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By | 4 November, 2019 | 0 comments

For travel lovers, autumn, along with spring, is the best time of year to visit new destinations. The temperature is mild (more in some places than in others), the day has (still) hours of light enough to enjoy and we are not with the typical agglomerations of summer.

This is the case of Tenerife (and all the Canary Islands), which as we told you recently, make it a perfect destination at any time of year and also in autumn. Also in autumn: its excellent climate (subtropical type) gives us an average temperature of 20 degrees at this time of year.

Tenerife in autumn offers us sun, beach and much more. If you are thinking of visiting Tenerife in autumn, in this post we recommend the best plans to enjoy Tenerife in autumn. 


Walking between volcanoes: active tourism in Tenerife 

Spectacular volcanic landscapes, routes between clouds, lava and ash trails… And all this, as could not be otherwise, with the figure of the imposing Teide as a faithful companion. Tenerife has a wide and interesting offer of active tourism, which includes hiking routes that, however, are not close to the beach. To conquer them it is necessary to do any of the hiking routes that the island offers us.

Climbing the Teide is perhaps the most “typical” plan for all those who visit our island, but it is still less spectacular. The volcanic landscape and the impressive palette of colours that you will find along your route will not leave you indifferent. The most daring can choose the route from Montaña Blanca, one of the hardest but one of the most rewarding for lovers of hiking and has as its starting point the kilometer 40.7 of the road TF-21. We recommend stopping at the Refugio de Altavista, ideal to spend the night during our climb and enjoy one of the most impressive starry skies in the world.

Another highly recommended route because of its beauty (especially at night) is the Seven Gorges Route, a 17-kilometer (one way) trail that forms part of the old Chasna Trail, which linked the Orotava Valley with the south of the island. This route was, in the past, a cattle track, used since the times of “guanches” (ancient pre-Hispanic settlers of Tenerife). Here we can find red tajinastes, a shrub without branches with a shape similar to a spear that can reach up to 3 meters high and is only found in the Teide National Park. 


Tenerife, a land of chestnuts

The chestnut in Tenerife enjoys recognized prestige. Considered a staple food in the subsistence diet of the peasant, the presence of chestnuts dates back to the first decades of the 16th century. The impressive Castaño de las Siete Pernadas, a historic tree found in La Orotava above 1000 metres in altitude, dates from this period. 

The importance of the chestnut in Tenerife is such that there are even festivals dedicated to this fruit: this is the case of La Fiesta del Cacharro y la Castaña, which is celebrated every 29th November in San Andrés de Puerto de la Cruz and of which we already spoke in our list of festivals in Tenerife with charm.

The island gives us different routes and paths of chestnut trees that we find both in the north and south of the island. We emphasize the Route of the Chestnut of Aguamansa-Pinolere, the best one if you look for a route to do in family (difficulty medium-low and duration approximate of three hours).


Water sports in Tenerife, also in autumn  

Its exceptional geographical location and climate make Tenerife the perfect place to practice aquatic activities all year round. One of the best is to kayak in Los Gigantes, spectacular cliffs located to the west of the island and which are the highest in Europe (in some points reach more than 600 meters high from sea level).

The excellent condition of the water and the waves make Tenerife also a small paradise for lovers of surfing, body board (deeply rooted in the island), long board and padelsurf. Given the waves, the best time to surf is from November to February.

Where to stay in Tenerife in autumn? 

Once you have reached this point, and as we know you are looking forward to visiting Tenerife in autumn, Adrian Hoteles offers you the best accommodations in Tenerife in autumn. Take a look at our hotels and live a fall with its own style. 

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