Tenerife Island Drives

Why not pick up a copy of Island Drives and combine great walking with great scenic drives?

We find that getting to many of Tenerife’s most breathtaking hiking trails is best done by car as  local bus routes can be slow and infrequent.
So if you’re going to hire a car, why not get the most from it by exploring the Tenerife that most visitors never get to see – the best bits!

Having a copy of Island Drives is like having a personal Tenerife guide in the car beside you. Our simple, but precise directions will take you on fascinating journeys that span the length and breadth of Tenerife, opening up the ‘Real Tenerife’, the one that exists beyond the brochures.
It’s up to you how you use it. You can choose to follow a complete journey for a full day out; you can dip in and out of each drive, depending on how much time you have available and where your starting point is on the island or you can choose to combine a great drive with a great Island Walk.
Every route has approximate drive times from start to finish and recommended places to stop for spectacular views and ‘WOW’ photo opportunities, great places to have a bite to eat and points of interest or curiosity as well as specific directions for navigating through Tenerife’s historic towns. And it’s all beautifully illustrated with more than 100 stunning photographs in this handy, glove compartment-sized book. Real Tenerife Island Drives €8.95 + €2 p&p



Island Drives Single Route Downloads €2

If you’re only going to hire a car on Tenerife for a couple of days; if you only want to explore the island near to where you’re staying or if you only want to get to one walking area, you may prefer to take advantage of single routes which let you choose the itinerary that best suits your needs and delivers it by email straight to your in box within 24 hours.

A Single Route has your chosen drive itinerary complete with information pages on places to explore along the route and independent restaurant recommendations PLUS essential information on driving on Tenerife including use of indicators, parking and dealing with roundabouts AND useful Spanish motoring phrases with tips on pronunciation.


Flower of the ValleySingle Route €2
Beginning just 10 minutes from the coastal resorts of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos, this route takes in the coastal resorts of the south west of Tenerife, small hamlets in the hills above the coast, a pottery museum and workshop where you can buy traditional clay pots; pine forests, lava fields and the former spa town of Spain’s highest village.
A full day out taking in the richness of Tenerife’s floral landscapes and the variety of its scenery from mountain to coast.


The Forgotten Road - Single Route €2
Beginning 5 minutes above the resorts of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos, this route follows the old road above the east coast of Tenerife taking in hill towns with beautiful churches and a cloistered hamlet of narrow, traffic-less streets and old manor houses. There are cave dwellings, an abandoned village and a valley of ancient pyramids to be discovered before reaching a pretty port and marina.
A half or full day showing a face to Tenerife that most visitors never see.


Here Be Dragos - Single Route €2
Beginning in the stunning Colonial town of La Orotava above the resort of Puerto de la Cruz, this route includes some of Tenerife’s oldest and loveliest towns and breathtaking views over the La Orotava Valley. Taking in wine growing areas and many of the island’s best examples of its ancient Drago trees and its beautiful northwest coast.
A half or full day out and a must for anyone who enjoys exploring historic towns, museums and churches.


Peaks into the PastSingle Route €2
Beginning in the bustling capital city of Santa Cruz, this route takes you to one of Tenerife’s most stunning beaches before continuing into the ancient Anaga Mountains that skirt the northeast tip of the island. Uncovering tiny hamlets in the folds of ancient valleys where life is untouched by the tourist boom of the island’s southern resorts and visiting a small sea front village famous for its excellent fish restaurants.
A full day out combining city life with mountain villages in the Tenerife you never knew existed.


Where the Earth Holds up the Sky – Single Route €2
Traveling right along the spine of the island from the former capital of La Laguna in the north to the Teide National Park, this route follows the road built by the military in the 1940s which takes you through pine forests with views down both sides of Tenerife’s volcanic landscape. You’ll follow the road that cuts through the awesome rock formations of La Tarta before entering the crater itself. Mount Teide is ever present on your horizon on this full day out with spectacular scenery from start to finish.


Hidden Depths – Single Route €2
Tenerife’s northwest corner provides some of the island’s most picturesque villages and stunning valleys. This route begins in the hills above Los Gigantes and takes in Tenerife’s hidden Shangri-La, the lighthouse on the most westerly part of the island where the sun is rarely absent and the most picturesque village in Tenerife.
For anyone who enjoys exploring pretty villages, stopping for lunch on idyllic, bougainvillea covered terraces and swimming in natural rock pools, Hidden Depths makes for a full and unforgettable day out.


Flower of the Valley – Single Route €2
Joining from any of the resorts on the southwest coast of Tenerife, this route takes you to small hamlets in the hills above the coast, a pottery museum and workshop where you can buy traditional clay pots, pine forests, lava fields and the former spa town of Spain’s highest village.
A full day out taking in the richness of Tenerife’s floral landscapes and the variety of its scenery from mountain to coast.


ISLAND DRIVES OFFER – All 6 Single Routes for ONLY €9

Don’t have time to wait for us to post you a copy of Island Drives? You can have the whole book to print off at home by taking all six Real Tenerife Island Drives routes for only €9.

Discover the beauty of Flower of the Valley, Hidden Depths, Peaks into the Past, Here Be Dragos, The Forgotten Road and Where the Earth Holds up the Sky routes delivered directly to your email in box within 24 hours of your order.


NB When you buy Island Drives or any Single Route, you’ll also get a FREE copy of ‘A Captivating Coastline’ – five fabulous coastal walks from our Island Walks series.

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