Spain's Canary Islands, located off the north coast of West Africa
, can offer a hiker many trails through a variety of altitudes and environments. From volcanic vistas to scenic beaches
these islands have trails to take you there.
The Canary Islands have a pleasant climate for hiking that ranges between 64 to 75 degrees F all year.
The most populated island here is Gran Canaria and there are many hiking opportunities to be found here. Look for the Royal Paths, which are ancient trails that have been restored and run through many nature preserves.
There is an array of climactic diversity to explore when hiking in the Canary Islands. This climactic diversity leads to a wide variety of plant zones. These include coastal, semi desert, low shrubs, laurel forests and pine woods.
There is little need for rain gear when hiking on the islands from July to September as there is virtually no measurable rainfall on the islands during this time.
One of the most popular hiking sites on the island is at Pico del Teide. This volcano is at the center of the island Tenerife. At 12,195 feet high, it is the highest point in the archipelago.