VISIT MOUNT TEIDE BY CAR – A COMPLETE GUIDE TO MOUNT TEIDE

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MOUNT TEIDE, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE

With its three-million-year-old lava flows, volcanic cones, strata, and ancient rocks, this may look like a scene from another world, but in fact Mount Teide is located in the centre of Tenerife, its lava-strewn landscape stretching across the vast caldera of Las Cañadas.

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WHERE IS MOUNT TEIDE?

Teide National Park is located in the centre of Tenerife, at an average altitude of 2,000 metres. It receives, on average, 3.5 million visitors per year. It is, therefore, the most visited national park in Spain and Europe. In it, is Spain’s highest summit—the Teide peak—which is 3,718 metres high.

Due to its volcanic and biological uniqueness, it was declared National Park in 1954, and it was given World Heritage Site status in 2007. In 2014, it became the first World Heritage Site to be designated as a ‘Starlight Destination’ owing to the quality of its sky for astronomical observation. Here, you can find the Teide Cable Car facilities, the Altavista Refuge and the Teide Observatory, which is the largest solar observatory in the world.

7 REASONS TO VISIT MT TEIDE

VISIT MOUNT TEIDE – SELECT YOUR ROUTE ON THE MAP

Given its excellent location, visiting Mount Teide by car is very easy. It is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island.

Since in Tenerife, all roads lead to the volcano, Teide Guide is your guide for visiting Mount Teide by car.

Tenerife, an island of short distances and contrasts.

Visiting Tenerife has many advantages. You can spend a day lying on the beach and relaxing under the warm rays of the sun while staring at the omnipresent peak of Mount Teide. Sea and mountains in a single view. Isn’t it amazing?

Another great advantage of Tenerife is that the distances are short. In fact, the distance to Teide from the main points of the island ranges between 45 and 64 km, which means that to visit Mount Teide you can go up using one road whose main access is near the area where you are staying, and to go back you can use another road, allowing you to enjoy completely different landscapes, and return to the starting point on the same day.

The island is full of contrasts. The roads leading to Teide are not an exception. We provide the Teide Guide and you choose the route for visiting Mount Teide by car! You won’t want to stick to one single road.

Given its excellent location, getting to Mount Teide is very easy. It is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island.

Because in Tenerife, all roads lead to the volcano.

Tenerife, an island of short distances and contrasts

Visiting Tenerife has many advantages. You can spend a day lying on the beach and relaxing under the warm rays of the sun while staring at the omnipresent peak of Mount Teide. Sea and mountains in a single view. Isn’t it amazing?

Another great advantage of Tenerife is that the distances are short. In fact, the distance to Teide from the main points of the island ranges between 45 and 64 km, which means that to go up you can use one road whose main access is near the area where you are staying, and to go back you can use another road, allowing you to enjoy completely different landscapes, and return to the starting point on the same day.

The island is full of contrasts and the roads leading to Teide are not an exception.

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TEIDELOVER

A true Teide lover knows that they are visiting a natural protected setting and therefore, will collaborate in sustaining the National Park.
If you go up by car, access the park after 1 pm.
If you can, go up with a private excursion or by public bus.
Help to keep the National Park clean.
Use the litter bins. Do not throw away cigarette ends or rubbish.
Do not stray from the marked paths; you will be helping prevent damage to the environment.
Do not take stones as a souvenir of the National Park. Do not contribute to the ecological damage of this World Heritage Site.
Enjoy the native flora and fauna of this geological treasure and help them stay unique. Respect them.