Wandern auf Teneriffa
Attractions in Tenerife
With an average annual temperature of 23°C, Tenerife has some of the best conditions for extended hikes and exciting bike routes year-round. And of course, water sports are also very popular. The 400 km of coastline and around 70 beaches are flooded with sunbathers, divers and surfers.
A completely different way to get to know the Atlantic is to go whale and dolphin watching. The waters south of Tenerife are among the best places to spot sea dwellers.
Discover the volcanic Tenerife
The volcanic landscape of Tenerife is what makes this island unique. The most diverse natural areas can be marveled at in a very small area. The ‘Old Country’, the westernmost and geologically oldest part of the island, was formed about seven million years ago with the accumulation of basaltic lava. Fertile valleys extend around the volcanoes in the inland.
In the ‘Land of Light’, golden beaches invite you to swim, marvel at lunar landscapes created by wind and water. The volcanic beaches in the south of the island radiate a very special charm with their black sand and natural pools.
The 43 nature reserves of the island occupy almost half of the total area. This offers plenty of space to be active. The area around the 3718 m high Teide is especially well known. The Teide cable car takes visitors up to 200 m before the summit.
The rest of the island is well connected with 1500 km of hiking trails and offers routes for everyone: past traditional Guanche villages, through fertile valleys and up to high peaks. One of the most beautiful walking routes is El Gran Recorrido 131, an 83 km long long-distance hiking trail that runs from north to south across the island.
The Tenerife Walking Festival, which takes place every year in May, is expected to attract around 200 visitors from all over the world. On 20 different routes, you can explore the fascinating contrast of primeval forests, volcanic mountain landscape, colorful vineyards and picturesque bathing bays.