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Tenerife Walking Festival returns next May and entries now open 

Tenerife Walking Festival (TWF) will return in 2017, specifically between May 23rd and 27th to reassert itself as one of the most prominent meetings of its kind in Europe.

Tours of the most spectacular natural environments of the island, varied and attractive complementary activities and its charac-teristic spirit of respect for the environment will again be the hallmark of an event which is now open for on entries on www.tenerife-walkingfestival .com.

“Once again, our commitment to hiking and nature through this festival is high,” explains insular Minister of Tourism, Alberto Bernabé. “Participants will enjoy some of the best trails of Tenerife, which has 1,500 kilometres of routes with the particularity of an enviable climate all year round and a huge diversity, walking from the moun-tains of laurel and Canary Island pine to coastal areas or incredible volcanic landscapes. “

The festival is open to walkers, whether federated or not, across the continent. This year, it is expected to reach a figure of about 200 participants, similar to last year. This allows for an exclusive character and proper organisation of the event. It also keeps the number of users of the footpaths down to help safeguard their maintenance.

Among the new features this year, the festival expands to 20 the number of paths that can be used and include a selection of the most striking of Tenerife. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy unique spaces such as the Teno rural park or Anaga (declared Biosphere Reserve) or the Teide National Park, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, among others.

The variety of routes ensures that you can choose those that best suit tastes and fitness. In addition, four of the five paths of the first day be afternoon routes with accommodation in shelters to continue the next morning.

As in previous editions, the event is much more than a meeting limited to the routes. The festival will be comple-mented by the intervention of prominent national and international speakers related to hiking, mountaineering and nature.

On Saturday, May 27th, Puerto de la Cruz (again the official venue of the meeting) will host the grand finale of the TWF with tastings of products of the island cuisine, cooking demonstrations live and an attractive Active tourism fair.