Updated 17 May 2018: If you see more walkers than usual over the next ten days or so, particularly if they’re in groups, then you are more than likely seeing partiipants in the Tenerife Walking Festival which starts next Tuesday, 22 May. Puerto de la Cruz is the main base for the festival, and the municipality’s authorities have invited everyone, whether from Tenerife or not, and whether taking part in the festival or not, to the many complementary events around Tenerife, particularly in Puerto de la Cruz, over the five days of the festival, and especially to the grand closing party in the Plaza de Europa on Saturday 26 May.
Original post 22 December 2017: The Tenerife Walking Festival is now in its fourth year, and will be held throughout Tenerife between 22 and 26 May 2018. The event is now considered to be one of the most notable hiking events in Europe, fuelling the promotion of Tenerife generally, not just as a perfect walking environment but also as a rich and diverse holiday destination that is about much more than beaches
The festival offers routes in some of Tenerife’s most spectacular scenery like the Teno and Anaga Rural Parks, and the Teide National Park, and in addition to the walking itself, there will again be a great number of associated activities and events to which participants (and locals in some cases) can take part, including stargazing, gastronomy, and entertainment. The official website with registration information for those who would like to take part is HERE, and there’s a Facebook page HERE.
The Tenerife Walking Festival is organized by the Tenerife Cabildo through Turismo de Tenerife, with collaboration from ERA (Asociación Europea de Senderismo), Fedme (Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada) Fecamon (Federación Canaria de Montañismo), the Ayuntamiento de Puerto de la Cruz, and the Fundación Santa Cruz Sostenible.