8 days
Luggage transfer

Walking Paradise Tenerife
Wild atlantic, sunny coast & volcanic rock

Welcome to a truly unique adventure on the captivating island of Tenerife—an 8-day self-guided hiking tour that combines the splendors of nature with the comforts of modern travel. This meticulously crafted journey is designed to provide you with the freedom to explore Tenerife’s breathtaking landscapes at your own pace while enjoying a high level of comfort and convenience.

Throughout this immersive experience, you will have the opportunity to discover Tenerife’s diverse terrain, from ancient laurel forests to volcanic craters, dramatic gorges, and stunning coastal paths. Each day promises a new adventure, and as you set out on your hikes, your luggage will be seamlessly transported to your next destination, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Nature Highlights:

  • Ancient Laurel Forests: Traverse mystical laurel forests with towering trees and lush greenery.
  • Volcanic Marvels: Witness surreal volcanic landscapes in Teide National Park.
  • Coastal Wonders: Enjoy breathtaking Atlantic views along stunning coastal paths, with opportunities to spot dolphins and whales.

Our handpicked accommodations have been chosen not only for their comfort but also for their unique charm and convenient locations, ensuring that you can relax and rejuvenate after each day of exploration. From quaint villages to picturesque valleys and coastal towns, your lodgings will provide a welcoming sanctuary.

As you embark on this self-guided tour, you’ll have the flexibility to tailor your journey to your preferences, whether you seek an exhilarating hike or a leisurely stroll. Your adventure will be punctuated by awe-inspiring landscapes, encounters with local culture, and moments of tranquility by the Atlantic Ocean.

This tour is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, where you can indulge in the natural wonders of Tenerife without compromising on comfort. So, get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of this island, knowing that every detail has been taken care of, leaving you free to create lasting memories in one of the world’s most enchanting destinations. Welcome to your self-guided Tenerife adventure—where comfort meets exploration, and every step is a discovery.

Included Services

  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Support
  • Hiking maps + app
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4- star hotel
  • Flight
  • Travel insurance

What to bring

Equipment and clothing to bring for Alpine hikes and runs
We’ve compiled a list of essential items you’ll need to take on your adventure in the Great Outdoors. While each trip has its own minimum requirements, we have split the list into “need-to-have” and “nice-to-haves”.

Need to have:

Lightweight, waterproof shell
Sunscreen with a high factor
Smartphone with a relevant trip app and a WhatsApp and code number for your local representative
Survival blanket
Thin hat, cap, and thin gloves (merino or similar)
Daypack for hiking (tours with luggage transport)
Duffel bag or similar (trips with luggage transport) — DO NOT pack in suitcases.
30 L rucksack on trips up to six days (without luggage transport)
40 L rucksack on trips of more than six days (without luggage transport)
Quick-drying inner layer
Shorts (quick drying)
Technical t-shirt (quick drying)
Fleece sweater for cool evenings
A pair of comfortable jogging bottoms or similar for the cabins
Good mountain shoes — trail running shoes or hiking boots
Light towel
Water bottle (1.5 L)
A pair of thick socks or light slippers (you can often borrow a pair in the cabins)
A few energy bars, fruits or similar snacks for the trip
Sheet liner — can also be purchased on-site (only if you are staying in a dormitory)
Small first aid kit
Comped or similar
Sleeping bag (on selected tours)

Nice to have:

Walking poles
Power bank
Sandals for the cabins
Plastic bags to keep things dry


What is your refund and cancellation policy?

If you cancel your tour 60 days or more before the departure date, you will lose your deposit. If you cancel your tour between 60 and 45 days before the departure date, you will lose 50 per cent of the total tour price. If you cancel your tour within 45 days of the departure date, you will lose the full amount. If you fail to turn up on the first day of your tour, Outdoor Italy may not be able to make arrangements for you to join the rest of the tour, and you will lose the full payment. If, for any reason, Outdoor Italy has to cancel your tour, you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund.

How do I book my tour?

You can book your tour directly on the Outdoor Italy website. Choose the tour from the dropdown menu, select the date you would like to start, and the number of participants in your group. You can either pay a deposit (60 days or more from the start of your tour) or pay the full amount. Click ‘book’ and follow the instructions. Once we have confirmed your payment, you’ll receive your confirmed tour itinerary within 10 days. There may be seasonal variations in the time it takes us to arrange everything. Please note that programmes on the tour pages are only examples — there may be several differences in the final programme you receive.

How do I pay for my tour?

When booking your tour, you can choose to pay by credit/debit card or direct bank transfer. Direct bank transfers will generally take longer to process, while credit and debit card payments are processed instantly. You are, by default, asked to pay a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the tour. If you choose this option, you will be asked to pay the remaining 75% one month before your tour. Please be sure to follow the payment links you receive in your invoice or reminder email, which we will send you when the second payment is due.

Do I get my own room?

This depends on the individual tour and when you book it. When hiking in the Alps, most people stay in dorms or shared rooms as the availability of single, double and family rooms are limited. We can only guarantee your own room on certain tours such as in the Lys and Ayas Valleys — but only if you book in time. If this is your preference, we will do our best to ensure you get your own room, but please expect to spend some nights in shared accommodation if there is limited availability.

Is baggage transfer included with all your Alpine tours?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this service with all our packages. Often, the huts or hotels we work with are in locations that can only be reached by foot or helicopter. Indeed, when choosing a tour that includes baggage transport, there may be one or two exceptions depending on the route. This will appear clearly on the tour page and in the program you receive when your booking has been confirmed.

How many days do your tours last?

All our tours include the day of arrival and the day of departure. This means that a six-day tour will include five nights of accommodation, a seven-day tour will include six nights, and so on. On the first day, guests are usually expected to arrive in the afternoon. And the program does not include any activities except for a briefing by our representative on the first evening. On the day of departure, guests are free to decide if they want to leave directly after breakfast or go on a shorter tour before their journey home.

What meals are included in your Alpine adventure tours?

Most of our tours will include Half Board (HB) services, which means breakfast, a three-course dinner, and a light-packed lunch. Please check the individual tour page for details, however, as variations occur with certain tours.

What is a self-guided tour?

We specialize in self-guided tours. These tours are designed for travelers who love the independence of hiking, skiing, or running on their own but want to know that everything else is taken care of. In some cases, we are able to offer luggage transport to lighten your load as you enjoy the Great Outdoors.

Do you offer group tours?

Whether you’re already a group of friends, business colleagues or a sports club looking for an active mountain adventure, we can design and organize your Alpine tour for you. We also offer guided group tours for individual participants on fixed dates.

Can you create a tour just for me and my friends?

Yes, absolutely! Outdoor Italy can design the perfect mountain adventure for you and your friends or colleagues. Whether you want to hike, ski, run, cycle or climb, we have the expertise and experience needed to create a bespoke package for any level of experience or physicality. Please contact us if you would like us to create a customized package for your group.

Are your outdoor adventure tours family-friendly?

There are few better ways to spend time with your children than with an active holiday in the mountains. Sharing a mountain adventure with your child is a memory that will last a lifetime. We try to design child-friendly variations (marked ‘family’) of all our Alpine tours. Children can hike, ski or bike a lot longer than you might expect, as long as you make it entertaining for them. However, they will respond instantly to the way you behave, so please consider whether you are able to create a safe environment for your children when faced with the many different challenges of an alpine environment.

Do you offer discounts for children?

Yes, we are able to offer a discount for children on most of our tours, provided they are not yet 13 years of age on the first day of the tour. Please see the individual tour page for our child discounts.

Can I travel on my own?

Many single travellers chose Outdoor Italy due to our high level of service and our expertise in self-guided mountain tours. And the safety of one of our representatives will only ever be just a phone call away. However, please expect additional costs, as our prices are based on two persons — the industry standard for outdoor tours of this nature. Private rooms and other services are often more expensive for individual travellers. You can find information about any additional costs for individual travellers on the tour page.

Will I manage?

We are all different. Some of our clients are 70+ and have lived an active lifestyle all their life. Others may be twenty years younger and have barely left their office chair. It is very difficult to judge the physical and mental ability of a person on the basis of a phone conversation. If you are in doubt, each tour is rated for level of physicality, which you can learn more about here. You are of course welcome to call us and we will do our best to advice you. Find your level of physicality here (link to Find your level page).

What if I get lost?

Our local partners know every square inch of this beautiful Alpine region. During the introductory briefing, you will receive an app, physical maps and a phone number to call if you need advice. In some cases, you’ll be able to forward your location to a local guide with the press of a button. This may prove helpful if you become lost.

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend that you speak to your insurance provider to ensure your existing policy covers mountain-based activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Please note that any costs relating to emergency situations and the potential need for evacuation are the sole responsibility of the client.

Will I be able to cope with the physical challenge?

We are all different. Some of our clients are more than 70 years old and have lived an active lifestyle all their life. Others are twenty years younger and have barely left their office chair. It is very difficult to judge the physical and mental capabilities of a person on the basis of a phone conversation. If you are in doubt, each tour is rated for the level of physicality involved, which you can learn more about on our Find Your Level page. You are, of course, welcome to call us, and we will do our best to advise you.

Can I bring my dog?

Enjoying the mountains with your best friend can be a joyful experience, which is why we try to make our tours dog friendly wherever possible. Unfortunately, it is not always possible due to local rules. Selected tours are marked ‘Dog Friendly’ on the tour page. This means that your dog can stay with you in your private room or, in a few cases, the hut will have a separate or external room for dogs. Please refer to the individual tour page for more information.

*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only the services mentioned above are included in the price.


This is an example of hiking Tenerife.

Daily hiking tours lead you along relatively rocky paths and trails, a good basic fitness level is required for tours with walking times of up to 5.5 hours. Surefootedness is especially required for the hike through the Masca-gorge. Whenever possible, you can choose between a challenging itinerary (pointed out in the text) and a more relaxed one each day. Discover Tenerife’s diversity along magnificent mountain and coastal paths.


Total distance: 80 km
H+: 3140 m
H-: 3410 m
Level: Medium


Arrival at Garachico

Garachico is located on the roaring Atlantic coast in the north-west of Tenerife. The old part of town boasts beautiful mansions, churches and the ‚Castillo San Miguel’. The volcanic rock pools invite to a refreshing plunge.

Hotel (example): La Quinta Roja


Circular Walk Garachico, Coastal Views

You hike through the very recent volcanic area of Garachico along historic paths. The strenuous ascent to the Ermita de San Francisco is rewarded with a stunning view onto the town situated below, but first and foremost onto the Atlantic Ocean and the entire northern coastline. After a short break in San Juan del Reparo you descend across the fertile landscape past colourful flowers, cactee and agaves back to the sea again.

Hotel (example): La Quinta Roja

  • 14 km
  • 990 m
  •  990 m
  •  3 – 6 hours

Garachico – Santiago del Teide, Laurel Forests

An amazing hike from the sea into the uplands. HIking through remote gorges, characteristic cultivated land and laurel forests you reach the tranquil mountain village of Erjos. You continue along alpine paths through the Teno-mountain range until you arrive at Santiago del Teide. On today’s hike you walk across several vegetation areas – a true paradise for flora and fauna enthusiasts.

Hotel (example): La Casona del Patio

  • 11 km
  • 990 m
  •  250 m
  • 5,5 hours

Circular Walk Teno-Mountain Range, Green Uplands

Enjoy panoramic views on your transfer through terraced cultivated areas, while passing grazing herds of goats, to the magical Teno-mountain range. Initially the route takes you up to a mountain ridge from where you can enjoy a marvellous panoramic view. Then you proceed along the ridge over to the Tabaiba pass and onwards on a stunning high altitude path. From here you have an extraordinary view onto the western coastline and the mighty Masca-gorge with its black rocks. Passing the two Gala-Peaks, you return to Santiago del Teide.

Hotel (example): La Casona del Patio

  • 13 km
  • 900 m
  • 500 m
  •  5,5 hours

Santiago del Teide – Los Gigantes, Masca-Gorge

From Santiago your journey leads to the remote mountain village of Masca, with its impressive unique location amidst green volcanic scenery and jagged rocks. After a short ‚cortado’-coffee break you start your hike through the Masca-gorge, which enthralls every hiking enthusiast with its rugged beauty. From Playa de Masca by boat to the holiday resort of Los Gigantes, where you stay overnight by the sea. Optionally to the Masca-gorge hike, you directly walk down to Los Gigantes along the charming ‚Königs-path’, as the gorge is closed at the moment.

Hotel (example): Tui Blue Los Gigantes

  • 5 km
  • 0 m
  •  600 m
  • 3-4 hours

Los Gigantes – Vilaflor, ‚Säumerpfade’ (bridle paths)

Transfer to the neat village of Adeje, from there you proceed along ancient bridle paths, which were used formerly to transport goods across the mountains, across remote mountainous areas. The route offers ample panoramic views alongside terraced fields and forests, leading you high above the infernal gorge towards Ifonche. You continue along varied trails to the idyllic mountain region of Arona, situated below the mighty Teide-massif.

Hotel (example): Hotel Spa Villalba

  • 14 km
  •  750 m
  •  300 m
  •  5,5 hours

Circular Walk Vilaflor, White Lunarscape

On today’s tour you experience yet another one of Tenerife’s unique landscapes. You walk up to a viewpoint located at over 1800m in altitude just below Mount Teide, from where you can spot the ‚white lunarscape’. Let your imagination go wild whilst watching these bizarre sand stone formations on the slopes created by wind, water and the weather. An amazing contrast compared to the black volcanic rock of the past few days.

Hotel (example): Hotel Spa Villalba

  • 13 km
  • 600 m
  •  600 m
  •  4-5 hours


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