Mount Teide

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Mount Teide is a 16.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Orotava, Tenerife, Spain that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 16.4 km Elevation Gain: 1,278 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

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rocky

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Please note that you will have to reserve a free permit through Teide National Park in order to do this hike. You can apply for the permit here: https://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es/real/ParquesNac/index.aspx you will have to print out the permit and show it to the park staff at the beginning of the trail, along with your ID or passport. There is limit to the number of daily permits issued to visitors. Mount Teide is Spain’s highest summit. You will be able to see various islands from the top of the volcano. There are a few different ways to reach the summit. You can climb on foot from the trail starting at Montaña Blanca or you can take a cable car which will take you to La Rambleta (11,633 ft). From La Rambleta you can take the Telesforo Bravo trail to the summit. Please note that this requires a special permit. The hike can be rocky and difficult. It is not advisable for small children or people with health complications.

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rocky
1 month ago

We paid to take the cable car up the mountain and had arranged for the free summit permit ahead of time to complete the summit portion of the hike. It is a bit steep at times, and the air definitely feels thinner at this elevation compared to staying near sea level. Great hike that can easily be done in under 1.5 hours. Great views from the top! Because you are required to get a permit to climb to the summit, it doesn't get very busy.

hiking
1 month ago

Hard! The last bit we had to stop every 30 seconds to catch our breath. Round trip took under 8 for us

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

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