Discover Tenerife's jaw-dropping natural scenery and firm up for summer at the same time with the Tenerife Walking Festival.
- When? TBC May 2018
- Where? Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
- Price: €25 registration fee plus route prices.
Let's face it, come spring, we're starting to think about how we can look our hottest for summer. Spend a few days trekking up volcanic trails with the Tenerife Walking Festival this May, and you've got a smoking chance of looking lava-ly come June.
The Tenerife Walking Festival organises 15 different professionally-guided hikes and rambles each chosen to show off the island's stupendously beautiful, varied terrain. With hikes divided into three extremely scenic categories, coastal, volcanic and forest, the event attracts nature lovers from all over the world. Registration is €25 with discounts available on route packages for those that book early. You'll find different hikes taking place on alternate days so you an easily join the ones you find most interesting, and for a small additional fee, the festival can even arrange a daily picnic.
Hikes depart from Puerto de la Cruz, a key resort town with a great range of accommodation and if you plan on taking a day or two off, your registration covers guided visits to the Botanical Gardens, the Old Town and the Lago Martiánez swimming pool complex. Spend your days firming up those leg muscles and abs while taking in verdant forest, dazzling valleys and volcanic plateaus. When the sun goes down, you'll find a full program of social and gastronomic activities to keep you entertained. And if you're looking for a bit more holiday fun on your days off the trails, then it's worth remembering that the ever-popular tourist resort of Playa de la Americas is only about an hour's drive away.
With May temperatures averaging up to 23 degrees Celsius, you might even come home with a tan. How's that for hawt?
- Get there: Fly to Tenerife North Airport and use public transport or a taxi to Puerto de la Cruz.
- Stay: You'll find recommended accommodation on the official website but make sure you book somewhere near to the trail routes you decide to embark upon.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!