The GR131 Tenerife is part of the long distance route.
You walk the GR131 Camino naturales over the island of Tenerife with the Teide (3,715m) as the highest point. The walking tour is about 85 km long, which you will walk in 5 days.
The start is in La Esperanza where you walk through the laurel forest and pine forest along the mountain ridges to eventually reach the first stops and walk towards El Teide. Once above the tree line you walk with fantastic views with the Teide always in your sights.
Tenerife with the highest mountain in Spain, El Teide! A mighty beautiful mountain that we walk over with the GR131. As a walker you will come to places that you would otherwise never see. We are going to watch the sun rise with the Teide in our sights.
We walk the walk of almost 90 km from north to south Tenerife in 5 days. This tour is for the experienced hiker. Condition is recommended. There are considerable altimeters in it but the views are worth it. We walk through pine forest, Laurier forest, over the barren plains of El Teide, which are above the tree line, and then descending through mainly forest towards Arona.
- Trekking along special views
- Maximum 8 people
- The most versatile GR131
- Walk through the ancient forests
- Spend the night on El Teide
- 180 degrees sunrise
- Nice villages
- Spend the night in typical Canarian small-scale accommodations
1| Arrival Tenerife
Transfer from the airport to the first accommodation in La Esperanza on Tenerife, where we stay for two nights.
2| Forest walk
The first stage of the GR131 has a total distance of 16 km. This route is not too difficult. A gradually ascending road, with a vicious last bit. We slowly walk up through the forest, protected from the wind. The trip mostly goes through the woods, lots of shade and few views so far. We are taken back to the accommodation.
Distance: 16 km
Height difference: +956 up / -214 down
3| El Gaitero–La Caldera
The second stage of the GR131. Step by step you ascend towards the Teide area. The only sound is the sound of your shoes stepping through the stones! You will encounter jumping crickets, buzzing flies, bees and wasps in the grandly scented pine forest. There seems to be no end to it. Then suddenly you come into a Halloween-like forest with beard moss in every tree that looks like fluttering Halloween-like wisps. With fog it would be a perfect setting for a horror movie.
You conquer considerable altimeters and often the views are really spectacularly beautiful. At the end of the day you will arrive at La Caldera where you will be transferred to the accommodation.
Distance: 15 km
Height difference: +655 up / -1183 down
4| La Caldera – Las Canadas del Teide
Ready for a new day. You leave this fine accommodation. But don’t worry, it will be a very nice day. You walk further up to the Teide area.
From the starting point you can already see in the distance where you are going today. The number of kilometers is not that much, but it’s all in the altimeters. You climb up through the forest, until you reach the tree line and walk completely in the sun. With a satisfied feeling you arrive at a mountain restaurant on the Cañadas del Teide where you can drink a delicious pot of beer with a delicious tapa. you will be taken back to the accommodation.
Distance: 16.5 km
Height difference: +1135 up / -260 down
5| Village in the mountains (16km)
If we continue walking we enter one of the most beautiful varied nature areas of Tenerife where you can only reach on foot. Descending further and further to Vilaflor, we slowly come back below the tree line and walk to the accommodation. Vilaflor is the highest village in Spain at 1400 meters. We stay in the oldest hotel in Vilaflor.
Distance: 24.9 km
Height difference: +495 up / -1156 down
6| Downhill (19km)
The last day of this GR131 has already arrived. From Vilaflor we walk downhill towards Arona. We wind our way down between the pine trees. The journey is completed! We spend the night in El Medano.
Distance: 19 km
Elevation difference: +491 up / -1388 down
8| End of this beautiful walking tour
A transfer takes you to the airport.
- Travel time: 8 days
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Welcome drink
- Return transfer airport Tenerife
- Transfers during the trek
- Organized hike with guide and luggage transport
- Buff and stainless steel drinking bottle, hiking pin
- Travel guarantee STO Garant
- Outward and return journey
- All meals except breakfast
- Booking costs €20.00
- Single supplement €250.00
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- Mountain sports insurance recommended
Onze bijzondere accommodaties
The hiking pin of the GR131
Our unique hiking pin. Each island has its own color. You get this hiking pin when you complete the GR131 Camino Naturales on one of the seven islands. With a group tour you get this at the end of the trip. With an individual trip you take a stamp ticket with you that you have signed off at various locations. With this card you will receive your earned hiking pin. You are eligible for this if the trip is booked with Canary Hiking!
Each island has its own color. Did you walk the 630 km and save all the colors together? Then you will receive a unique pin from us!