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Valleys, Vines & Volcanoes

Tenerife ‘off the beaten track’
 
From the World Heritage town of La Laguna, where you can enjoy walks into Tenerife's oldest mountains, journey through the volcanic heartland to Vilaflor, set amid pines and vines, and then to Garachico, the island’s most picturesque town. Stay in superb, boutique hotels on this three-centre holiday, with hire car included.
Valleys, Vines & Volcanoes. 7 nights
Valleys, Vines & Volcanoes. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday on Tenerife

Travel through Tenerife’s fascinating history, from its former capital city of La Laguna, through its volcanic heartland where the island’s explosive life began, to pretty Garachico which rose from the ashes of the 1706 eruption that destroyed its legendary wealth.

This is a journey from city to coast, taking in the island’s ancient mountain ranges and some of its oldest towns where life at the crossroads to the New World unfolded, and where – over the course of five centuries – fortunes were made, lost and buried in lava.
 
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Walking & more

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of our suggested walking routes as the mood takes you.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    On the slopes of El Teide, temperatures will be considerably cooler than those shown above. The best time for flowers is February and March.


     
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 16 17 18 18 19 21 24 25 24 22 19 17
    mm 82 67 53 44 19 11 3 5 20 52 84 91
  • Arrival in La Laguna

    Night 1: La Laguna Gran Hotel (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/exploration.

  • Choice of walks – and a drive – from La Laguna


    Choose from a range of options, some of which you can combine – for example, you can combine the Discovery Drive with a Town Walk.

    La Laguna Town Walk
    Explore the atmospheric streets where colonial architecture sits cheek by jowl with bookshops, boutiques and charismatic tapas bars, taking in its pretty parks and plazas; palaces, convents and churches; and learning about its fascinating history at the crossroads to the New World.
     
    La Orotava Town Walk
    Tenerife's most aristocratic town and home to the island's wealthiest merchants and landowners since the Spanish conquest, La Orotava has the finest examples of balconied houses to be found in the Canary Islands. Italian gardens, a fine Baroque church and flower-filled streets are just some of the town's treasures.

    Discovery Drive: Anaga and Playa Teresitas
    This route through the remote Anaga Mountains takes in some of the most beautiful scenery on Tenerife. There are plenty of viewpoints along the way and the route ends at the beautiful, golden-sand beach of Las Teresitas, alongside a fishing village where you'll find some of the island's best fish & seafood restaurants.

    Cruz del Carmen to Chinamada: 11.5km, 5hrs 15mins
    This excellent Anaga Mountains walk takes you through laurel rainforests that pre-date the Ice Age, and above abyssal ravines where clusters of white houses cling to the hillside, to the tiny settlement of Chinamada where electricity arrived less than 20 years ago and where the locals still live in caves.

    Afur to Taganana: 12km, 5hrs
    The steep barrancos of the Anaga mountain range are one of its most dramatic features and this walk takes you into one of the most fertile of these ravines. Traversing its floor, where a small stream feeds a green seam of cane, you travel to a remote, black-sand beach before ascending the cliffs along a panoramic coastal path to Taganana. A superb, classic Tenerife walk.



     

    Cruz del Carmen to Chinamada
    Discovery drive, Anaga and Playa Teresitas
  • Drive from La Laguna to Vilaflor
    A spectacular drive along the spine of the island bestows far-reaching views down both east and west coasts before arriving into the volcanic dreamland of Teide National Park. Travelling through the crater in which Mount Teide rises, your journey ends in the alpine-like village of Vilaflor and the beautiful spa hotel of Villalba, set amongst the pines and your base for two nights.
    Drive to Vilaflor
  • Choice of walks from Vilaflor: 10.5km to 14.5km
    Paisaje Lunar: 14.5km, 6hrs (can be shortened to 7.5km, 3hrs)
    A steady uphill ascent takes you along the old Camino Chasna, which rises above the village, then across a barranco and through the pine forest to reach the weirdly wind-eroded rock formations of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) – one of Tenerife's most unusual and highly prized landscapes.
     
    Vilaflor Wine Route: 10.5km, 4.5hrs
    A gentle walk from the hotel around Vilaflor, taking you through the pine forest with sweeping views across the south-east coast, then traversing vineyards and terraces. There's an optional detour to your hotel’s wine-making bodega, where the Reverón family produce their award-winning wines.

    Add-on extra nights at the Villalba Spa Hotel to enjoy Teide National Park at leisure, choosing from a range of fascinating walks through its lava fields or taking the cable car to just below the summit of Mount Teide, the planet's third largest volcano, for satellite views across the Canarian archipelago.
    Lunar landscapes above Vilaflor
  • Drive from Vilaflor to Garachico
    Lava morphs to lush landscapes as you drive through traditional hamlets high above the coast before zig-zagging down a panoramic road to the handsome port of Garachico on the island’s north-west coast. Spend your final three nights in either the delightful La Quinta Roja, or upgrade to the exquisite Hotel San Roque.
     
    Vilaflor to Garachico
  • Choice of walks – and a drive – from Garachico

    On the Lava Trail: 8km, 3hrs 30mins
    Climbing above the town, this route follows the 18th-century trails of lava that devastated Garachico to the traditional hill town of San Juan del Reparo, before returning down a second lava flow along a panoramic path – little used except by locals – that winds down to the coast.
     
    Teno Alto Circular: 11km, 4hrs
    A route for flower lovers, and ascending from the village of El Palmar with its distinctive 'pie-shaped- quarry, this takes you along a camino real lined with lush flora to traverse a ridge – carpeted in wildflowers from late-February – which offers panoramic views including, if the visibility is clear, a superb aspect of Mount Teide.
     
    Los Silos Circuit: 18km, 6-7hrs
    A testing but rewarding route that climbs above the north-west coast alongside steep barrancos to reach the ancient Monte de Agua. Traversing forest tracks to reach the village of Erjos, you then descend back to Los Silos, passing the extraordinary landscape of the Cuevas Negras (Black Caves) en route.

    Santiago del Teide Valley: 14km, 4hrs 30mins
    At its best in late January when almond blossom coats the valley, and beginning in the pretty village of Valle de Arriba, this route takes you across the lava fields of Tenerife's last eruption to visit a traditional pottery at Arguayo, before crossing a mountainside with splendid views across the Santiago Valley and to neighbouring islands.

    Discovery Drive: Isla Baja
    This leisurely drive through the fertile Isla Baja takes in some of Tenerife's oldest towns and the cornucopia of treasures they conceal, beginning in Icod de los Vinos where the 1,000-year-old drago milenario tree takes centre stage, alongside a butterfly farm. Descending a switch-back, panoramic road from the hills to the coast, you then drive westwards, taking in Los Silos with its Art Nouveau centre and whale skeleton, and Buenavista del Norte where there is a black-sand beach and a pretty coastal path.
    Circular route of Teno Alto
 

Accommodation

Stay in three superb hotels including a mountain spa lodge.
We offer an upgrade option in Garachico. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking. Whichever hotel you choose, we recommend adding an extra night to give you more time to walk and explore.
 
Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 September - 24 December 2019 & 05 January - 30 April 2020

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 27 September £735 £240
    28 September - 29 October £795 £240
    30 October - 30 November £830 £245
    1 - 11 December £795 £240
    12 - 17 December £830 £245
    5 - 25 January £815 £240
    26 January - 22 February £845 £255
    23 February - 1 March £880 £265
    2 March - 9 April £845 £255
    10 - 17 April £815 £240
    18 - 23 April £775 £230
    3rd & 4th person discount -£75
    Single traveller supplement £75

    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.

    Price includes: 7 days' category C car hire (eg Opel Corsa (255, 255, 255) or similar with manual transmission)

    Driving time to the first hotel: Tenerife North 0h15, Tenerife South 0h45
    Driving time from the final hotel: Tenerife North 0h50, Tenerife South 1h15

    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
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2019 £15
    Junior suite: 05 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £12
    Suite: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2019 £34
    Suite: 05 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £30
    La Quinta Roja
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2019 £14
    Junior suite: 05 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £14

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

    La Laguna Gran Hotel (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 21 Dec 2019 £70 £105
    22 Dec - 24 Dec 2019 £85 £125
    05 Jan - 23 Feb 2020 £70 £105
    24 Feb - 01 Mar 2020 £85 £125
    02 Mar - 30 Apr 2020 £70 £105
    Hotel Spa Villalba (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £95 £130
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £115 £150
    01 Nov - 24 Dec 2019 £125 £160
    05 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £125 £160
    La Quinta Roja (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £85 £110
    01 Oct - 23 Dec 2019 £88 £113
    24 Dec - 24 Dec 2019 £102 £132
    05 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £85 £110
    01 Feb - 12 Apr 2020 £92 £120
    13 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £84 £106
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Tenerife South, Tenerife North

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

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

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
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    Belfast Intl. - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair 
    Belfast Intl. - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Doncaster Sheffield - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Tenerife Los Rodeos (North) Iberia 
    Heathrow - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to 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. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). 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.

What's included
  • 7 nights
  • 2 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • 7 days' category C car hire
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, 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.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. 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. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted 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.
  • 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 cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • 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 (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). 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 can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 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.
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