Masca Gorge

Barranco de Masca is Tenerife’s second most popular walk suiable to all B walkers.

After the scenic drive through the village of Santiago Del Teide and then down the zigzag road into the village of Msca, we have coffee before starting our walk, down the deeply cut Masca Gorge with it’s towering high cliff walls. The village of Masca is about 600M over sea level and the walk takes about 3.5 hours down to the sea, where we take a boat down to Los Gigantes and spend the afternoon relaxing by a seawater pool.


Difficulty Level: 5/10

Time Required: 3.5 hours

About Martin

About Martin

Welcome to my website. My name is Martin O Connell. I am a member of Mountaineering Ireland. I walk with Blackrock Hillwalking Club in Cork and Cork Mountaineering Club.


In 2008 I successfully climbed Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa. I have been walking in Tenerife for over 15 years and I have put together a selection of the most scenic and diverse walks in different locations on the island. The walks are located in The National Park, The Teno Mountains in the north west and the Anaga Mountains in the North.


I have walks suitable for all grades of walkers in groups of 5 to 15. In the past 6 years I have led club walks varying in size from 2 to 24 walkers. As well as leading the walks I arrange your accommodation and transport on the island for the week. Accommodation is in private villas on a twin sharing basis in the south of the island about 10 minutes from the airport. After drinks each evening we head out to one of the local restaurants which are pre booked. Aer Lingus and Ryanair have flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, and Belfast into Tenerife South Airport on a weekly basis.