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From Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, via Lanzarote, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera to La Palma – the islands promise a Mediterranean climate and nature in abundance.

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Hiking variety and nature adventures

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The best travel time for a hiking holiday in the Canary Islands is from January to Decemberall year round. The Canary Islands offer ideal conditions for hiking in the open air the entire year.

  • Read more about why hiking has no season and where you can experience the most beautiful year-round hiking holidays on our Eurohike HikingBlog.

The Canary Islands are also great for hiking in winter. During this time of the year, you can experience the islands even more consciously and in a relaxed way, far away from the crowds and just for yourself.

The Canaries offer plenty of variety and hiking opportunities for all levels of hiking and target groups. We offer hiking tours on these Canary Islands:

  • Tenerife
  • Lanzarote
  • El Hierro

Do you have any questions about our hiking tours on the Canary Islands? Our Eurohike travel specialists are happy to assist you!

On our hiking tour Walking Paradise Tenerife, you will experience the impressive mountain landscapes, the wild Atlantic, the sunny stretches of the coast and fantastic views while island hiking.

  • Read more about hiking on the island of Tenerife on our travel report ‚Travelling in Tenerife‘ on the Eurohike HikingBlog.

The westernmost and smallest island of the Canary Islands is an ideal place for a tranquil hiking holiday. Far away from the crowds of tourists, you will experience the original nature, the Canarian way of life and the quiet island life on our hiking holiday El Hierro at your own pace. The route of our eight-day hiking tour takes you from Valverde to Mocanal, Frontera, El Pinar and Las Playas.

There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Canary Islands. Two of these are Natural World Heritage Sites and one site is a Cultural World Heritage Site.

  • La Gomera: Natural World Heritage National Park Garajonay with the largest laurel forest in the world
  • Tenerife: Cultural World Heritage San Cristóbal de la Laguna, a university town and bishopric
  • Tenerife: Natural World Heritage National Park Teide with the mountain Pico del Teide (highest mountain on Tenerife)

On a hiking holiday in the Canary Islands you will experience an original and particularly diverse nature. It is not for nothing that the Canary Islands are also known as the islands of eternal spring. Whether hiking on the island of El HierroTenerifeLanzarote or the other Canary Islands – a peaceful break is guaranteed. On El Hierro you will experience the rough beauty of the smallest island of the Canary Islands by foot, on a hiking tour on Tenerife you can discover the wonderful hiking paths, that lead through the mountains to the imposing stretches of coast and on a hiking holiday on the 'Island of Fire' Lanzarote, around 300 volcanic cones and the original Canarian way of life wait to be explored while hiking.

Our most beautiful hiking tours in the Canary Islands

Walking Paradise Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and a true subtropical paradise for hiking tours. It is particularly easy to hike around the Teide in the north – a dormant volcano and Spain’s highest mountain. The region resembles a lonely, mystical desert of lava and rock formations with poinsettia bushes and banana plantations.

Lanzarote

Fiery and peaceful: According to this motto, our hiking holiday on Lanzarote not only offers something for the eyes with its beautiful volcanic landscapes, but also something for the palate with delicious and powerful wines. Landscapes of the moon that seem almost unreal and a calm atmosphere, without hustle and bustle. Nature lovers and hikers will particularly appreciate the island’s beauty.

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El Hierro

El Hierro was recorded in old maps as ‘the end of the world’ because the prime meridian, also known as the meridian of Ferro (Spanish for El Hierro), is located in the west of the island. This feeling of silence and tranquillity, untouched nature and tradition gave it the feeling of the ‘end of the world’.

La Palma

On good hiking paths you can enjoy wonderful moments of active relaxation and a quiet break while island hiking. The original nature of La Palma, including the prehistoric laurel forests, the magnificent views from the "Roque de los Muchachos", the highest point on the island, as well as the diverse flora and fauna in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park are guaranteed to inspire you.

Top attractions on the Canary Islands

Pico del Teide

Experience Spain's highest mountain up close. The marvellous view from Pico del Teide on Tenerife is particularly spectacular.

Lava pools on Tenerife

After your hiking stage, enjoy a refreshing dip in the lava pool in the coastal town of Garachico.

Virgen de los Reyes

On El Hierro you should definitely visit the chapel with the Virgen de los Reyes, a truly magical place.

Museum of Ethnology

The Tanit Museum is located in San Bartolomé on Lanzarote and is home to numerous cultural treasures.

What our guests say

Wonderful hiking trails through a varied landscape. Whether challenging or leisurely, there is something for every sure-footed hiker thanks to the many alternative suggestions.

Janine Z.

An indescribably beautiful hiking holiday on the island of Tenerife. We will definitely come back and do these hikes again, as we really enjoyed every single stage. The hotels and service were also excellent.

Katja M.

El Hierro is a very varied island that is very easy to hike. The tour was perfectly planned. The local support was very well organised and very pleasant. The accommodation was still very good according to the island standard. The Spanish food was excellent anyway. I would recommend it to anyone interested in hiking.

Peter B.

The hiking tour on El Hierro is highly recommended. The hikes took us through different landscapes every day and we were able to get to know the whole island. The organisation and support were excellent. The accommodation was very different, all very clean and very well chosen for this tour.

Eszter S.

This year we started our hiking season on Lanzarote. And the start was definitely a success! We really liked the simple but beautiful landscape and the black mountains in the background. The hiking trails are well marked and visible and, together with the travel documents, it is almost impossible to get lost. The accommodation was also very clean and the staff very friendly. A highly recommended tour!

Kurt K.

Useful information about your hiking holiday on the Canary Islands

The climate on the Canary Islands

The ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’ – the Canaries are guaranteed to live up to this nickname. The archipelago in the Atlantic offers the perfect climate to spend a wonderful hiking holiday with sun, sea and healthy exercise all year round. With around 4,800 hours of sunshine a year Gran Ganaria can boast, it is the sunniest place in Europe. But the sun is also at its best on other islands – guaranteed.

Cacti on the Canary Island

Cuisine on the Canary Islands

A relaxed atmosphere can also be found in the regional Canarian cusine. After a relatively small breakfast, lunch and dinner come at once rather late.  The hunger in between is satisfied by the famous tapas. Regional classics include, for example: ‘Pimientos de Padrón’ – small fried peppers with sea salt, ‘Pulpo a la gallega’ – squid with paprika powder, various stews, fresh fish, olives, citrus fruits, almonds, honey and one thing cannot be missed for any meal – the traditional bread made from wheat flour.

Culinary enjoyments during the hikes on Tenerife

Did you know ...

  • that the Canary Islands consist of a total of seven main and six secondary islands? Sorted by size, the seven main islands are: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The seven neighbouring islands include Montaña Clara, Roque del Este Lobos, Alegranza, Roque del Oeste and La Graciosa, the only inhabited island.
  • that Spanish wasn’t always the official language of the Canaries? Before the conquest by Spain, the indigenous people on each island spoke an individual variety of the Guanche language, which is assigned to the Berber languages. To date, there are numerous words derived from this period that can be found in everyday use, such as in place names or names of people.
  • that around 90,000 goats live on Fuerteventura, the second largest Canary Island? Also, the production of goat cheese has a long tradition in Fuerteventura – the cheese in all its variations is a real delicacy and definitely worth a try.
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