Challenging trek between the volcanoes! (Alternative GR131)

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Tour info

Duration:
8 Days, Trekking
Transport:
Transfers, Lugage transfers
Tour Type:
Trekking
SKU:
Tenerife-P1-1-1
Group size:
1
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Description

Recommended by Canary Hiking!

Fantastic beautiful trek from the Teno National Park, via Chinyero to El Teide.

From the Teno area you first walk around to Masca, where after day two you walk to the Chinyero volcano. The trek is approximately 85 km long, which you will walk in 5 days. The start is in Santiago del Teide where you start with a circular walk. You walk through the beautiful Chinyero volcano area towards the top El Teide, where you spend the night in the Parador hotel. As a hiker you will visit places that you would otherwise never see. You walk through a very versatile landscape such as pine forest, volcanic area, laurel forest, across the barren plains, from El Teide above the tree line, volcanic landscape and limestone. You then descend mainly through forests towards Villaflor to Arona.
Canary Hiking uses small-scale authentic mountain hotels.

Recommended by Canary Hiking!
  • Trek along special views
  • Walk through the ancient forests
  • spend the night on El Teide
  • 180 degrees sunrise (optional)
  • Parador
  • Day trip with professional guide climbing El Teide (optional)
  • Luggage transport

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 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 – Chinyero volcano
The second stage of this tour we walk to Chinyero 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 beautiful day. You walk  further up to the Teide area. From the starting point you can see in the distance where you are going today. You walk a long route with the necessary elevation gain. You climb up through the forest until you reach the tree line. When you have reached the end point of this day, you will be taken to Parador. Optionally, you can stay an extra day in Parador to go to the top of El Teide with or without a guide. The rest day in El Medano is therefore cancelled. Ask for the possibilities.

Distance: 21 km
Elevation difference: +960 up / – 70 down

**| First peak then rest (Optional as an extra day in Parador)
In the morning you can’t miss the sunrise!

Option: Alone or with a guide to Pico del Teide at 3715 meters. With an 80 meter large crater, the highest point in Spain. And the view… unforgettable!

5| Village in the mountains
The next day you leave with our transfer to the starting point of the stage. After a small climb, you come to a point where you turn around one more time to look at El Teide. You see the hardened lava flows and go back in time in your mind. If you walk further you enter one of the most beautiful varied nature reserves in Tenerife that you can only reach on foot. Descending further and further to Vilaflor, you slowly reach the tree line again and walk to the accommodation. Vilaflor is the highest village in Spain, at 1400 meters. You can completely relax in the cozy Spa Hotel with swimming pool.

Distance: 18 km
Elevation: +495 up / – 1156 down

 

6| Downhill
The last day of this GR131 has arrived. From Vilaflor you walk downhill towards Arona. We wind our way down between the pine trees. The journey is completed! Our transfer will drop you off in El Medano where a lovely hotel awaits you.

Distance: 20 km
Elevation: +668 up / – 1391 down

7| End of this beautiful walking trip
A transfer will take you to the airport. If you want to stay longer, we can arrange that for you.

If you want to do this excursion, you will have the free day in El Médano and you will spend 2 nights at the top of El Teide.

El Teide is located in the National Park. It is the highest mountain in Spain with the recent measurement of 3715 meters above sea level. It is a stratovolcano measuring almost 7000 meters from the base (seabed). It is the 3rd highest volcano in the world after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, both located in Hawaii.

PARADOR NACIONAL-PICO VIEJO TEIDE €185.00 P.P. WITH PRIVATE GUIDE
TOP 3715 meters cable car return

Explanation of excursion:
We go up on foot from the parking lot of the hotel “Parador Nacional” to the Pico Viejo volcano crater and to the top of Teide. We stay at the summit for about 30 minutes and then descend on foot to the mountain station of the cable car at 3555 m, and descend to the base station at 2356 m.
* (in case you cannot use it, the descent will be done on foot, which requires about 3-4 hours of descent).

■ Kilometers: Total approx. 12 kilometers.
■ Height difference: total approx. 1450 m.
■ Height: 3715 m. max. and 2348 meters. min.
■ Timetable: total 7 – 8 hours approximately. (including descent with cable car).
We will study the weather conditions in advance to make sure the cable car is working before the descent.
**Time depends on your pace, as well as the terrain conditions and weather on that day.
**If the cable car is not operating due to weather conditions, we will descend on foot, which may cost us an additional 4 hours and a descent of approximately 1200 meters, so we must be prepared for that. Make sure you have enough food and water.


 

MONTAÑA BLANCA TO PICO  TEIDE €145.00 P.P. WITH PRIVATE GUIDE
Ascent Teide via Montaña Blanca + descent with cable car.

Explanation of excursion:
We will make a climb on foot from the parking lot at the foot of Montaña Blanca. We climb to the top and descend on foot to the mountain station of the cable car at 3555 m, and then descend to the base station at 2356 m.
* (in case you cannot use it, the descent will be done on foot, which requires approximately 3-4 hours of descent).

■ Kilometers: total approx. 10.5 kilometers.
■ Altitude meters: Total 1600m approx. (+1400m ascent; -200m descent)
■ Height: 3715 m. max. and 2348 meters. min.
■ Timetable: * Total 5 – 6 hours approximately. / including cable car
We will study the weather conditions in advance to make sure the cable car is working before the descent.
**Time depends on your pace, as well as the terrain conditions and weather on that day.
**If the cable car is not operating due to weather conditions, we will descend on foot, which can cost us an additional 4 hours and a descent of approximately 1200 meters, so we must be prepared for that. Make sure you have enough food and water.

 


 

MONTAÑA BLANCA TO PICO  TEIDE WALKING BACK €145.00 P.P. WITH PRIVATE GUIDE
We will make a climb on foot from the parking lot at the foot of Montaña Blanca. We climb to the top and descend on foot to the Montaña Blanca parking lot.

Explanation of excursion:

■ Kilometers: Total approx. 18.5 kilometers.
■ Elevation difference: total 1331 elevation meters.
■ Height: 3715 m. max. and 2348 meters. min.
■ Timetable: * Total 7 – 8 hours approximately.
**(It depends on your pace and that of the group, as well as the terrain conditions and weather on the day).

Minimal requirements:
This is a high-level hiking activity not only because of the incline, but also because of the…
height at which we will walk.
You must be in good health and physical condition (regular physical activity), allowing you to perform the activity comfortably, as it is estimated that a total of approximately 7 hours of activity is required.


 

 

HIKING TO GUAJARA TOP WITH PRIVATE GUIDE € 99.00 P.P.
2718 meters.

The best view of Teide National Park, Alto de Guajara. The perfect place to see the volcano Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, and observe the pure air of Tenerife. Location of the world’s first high mountain astronomical observation.
Hiking to Alto de Guajara
One of the legends of the National Park is Guajara, a Guanche princess who, after losing her darling Tinguaro in the Battle of Aguere, rose to the top and, after a long wandering, threw herself into the void of the walls of Guajara.
The walk leads to 2700 meters above sea level and offers what is considered by many people the best viewpoint for seeing Spain’s highest mountain, Teide.

Explanation of excursion:
The trail continues south until a marked trail is found that climbs the Alto de Guajara mountain. At the summit it is possible to see the remains of the various astronomical observatories placed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the first astronomical observatory on high mountains created by Piazzl Smyth. He demonstrates Isaac Newton’s theories on the benefits of observation from great heights. Therefore, this place is perfect for watching the dark sky at night.

■ Kilometers: Total approx. 12 kilometers.
■ Height difference: Total 760m.
■ Height: 2718 m. max.
■ Timetable: * Total approx. 4.30 hours.


 

CABLE CAR AT SUNSET ON THE TEIDE (FROM €60.00 P.P.) WITH GUIDE

Imagine yourself on the Cable Car on its way to an altitude of 3555 m when it is closed to the general public. Make this dream come true with the Teide Sunset Cable Car activity, where you can experience the thrill of flying over craters and lava rivers just before the sun sets on Spain’s highest point. You will also feel truly privileged with the Cable Car at sunset.

overview of highlights…
Take the Cable Car to an altitude of 3555 meters outside regular opening hours
Be amazed by the spectacle of the shadow of Mount Teide casting itself over the sea.
Admire Tenerife’s beautiful sunset from the Pico Viejo Viewpoint hiking trail, with the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro on the horizon.
Complete the Cable Car at sunset with an astronomical observation.
inclusive…
Ticket for the ascent and descent with the Teide Cable Car (max. 90 people)
Access to the Pico Viejo Viewpoint hiking trail
exclusive…
Transport
Astronomical observation
Accompanying guide
Access for people with physical or motor disabilities

CLIMB EL TEIDE WITH THE CABLE CAR TICKETS (FROM 22.50 P.P.)

Enjoy the fastest way to get up to Mount Teide with Cable Car tickets. When you step out of the cabin of the Cable Car you stand at an altitude of 3555 m and you can choose from several options to enjoy the impressive landscape of the largest National Park in the Canary Islands. Choose the La Rambleta Viewpoint to enjoy the view over the Siete Cañadas and the Ucanca Valley. So you can imagine how big the ancient volcano, better known as Cañadas, was from 150,000 years ago when El Teide did not yet exist. The Las Cañadas cirque unfolds in front of you, with Montaña Guajara as its highest point. They are the remains of a larger volcano that collapsed under its own weight and moved towards the north coast in just a few minutes.
With this option you can take the cable car up and down yourself.

If you want a private guide with this option, who will tell you everything about this area, there is an additional charge of €150.00 in total.

Inclusive

  • Travel duration: 8 days
  • Comfortable accommodations with breakfast
  • Overnight stay in luxury hotel Parador at an altitude of 2100m
  • Return airport transfer
  • Transfers during the walking tour
  • Luggage transport!
  • Permit Pico del Teide 3715m (Must be applied for in time)
  • Self-guided hike with GPX and script
  • 24/7 support
  • Travel guarantee STO Garant

Exclusive

  • There and back journey
  • All meals other than breakfast
  • Booking costs €20.00
  • Single supplement €425.00
  • Sunset on El Teide (Optional)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Mountain sports insurance recommended
  • Extra night in Parador (Optional)
  • By cable car to El Teide (Optional)

Optional

Please contact us for the different options, iff you want to do the Expedition to the top of El Teide

Our special accommodations

Distance

85 km

Difficultly

Medium/Hard

Up

2920 m.

Down

2250 m.

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Additional information

Program

1, Arrival Tenerife

Transfer from the airport to the first accommodation Refugio Maria in Tenerife.
Lovely restaurant available.

2, La Esperanza to Torre de la Caitero (16km)

After a hearty breakfast we start our walking week by leaving the Refugio for La Esperanza, the start of the GR131 in the north of Tenerife. We go to the start with a transfer.
Total distance is 16 km. This route is not too difficult. A gradually ascending road, where the tail is on the last stretch. We walk slowly up through the forest, protected by the wind. The tour is mostly through the woods, lots of shade but no views so far.
Then there is the tension because we are crossing El Teide! Everyone who goes to Tenerife does this by car or coach. We do it on foot!
When we have arrived at your end point of this first day, we will go back to our Refugio.

3, Departure Torre de la Caitero to El Portillo (20km)

We leave the Refugio to go to the end point of the previous day. The second stage of the GR131.
Step by step we are reaching the highest point. The only sound is the sound of your shoes stepping through the stones! We encounter jumping crickets, buzzing flies, bees and wasps in the large pine forest. There seems to be no end to it. Then suddenly we come into a Halloween-like forest, beard moss in every tree, waving wisps that make it a little creepy.
We walk this tour with the necessary altimeters and often the views are really spectacularly beautiful. In one word “great”. Fortunately, after this trip we have the Refugio where we are pampered. The restaurant really deserves a Michelin star! What a good cook, and what a nice accommodation. And I won't say more about this. A surprise if you want to walk this tour!!

4, El Portillo (15km)

Ready for a new day, and the last day in the Refugio. But don't worry, something else nice will take its place. Today the trek comes to the top. A category that falls under heavy.
We will go to our starting spot where you will see the height to be conquered. The number of kilometers is not that much, but it is in the altimeters. This trip is 15 km, which will take you quite a bit. Again through the woods, until we reach the tree line and walk completely in the sun. With a satisfied feeling we arrive at Papillon where we can drink a delicious pot of beer and possibly eat a Tapa. In any case, make sure you have a good meal. In the evening we are taken to a magical place where there is no food or drink. We almost sleep on top of El Teide. An experience you don't get often!
Tomorrow we have a rest day. (During the Covid this Refugio is closed. If it is not open during the GR131, we will look for another solution).

5, Day of rest

rest day.
This will be your rest day you will never forget. You sleep on almost the highest point of Tenerife where you can watch the sun rise and set. You can look at the starry sky, and you can sleep 3 km above sea level in an inn. There are no separate rooms to book here and you sleep in a bunk bed. In the morning we go even further up. Take the cable car to the highest peak where you can look around 360 degrees. You see where we are going to walk the next day. But first we go to the next accommodation in Vilaflor. A Spa-Hotel with a swimming pool where you can give your muscles some rest. You will be completely pampered by the owner. Enjoy this nice day off to walk the king's stage tomorrow.
Meals: Option dinner at the Spa Hotel

6, El Teide to Villaflor (16km)

The crowning glory of this week is this walking tour. The top of Tenerife with a crater 16 km wide. Every kilometer you walk you get a different view of El Teide. The first part is fairly flat and you can enjoy everything. We are not quite at the top yet, there will be another climb where we will have the best view of El Teide. This point is no longer accessible by car. When we have arrived at the top you will also see the huge crater with an explanation of how everything came into being. And then we will leave this area to descend at the back of this volcano to Vilaflor. One of the most beautiful nature reserves in Tenerife, which you can only reach on foot. Descending further and further to Vilaflor we slowly come back below the tree line and we walk to the accommodation.

6, El Teide to Villaflor (16km)

The crowning glory of this week is this walking tour. The top of Tenerife with a crater 16 km wide. Every kilometer you walk you get a different view of El Teide. The first part is fairly flat and you can enjoy everything. We are not quite at the top yet, there will be another climb where we will have the best view of El Teide. This point is no longer accessible by car. When we have arrived at the top you will also see the huge crater with an explanation of how everything came into being. And then we will leave this area to descend at the back of this volcano to Vilaflor. One of the most beautiful nature reserves in Tenerife, which you can only reach on foot. Descending further and further to Vilaflor we slowly come back below the tree line and we walk to the accommodation.

7, Vilaflor to Arona (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. We drive from Arona to our last overnight place.

8, End of this beautiful hiking trip

Transfers

Airport, Luggage, to accommodations when necessary

Inclusive

Organized Hikingtrip over 89,5 km
Accommodations with Breakfast
Lugagetransfer and service for supermarket
Buff and Bottle
STO Guaranty

Exclusive

Flights
Travel and cancellation insurance
All meals except breakfast
€ 20,00 booking fee
Possible single room supplement (€195.00)

Avantages

Challenging
Active
Intensive experience
Lots of freedom
small scale
Authentic
Away from the crowd
We support the local people

Overview

If you don't like to travel with a group, it is of course possible to walk on your own.
If you want to walk this trip individually, take a look at the package tours GR131 Individual.

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