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Experience nature The guide was updated:Tenerife boasts 43 protected nature areas which occupy half of the island.
Outstanding landscapes to see, such as the Laurel Forests, a lush magical relic from the Tertiary Period, or El Acantilado de Los Gigantes (The Giant Cliffs), which can reach up to 600 metres in height, but above all, you have endless options for outdoor activities. For instance, hiking. It’s one of the best ways to explore Tenerife’s amazing variety of natural beauty spots along hundreds of kilometres of signposted trails.
In order to decipher all that Tenerife’s countryside has to offer, we recommend
visiting the Sendero de los Sentidos (Path of the Senses), a true natural landscape with information panels that will help you to stimulate your sight, hearing, touch and smell.
The list of outdoor activities to choose from during your holiday includes many others.From riding through spectacular landscapes on your mountain bike (there are routes for all levels), to climbing the many rock walls and mountains in the north, centre and south of Tenerife. The Island is also a leading European destination for paragliding thanks to the air quality and climate. We
have over 100 sites that are ideal for this increasingly popular sport.
We also suggest you try canyoning, an activity attracting new participants on the
Island every day and for which there are a great many suitable canyons (Tenerife is crisscrossed by hundreds of them); and caving, to explore underground caverns hidden beneath our feet.
One activity which cannot be enjoyed anywhere else is the chance to explore
a lava tube such as Cueva del Viento (Cave of Wind), at Icod de los Vinos
(www.cuevadelviento.net). At 17 kilometres in length, it is the longest in Europe, offering an unforgettable journey into the depths of the Earth and a perfect chance to discover the Island’s volcanic past.
Bird watching, as the Canary Islands and Tenerife are the first places you can see birds on their annual migration to Equatorial Africa, or stargazing, because the Island has some of the clearest and least polluted skies in the world, are two more great options for enjoying the open air. If you prefer, the many
horseback trails all around the Island offer another fun way to explore Tenerife.