenerife Walking Festival 2019

New this year is the route El Palmar – Talavera – Los Silos. In the extreme northwest of Tenerife, five hours of hiking await you between farmland, tabaibas, heather and other native plants. You will discover what makes the Teno Rural Park unique and you will also explore one of Tenerife’s little treasures, the Isla Baja.

Volcanic trails at the Tenerife Walking Festival

Tenerife is an island that was slowly born from volcanoes. It took millions of years to create this jewel in the middle of the Atlantic. Mount Teide is our landmark, but not the only volcanic landscape in Tenerife.

Senderos Volcanicos Tenerife Walking Festival 2019

At the Tenerife Walking Festival 2019 you can discover many volcanic landscapes; up to seven routes are offered at the event. Of course, El Teide is the big protagonist, although you can choose famous places such as Punta de Teno or Masca. On these routes you will learn all about the volcanic history of Tenerife.

Coastal paths at the Tenerife Walking Festival

The fact of being surrounded by the sea, means that many trails pass along the coast. Whether gigantic cliffs or curious rock formations, both the north coast and the south coast of Tenerife hide treasures that are worth to be discovered.

Senderos de Costa Tenerife Walking Festival 2019

One of these treasures is definitely Benijo, the star of the festival’s coastal routes. It is a small beach, barely 300 metres long, but it is one of the most photographed beaches in Tenerife. The sunsets here are spectacular and together with the characteristic rocks it is one of the most beautiful places on the island to take pictures.

Although Benijo is just the beginning of the adventure! You will hike through the most exciting areas of the Anaga Mountains and ascend to Cruz del Draguillo. Finally, you will reach Roque Bermejo, a hidden beach reached by the narrow paths.

Complementary activities at the Tenerife Walking Festival

Although the Tenerife Walking Festival is mainly made up of hiking and nature, we tell you, that’s not all. During the hikes you will also get to know the nature and culture of the islands. For instance, you’ll be able to experience live the “Salto del Pastor“, an ancient technique still used by the goatherds of the island to move around on difficult and steep terrain.

Clausura Tenerife Walking Festival

The activities include also the welcome and farewell parties. In particular, the closing ceremony is usually a very emotional moment where all hikers of all participating nationalities make a parade through Puerto de la Cruz, additionally live music and gastronomic specialties are offered to finish farewell to the five intense days of adventures.

Are you ready to take part in this adventure?

Paragliding in Tenerife – a 360º experience

Paragliding in Tenerife is an activity that is becoming increasingly popular among our visitors. Flying as freely as a bird over the sea of clouds, surrounded by the beautiful landscape at the foot of the Atlantic, is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience and the icing on the cake for your perfect holiday in Tenerife. Do you want to know more about paragliding? Where can you practise it? What is necessary? Keep reading, we’ll tell you!

Where to practice paragliding in Tenerife?

In Tenerife there are several paragliding takeoff and landing spots, divided into north (Los Realejos), southwest (Adeje) and east (Güímar). In the 360º panorama you can see the area of ​​La Corona, one of the most famous starting points. As soon as you take off you can admire the entire La Orotava valley in all its splendor.

Other relevant areas for paragliding are Ifonche (Vilaflor), Taucho (Adeje), Izaña (from where you can land both in the north and in the south), the Güímar hillside or the Fasnia volcano.

Izaña‘s takeoff point is one of the most famous and sought-after, as it is 2,300 metres above sea level. It is a unique flight because it starts with direct views of Mount Teide and you can land in Puerto de la Cruz in the north as well as in Güímar in the south. If you do not know which starting point to choose, then you will certainly not regret this one with these amazing views of Mount Teide.

Despegue Parapente Teide

When to do paragliding in Tenerife?

The weather conditions in Tenerife make it possible to practise paragliding actually all year round. However, the best time for experienced pilots is in the months of October to May.

Some landing areas, especially those that involve beaches, are only available during the winter months. So if you want to descend on a beach, plan your flight during the winter season.

In addition, it is always advisable to consult the daily weather conditions, both for the landing area and for the take-off area. And who could better advise you on this? The experts of the Canarian Federation of Paragliding: mail fecda@fecda.org or phone: +34 928400805 // +34 615602329.

Despegue Parapente Tenerife La Corona

What do I need for paragliding in Tenerife?

There are several options, depending on your skill level and the flight you are interested in:

The experience of flying

In Tenerife there are a lot of companies with a wide range of tandem flights for the different flying areas of the island. No previous experience is necessary, as you will always be accompanied by a pilot who will fly the paraglider.

You just have to relax, smile and feel free as a bird; a dream that can become reality today.

Selfie Parapente en Tenerife

Learn to fly in Paradise

If you want to learn to fly and have control over the paraglider, no problem, as the flight companies offer different learning courses.

The paragliding professionals teach you all the techniques and secrets, from the basics to improving or perfecting your flying technique.

Ride the wind

If you already know how to fly, then you can paraglide with our own equipment. Due to the personal characteristics usually equipment is not rented. Remember to check the local regulations for a safe flight. If you have any questions or doubts, contact the Canarian Paragliding Federation.

Parapente Mar Tenerife

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