Photos: Tenerife Cabildo.
The Tenerife Cabildo has announced the third Tenerife Walking Festival, which will take place between 23 and 27 May 2017. Registration for next year’s festival opens this month on the dedicated website www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com, which has the full programme of walks, accommodation, routes, and excursions.
The last two years have been a great success (link and link), and it seems that the event continues to build on its own success. The Cabildo says that the festival offers “routes among Tenerife’s most spectacular natural surroundings. varied and appealing complementary activities, and its characteristic spirit of environmental respect will again be the identifying mark”.
Tenerife tourism councillor Alberto Bernabé said that one year more the Cabildo was showing its utmost commitment to walking and nature. “Participants will enjoy some of the best walks in Tenerife”, he said, “which has some 1,500km of routes in an enviable all-year-round climate along with enormous diversity, whether laurel or Canarian pine forests, coastal paths, or incredible volcanic spaces.”
Organizers expect some 200 participants next year, a number that previous years have shown can be accommodated and organized with comfort. The routes on offer in 2017 will be increased to 20, including some of the most outstanding in Tenerife, in the Teno and Anaga parques rurales – the latter now a Biosphere Reserve, and in the Parque Nacional del Teide – now a Unesco World Heritage site. The farewell party on 27 May will again be held in Puerto de la Cruz, the de facto official location for the entire festival, and will provide a final chance to sample local food, wines, and an active tourism fair.