Hiking advice for la Caldera in Tenerife

Spain, Walking and running routes

, 2022

At the end of the 345 bus route from Puerto De La Cruz is some of the best lush mountain trails on the island! It’s a bit of a swirly 30 minute ride up the hill, but it’s well worth it.

The route is 10.5 km of mixed conditions – packed soil, small stones, solid rock and leaf litter from trees – but there is always a clear path! There is a big uphill, and big downhill, with 600m total elevation gain. It’s walkable in 3 hours, longer if you want to take photos and breaks.

If you do it later in the day, be mindful of bus times or drive. (We had a long walk into town after missing the last bus!)