Although most people go to Tenerife to enjoy the sunshine, beaches and nightlife, the island has some magnificent volcanic scenery inland, culminating in the peak of El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. It's a long and strenuous climb, although the starting point is already around 2300m.
- The most memorable aspect was the wonderful volcanic scenery
- The best bit was finally reaching the volcanic crater at the top
- The worst bit was the tiredness due to the altitude
- The most surprising feature was the big round "huevos del Teide"
- Advice to others - take plenty of water and take your time
- Make sure to get a permit, to avoid disappointment.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Spain page for links to other stories
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|Location||Island of Tenerife, Spain|
|Date walked||October 2006|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Difficult, needs strong shoes|
|Distance||16km / 10 miles|
|Height climbed||1400m / 4590 ft|
|Time taken||7 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||Kompass 1:50,000 No 233 - Tereriffa|
|Walk source info||Rough Guides Directions Guide to Tenerife & La Gomera|
|Getting there||Drove up from Los Cristianos|
|Places to stay||Lots of places down on the coast in all directions, and closer at hill towns such as Vilaflor. Parador de las Canadas in the volcanic basin itself.|
|Other features||Roques de Garcia Can ascend most of the way to El Teide by cablecar|