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Masca from above provided by Tenerife Guided Walks

Masca from above
4.5
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from £48.83 per adult
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Last updated: 9 Dec 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
This picturesque alpine hike explores a high undulating ridge with some short steep ascents that offers panoramic views of the Laurel forest. We then follow a path deep into the sub-tropical rain forest where hanging lichen and mosses abound. This is without doubt one of the most important eco-systems on the island. Then, just like magic, open countryside appears where we are given the most spectacular panoramic view the island of Tenerife has to offer. For the next 45 minutes or so, we are looking down on the Masca gorge and the surrounding volcanic landscape. On a clear day, the finale is a fabulous view of Mount Teide looming in the distance across the Santiago valley and the lava fields high above. Our hike then continues on easy footpaths through Pine forest and descends majestically into a valley which is reminiscent of the English countryside. This is a moderate hike, 12 km with 375m ascent/descent over undulating ground. Maximum altitude 1100m taking approx. 4 1/2 hours.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12162P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Information
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick-up from the Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas or Costa Adeje areas.
38435 Erjos de el Tanque, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain In the car park
Other:
38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Information
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick-up from the Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas or Costa Adeje areas.
38435 Erjos de el Tanque, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain In the car park
Other:
38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
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Rob & Pat
1 contribution
4 walks
Feb 2020
Went for 4 walks with Andy.All very enjoyable and can recommend to anyone who likes walking in beautiful scenery
Written 20 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

katyjw
New Milton, UK87 contributions
Beautiful views
We went on 2 walks with Andy, both of which were varied and afforded magnificent views over the Masa, Mount Teide, almond blossom, cloud formations and the coast. The walks were challenging underfoot due to the rocky terrain and gradient of the hills.
Andy took the walks quite easy which was good when we were walking up or down the hills but would have liked to have walked faster on the flat.
The weather changed all the time - hot one minute, windy and cold the next, then wet with low visibility when the cloud engulfed us!
Andy has excellent knowledge of the trails on Tenerife. Louise and Anna (his helpers) were excellent company on the treks.
Written 25 February 2020
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andyt878
Dear Katy Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Andy
Written 27 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen253
Basingstoke, UK13 contributions
A great way to explore the varied and stunning landscapes
Feb 2020
We joined Andy for a couple of walks (Above Masca and Almond Blossom Trail) in February. As other reviewers have stated, Lynne’s communication is great– initial email enquiries were quickly responded to and subsequent information was clear and reliable. Andy’s local knowledge of walking routes is excellent and this gave us the opportunity to access trails that we would not have had the confidence to do alone. The landscape is both dramatic and surprisingly varied and well worth exploring. The fact that the groups were small was a definite “plus” for us and it was nice to have the opportunity to meet up with like-minded others.

It seems as if Andy’s character and sense of humour divides the opinion of reviewers – I’d describe it as an acquired taste! You will definitely get some banter and I can see that this might be misunderstood by some, but we felt perfectly comfortable in Andy’s company as two females. Andy is also mindful that most people are there for the walks rather than the chat and this reflects his approach.

The walks are reasonably priced, hassle free and a great way to explore the stunning landscape of Tenerife that most holidaymakers don’t see. We’d definitely book again.
Written 21 February 2020
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andyt878
Dear Helen Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope to see you both in Tenerife again soon. Regards Andy.
Written 22 February 2020
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Maria Flynn
4 contributions
Terrific Tenerife
Jan 2020 • Friends
Myself and 3 friends booked and completed three fantastic walks in Tenerife with Andy. We had three amazing walks all led by Andy himself. He has a broad knowledge of everything about Tenerife from flora to fauna and everything in between. Behind the scenes Lynne organised everything including our transport and was a total gem to deal with. I totally recommend Andy and Lynne and the amazing walking trips they provide. There's a lot more to Tenerife than beaches - get walking!!
Written 13 February 2020
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Dear Maria Thank you so much for your kind review; we are so pleased you enjoyed the hikes! Hopefully, we will be welcoming you back soon, if not in Tenerife, our La Gomera Walking Holiday!!!!! Kindest regards Lynne and Andy
Written 14 February 2020
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Julie D
Totnes10 contributions
A Fabulous Insight
Oct 2019 • Solo
I’ve looked Andy up a couple of times now when I’ve been holidaying in Tenerife. This time I was over for a Half Term break with my husband and daughter, neither of whom could be lured away from their sun beds! So Andy picked me up from our hotel and a small party of us headed for The mountains above Masca. My goodness - soooo interesting! Pine forest on one side of the mountain and damp laurel rainforest the other. An amazing ecosystem, green and picturesque. The pace was steady and Andy was very informative and entertaining. Loved my day exploring some of the best that Tenerife has to offer. Can’t wait to sign up for another walk when I’m next over.
Written 10 November 2019
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andyt878
Thank you so much for your kind reply. Yes, the Masca from above hike is absolutely stunning; we are so pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks again, Andy.
Written 11 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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JM_slo14
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Tenerife hiking trips
I came to Tenerife to hike. Contacted Andy and he put together an interesting, versatile itinerary based on my wish
simonevD7290LJ
simonevD7290LJ
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Best hiking experience ever
I did several hikes with Andy, e.g. Anaga (two different beautiful hikes), Masca from above and a few others. They
Mariola28
Mariola28
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Great experience!
I went with my two daughters, it was very hot but yet amazing experience. Our host picked up us from our hotel, he
Wakywalker
Wakywalker
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Andy ( Tenerife walker )
Our First Guided walk with Andy around the national park near to samara volcano area. Fantastic scenery and a great
Extraordinary31911
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Simply the best!
We went for 3 walks with Andy and these were the best days of our holidays! First, we went to Anaga for an easy wal
AllanGraham
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Sunrise
The Sunrise Walk Another new walk for Tenerife Guided Walks and something my wife and I have wanted to do for a wh
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The Waterfall Walk (New Walk)
The Waterfall Walk (New Walk) A new walk for us and an addition to Tenerife Guided Walks with the highlight being
Jacksose64
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Different way to see Tenerife
Tenerife guided walks was recommended to me by my sister who had been on a number of walks with Andy and loved the
irmik2018
irmik2018
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Fantastic walks with Andy
I have done four walks with Andy. The experience was wonderful. The organisation was perfect ,including pick up fro
vickil582
vickil582
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Fabulous
Mike and I have been on 7 hikes with Andy over 2 visits to Tenerife. What’s not to like! We look forward to returni
svajav
svajav
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Great hike!
It was brilliant hike up the amazing Anaga exploring all different micro climates starting with the arid desert and
Thomas S
Thomas S
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Pity we nearly got blown away
If your liking is for hiking then Andy is your man. He is short on talk but very big on hike. His hikes take in t
W2et
W2et
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Amazing hikes
We have been walking with Andy for many years. Every hike has something different to offer. Never ceases to amaze u
EquinoxTraveller
EquinoxTraveller
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Fabulous day out with plenty of "wows"!
This was a fabulous day out in the mountains in Andy's company (small group). I was fortunate to experience the day
HelenFB2014
HelenFB2014
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4 Fantastic Tenerife Guided Walks with Andy
Booked 4 fantastic walks with Andy while on holiday in Tenerife. Arrangements were made by Lynne who was lovely and
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