Few spots on earth can boast Tenerife's variety of landscapes and climates. On this London-sized island, you can encounter volcanic badlands, gigantic cliffs, moist rainforests, surf-washed beaches, neck-craning mountains, deep gorges and snowcapped volcanoes. In other words, this continent-on-an-island is a hiker's paradise.
With several hikes to choose from, you'll get a close-up look that few visitors to the ‘Island of Eternal Spring' ever see. There are also hikes on neighbouring islands – one each on Jurassic-like La Gomera and UNESCO-protected El Hierro. Hikes range in difficulty rating from moderate to tough, and can last from as little as a half-hour to 8 hours.
Routes are carefully planned to ensure you trek through jaw-dropping landscapes, redolent with exotic flora and fauna – all under the reliable Canarian sun. What's more, you'll get the chance to drop into a typical homestead or inn to try some of the islands' specialities.