Mount Teide – The Highest Point in Spain
One of the main attractions for holidays in Tenerife is the majestic Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain and on the island.
At its highest point, Mount Teide has an elevation of 12,198 feet (3,718 metres) and can be seen from most parts of the island.
This is a September View of Mount Teide During the Winter Months the Snow Covered Mountain can be seen from all parts of the Island while the Temperatures are warm at the Lower Altitudes
On Holidays in Tenerife – Explore the Volcanic Mount Teide and Volcanic Tunnels on the Island
This volcano is the third largest on the planet and the area surrounding it has been declared a national park and a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
What makes Mount Teide so unique is the location in the center of Tenerife Canary Islands, the substantial size of the mountain, its looming silhouette and its snowy landscape stunning personality.
While on your Tenerife holidays, find some of the largest volcanic tubes – lava tunnels in the world and the largest lava tube in Europe is located in the northern town of Icod de los Vinos.
A View of the Cable Car Lift with the Volcanic Valley Below on Tenerife’s Mount Teide
Getting to Mount Teide on Your Holidays in Tenerife
There are four scenic roads that lead to the national park, and at the base of the mountain is the visitor centre.
You will be pleased to know that if you are not inclined to plan for an auto rental, the hotels and resorts will guide you in selecting a bus tour to Mount Teide. It’s that easy.
The Telerifico to Mount Teide on Tenerife Canary Islands
What to Wear When Visiting Mount Teide
Since the weather up the mountain can be unpredictable, do bring a warm jacket along on your holidays in Tenerife, long trousers, hiking boots, or running shoes, and whatever else you may need depending on the season you visit.
Make Sure to Include a Ride up to Mount Teide on Your Island Vacations to Tenerife
My visit was in September so I did not need hat and gloves, but it was very cool in comparison to the hot temperatures down by the beach.
Also bring snacks and water as access to food may be sparse on the first part of your journey up the mountain.
A Spectacular View of the Lunar Landscape of Mount Teide on Tenerife
While you are ascending the roads up to Mount Teide, you will eventually pass through a number of exquisite towns with unique restaurants and one should take the time to stop and enjoy these charming hamlets and the breath-taking views.
Holidays in Tenerife – Visit The Peak of Mount Teide
After an adventurous drive to the volcanic mountain centre on your island vacations, if you do nothing else in this national park, you must take the thrilling ride in the Teleferico (cable car) up to just below the peak.
It’s Not Everyday I Get to Walk on Lava Rock. Plan a Day Trip to Mount Teide on Your Tenerife Canary Island Vacations
You will feel like you are on top of the world. This 8 minute ride whisks you up to exhilarating views, and on a sunny day, you will be able to see across the entire Canary Islands archipelago.
Take a Stroll to the Roques de Garcia behind me on Mount Teide
On an overcast day, you will only see a sea of clouds. Try to plan your trip on a sunny day.
These are not your typical mountain top views. They are mind-boggling lunar volcanic views. After you have arrived with the Teleferico, there are many walking paths you can take.
Panoramic Views of the Atlantic Ocean from Mount Teide onTenerife Canary Islands
The main paths are:
- Mirador de la Fortaleza
- Mirador de Pico Viejo
There are many other spectacular hikes to enjoy, but the best and most exciting walking path is:
- Oficina del Pargue Nacional del Teide.
One of the Walking Paths on Mount Teide on Tenerife Canary Islands
This walking path is generally only allowed for scientists to go to the peak of Mount Teide at 3,718 metres and if you want to hike to the very top, you will need to get a permit, which allows you to the top of the peak.
The Visitor Center at Mount Teide in Tenerife
If you are visiting the mountain for a day trip, then you will have to apply for a permit in advance to reach the summit.
However, if you plan to stay overnight at the lodge known as Altavista Refuge located at 3,270 metres on the mountain, you will not have to apply for the permit.
The Stunning Views of Lava Rock as You Drive To and From Mount Teide Tenerife are Sure to Leave You with Memories You Will Not Forget
The cost of lodging is reasonable and to have spent an evening so high up in the world would be memorable to say the least.
Either option is well worth considering and guaranteed to be an exciting adventure on Mount Teide.
Views of Lava and Craters on Mount Teide – Tenerife Canary Islands
Here are Some Useful Sites to Help Make Your Journey to Mount Teide an Enjoyable Experience:
Tenerife Science Observatories near Mount Teide
Some of the most sophisticated of Europe’s astronomical telescopes are located in Tenerife.
The Observatorio Astrofisico de Izana, not accessible to the public and the lesser known of the Canary Islands’ astrophysical research centres is dedicated to solar research.
Experience the Unique Landscapes and Scenic Views from Mount Teide in Tenerife
There is an observatory in the Mount Teide region that can be included in your travel plans.
The drive up to the mountain to the Teleferico is exhilarating and the views of the charming villages, vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, and the change in flora are stunning.
There are many “Aha moments” as you arrive and see what Mount Teide and Tenerife are all about.
This Photo Captures one of the Many Residential Privately Owned Reservoirs on Tenerife as a Method of Collecting Water for Irrigation on the Southern Arid part of this Beautiful Island
The “wow factor” is worth getting up early in the morning on your holidays in Tenerife and setting out on the journey to discover the beauty and intrigue of the peak of this island, vistas and ocean views.
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