Hello adventurers! Do you know what hiking is? We will be here to discover what it is and learn about all the types of hikes. Hiking is much more than walking: it is exploring, living adventures and connecting with nature. And what better place to do it than in beautiful Tenerife!

What is Hiking?

Hiking is an outdoor activity that consists of walking along trails in the countryside, mountains or coasts. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy nature, exercise and release stress. But, did you know that there are different types of hiking? Let’s discover them!

The 8 main types of hiking

Sports Hiking

Sports Hiking is ideal for those looking for a physical and mental challenge. These routes are typically longer and more technical, with varied terrain that can include steep climbs and rough terrain. It’s a great way to improve stamina and enjoy stunning scenery.

Interpretive Hiking

This type focuses on education and interpretation of the natural and cultural environment. It is perfect for families, school groups or anyone interested in learning more about the flora, fauna and history of the area. Guides often share fascinating stories and facts about the places they visit.

Recreational-tourist hiking

Designed for enjoyment and relaxation, this type of hiking is perfect for those who want a quieter experience. The routes are usually less physically demanding and offer abundant opportunities to take photos, enjoy picnics and simply appreciate the beauty of the surroundings.

Long Distance Hiking

These long-distance routes offer a fully immersive nature experience and typically take several days. They are ideal for those looking for an extended adventure and the opportunity to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. They require careful planning and a good level of fitness.

Short Distance Hiking

They are perfect for those who have less time or prefer shorter and less demanding routes. These walks usually last a few hours and are ideal for a quick escape from the daily grind, offering beautiful scenery and good exercise.

Local Hiking

Ideal for discovering hidden gems near your own neighborhood. These routes are usually accessible and easy to do, making them perfect for beginners or those looking for a relaxing activity close to home.

Guided Hiking

Guided tours offer the safety and knowledge of a local expert. They are a great option for those who are new to hiking or want a more enriching and educational experience, without worrying about navigation or planning.

Self-guided or Autonomous Hiking

For lovers of independence, these routes allow you to explore at your own pace. Detailed maps are often provided and signage is clear, allowing for a more personal and flexible hiking experience.

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The best hiking routes with Outdoor Activities Tenerife

At Outdoor Activities Tenerife, we offer you the most incredible guided hiking routes. From peaceful walks through enchanted forests to challenging mountain trails, we have something special for each of you. Discover with us the magic of hiking in Tenerife!