I woke up in Los Cristianos on the first day of spring to a blue sky dappled with a few white fluffy clouds. There was a fair breeze and the dark blue sea looked a little choppy. Fishing boats were bobbing up and down on the waves on their return to the harbour.
Andy was taking me out today for a lovely hike that we call Breathtaking Barrancos.
When walking in any terrain, climate or weather conditions, your kit list is very important.Please take a moment to review our suggested kit list.
Read Our Recommended Kit List
On any hike it is really important that you are kitted out correctly. Here is Andy’s list of what you should wear and what you should bring with you:
Walking poles -
Walking poles are often a personal preference; some people wouldn’t walk without them and others
never bother with them. However, please note that there are many rocky tracks here and they can
also be wet and slippery re. fallen leaves/pine needles in the forests and hills, especially when it has
been raining. So, if you think you need poles then please either bring your own or you can rent a
pair from us for €2/day for the pair. NOTE – please ask for these on booking.
Things to wear -
Hat such as baseball cap or floppy hat
Cotton neck scarf
Short sleeved top
Shorts with pockets or trousers with pockets if it’s cold
Hiking boots or shoes or at the very least good trainers with a good tread. Definitely no sandals!
In your backpack -
Light weight waterproof jacket
Long sleeve second layer top
Food for lunch plus emergency snack
Water minimum 1 litre
Camera or mobile phone
First aid kit
Head torch (only for the Teide 2 Day Trek)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tenerife has several micro-climates especially in the forests for example Anaga and Teno (Enchanted Forest and Lakes). The weather can change quickly and without warning so if you are doing a forest or a mountain hike you must bring a waterproof and/or a fleece or jacket just in case it is cold or there are showers or sometimes even heavy rain during the winter months.