TENERIFE WILL HOLD ITS FIRST WALKING FESTIVAL IN 2015
Nature lovers and active travellers rejoice, next year the beautiful Canary Island of Tenerife will hold its first walking festival from 10-14 March 2015. The island’s dramatic scenery and natural beauty is becoming more and more recognised, already awarded as a stargazing destination, the island will be celebrated for its coastal walks and volcanic landscapes.
The festival is expected to attract around 700 professional walkers, members of the European Ramblers Association, Ramblers, Long Distance Walkers Association and Mountaineering Ireland. It is set to take place over five days and will start in Puerto de la Cruz, from where hikers will be able to explore the diverse trails and stunning scenery.
The UNESCO listed Teide National Park is one of the highlights of the trails, and has been announced as the destination to host the 2014 Starmus Festival in September thanks to the minimum light pollution. The natural beauty of the park is reflected in the trails, which also visit Taganana, San Juan de la Ramba, the ancient laurel forests of Anaga and Teno Rural Parks. Walkers will trek for up to five hours, stopping off at wineries, museums and other hidden gems of the island.
Tickets start from as little as €20 and registration opens on 8 May.
For more information or to register visit www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com