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Teide via Refugio de Altavista

Teide National Park

Teide via Refugio de Altavista is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near La Orotava, Tenerife, Spain that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching.

Distance: 11.8 miles Elevation Gain: 4,576 feet Route Type: Point to Point


bird watching


wild flowers


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historic site

A free permit is required to summit Teide.

26 days ago

This was an absolute highlight of our trip. I recommend you make a reservation at the refugio altavista so you can hike up early and see the sunrise at the top of teide! You can either take the cable car up the night before and hike to the refugio OR you can hike up via the montaña blanca route. I recommend the cable car. Then at 4:30 AM, everyone wakes up at the refuge and walks up to the top to see the sunrise together - it’s incredible. From there you can either hike back down or take the cable car.

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1 month ago

Super itinéraire pour découvrir les 2 versants du Teide. la descente par le Pico del Viejo qui est vraiment magnifique