On 21 June, the summer solstice marks the start of the hottest season of the year with almost 14 hours of daylight.
This makes it the perfect time to go on a long hike through some of the island’s protected natural areas and to cap off the day with a dip in the sea or by taking in the sunset.
Want to make the most of the longest day of 2023?
Then here are some trails longer than 10 km that lead down to the coast:
- PR TF 12 Cruz del Carmen - Bajamar, 10.5 km. This route takes you from the heights of Anaga to the beautiful north coast of the island.
- PR TF 51 San José de Los Llanos - Punta de Teno, 22.4 km. This trail runs through Teno Rural Park and ends up close to the lighthouse on the westernmost point of Tenerife.
- PR TF 41 Playa del Socorro - Pico Teide (Route 040), 27.2 km. If you walk this trail in the opposite direction, it will take you from the top of El Teide down to El Socorro beach, in the north of the island.
Whichever route you choose, we are sure that the experience will make for an unforgettable summer solstice. And please be sure to treat our island with respect and care.
On behalf of Tenerife ON, thank you and enjoy the start of the summer!