The Canary Island Experience

Gran Canaria, Tenerife & La Gomera
This self-guided walking holiday on Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera will live long in the memory. Travel between these three different islands is easy, and you discover a variety of scenery. On Tenerife, you can sightsee with a hire car, and take a cable car to Spain’s highest peak.
The Canary Island Experience. 14 nights
The Canary Island Experience. 14 nights

Holiday information


A walking holiday on the Canary Islands

Any archipelago is worthy of thorough exploration, and this is certainly true of the Canaries. The islands’ spectacular landscapes have been created by volcanic activity over many millennia, and their benevolent climate is strongly influenced by their proximity to the vast continent of Africa. Each island has its own character, flavour and atmosphere, making it a worthy destination in its own right; but by combining two, three or even four of the islands you can experience their striking diversity and gain a wider, more rewarding perspective.
This two-week adventure explores three of the best, beginning on the spectacular island of Gran Canaria, where rugged ridges and deep ravines radiate out from the mountainous centre to the coast. The panoramic views stretch some 70 miles to the towering peak of El Teide on Tenerife, your next destination. With expanses of black sand, green pine forests, red rock formations, crimson lava fields and white clouds which sometimes billow like a skirt around the waist of El Teide, Tenerife is an island of many different colours. The walking here is immensely rewarding, as it is on La Gomera, your final island. From the peak of Garajonay, mountains alternate with lush green valleys down to the coast of steep cliffs and a glittering blue sea, ancient tropical forests and groves of palm trees lending a special enchantment to this pretty island.



The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    On the upper slopes of El Teide, where snow is possible between November and February, temperatures will be cooler than those shown above.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 18 18 19 19 20 22 25 26 25 23 21 18
    mm 68 57 44 34 13 6 1 3 14 43 71 77
  • Arrival in Cruz de Tejeda on Gran Canaria
    Night 1: at Parador Cruz de Tejeda (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night's accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Choice of walks from Cruz de Tejeda: 8.5km or 14km

    Circular walk via Artenara: 14km, 6hrs; ascent/descent 765m
    Our recommended option ranks as one of the best on Gran Canaria. Follow a truly stunning ridge above the deep valleys of the dramatic Caldera de Tejeda and the Parque Rural Roque de Nublo. Passing ceremonial caves used by the island's first inhabitants, your path descends through fragrant pine forest to the fascinating cave village of Artenara, the island's highest settlement. Once there you can see what cave living is like by visiting the cave museum; enjoy more breathtaking vistas from the village's balcony location on the lip of the caldera; and visit a chapel entirely carved into a cave – pulpit included. You can halve the distance shown above by returning to the Parador by taxi (pay locally).

    Circular walk via Tejeda: 8.5km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 640m
    Alternatively, you may choose to descend the panoramic Tejeda Valley, where emblematic Roque Bentayga stands guard, flanked by Roque Nublo on the ridge and Mount Teide on the horizon. Your target is Tejeda, one of Gran Canaria's most picturesque villages. Explore its cobbled streets and leafy plazas with views down the valley; try some of its famous almond cakes from the bakery; or visit one of its museums which include a medicinal plants centre. Again, you can halve the distance by returning to the Parador by taxi (pay locally).
    Artenara walk
    Circular walk via Artenara: 14km
    Circular walk via Tejeda: 8.5km
  • Cruz de Tejeda to Fontanales: 15km, 6hrs; ascent 675m/descent 1190m
    Your route out of Cruz de Tejeda takes you above the Las Cumbres Protected Area with its splendid views down to the coast and Las Palmas, before descending gently to a peaceful valley with a babbling brook. Passing through rural hamlets, you briefly follow a trail of ancient lavaderos where people would wash their laundry, before reaching the mighty Barranco de la Virgen, whose flank you descend. Your final ascent takes you to a ridge from where you descend gently through meadows filled with the sound of goat and sheep bells, into the village of Fontanales and the welcoming Cabañas Valle Verde.
    Cruz de Tejeda to Fontanales: 15km
    En route to Fontanales
  • Fontanales to Agaete: 14.5km, 6hrs; ascent 675m/descent 1520m
    After an initial ascent along the ridge above Fontanales, today's route takes in some of Gran Canaria's most diverse landscapes, from rolling green meadows reminiscent of England to the prehistoric surroundings of the Barranco de Agaete with its cascades of water, old laundry basins and breathtaking views. As you descend through the Agaete Valley towards the delightful Hotel Las Longueras, your final hotel on Gran Canaria, you catch glimpses of the sea in the distance.
    Fontanales to Agaete: 14.5km
    Lush landscapes around Fontanales
  • Choice of routes from Agaete: 5.5km to 14km
    You could spend today relaxing by the pool or on the flower-bedecked terrace, but we suggest three options if you would prefer to walk. In each case, pay locally if you choose to return by taxi.

    Montaña Bibique & Puerto de las Nieves walk: 14km, 5hrs; shorter option returning by taxi: 10.5km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 325m
    Promising the satisfaction of reaching the sea after your previous days' exploration of the interior, this route takes you up the slopes of Montaña Bibique, passing below the Caves of the Ancients where Gran Canaria's first known inhabitants lived as troglodytes. The views from the ridge are spectacular. You then follow the cliff-top path that leads down into pretty Puerto de las Nieves where a selection of traditional restaurants offer fresh fish and seafood for a well-deserved lunch. Walk back along a quiet path through the valley, or return by taxi.
    Agaete & Puerto de Las Nieves walk: 14km, 3hrs; shorter option returning by taxi: 5.5km, 2hrs; ascent/descent 690m
    Promising an easier route to seaside Puerto de las Nieves than our first suggestion, this walk rises to a ridge above the valley to the north, then descends to Agaete, where you could vist the small botanical garden and the fascinating 1,300-year-old Maipés Necropolis. Return on foot via a quiet valley path, or take a taxi.

    Tamadaba reservoirs walk: 9km, 4hrs; longer option returning on foot: 14km, 6hrs; ascent/descent 700m
    This recommended walk shows a very different but equally dramatic face to this diverse island. After a short taxi ride, you ascend into the splendid Tamadaba Natural Park from where you gaze down through the pine trees over two of the island's most spectacular reservoirs before descending to circumnavigate the lower lake and enjoy a picnic lunch by its shoreline. You can choose to take a taxi back, or to return on foot.
    Montaña Bibique and Puerto de las Nieves walk: 14km
    Agaete and Puerto de Las Nieves walk: 9km
    Tamadaba reservoirs walk: 9km
    Agaete Valley
  • Travel to Vilaflor on Tenerife
    You are ideally placed to catch the morning ferry from Agaete to the port of Santa Cruz on Tenerife (60-80mins), where your hire car will be waiting. It is an easy drive to Vilaflor (1hr 15mins) and the Spa Hotel Villalba, where you stay for two nights. However, there is no rush and your hire car gives you the freedom to explore for the rest of the day, perhaps visiting the capital, Santa Cruz, before heading off to Vilaflor; or to relax on the Playa de las Teresitas, widely considered to be Tenerife's most beautiful beach.
  • Choice of routes from Vilaflor: 4.5km to 14km
    We provide notes for two walks from the door, plus two further walks close to Mount Teide, a short drive away. Alternatively, you can ascend Spain's highest peak by cable car, weather permitting.

    Paisaje Lunar: 7.5km, 3hrs; ascent/descent 340m
    Accessed by a short drive, this classic Tenerife walk ascends along the 'Camino de Chasna', which was used extensively in the 17th and 18th centuries by explorers, scientists and well-heeled Victorians over-wintering on Tenerife on the advice of their physicians. Climbing above the village, you ascend through pine forest to the surreal rock formations of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) where, over half a million years, the elements have sculpted fantastical shapes from volcanic fallout to create a unique and fascinating landscape. Return to your hotel by car.
    Vilaflor Wine Route: 14km, 6hrs; shorter option: 11km, 5hrs; ascent/descent 510m
    This second option combines pleasant woodland walking with an opportunity to try some of the Hotel Villalba's award-winning wines. Trails through the pine forest lead to Vilaflor's wine country, where you traverse country lanes lined with vineyards and, in early spring, almond blossom.The full route brings you to the Bodega Reverón, where you can take a tour before trying a selection of wines which are also available to buy.

    Roques de Garcia: 4.5km, 1.5hrs; ascent/descent 220m
    Beginning with a short drive, this easy route takes you through the lunar landscapes of the Cañadas at the foot of Mount Teide. You pass many curious rock formations, including the 'Finger of God', as the path crosses scrubland, lava flows and azure-coloured rocks.

    Mount Guajara: 10km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 680m
    This challenging option leads to the peak of Mount Guajara, the highest point of the remaining crater wall and site of the world's first high-mountain observatory, and returns along the same route.

    El Teide: 14km, 4.5hrs
    A relatively flat circular route explores the desert-like landscapes of the central caldera, providing excellent views of the mountainous rim, dramatic volcanic lava flows and El Teide itself. In the event of heavy snowfall, which is not uncommon between November and February, the path will be closed. In good weather it is possible to reach the summit of El Teide by taking the cable car to the station beneath the peak. From here, it's a short but exhilarating walk to the top, although you will need to obtain a free permit to access this walk. Permits become available online six months in advance, and are very popular, so we recommend reserving yours as soon as possible.
    Lunar landscapes around Vilaflor
    Paisaje Lunar: 7.5km
    Vilaflor Wine Route: 14km
    Roques de Garcia: 4.5km
    Mount Guajara: 10km
  • Drive from Vilaflor to Garachico, plus a short walk
    As the drive to the pretty coastal village of Garachico is not long (72km), you could head out on arrival for a short walk – take your pick from the walks recommended for the following day.
    Drive from Vilaflor to Garachico
  • Choice of routes near Garachico: 8km to15.5km
    The first walk we suggest can be accessed directly from your hotel; the others are all within easy driving distance of Garachico.

    On the lava trail: 8km, 3.5hrs; ascent/descent 520m
    Starting from the hotel door, this route follows the path of the 1706 eruption and takes you high above the town, through the attractive hamlet of San Juan del Reparo and back to Garachico via an ancient path now only used by locals.

    Teno Alto: 10km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 665m
    This circuit is a great introduction to the Teno Mountains, revealing a variety of scenery as it rises from the village of El Palmar to the Tabaiba Pass on a flower-lined path for far-reaching views over the Atlantic. It continues along a rocky ridge before dropping gently onto the Teno Plateau and traversing a lush, terraced valley.

    Circular walk from Los Silos: 15.5km, 7hrs; ascent/descent 1200m
    Another fabulous circuit that climbs from the town of Los Silos following a steep-sided barranco as you pass deserted hamlets and enter pine forests before arriving in the hill town of Erjos. Enjoy refreshments at one of the small bars before descending another dramatic gorge on wide cobbled trails back to your starting point.
    The Teno Alto circuit offers fabulous views
    On the lava trail: 8km
    Teno Alto: 10km
    Circular walk from Los Silos: 15.5km
    Circular walk from Santiago del Teide: 14km
  • Travel to Vallehermoso on La Gomera
    Today you need to be in Los Cristianos by lunchtime to catch the early-afternoon ferry to La Gomera. Enjoy a final leisurely drive through Tenerife’s other-worldly volcanic landscapes before leaving your hire car at the port and joining the ferry (which takes between 50-60mins) as a foot passenger. From the port on La Gomera, you will be transferred (60mins) to the Hotel Triana or Hotel Añaterve in Vallehermoso for two nights.
  • Choice of routes from Vallehermoso: 6km to 19km
    There are four different walks to choose from on your day in Vallehermoso:

    Chorros de Epina: 16km, 6hrs; ascent'descent 860m
    This is a great introduction to the landscapes of La Gomera, taking you up through a terraced, palm-clad barranco (ravine) with views back over the valley to Roque Cano, the monolithic rock that presides over Vallehermoso. From here, you continue climbing to the Chorros de Epina, a legendary spot where seven springs meet, before returning via a gentle descent through forest and along an old path with views over the Encantadora Lake and the valley, reaching Vallehermoso along a quiet country lane.

    Around Vallehermoso: 12km, 5hrs; shorter option 10km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 800m
    This challenging walk climbs steeply above the Barranco del Valle with splendid views back across neatly terraced fields of bananas, avocados, lavender, vines, potatoes and other exotic plants, before crossing another barranco to reach the ridge at Santa Clara. You have a choice of return routes, either a steep descent to a beach, or a gentler descent into the valley with great views over the Barranco de la Era Nueva and Roque Cano.

    The Enchantress Lake: 6km, 2.5hrs; ascent/descent 300m
    A gentle route leads up to the Encantadora ('Enchantress') Lake and ascends the crest of Lomo Pelado before a leisurely descent into Vallehermoso.

    Igualero & the Barranco de Erque: 19km, 6.5hrs; ascent 595m/descent 1745m
    This is a challenging yet hugely rewarding walk that begins after a taxi ride (pay locally) to Igualero. From here you embark upon a lovely, varied walk starting above the deepest and most remote canyon on the island, Barranco de Erque. You pass through a number of hamlets, each with its own watering hole to help you on your way, followed by ancient laurel forest (laurisilva), and finally a cultivated, flowery valley, before dropping back down into Vallehermoso. You can shorten the walk by starting at one of the intervening villages.
    Enchantress Lake
    Chorros de Epina: 16km
    Around Vallehermoso: 12km
    The Enchantress Lake: 6km
    Igualero and the Barranco de Erque: 19km
  • Vallehermoso to Hermigua: 16.5km, 6.5hrs; ascent 910/descent 985m
    Leaving Vallehermoso, your path ascends above the valley, with views that grow ever more impressive as you gain height, to the base of iconic Roque El Cano. From a tranquil lake in a beautiful valley setting, the route ascends again to the Juego de Bolas visitor centre with its handicrafts and botanical garden before dropping down to the village of Hermigua, where you spend one night at the Casa los Herrera.

    Vallehermoso to Agulo: 12.5km, 5hrs; ascent 800m/descent 775m
    If you are staying at Casa los Helechos, you have a slightly shorter day as Agulo is located before Hermigua.
    Vallehermoso to Hermigua: 16.5km
    Roque El Cano
  • Hermigua to San Sebastián: 9.5km, 3.5hrs; ascent 430m/descent 790m
    After a taxi transfer (included), you set off along well-waymarked paths, steadily climbing to reach the broad, undulating ridge of Lomo de las Nieves, dotted with cacti, which you follow towards the sea. You will be rewarded with fine views of the south-east of La Gomera, initially, and then across to majestic El Teide, crowning the distant island of Tenerife, as you continue down to the coast at San Sebastián. Your final two nights are spent at the Parador where you can relax by the pool and enjoy excellent local cuisine.
    Hermigua to San Sebastián: 9.5km
    Arriving in San Sebastián
  • Out-and-back walk to Playa de la Guancha: 10km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 490m
    If you can tear yourselves away from the hotel pool, this final walk on the island ascends out of San Sebastián and rounds the headland before descending into a barranco. As you emerge once more from the ravine, your efforts are rewarded by panoramic views over the remote Playa de la Guancha, your destination. Relax awhile on its pebbly beach before retracing your steps back to the parador.
    Out-and-back walk to Playa de la Guancha: 10km
    Looking over San Sebastián


Your accommodation is pleasingly varied. Note that the term 'rural' refers to a class/type of hotel in Spain, rather than to its geographic location.

In some places, we work with more than one hotel, as shown below. All are hand-picked by us and, unless there is a price implication (in which case we will contact you to discuss your options), we will tell you which one we have booked for you on your booking confirmation.

As well as the hotels indicated below, we also recommend additional nights in Garachico, to explore more of this fascinating town, and in Vallehermoso, to enjoy another of our suggested walks.

Options to extend or shorten your stay

Prices & travel options
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  • 14 nights: 07 January 2024 - 30 April 2024, 01 September 2024 - 17 December 2024, 03 January 2025 - 30 April 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 23 December 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    7 - 31 Jan 2024 £2400 £705
    1 Feb - 16 Apr 2024 £2495 £740
    1 - 25 Sep 2024 £2400 £705
    26 Sep - 3 Dec 2024 £2495 £740
    3 - 31 Jan 2025 £2500 £735
    1 Feb - 16 Apr 2025 £2595 £770
    1 - 25 Sep 2025 £2500 £735
    26 Sep - 9 Dec 2025 £2595 £770
    3rd & 4th person discount -£205 to -£210
    Single traveller supplement £210 to £220

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: transfer from Gran Canaria airport to first hotel and from last hotel to ferry port; 5 days' category C car hire on Tenerife (eg Opel Corsa or similar with manual transmission); return ferry between Tenerife and La Gomera, return taxi transfers on La Gomera between port and hotels, shared transfer back to Tenerife South airport.

    NB Due to high demand car hire availability is limited, please call for details

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Spa Villalba, Vilaflor
    Junior suite: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £27
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £34
    Junior suite: 01 Oct - 17 Dec 2024 £30
    Junior suite: 03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £28
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £35
    Junior suite: 01 Oct - 23 Dec 2025 £31
    Suite: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £51
    Suite: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £40
    Suite: 01 Oct - 17 Dec 2024 £29
    Suite: 03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £53
    Suite: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £42
    Suite: 01 Oct - 23 Dec 2025 £30
    Superior with garden view (west facing): 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £9
    Superior with garden view (west facing): 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2024 £9
    Superior with garden view (west facing): 03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £9
    Superior with garden view (west facing): 01 Sep - 23 Dec 2025 £9
    La Quinta Roja, Garachico
    Junior suite: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £16
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2024 £16
    Junior suite: 03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £17
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 23 Dec 2025 £17
    Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastián
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £7
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2024 £7
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £7
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 01 Sep - 23 Dec 2025 £7

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Spa Villalba, Vilaflor (with dinner) Double room Single room
    07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £155 £246
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £150 £236
    01 Oct - 17 Dec 2024 £170 £267
    03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £165 £260
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £160 £249
    01 Oct - 23 Dec 2025 £180 £281
    La Quinta Roja, Garachico (B&B) Double room Single room
    07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £114 £148
    01 Sep - 17 Dec 2024 £114 £148
    03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £119 £154
    01 Sep - 23 Dec 2025 £119 £154
    Hotel Triana, Vallehermoso (B&B) Double room Single room
    07 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £57 £80
    01 Sep - 17 Dec 2024 £57 £80
    03 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £59 £83
    01 Sep - 23 Dec 2025 £59 £83
    Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastián (with dinner) Double room Single room
    08 Jan - 31 Jan 2024 £150 £207
    01 Feb - 09 Apr 2024 £170 £233
    10 Apr - 30 Apr 2024 £140 £191
    01 Sep - 17 Dec 2024 £150 £207
    08 Jan - 31 Jan 2025 £160 £219
    01 Feb - 09 Apr 2025 £180 £246
    10 Apr - 30 Apr 2025 £150 £203
    01 Sep - 23 Dec 2025 £160 £219
    Gran Canaria (outbound); Tenerife South (return)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Aberdeen TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Belfast Intl. easyJet,  Ryanair 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Belfast Intl. jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Birmingham jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Bournemouth Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Bristol easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Cardiff Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Nottingham East Midlands jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Edinburgh easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Edinburgh Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Exeter TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Glasgow jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Glasgow Prestwick Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Leeds Bradford jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Gatwick British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria British Airways 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Heathrow British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Luton easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Stansted jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia - Manchester jet2 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Manchester easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Newcastle easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Las Palmas

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Gran Canaria Las Palmas airport to hotel (1h) included 1900
    Homeward route
    not recommended in this direction

    Connecting travel options - flying via Tenerife South

    Outward route
    not recommended in this direction
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to San Sebastián port (0h15), ferry San Sebastián port to Los Cristianos port (0h30 check-in + 0h50-1h15 sailing), transfer Los Cristianos port to Tenerife South airport (0h20) included 1100
What is included
  • 14 nights
  • 7 dinners
    4 picnics
    14 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • travel from/to airports & ports, and transfer on day 12
  • ferries between the three islands
  • 5 days' category C car hire on Tenerife

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  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
    Booking conditions >
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; Catalan, Basque and Gallego have equal status in Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia, respectively. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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