The GR131 Tenerife is the fourth island of the long-distance route.
We walk the GR131 Camino natural across the island of Tenerife with the Teide (3,715 m) as the highest point. The trek is about 80 km long which we will walk in 5 days. The start is in Santiago del Teide where we start with a circular walk in the Teno Mountains. Once above the tree line we walk with fantastic views, with El Teide always in sight. As a hiker you will visit places that you would otherwise never see. We walk through a very versatile landscape such as pine forest, laurel forest, over the barren plains of El Teide above the tree line, volcanic landscape and limestone. We then descend mainly through forests towards Villaflor to Arona.
We use small-scale authentic mountain hotels.
You reach a height of 2,425 meters on Tenerife and 1,478 meters on La Gomera, where you hardly meet anyone. The 130 kilometers and the challenging landscape with many meters of elevation make this a tour for experienced hikers, with sure steps and good fitness!
The GR131 La Gomera
On La Gomera you arrive at the port of the small town of San Sebastian. From there you walk up towards the Garajonay nature park with a beautiful view of Tenerife with El Teide above the clouds. What is special about the park is the fog, which is more present in the winter period than in the summer period. An ancient laurel forest is located in the center of the park.
On La Gomera you have the so-called whistling language. Silbo Gomero (Gomeran flute) is a whistling language “spoken” by some residents of the Canary Island of La Gomera. The language serves to communicate through the deep valleys (barrancos) that occur throughout the island.
The 12-day trip consists of carefully selected accommodations, based on a double room, usually with a private bathroom, with breakfast. Of course there is the possibility to get a single room for a surcharge.
- Trek along special views
- Maximum 8 people
- Alto de Jarajonay
- Special valleys
- Special overnight stays
- Hiking island par excellence
- The flute on La Gomera
- El Teide
- Away from the crowd
1| Arrival Tenerife
Transfer from the airport to the first accommodation in Santiago del Teide on Tenerife, where we will stay for two nights.
2| Walk Teno
The first stage of the GR131 has a total distance of 11 km. This route is not too difficult. A gradually ascending road, towards the Masca valley, with spectacular views. A nice day trip to acclimatize.
Distance: 10 km
Elevation difference: +480 up / – 480 down
3| Santiago del Teide – Chinero volcano
The second stage of this tour we walk to Chinero volcano. Step by step you walk towards the Teide area. The only sound is the sound of your shoes stepping through the stones! We walk to a unique accommodation in the middle of this volcanic area.
Distance: 16.6 km
Elevation difference: +660 up / – 420 down
4| Los Llanos – Parking El Teide
Ready for a new day. You leave this nice 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 see in the distance where you are going today. We walk a long hike with some elevation gain. You climb up through the forest until you reach the tree line.
Distance: 21 km
Elevation difference: +960 up / – 70 down
5| Village in the mountains (16km)
As we walk further we enter one of the most beautiful varied nature reserves in Tenerife, El Teide, where we walk through the most beautiful parts. A part where you can only reach on foot. Descending further and further to Vilaflor, we slowly reach the tree line again and walk to the accommodation. Vilaflor is the highest village in Spain at 1400 meters. We stay in the oldest hotel in Vilaflor.
Distance: 18 km
Elevation difference: +470 up / – 1200 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 take the boat to La Gomera
Distance: 19 km
Elevation difference: +491 up / – 1388 down
7| San Sebastián – Rest day
8| San Sebastián – Uphill
After the relaxing rest day you immediately start again with a first tough stage. From sea level to 940m altitude. You have to climb a lot, which is why you don’t cover many kilometers this day. Once you reach altitude, you can treat yourself to a cooling drink at the restaurant. Then you will be taken back to San Sebastián.
Distance: 9 km
Elevation: +1047 up / – 96 down
9| The middle mountains (17km)
In the morning, after leaving your accommodation, you will be transferred to the place where you ended. You continue the tour on a very beautiful part of the GR131 on La Gomera. Don’t forget your camera! We walk to the highest point Alto Garajonay. In clear weather we will see La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and perhaps Gran Canaria. In the afternoon you arrive in Chipude. A small village with a real mountain hotel.
Distance: 16.6 km
Elevation: +848 up / – 686 down
10| The beautiful valley (16km)
The first part alternates up and down. Until you enter the Garajonay nature reserve in the center of the island. From then on the path takes us largely downhill where we always keep a view of the valley, Vallehermoso, ‘beautiful valley’. After a long descent we arrive at a cozy hotel. We have reached the end point of the GR131! A short, but one of the most beautiful routes. It is not without reason that La Gomera is the perfect hiking island.
Distance: 14.5 km
Elevation: +407 up / – 1298 down
11| Ferry Tenerife
In the morning you take the ferry to Tenerife. Everyone can spend the day according to their own needs. We will stay another night near the coast.
With an organized transfer you go to the airport for the flight home.
- Travel duration: 12 days
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Return airport transfer
- Transfers during the walking tour and the ferry
- Fully organized hike over 130 km
- Luggage transport
- Buff and stainless steel drinking bottle
- Walking pin
- STO travel guarantee
- There and back journey
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- Mountain sports insurance recommended
- All meals and drinks other than breakfast
- Booking costs €20.00
- Any single room supplement €250.00
- Transfers outside the program
- €20.00 booking fee
- Possible additional costs transfer from Tenerife North Airport
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The hiking pin of the GR131
Our unique walking pin. Each island has its own color. You will receive this hiking pin when completing the GR131 Camino Naturales on one of the seven islands. With a group trip you get this at the end of the trip. With an individual trip you take a stamp card with you that you have signed at various locations. With this card you will receive your earned walking pin. You are eligible for this if the trip is booked with Canary Hiking!
Each island has its own color. Have you walked the 630 km and collected all the colors? Then you will receive a unique pin from us!
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