Which Island of the Canaries has the best hiking is a question guaranteed to cause heated discussions among the walking fraternity. Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera will have to fight it out for the crown. But let’s begin the quest on the island of Tenerife.
The Canaries provides a near perfect holiday destination for me, a great climate, the opportunity to practice my Spanish, good food, and great hiking. I have so far very much enjoyed the first three, it was now time to try out the last.
The hike from Las Aguas to Puerto De la Cruz is a 12.4 kilometre point to point trail that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. It is one of the most popular walks in the north of Tenerife.
I took the bus from Puerto De la Cruz (PdlC) and was dropped off at the beautiful village of Las Aguas. The path, heading back to PdlC, hugs the coastline undulating through small villages, banana groves, and the occasional vineyard. With plenty of stops along the way, to take in the views, the walk took me around 4-hours.