Comprehensive walking guide book to Tenerife's best walking. 46 fully detailed walking routes with 1:25,000 scale maps and GPS Waypoints. A real 'Rolls Royce' of a walking guide to the authors' home island.
This guidebook to 45 day walks and treks on Tenerife in the Canary islands explores the coast and mountains of Tenerife with walks ranging between 4 and 32km, with short, easy strolls suitable for walkers of all abilities, to long and challenging routes. Detailed route descriptions are illustrated with the author's own clear contour mapping and colour photographs. This guide is one of a five-part series of guides to the walking on the Canary Islands. Tenerife, as a popular winter sun destination, provides a fascinating and varied landscape for walkers to explore, including the Tenerife section of the long-distance GR131 which links all the Canaries. The guide is split into seven sections - Anaga, Teno, Arona/Guía, Valle de la Orotava, Parque Nacional and El Teide - covering all the best walking to be had on the island, including the rugged 'Three Peaks of Tenerife' route, climbing Guajara, Pico Viejo and finally El Teide. Walks also explore the Parque Nacional del Teide, Las Cañadas, Corona Forestal, Teno and an ascent of El Teide itself, Spain's highest mountain. Alongside the 45 routes in this guide, are essential practical details on travel to and around Tenerife, as well as advice on accommodation and preparation, as well as information on the history, geology and culture of the largest of the Canary Islands.
The finest walks on the coast and in the mountains. 80 walks. With GPS tracks
Author: Klaus Wolfsperger
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
Category: Tenerife (Canary Islands)
Tenerife can easily be described as the most versatile hiking paradise of the Canary Islands. The “Island of Bliss” not only offers the highest peak of the Canary archipelago and the whole of Spain - the Pico de Teide measuring 3718m – it also unites countless, completely different types of landscape: the extremely bare, almost desert-like south, holiday destination of sun aficionados, is in strict contrast to the picture landscape of the fertile north with its sumptuous nature. The mountain regions are covered in evergreen laurel and heathered forests as well as extensive woods of pine tree. A scenic highlight is bound to be the moon landscape of the Cañadas del Teide National Park. As a result, Tenerife is not only a refuge for central Europeans who shy away from winter, but mainly an ideal island for hiking. With the wide ocean at all times in sight, the range of the 80 hiking tours presented in this guide includes easy paths over rough cliffs and picturesque trips to heights as well as ascents to peaks that offer a fabulous view – hiking paths through fairytale-like nebulous primeval forests are also included, such as the partially paved Caminos, which in the early days where the main connecting routes between villages. Many tour suggestions in this hiking guide are suitable for less experienced hikers. Skilled mountaineers who do not fear “tours of the drastic kind” and who are in for a touch of adventure and a bit of a kick will also find a rich offering: daring cliff tours, spectacular ravine excursions and extensive mountain trips whose highlight must be the parade summit of the National Park. Atmospheric pictures and excellent hiking maps at an ideal scale of 1:50,000/1:75,000 and informative height profiles round off the picture and ignite curiosity for ever new tours into this bizarre and charming world of mountains. An overall successful guide brought up to date, which leaves nothing to desire!
A car-touring and walking guide to southern Tenerife and La Gomera. There are topographical walking maps and a fold-out touring map. Many short walks for motorists are suggested, along with recommendations of areas for picnics. This edition has been revised by a tour operator and walking guide.
Walk This Way features the best of Tenerife's walking routes written by travel writers who specialise in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Some are well trodden favourites, others are strangers to the walking groups; lovely trails that were once the lifeline between communities and are now only used by neighbours and by cats on their morning constitutionals. The book includes: Concise and accurate directions, distances and timings for more than 30 of Tenerife's best walking routes from around the island. Grouped by geographical area, advice is given on weather conditions, types of terrain, what flora and landscapes to expect and even where to answer a call of nature in each location. Routes cover distances that vary from 1km to 17.5km with walking times varying from 1hr to 6hrs 20mins and from easy strolling to trails recommended for fit and experienced hikers only. Comprehensive information on how to get to the start of routes by car and by public transport; points of interest, where to find refreshments and where to stay for easy access to routes. Appendices give quick reference guides to routes by a variety of criteria including length, location, time taken, terrain, family-friendly etc. And much, much more...