Category Archives: Active break

Trekking in Tenerife will change your mind about the Canaries forever

Think of Tenerife and I’m willing to bet my handbag collection that fitness won’t be the first thing to spring to mind. Or in the top ten for that matter. But it should be.

5 million tourists flock to the volcanic island of Tenerife each year and for most holidaymakers, the Canaries tick the package holiday sun, sand and Sangria boxes. That’s great if you need some beach-shaped relaxation but, as host to four of Spain’s impressive 14 national parks, the islands have everything fitness fans need for an active holiday, with spectacular scenery and the balmy embrace of the sun to boot.

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Birds, beaches and bikes: Cycling through the Algarve

For 300 days a year, the sun shines in the Algarve. Maybe meteorologists would beg to differ but hey, that’s what the locals say so who am I to argue? With a coastline dappled with over 100 tantalising beaches, you don’t need to be Einstein to see why this is a favourite holiday destination for Europeans, as well as the Portuguese themselves.

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