Hiking Mount Teide

From Montaña Blanca to the summit (3,718 m) via the Altavista Refuge.

Sports and Fitness

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Start of the hike
This is, without doubt, the most popular and appealing trail in the National Park. Distance: 8.3 km. Duration: 5 hours
General Interest, Geography
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Stay on track
Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1258/
Geography
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Teide Eggs
The first stretch follows the Montaña Blanca track, where you will discover amazing examples of explosive volcanic activity and pumice stones.
Geography
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Montaña Blanca Fork
At this point you can take a detour to the Montaña Blanca viewpoint, adding about 15 minutes onto the hike.
Geography
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Montaña Blanca
The Montaña Blanca is 2748 metres above sea level.
Geography
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Climbing
The path becomes very steep with gradients of up to 60%.
Geography
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Refugio de Altavista
Altavista del Teide Refuge is a unique place to stay in the world. It is located in the heart of Teide National Park, at a height of 3,260m.
Business
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Mirador de La Fortaleza
A well-paved trail leads to the La Fortaleza Lookout Point, looking out over most of the northern part of the National Park and the Island.
Geography
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Cable Car Station
Located at 3,555 m, the Mount Teide Cable Car’s station is equipped with two cabins that can hold a maximum of 44 passengers and travel to the top/bottom in under 8 minutes.
Business, General Interest
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Summit
The highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic.
Geography
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