The largest island in the Canaries is gearing up to host the second Tenerife Walking Festival. Set to run from 29th March – 2nd April 2016, the event will showcase Tenerife's astonishing natural beauty and diverse visitor experiences over four days of incredible hiking, with the aim of establishing itself as one of the leading rambling events in Europe.
Featuring 15 trails varying in length and intensity, the Tenerife Walking Festival is expected to attract 300 ramblers from across Europe. Participants can choose routes from three categories (volcanic landscapes, coastal paths and green trails) enabling them to discover a huge variety of terrain and protected landscapes, including the UNESCO-listed Teide National Park, famed for its remarkable volcanic scenery; the ancient laurel forest of Teno Rural Park; the charming village of Taganana, perched high above the Atlantic Ocean; and many more areas of stunning natural beauty.
Following the success of this year's inaugural event, the Tenerife Walking Festival 2016 will again feature a wide range of exciting activities, such as stargazing tours, wine tastings and guided visits to Tenerife's volcanic rock pools, to enhance visitors' enjoyment of Tenerife. All walking routes are scheduled to last a full day, including travel to and from the starting point, cultural visits and lunch breaks.
The Tenerife Walking Festival is aimed at families, groups of friends, couples and individuals who have an interest in walking and a good sense of adventure. The online registration is now open and participation costs just €20 (approximately £14) and includes a welcome pack; daily transport to each trail; guided walks with a professional expert; and a wristband to enjoy discounts in shops, restaurants, hotels and museums in Puerto de la Cruz, the festival's home base.