Santiago del Teide

Get close to nature and enjoy a terrific day of adventures, including hiking, horse riding and mountain biking, plus dedicated activities for kids too.

  • This activity is part of our Hiking Week holiday
  • Minimum recommended age is 10 years old
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Picnic lunch
  • Admire the scenery in Santiago del Teide and enjoy panoramic views across the island.
  • Stop at El Calvario de los Baldios - a shrine which marks the location where the black lava flow from the nearby El Chinyero eruption stopped in 1909 - to enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch of fresh bocadillos.
  • Visit the Ecomuseum of El Tanque and get to know the history and culture of this part of Tenerife through various interactive displays.
  • Travel comfortably in our private van in the company of an attentive guide.

Your tour begins at your hotel where one of our fantastic adventure guides will pick you up in our private van. Ride to Santiago del Teide, a wonderful hiking destination with many trails that provide excellent views to the valleys, the Teno Mountains and Mount Teide.

The starting point of the hike is in Valle de Arriba, a short distance from the town of Santiago del Teide. Along the route, your adventure guide will share insights into the area’s history, culture, climate and terrain. The hiking trail travels through the unspoilt countryside with lush vineyards, as well as almond and fig trees along the way.

The almond is a species of tree native to Mediterranean climate regions. Almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees on the island, and they can be found in abundance in the fertile valleys of Santiago del Teide. 

Continue towards El Calvario and admire the lovely views along the way, including the volcano Teide in the distance. You will discover diverse vegetation from pine and eucalyptus trees to ancient laurisilva forests and Canarian palm trees.

After a short walk, you will arrive at the black lava fields surrounding the El Chinyero volcano. From here the trail leads to El Calvario de los Baldios, a shrine that marks the location where the flow of molten lava from the volcano eruption miraculously stopped in 1909. This peaceful location is also an ideal place to stop and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. 

The final section of the hike follows a well-maintained path bordering the Montaña de Tamaseche. Enjoy panoramic views to the north and south sides of the island as well as across to the coast from the highest point of the trail at 1100 meters above sea level.

After about 2 hours of hiking (including lunch break), you will arrive at the Ecomuseum of El Tanque. The museum hosts a fascinating exhibition where you will get to know the history and culture of the area through various audio-visual aids and interactive displays.


This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.

Pick-up time

Between 08:00 – 09:00 

Drop-off time

Between 15:00 – 15:30


Proper hiking or sports footwear, sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • Guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Rain jackets, walking sticks (if needed)
  • Picnic lunch
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Heidi Björk

Heidi’s good mood is contagious. She has been wandering around Tenerife for a good dozen years and has extensive knowledge of the Island and its history.

  • star rating  Excellent experience all round. Would highly recommend! Danny collected me from my hotel in Playa de las Americas and dropped me back. We drove to Arenas Negras 2 for a... read more

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    February 22, 2019

    star rating  Highly recommend. A great day out Picked up from my hotel around 9 am. Beautiful drive to the destination for a great hike then onto Lunch and wine (no... read more

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    February 7, 2019
  • star rating  The whole excursion was so well organised, it made for a very enjoyable experience. We would highly recommend this trip as we got to see plenty of whales right beside... read more

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    January 31, 2019

    star rating  Perfectly lovely day trying scuba diving for the first time with my sister and her boyfriend. We were picked up from our hotel by Janika who was there as an... read more

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    December 26, 2018
  • star rating  It’s a must-do activity in Tenerife! You hike through a beautiful forest and finish with a delicious lunch with plenty of local wine :) Your guide will tell you all... read more

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    December 9, 2018

    star rating  Went with my brother for our first ever scuba dive. We were picked up from our hotel by the instructor Daniel and the assistant diver/photographer Eva (on time to the... read more

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    November 28, 2018
  • star rating  Xwander-ful time on 5 day trip doing snorkelling, try-dive, e-mountain biking and hike n wine (in place of weathered off kayaking). Great staff team at airport pick up and all... read more

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    November 15, 2018

    star rating  A most enjoyable day - a morning hike through the ancient forest - tour of winery & then a really delicious lunch. Not forgetting the wine... Very well looked... read more

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    November 2, 2018