Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

Tenerife Walking Festival to attract 700 ramblers

Tenerife-Walking Festival-Adelto_06

Ramblers from all over Europe will be gathering in Tenerife in March, 2015 for the first Tenerife Walking Festival. 

Participants will hike along the island’s diverse scenery – including coastal paths, volcanic landscapes and ancient forests – and take part in a full programme of exciting activities including stargazing and dramatised tours.

Tenerife-Walking Festival-Adelto_15

Aimed at professional hikers who are members of the European Ramblers Association or its national affiliates such as Ramblers, the Long Distance Walkers Association and Mountaineering Ireland, the festival is expected to attract around 700 ramblers.

Based in the northern seafaring town of Puerto de la Cruz, hikers will be able to explore the island during five days of hiking on up to 15 different trails classified into three categories: volcanic, coastal and green tracks.

Tenerife-Walking Festival-Adelto_14

Some of the areas ramblers will explore include the protected Teide National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and its remarkable volcanic landscape; picturesque coastal towns such as Taganana and San Juan de la Rambla; and the spectacular green laurisilva (ancient laurel forests) of Anaga and Teno Rural Parks. Routes will take up to five hours to complete and a professional guide will accompany ramblers along their way. A wide range of activities such as stargazing, dramatised tours and visits to wineries, museums and the Teide Observatory will also be included in the programme.

Mr. Carlos Alonso, President of the Council of Tenerife, said: “The festival is an excellent opportunity to showcase the quality of the island as a hiking destination. The fact that participants will belong to ramblers associations means that, once they go back to their countries, they can share their experience with other members, becoming the best ambassadors for promoting hiking in Tenerife.”

Registration is open online now on tenerifewalkingfestival.com

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

June 2, 2014 | Europe Spain Tenerife Western Europe | View comments

- Other articles you may enjoy -

Sign up to the Adelto newsletter