Day 1 of GR 132: San Sebastián de La Gomera – Contreras

The trail starts in San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island’s capital city. You can get there quite easily by a ferry from Tenerife, Gran Canaria or La Palma. Naviera Armas is cheaper, Fred Olsen is faster. You realize how small San Sebastián actually is when you start to climb up on the southern slopes…



Day 3 of GR 132: Barranco de la Negra – Valle Gran Rey

We arrived to Arguayoda at about 7am. We struggled to find a water fountain and neither of us had the balls to knock on someone’s door and ask for water on New Year’s Eve so early in the morning. We continued for a bit further down towards the ocean…


Day 4 of GR 132: Valle Gran Rey – Vallehermoso

We got the top of the cliff La Mérica, 650m, in about 1 hour. With the section we walked the day before it’s 2 hours of very steep ascent. I’m getting used to magnificent views from every top here…


Day 5 of GR 132: Vallehermoso – Playa de Santa Catalina

Down to Vallehermoso it was another half an hour of easy-going walking. There are heaps of grocery shops but no water fountain. Fortunately there is a very funny guy in a gasoline station who’s happy to help poor thirsty hikers to refill their bottles…



Three days hiking in Macizo de Teno, Tenerife

I’d say that Macizo de Teno is a unique place within Tenerife but that’s a bit misleading since pretty much every place in this small and unbelievably diverse island is unique. Let’s make it clear then: it’s a green but barren place, touristic but remote and very hot but really cold. Let me explain. Slowly…


Late autumn climb to Mt Teide

If you wanna climb to the top of Mt Teide, you basically have 2 options: either you can book an access permit or you can stay in Altaviste Refuge which is quite close to the top. By staying in the refuge you’re allowed to assess the top without a permit before 9AM…


Crossing Anaga Mountains of Tenerife

Anaga, Tenerife, can’t be described, it must be lived. Hiking there feels like a forgotten dream, or an old memory that you don’t remember, but sometimes find yourself feeling, “Wow, this is familiar!”…


SL TF 294 extension from Malpaís

Let’s face it: “SL TF 294” is not a sexy name for a hiking trail at all. The good thing is though that it’s a loop trail which is not very common within the hiking trails of Tenerife…