Hike and Wine in Historical Tenerife
Duration: Part day (4 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Hike through history and culture to a fifth generation family winery for local wine tasting along with a delicious three-course Canarian meal.
- Hike through the historical region of Tacoronte
- Taste Tenerife’s local wines from a family vineyard
- Enjoy a three course Canarian meal
- Learn about the island’s political history
Many know Spain as a fantastic country for growing and producing wine. Although far from the mainland, the Canary Islands are no exception. The lush slopes of the Tacoronte region boast rows and rows of grapevines, which create Tenerife’s award-winning reds. Hike through the area’s nature to the centuries-old Monje winery for a proper Canarian lunch and wine tasting.
After you've been picked up at your hotel, your guide drives you to Tacoronte to begin the trip. This region is one of the original nine kingdoms from when the Spanish empire conquered the island back in the 15th century. Learn about the town of the same name, the indigenous Guanche people, and the popular Malvasia grape as your guide leads you through the trail. Even though the first vines were planted in 1497, Tenerife’s wines became so popular in the 16th century that even Shakespeare praised them in his work.
The enjoyable two-hour route brings you closer to the coast to El Sauzal, where the Monje winery perches on the rolling hills. Since 1750 the Monje family has produced red, white, and rose wines with tradition and care. Enjoy an authentic three-course Canarian lunch as you sip wines made from the grapes Listán Negro, Negramoll, and more. The view of Mount Tiede, the sprawling vineyards, and the bright ocean is just as spectacular as the wines themselves.
Enjoy a hike through the forested countryside of the Tacoronte region, then enjoy some relaxation on a picturesque vineyard. Take in this spectacularly full cultural experience with plenty of authentic wine, food, and history.
Need to know before you go
At least 2 participants are required for a scheduled tour. Tours with less than 2 people may be canceled.
The group limit is 15 people. There is another guide to accommodate larger groups.
This tour runs on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The pickup time is between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. depending on your location. Please enter your accommodation address in the booking form and the exact time will be confirmed.
The minimum age to participate is 10 years old. Participants 18 years and older may join the wine tasting.
We recommend proper hiking or sports footwear and comfortable outdoor clothing. Also, don’t forget to bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
Since weather conditions on the island can change rapidly, we also recommend a rainproof jacket and a hat.
The hike is suitable for all participants in generally good health.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.