Hiking in Tenerife, La Orotava and Teide National Park

I have been guiding hiking trips in Tenerife for Finnish groups since 2010. It is a great destination for hiking. Especially it is nice to escape the dark and cold weather of Finland in November.

We did 5 days of hiking during the week. Here are a few pictures from the first two days.

Pine forest above La Orotava

On our first day we hiked in the La Orotava valley. The canary pines are beautiful and it is a very nice area for hiking.

Rock formations around Los Roques de García

On our second day of hiking we visited Teide National Park. It is one of the Unesco World Heritage sites. It is one of the most visited national parks in the world. A place to visit is Los Roques de García with it’s spectacular rock formations.

Las Cañadas surrounding the Teide National Park

From the viewpoint in Los Roques de García you can see the Las Cañadas ridge around the flat area. You can also see a lot of old lava flows.

Teide from the paths of Samara

On the same day we also did an afternoon hike on the other side of the national park. The path starts close to the small volcano of Samara. For some reason this is not a very popular hike, but in my opinion it gives you the best view of Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.

Hiking the Samara path in Teide National Park

This is another picture from the Samara hike. The scenery towards the Teno Massif is also great!

I will make other posts about our trip next week. There were just too many great places, so I couldn’t fit everything into one post. My next hiking trip to Tenerife will be in the spring around Easter. More information about the trip in Finnish.

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