Anaga hike on Tenerife: fairytale tour through the laurel forest

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On this hike through the Anaga mountains in Tenerife, you can explore the fascinating primeval forest with its dreamlike panoramic views and discover the ancient village of Chinamada. Dive into the history of the Natural Park Anaga at this hike! Incl. guide and transfer.

  • Tour / activity duration: Hiking time about 3.5 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Transfer: from Puerto de la Cruz inclusive
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Anaga hike through the laurel forest of Tenerife

On this easy hike in the Anaga mountains in Tenerife north, you dive into the lush, spectacular nature of the Canary Island.

Price overview

  • Guided Anaga hike in Tenerife - per adult (from 13 yrs)42.-€
  • Guided Anaga hike in Tenerife - per child (6-12 yrs)31.63€
Hike through the primeval forest of Tenerife

Booking option: Tenerife: Anaga hike from Puerto de la Cruz

On the Anaga hike you can expect beautiful panoramic views and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In Tenerife, only in the Anaga Mountains can you find the typical laurel forest, which looks like an enchanted fairytale forest and will inspire you on the hike with its dense vegetation and the life you can feel everywhere. The guided hike takes around 3.5 hours (depending on the group's walking pace) and starts after the 45-minute transfer from Puerto de la Cruz.

Along well-prepared shepherd paths and old royal paths you will hike amidst the unique laurel and heather forest at the side of an experienced guide to the village of Chinamada, 600 metres above sea level, where people still live in caves and cave-like dwellings. On your way there you will experience botanical diversity, views over wild and romantic gorges to the Atlantic Ocean and learn more about the history of the indigenous people of Tenerife, the Guanches.


  • Hiking time: about 3,5 hours
  • Transfer time: about 45 minutes from Puerto de la Cruz to the starting point and the same back
  • Days: Wednesday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Puerto de la Cruz
  • Starting points: Puerto de la Cruz


  • Transfer, professional guide, third party insurance, accident insurance
Important information
  • The hike is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • If you don't wear the suitable equipment or you don't have the physical condition for the hike, the guide can deny you the participation in the Anaga hike for your own personal safety.


  • Minimum age 6 years
  • Good fitness level

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, at least 1.5 l drinking water, snacks, sports- / hiking shoes, suitable clothing, hat, backpack, camera

Detailed description

A very special trekking tour in Tenerife: Anaga hike through laurel forest to Chinamada

On this guided hike through the Anaga Mountains in Tenerife, you will not only immerse yourself in the exciting history of the Canary Islands, but also get to know the fairytale, primeval laurel forest. The hike from Puerto de la Cruz starts with a transfer to the starting point. A local hiking guide will pick you up at the hotel or a nearby meeting point and take you to the departure point of the hike in the Anaga Mountains. The hiking tour takes about 3.5 hours depending on the group pace and includes breaks. During the hike, you will have numerous beautiful panoramic views over the Anaga Mountains, which have been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of their uniqueness.

This natural park includes a variety of geological forms and an attractive coastline with robust rocks and very steep gorges. The laurel forest, a living fossil that has survived for 40 million years, is another unforgettable and unique feature of this region. A walk through the laurel forest of Tenerife is like a journey through the jungle. The inhabitants of the Anaga Nature Park devote themselves mainly to agriculture and cultivate sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, vines and fruit.

The Anaga trekking doesn't only lead you through the dense, vibrantly green vegetation of the forest, but also to the no less enchanted mountain village of Chinamada. Time seems to have stood still at 600 metres. Even today the people here live in caves or cave-like houses. The Blcik is intoxicating over the mountains to the sea. The Anaga region is one of the wettest regions of Tenerife, so that a gentle mist regularly covers the laurel forest - feel like in a fairytale forest. A unique hike in Tenerife!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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Important notice!
Due to the high demand, especially for private boat tours, we recommend booking at least one week in advance!