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The Canary Islands (the Canaries) are a Spanish archipelago situated off the northwest coast of mainland Africa. Beyond its popular beaches, the natural beauty and amiable climate of these exotic island make them an ideal year-round walking destination. Our Canaries walking tours focus on the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, which offer a variety of walks, suitable for all experience levels.

Tenerife Island

Clean air, fantastic lapis blue sea views over to the other Canary Islands, and extensive well-waymarked trails make Tenerife a unique place for a walking holiday year round. Add to that the chance of finding a small bar or restaurant to take in a fish dish or tapas while drinking a nice glass of wine or golden beer and your hiking tour on the island is complete.

Along the coast find charming places like Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, but also vast sections of cliffs and coast where there are just small holdings or wild terrain. In the interior of Tenerife, where the slopes of Mount Teide and the volcanic Caldera rise, there are very few settlements and it becomes a beautiful, barren moonscape.

La Gomera Island

If you have been walking on the Spanish mainland, or have been to the Canaries before and you come to La Gomera, you will probably notice that the second smallest island of the Canaries is something special, and altogether quite different. Some people liken it to Spain in the 1970s, but if you have travelled to countries of Central or South America, there are certainly Latin American elements that you will recognize in the villages and landscapes.

Because La Gomera has little flat land and only a few small beaches with deep water and sometimes strong currents, it has survived from the frenzy of development seen elsewhere in the Spanish territories. As a result, the island has an old-world rural feel to it with homesteads, small vineyards, layers of terraces and large rocky peaks set in an amazing crown of Laurisilva - a laurel cloud forest. A remnant of the last Ice Age and Tertiary period, the Laurisilva is kept alive by trade wind rains and the sound conservation by the Garajonay National Park (which enjoys UNESCO recognition), where other islands have been largely deforested.


 

Personal Experience of the Canary Islands

Our team have been walking in Spain's Canary Islands for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the Canaries, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Trips in the Canaries

Our walking holidays in the Canary Islands are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip.

Local Knowledge of the Canary Islands

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries in the Canaries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.



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Euro

International Dialing Code

+34

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Spain is usually between 220 and 240 volts AC. The most common adapter pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

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Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.