This was the first ever guide for walking in Tenerife, but in recent years the island has become the most popular of all the Canaries among walkers. And for good reason. Tenerife has something for everyone: country lanes for strolling, nature trails for hiking, and mountains to be scaled — including El Teide, the highest in all Spain. The profusion of wild plants and flowers makes the island a botanical treasure.
Area covered: Based on Puerto de la Cruz, this book is the best choice for those staying in the north of Tenerife. For those who tour Tenerife by car, the drives range all over the island. Walks cover the Orotava Valley, Las Cañadas, and the Teno and Anaga peninsulas. (For walks in the south of Tenerife, see Landscapes of Southern Tenerife and La Gomera.)
The best guidebook is Landscapes of Tenerife, which shows another face of the island for walkers and picnickers, as well as those who tour Tenerife by car. (Sunday Times)
I found this book reliable and full of facts, which I expected. I’ve used other books in the series since I was a novice walker and found the walk descriptions generally sufficient. (JE, Amazon)
Invaluable historical, botanical and cultural background information… Many of the walkers we met (of various nationalities) also used the Sunflower guide, perhaps indicating that it is the most practical and definitive guide available. (MA, Amazon)
The best months for walking in Tenerife are from October to June.