We will hike two out of the way trails starting in “Agua Garcia” where we will survey the Laurisilva forest; a unique mountain forest ecosystem that is almost extinct in the rest of Europe. Here you will also explore caves dug in the XVI century to extract minerals to create glass, as well as encounter the oldest native Viñátigo tree (Persea indica), at over 800 years old. Next, we will head to “La Esperanza” where we will hike a trail in a mid-altitude pine forest. Here you will experience the beautiful landscape and the indigenous pineland ecosystem which has adapted over the centuries to resist forest fires. These two distinct hikes will showcase the wonderful natural diversity of this beautiful island, its varied geology, and endemic plants and animals. Each hiking trail will take approximately an hour and a half at a normal walking pace, and only requires that you be in moderately good physical condition. Our tour groups are small with a maximum of two people.
My partner, Ramon, and I are both long time outdoor and nature enthusiasts. During college I became extremely interested in geology, and took many courses related to nature such as: Natural Disasters, Ecology, Oceanography, Environment Science & Sustainability and Earth Science. Ramon is a native of Tenerife, a keen amateur volcanologist, and long time member of a local environmental organization called Volcanoes of the Canary Islands. We enjoy sharing our local knowledge with others, and have been offering personalized tours to our Airbnb guests over the past years. If you have any question regarding this tour or any of my other tours, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to provide additional information and assistance.
We will provide the transportation to each location.
Hiking stick will be provided upon request.
We will visit two out of the way sites. First stop is the laurisilva forest of “Agua Garcia”. Second stop brings us to the pine forest of “La Esperanza”. These locations are not frequented by tourist, mostly by native and local people.
最多可有2位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Guest should be able to walk and climb a moderate incline path for approximate 10 kilometers. No pets allowed.
Our tour group size is small, so you receive an intimate experience. Guest should be able to walk and climb up to a difficulty level of moderate. Weather changes unexpectedly. No flip-flops allowed.