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Contrasts of Tenerife Walk

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1499per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Daily from 1 Sep '21 to 18 Dec '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights twin-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Car hire (included when booking a flight-inclusive package)
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Room upgrades available
  • Transfers instead of car hire available
  • Extra nights available
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes, high peaks, island exploring

Spain: The Canary Isles

Contrasts of Tenerife Walk

  • Mount Teide and its UNESCO National Park
  • Lunar landscapes, lava fields, dramatic volcanic mountains, rugged barrancos, far reaching ocean vistas
  • Superb for ornithologists, botanists and geologists
  • Choice of easier or more difficult circular walks daily - all within easy driving distance from the hotel

On Tenerife it is forever springtime and the sunny climate, glorious flowers, balmy temperatures and majestic scenery make it a perfect antidote to a cold winter. A rugged and spectacular island, it has an incredible variety of landscapes to explore.

This self guided walking holiday takes you to the very heart of Tenerife to discover its traditional towns, wild hidden valleys, spectacular coastline and impressive volcanic landscapes. The walking is both spectacular and rewarding, and with a hire car provided, it is easy to discover what the island has to offer.

You begin in 'Isla Baja', where terraced fields and abundant wildflowers form a colourful blanket over deep valleys and plunging ravines, and traditional farms still produce goat's cheese for which the area is renowned. The region's authenticity is fiercely protected and the town of Garachico has won awards for its preservation. From here, head to the UNESCO recognised Teide National Park, with its lava fields, beautiful volcanic chaos and iconic Mount Teide scratching the sky at over 3700m above sea level.

We provide fully detailed route notes with a choice of easier or more challenging circular walks daily, so you can tailor your day's walk to your current energy levels - but with all the walks highlighting the stunning landscapes of this remarkably diverse island.

Your accommodation is special too. Your first 4 nights are at the Hotel Quinta Roja, a beautifully restored 17th century nobleman's mansion, superbly located next to the main square in the traditional old port town of Garachico. Next stop is the Hotel Spa Villalba, sitting on the edge of the sleepy village of Vilaflor - the highest in Tenerife - and a short drive from the UNESCO recognised Teide National Park.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Garachico

Arrive in the perfectly preserved coastal town of Garachico and your elegant hotel set in a beautiful 17th century mansion.
You stay at the Hotel Quinta Roja on a B&B basis

Day 2: Teno Rural Park Walk 8KM/5MI/3HR or 11.5KM/7MI/5HR

Start the day with a short drive through the banana plantations of La Isla Baja to Parque Rural de Teno. Then set off on foot from the village of El Palmar to the mountain ridge and the Mirador de Baracan. There are superb views of deep barrancos snaking down the cliffs to the coast and you can even see as far as La Gomera on a clear day. Continue past abandoned terraces, stone circles and traditional farmhouses.
Overnight at the Hotel Quinta Roja on a B&B basis

Day 3: Arenas Negras Volcano Walk 13KM/8MI/4HR or 15KM/9.5MI/5HR

Visit the Ecomuseo del Tanque to see how the islanders lived in times gone by, then follow the Canal de Vergara to La Corona Forestal, the green lungs of Tenerife and home to masses of birdlife, including the endemic pinzon azul (Canary blue chaffinch). The landscape changes to black sand and rocks as the Arenas Negras volcano looms into view through the trees. Return across the Chinyero lava field, with its contrasting rich green lichen.
Overnight at the Hotel Quinta Roja on a B&B basis

Day 4: Monte del Agua Walk 8KM/5MI/4HR or 11.5KM/7MI/5HR

From the tranquil village of Erjos, head to Monte del Agua, a treasure trove of richly diverse flora and birdlife. At Casas de La Cumbre, views over deep ravines spread out before you before you’re rewarded with the sight of snow capped Teide. The last descent takes you to the Charcas de Erjos ponds where local and migrant birds can be spotted.
Overnight at the Hotel Quinta Roja on a B&B basis

Day 5: Teide National Park – Samara and Black Caves 5KM/3MI/2.5HR or 9KM/5.5MI/4HR

Today you set out on your discovery of the Teide National Park – comprising of several volcanoes including mighty Mount Teide. Climb to the summit of Samara for an outstanding panorama over the volcanic chaos of Montana Reventada, the archaeological Guanche remains of Cuevas Negras and Pico Viejo, Tenerife’s second highest volcano. It’s a short onward drive to your hotel in the village of Vilaflor - the highest village on Tenerife and famous for its almendrados or almond biscuits!
Overnight at the Hotel Spa VillAlba on a half board basis

Day 6: The Moon Landscape 8KM/5MI/3HR or 13KM/8MI/5HR

An exhilarating walk today follows the Camino Real de Chasna – an ancient shepherds’ path connecting the north with the south of the island. Pass through protected pine forest to Los Escurriales, or the Moon Landscape, a fragile geological formation carved over centuries by wind and water erosion.
Overnight at the Hotel Spa VillAlba on a half board basis

Day 7: The Best Mirador of Teide 11KM/7MI/5HR

Savour the best vistas of Mount Teide’s caldera and its ochre coloured palette of lava flows along the Siete Canadas trail to the summit of Mount Guajara. With views as far as Gran Canaria and La Palma on a clear day, it’s a fantastic ending to a week’s walking. The easier option today takes you to Teide's caldera and the Roques de Garcia (3.5KM/2MI/2HR)
Overnight at the Hotel Spa VillAlba on a half board basis

Day 8: Leave Vilaflor

Make your way back to the airport in time for your flight home.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel La Quinta Roja, Garachico

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La Quinta Roja is a restored nobleman's mansion right next to the village square in Garachico, so you could not be more central.

They have preserved all that is historic and beautiful - ancient wooden boards on the first floor balcony enclosing the central courtyard, and the original stone stairs for example - while modern touches add to the quirky but compelling style. Bedrooms have different room dimensions and come with the original wooden shutters, as well as towelling robes, stereo and all your modern comforts.


Room upgrades: Superor Rooms and Junior Suite.
Superior rooms are more spacious than a standard room and are all on the first floor.. Junior suites offer more space again and have an entrance hall. They are situated on the first floor, with views over the town square.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Spa VillAlba, Vilaflor

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The Hotel Spa VillAlba is the perfect get away from it all, peacefully located on the edge of the highest village on Tenerife and surrounded by pine trees. It is superbly appointed, coming with spa facilities - including Turkish bath, sauna and jacuzzi - as well as an indoor / outdoor swimming pool. The bright and comfortable rooms are spacious and with views overlooking the pine forest or the hotel gardens. There is also a cosy lounge, complete with log burning fire, and a TV room.


Room upgrades: Superior, Junior Suite and Suite
Superior rooms are more spacious and come with balcony. The junior suite is larger again, with a separate sitting room and balcony overlooking the hotel gardens. The suite comes with separate sitting room, balcony and hydromassage bath.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Twin-centre accommodation in a hotel

All breakfasts and 3 evening meals

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Car hire (included when booking a flight-inclusive package)


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Daily from 1st Sep 2021 to 18th Dec 2021, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts and 3 evening meals

Other details
Tour only: The above tour only prices exclude flights but include Car Hire. Cicar hire car collect from/return to Tenerife South Reina Sofia.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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