Updated 15 April: It won’t come as a surprise, but sadly this event has been completely cancelled this year. Organizers say that due to the exceptional measures derived from the world health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and with the declaration of the State of Emergency in Spain and very similar situations in many other countries, they have no choice but to announce the difficult decision to cancel the Tenerife Walking Festival 2020. They say that they would not want to miss the opportunity to send you a message of encouragement and optimism in these difficult moments, and invite you to keep informed of all news regarding the festival in the future. Tenerife will be waiting, when all this is over, they say: meanwhile, stay safe.
Original post 3 January: The Tenerife Walking Festival is now in its sixth year, and will be held throughout Tenerife between 19 and 23 May 2020. 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 for those who would like to take part is HERE though registration is not yet open.
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.