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Trails in the Canary Islands

Walk along the endless routes in the archipelago

The orography of the Canary Islands is of great geological value. Walking through its natural and volcanic landscape brings with it an incomparable sense of calm, freedom and wellness. Each trail has hidden areas that seem untouched by man, where you can enjoy pure silence.

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Walking along the trails of the Canary Islands is moving through landscapes full of stunning contrasts, from jungle-like forests to meandering sand dunes and steep volcanic cliffs. Everything is possible in this archipelago.

 

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Many of the hiking trails in the Canary Islands are in national parks and UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. Spectacular geological monuments, rock formations and ancient forests that are true biodiversity treasure troves.

 

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Laurisilva, plant life from the Tertiary Period, is perhaps one of the most valuable natural relics we have from the past. It has been possible to preserve it for millions of years thanks to the warm temperatures of the Canary Islands and the light horizontal rain that characterises humid regions such as Garajonay, which is one of the few places where this amazing species has been able to survive, along with the Macizo de Anaga Biosphere Reserve in Tenerife. This rural park is overlooked by striking cliffs and steep ravines and has a laurel forest at its heart that is as magical as the ones on La Gomera.

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The geographic peculiarities of the Canary Islands allow us to hike along trails unlike many other places on Earth, not having to go far to see landscapes and terrains of deep contrast: cliffs, forests, volcanoes… A unique and abrupt orography that allows you to take routes with lots of changes in altitude over a short distance. So, after hiking some kilometres, we can reach high points on the trail from where we can enjoy absolutely stunning views.

 

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The trails in the Canary Islands have been designed by professionals, signposted and officially approved to ensure the necessary safety measures for hikers of all skill levels.

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These trails are ideal for covering specific natural areas and getting to know them from a different point of view. Their length and route offer a pleasant walk that allows you to enjoy the scenery.

 

 

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Without being too difficult, these longer routes tend to offer more scenic contrasts and variety.

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The longest and most difficult routes have the advantage of passing through a wide range of landscapes and orography, meaning that, on just one hike, you can see many unique panoramas.