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Route to the teide

This is a must stop for all of you who are visiting Tenerife.

Since I was staying at the Costa Adeje, south of the island, I traveled from south to north along the TF-21 road in a rented car, from Vilaflor to Icod de los Vinos, crossing Las Cañadas. It is amazing to see how the landscape changes as you go up.

First you pass the forests of the Corona Forestal Natural Park, the biggest protected natural reserve of the archipelago (more than 46000 hectares).

When you pass the 2700 meters above sea level, the landscape drastically changes and the greenness is substituted by an arid landscape, almost lunar, composed by rocky formations, volcanic cones and craters.

Along the road you encounter different viewpoints that allow you to contemplate the majestic landscape that resulted from the eruptions of the Teide Volcano, which has an altitude 3,718, the highest peak of the country and named World Heritage by UNESCO.

The first three stops are: Boca de Tauce, Zapatilla de la Reina, Mirador de la Ruleta. Afterwards you reach the most famous place of Las Cañadas: Roques de García, from where you have a spectacular view of de Ucanca and where the Parador Nacional de Turismo is found.

2362 above sea level is the next stop, Tabonal Negro, a landscape formed by a sea of dark lava and obsidians. Here is the detour that takes you to the cable car that in 10 minutes travels 2.5 km and leaves you at the base of the crater.

I wasn’t able to go up because of the wind so I continued to the last viewpoint, Minas San José, the landscape I liked the most, since it is a vast extension of white color that looks like sand.

Following the TF-21, you start to go down to the northern part of the island, crossing once again the Corona Forestal. At times it looks like a sea of clouds, like cotton between the trees.

This trip is really worth it and it has impressive landscapes.
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If you are in Teide, you must go up by cable car to visit the upper part.

You go up about 3500 meters to a path that divides into two, one goes to the crater and the other one goes around it. If you want to go up to the crater you will need special written permission since it is a protected space and its access is very controlled. But the permission is free of charge.

When you up to the Teide, it is advisable to wear good sunscreen, also you should not run, since it is very high up and there is less oxygen in the air. It will tire you faster or affect people with respiratory problems.

The paths are not paved, so there are not so many visitors. It is great to walk a few kilometers and wait until you are alone. The feeling of being 3500 meters above sea level and in complete solitude is amazing. All will be silent; it’s just you, the volcanic rock and the wind.

It is a great place, and on a clear day you can even see the 7 islands of the archipelago in Canarias.

Don’t forget that it is strictly forbidden to deteriorate the surroundings, to pick up stones or to wander of the paths.
Daniel García

You can see it from all over the island

The Teide is located at the center of the island, Tenerife, and you can see it from all over the island and it is impressive, it has a ring of clouds that decorate it permanently. It is 3718 meters above sea level and it is the highest peak in Spain, so you see why it shouldn’t be missed, right?

I will focus on my own experience, instead of giving you other specifics that can be found on the internet. It is a stratovolcano, and this is exactly what makes it so different, since the landscape is completely volcanic, full of rocks and caves, of black sand, different t o the one in the beaches of Tenerife, since it is made of little black stones. There are many different landscapes that can be admired in the national park, and they are all found in the same mountain.

The Teide is a must stop if you are in Tenerife. There is nothing as beautiful, enormous and impressive. From the top you can see incredible sunrises if you climb in the early morning, but you can’t reach the peak without a special permit, which you can arrange through its official webpage, with a maximum of ten people in each form.

If you get the permit to do the trail called “Telesforo Bravo”, they schedule it for a specific time and day. The hike from the platform is about half an hour long, and they let you do it for a maximum of two hours, since usually many people want to do it. However, there are those people that risk going up at night, and after 6 hours of hiking they get as a reward to see the sunrise from the highest peak in Europe. Also, at certain times, you can see how the shadow of the Teide blocks the island of La Gomera, impressive!
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A great treasure in tenerife

This is one of Spain’s greatest treasures. The Cañadas del Teide National Park has the highest peak in the country, and one of the highest peaks in the world was named World Heritage by UNESCO. It is really impressive to see the dimensions of this volcano bathed by a sea of clouds. The route up to the volcano’s base is really impressive. As you get nearer to the volcano, you will see the red ancient rocks followed by the ones with a green and black color. Near the Parador de las Cañadas de Tenerife you have magnificent views of the volcano. To go up you have to know that there will be a change of pressure and you can get dizzy. You have an option of going up with the cable car or by foot, if you are fit to do it is a great option because you get a real vision of the mountain and landscapes. It is a must stop for those in Tenerife.
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Dclar national park in 1954, the parq...

Dclar National Park in 1954, the Parque Nacional de las Caadas del Teide volcanic crater houses a standard 48 km of girth, which srige Mount Teide, with its 3718 meters above sea level making it the highest point in all of Spain Spanish Steps. Driving up to the national park is an interesting experience; from the sunny south coast, we pass through the town of Vilaflor with its Alpine landscape. Then gradually rises above the clouds, and terrain changes completely, and suddenly becomes an incredible lunar landscape. The cable car is the best Manire from reaching the climax. Once up, after 10 minutes, to the points on the same Tenerife and La Gomera and La Palma are poustoufflantes (provided that the fog is not Introduced!). Here we are almost at the top, but the only possibility to reach the mouth of the volcano is to get the permission of pralable National Park office Orotava or via the website on which is the application for authorization. To sleep in the heart of the park, there is the beautiful Las Caadas Parador del Teide, btiment modern with all the comfort of a luxury establishment, with an impressive panoramic view of the crater of the volcano.

Déclaré parc national en 1954, le Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide abrite un énorme cratère volcanique de 48 km de circonférence, duquel s’érige le Mont Teide, avec ses 3 718 m d’altitude qui en font le point culminant de toute l'Espagne d’Espagne.

La conduite jusqu'au parc national est une expérience intéressante ; depuis la côte sud ensoleillée, on passe par la ville de Vilaflor avec son paysage alpin. Puis on monte progressivement au-dessus des nuages, et le terrain change totalement, et soudainement, devient un incroyable paysage lunaire.

Le téléphérique est la meilleure manière d’atteindre le point culminant. Une fois en haut, au bout de 10 minutes, les points de vue sur Tenerife et même les îles de La Gomera et La Palma sont époustoufflantes (à condition que le brouillard ne soit pas présent!). Ici, on est presque au sommet, mais la seule possibilité d'atteindre l'embouchure du volcan est d'obtenir la permission préalable du bureau du parc national à Orotava ou via le site Internet sur lequel se fait la demande d'autorisation.

Pour dormir en plein cœur du parc, il y a le superbe Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide
, bâtiment moderne avec tout le confort d'un établissement de luxe, avec une vue panoramique impressionnante sur le cratère du volcan.
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Teide national park is a special poin...

Teide National Park is a special point of view of the archipelago of the Canary Islands. No need to climb to the top of Teide to admire the play of light and shadow between the sea, the sky, clouds and the tops of surrounding islands which exceeds like out of nowhere. You might think by plane. The best vantage point to see the other islands is accessible from santiago del Teide (Southwest) in the direction of the descent route. We discovered the problem without Gomera and El hiero down to the south and west palma (it may appear twice when the cloud cover is elevated because of its particular importance with two feature points) Superb performance guarantees at sunset ! ...

Le parc national du teide est un point de vue extraordinaire sur l'archipel des canaries. Nul besoin de monter au sommet du teide pour admirer les jeux de lumières et d'ombres entre la mer, le ciel, les nuages et les sommets des iles avoisinantes qui en dépassent comme sortis de nul part. On pourrait se croire en avion.

Le meilleur point de vue pour voir les autres îles est la route d'accès depuis santiago del Teide (Sud ouest) dans le sens de la descente. On découvre sans problème la Goméra et El hiero en recul vers le sud et la palma vers l'ouest (elle peut paraître double lorsque la couverture nuageuse est elevée du fait de son relief particulier avec 2 sommets caractéristiques)Superbe spectacle garantit au coucher du soleil !!!...

La Caldeira résulte de l'effondrement du Teide sur lui même il y a très longtemps. A Tenerife, elle mesure 17km de diamètre et le Teide a ressurgi, culminant à plus de 2000m au dessus du fond de la caldeira.

Cet espace a été classé réserve naturel et contraste avec le reste de l'île. De nombreuses randonnées sont possibles dans cette grande cuvette minérale. Elles permettent de découvrir des paysages qui varient après chaque coulée de lave. Elle est bordée au sud par de grandes falaises et au nord par le Teide.Dépaysement garanti.Attention, on a beau être au sud, l'hiver il neige!
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The well-known national park

What can you add about a place so familiar? Las Canadas del Teide is a site that can be enjoyed from the same approach to the place. The road is impressive and you can see how it changes as you gain altitude. Arriving at the Glens, is completely different. Once there, you have the option to start a climb to Teide walk, take the cable car, or take a walk in the park, that impresses.

El archiconocido parque nacional

¿Qué se puede añadir sobre un lugar tan conocido?

Las Cañadas del Teide es un sitio que se disfruta desde el mismo acercamiento al lugar. El camino es impresionante y puedes apreciar cómo va cambiando a medida que vas ganando altura. Al llegar a las cañadas, es completamente diferente.

Una vez allí, tienes la opción de comenzar una caminata de ascenso al Teide, subir en teleférico, o dar una vuelta por el parque, que impresiona.
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A walk in the clouds

I visited the Teide several times and each time I like. Few places can take you as far away from this world as this majestic mountain, surrounded by lava fields, with extraordinary landscapes and amazing views from the different viewpoints. What recorras in the sense that it recorras, north, south, east, west, you will yield landscapes that will blow you away. It is a World Heritage Site since 2009 and recommend the climb to the top in the cable car, the highest point in Spain

Un paseo por las nubes

He visitado el Teide varias veces y cada vez me gusta más. Pocos lugares te pueden transportar tan lejos de este mundo como esta majestuosa montaña, rodeada de campos de lava, con extraordinarios paisajes y vistas increíbles desde los diferentes miradores.

Lo recorras en el sentido que lo recorras, norte, sur, este, oeste, te va a deparar unos paisajes que te dejarán boquiabierto.

Es Patrimonio de la Humanidad desde 2009 y recomiendo la subida a la cima en el teleférico, el punto más alto de España
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The third largest volcano on earth

We get a thousand pesetas ticket and appear in the Canaries, the Teide. There we expect the Finger of God (God how many fingers have spread around the world?). The Millennium Drago, the tree that also appears on the ticket, even if you do not see it as Pegaditas the finger on paper. I never had to discard old timely as little an airline thousand. To me, at best, give me a penny of 100, so that only you could see the face of the monarch. However, the bill Perez Galdos, born in this land canary also honors the park, a World Heritage Site, with its highest peak Teide as Spain and widely recited as such in geography classes of ancient EGB. Completely unaware today if all goes well. I mean teaching the Teide is still in place and with its flagship high. What is not studied, or at least I do not remember, is that it is the third largest volcano in the world, surpassed only by two of Hawaii, and that his name means Guanche hell. We are not tired of walking around the greenback, which stained green throughout the park, nearly 20 000 hectares, but we have to get out of our imagination, which the Bank of Spain is not going to do much grace this use we make of your paper ringing. So we change it and say the change is six euros. We find little. We seek nostalgia. We stayed at the Canaries, for its beauty, its people and its beaches to the volcano boiling, until pesetas our pockets again, until you want to stop.

El tercer mayor volcán de la tierra

Nos metemos en un billete de mil pesetas y aparecemos en Canarias, en el Teide. Allí nos espera el Dedo de Dios (¿cuántos dedos tiene Dios repartidos por el mundo?). El Drago Milenario, ese árbol que también aparece en el billete, no lo vemos aunque esté tan pegadito al dedo en el papel.

Nunca tuve edad oportuna para desechar como poca cosa un billete de mil. A mí, como mucho, me daban una monedita de 100, con lo que sólo se podía apreciar la cara del monarca. Sin embargo, el billete de Pérez Galdós, nacido en estas tierras canarias también homenajea al parque, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, con su Teide como pico más alto de España y ampliamente recitado como tal en clases de geografía de la antigua EGB. Desconozco por completo si hoy en día todo sigue así. Me refiero a la enseñanza, que el Teide sigue estando en su sitio y con su abanderada altura.

Lo que ya no estudié, o al menos no recuerdo, es que sea el tercer mayor volcán de la tierra, solo superado por dos de Hawaii, y que su nombre en guanche signifique infierno.

No nos cansamos de pasear por el billete verde, que verde tiñe todo el parque, de casi 20 mil hectáreas, pero hemos de salir de nuestra fantasía, que al Banco de España no le va a hacer mucha gracia este uso que hacemos de su papel timbrado.

Así que llegamos a cambiarlo y dicen que el cambio está a seis euros. Nos parece poco. Nos acogemos a la nostalgia. Nos quedamos en las Canarias, por su belleza, por su gente y por sus playas, hasta que el volcán entre en ebullición, hasta que las pesetas vuelvan a nuestros bolsillos, hasta que te deje de querer.
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We could not climb to the top

The most spectacular area of ​​the island of Tenerife. Gradually, as the road ascends to the base of the cable car, is evident like vegetation changes as the temperature drops. The landscape is becoming from the tropical foliage to the moon, with rock formations of the most spectacular. The two boilers, separated by the Roques de Garcia, sunken formations have huge dimensions. The trip in the cable car is very nice, after you hit saber to lighten your pocket, 25 € per person. But resignation is paid to enjoy a great view from the base of the crater, and we could not climb to the top because of ice persisting in some parts of the volcanic cone and the rise was forbidden.

No pudimos subir hasta la cima

La zona más espectacular de la isla de Tenerife. Paulatinamente, según se va ascendiendo por la carretera hasta la base del telesférico, se va notando como cambia la vegetación y como baja la temperatura.

El paisaje se va convirtiendo desde la fronda tropical hasta el lunar, con unas formaciones rocosas de lo más espectacular.

Las dos calderas, separadas entre sí por los Roques de García, presentan unas formaciones hundidas de unas dimensiones enormes.

El viaje en el telesférico es muy agradable, después del sablazo que te pegan para aligerar el bolsillo, 25 € por persona. Pero se paga resignadamente para poder gozar de una grandiosa vista desde la base del cráter, ya que no pudimos subir hasta la cima por causa del hielo que persistía en algunas partes del cono volcánico y el ascenso estaba prohibido.
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The ascent to a large lunar landscape

The Teide as many of you know is the highest mountain in Spain, about 3,718 meters a live volcano UNESCO declared World Heritage in 2007. To visit the Teide no need for large equipment but comfortable clothes and shoes. Shortly after entering the National Park Reserve are the first viewpoints from which you can admire the famous Volcano Islands. Worth enjoying the view from the cable car (if it can buy the ticket because there are always queues pa) and of course as long as the weather permits. The scenery visible is like a lunar landscape and a colorful rocks impossible and impressive shapes, one of which I remember is known by the name "cake" because of the variety of color and a tart herself were . To enjoy these unforgettable moments and to lengthen until the next day, right there about 150 meters is the Parador Canadas del Teide.

La ascensión a un gran paisaje lunar

El Teide como muchos de vosotros sabeis es la montaña más alta de España, de unos 3.718 metros de altitud, un volcán vivo que la UNESCO declaró Patrimonio Mundial en el año 2007.
Para visitar el Teide no hacen falta grandes equipamientos sino ropa y calzado cómodos.
Al poco de entrar en la reserva del Parque Nacional aparecen los primeros miradores desde los que se puede contemplar el célebre volcán canario.
Merece la pena disfrutar la panorámica desde el teleférico (si se consigue comprar el billete porque siempre hay unas colas que pa que) y por supuesto siempre y cuando la climatología lo permita.
El paisaje que se contempla es como un paisaje lunar y rocas imposibles de un colorido y de unas formas impresionantes, una de ellas que recuerdo se le conoce con el nombre de "tarta" debido a la variedad de colorido como de una mismisima tarta se tratara.

Para poder disfrutar de estos momentos inolvidables y poder alargarlos hasta el día siguiente, allí mismo a unos 150 metros se encuentra el Parador de Turismo Cañadas del Teide.
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Simply amazing

Simply amazing that feeling of walking on the volcanic rock and think that once were molten lava and now are simple stones under your feet. That feeling of looking at a landscape that seems from another planet and do not know if you're on Mars or on Earth itself. Sensations worth living, heartfelt ... I remember we paused in the Roques de Garcia. We looked up and there it was, that rock, "the ticket of 1000 pesetas" and fund Teide. It took days, but in the end knew his name, that gigantic boulder was called "Roque strap" a peculiar name, since even the same canaries unknown. We decided to climb the volcano cable car that exceeds 3000m over the Mulhacen, the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula. I remember the climb to the top, just a few hundred meters from its outlet. Recurdo also cold, very cold, and that it was full in July about three in the afternoon. About 6 degrees Celsius we met. In the funicular station was placed remind you that the "public Telephone highest point in Spain". Once down, with a nice temperature, I could see Pico Viejo and could see high Tajinastes.

Sencillamente increible

Esa sensación de caminar sobre las rocas volcánicas y pensar que en su día fueron lava ardiente y que ahora son simples piedras bajo tus pies.

Esa sensación de contemplar un paisaje que parece de otro planeta y no saber si estás en Marte o en la propia Tierra.

Sensaciones que merecen ser vividas, sentidas...

Recuerdo que hicimos una pausa en los roques de García. Alzamos la vista y allí estaba, aquella roca, "la del billete de 1000 pesetas" y al fondo el Teide. Me costó días, pero al final conocí su nombre, ese gigantesco pedrusco recibía el nombre de "Roque Cinchado", un nombre algo peculiar, puesto que incluso los mismos canarios desconocían.

Decidimos subir en telesférico al volcán, que con más de 3000m supera al Mulhacén, la montaña más alta de la península Ibérica. Recuerdo la subida a la cima, a solo unos escasos cientos de metros de su mayor punto. También recurdo frío, mucho frío, y eso que era pleno Julio cerca de las tres de la tarde. A unos 6 grados centígrados nos encontrabamos. En la estación del funicular recuerdo también que estaba colocado el "Telefóno público a mayor altitud de España".

Una vez abajo, con una temperatura más agradable, pude divisar Pico Viejo, así como pude ver altos Tajinastes.
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Walk among washes

Spectacular walk through the Teide National Park, accessed by Vilaflor (TF 21), with the cable car ascent to 3,700 m in height, from where there are several islands, if the day is clear. Tour of two of the four routes that do not require authorization, as required by the other two enabled the boiler up to 200 meters above (no charge), with a steep slope. Return to La Orotava through the TF 21, which runs much of the park, with scenery that seem taken from another planet, by appearance and colorful desert until arrival at the forest that are slowly appearing in northern the island. Very recommended to wake up a bit, trying to take the cable car before 10 am. Have a minimum of sneakers or hiking trails and warm clothes (parka or polar).

Paseo entre lava

Espectacular paseo por el Parque Nacional del Teide, accediendo por Vilaflor (TF 21), con subida en el teleférico hasta 3.700 m de altura, desde donde se divisan varias islas, si el día está despejado.
Recorrido por dos de las cuatro rutas que no necesitan autorización, como requieren las otras dos habilitadas para subir hasta la caldera a 200 m mas arriba (sin coste), con una acusada pendiente.
Regreso por La Orotava a través de la carretera TF 21, que recorre gran parte del parque, con paisaje que parecen sacados de otro planeta, por su aspecto desértico y colorista hasta la llegada a los bosque que poco a poco van apareciendo en el norte de la isla.
Muy recomendable madrugar un poco, procurando coger el teleférico antes de la 10 de la mañana. Llevar como minimo zapatillas deportivas de senderismo o trekking y una prenda de abrigo (anorak o polar).
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Unique stamp

Las Cañadas Departing from Puerto de la Cruz, through Orotova, arrived at the Gran Caldera de Las Cañadas, where you can admire the most surprising and majestic volcanic geological formation and existing on earth. Las Cañadas Caldera form a large surrounding the Teide, and whose circumference exceeds 75 km, with a diameter of 15 km Product gotten several volcanic eruptions through history. Las Cañadas form a veritable museum basaltic geological materials, which highlights the trachyte, the phonolite, especially obsidian, whose black, deep and brilliant contrast to the blue, green, yellow ocher and other minerals. The Teide rises amid the Canadas with their unique stamp and it reaches its peak height of 3717 meters. The last major eruption took place in 1798 in Pico Viejo, which lasted three months and fifteen days had lower early twentieth century (1909) and lasted for five days only.

Estampa única


Saliendo desde Puerto de la Cruz, pasando por la Orotova, llegamos a la Gran Caldera de Las Cañadas, donde se podrá admirar las más sorprendente y majestuosa formación geológica y volcánica existente sobre la tierra.

Las Cañadas forman una Gran Caldera que rodea el Teide, y cuya circunferencia supera los 75 Km., siendo su diámetro de 15 Km. Producto de varias erupciones volcánicas habidas a través de la historia. Las Cañadas forman un verdadero museo geológico de materiales basálticos, donde destaca la traquita, la fonolita, y en especial la obsidiana, cuyo negro, profundo y brillante contraste con el azul, verde, amarillo y ocre de otros minerales.

El Teide se levanta en medio de Las Cañadas con su estampa única y su pico que alcanza la altura de 3.717 metros. La última gran erupción tuvo lugar en 1798 en El Pico Viejo, cuya duración fue de tres meses y quince días; una menor tuvo a principios del siglo XX (1909) y duró por espacio de cinco días solamente.
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Watch the sunrise is highly recommended

As stated fillito, is a must, and will not leave indifferent. Personally what I like is its enormous size, kilometers of lava from a black or ocher earth move you to a barren desert landscape. It's a nice experience to visit the park by car (convertible if possible), crossing the park for its few roads (but in good condition) that seem fine arteries from the top of Teide. They are long straight lines in any sunny day incite body relaxation. There are many places to stop, take pictures and watch flowers and bushes. Apart from the Teide Violet (I only had the luck to see one time) is also present the Tajinaste Red and Blue, both biennial plants about 3 meters maximum growth and flowering time that are covered with red and blue respectively. Among the photos you can see several Tajinastes, although prior to flowering. If you're passionate about astronomy, almost any night of the year will be a spectacle for your eyes. Without binoculars or telescopes can enjoy heaven. More specifically, it was followed by several "astronomical events" per year that are exceptionally attractive, like the Leonids, a meteor shower to light up and outlined in harmony with the great Teide at his side. To climb the Teide can do in two ways, by cable car or on foot paying paying € 11 a massage at the end (it also self-massage). We may also combine both cable car up and walk down, or vice versa. Personally I think it's more interesting (at least more motivating and challenging) then walk up and down with the cable car. The two ways are held up by Teide different sides, so that it is also different views of the surrounding landscape. From the cable car will see the east-south-west, and went up to see much of foot stretch east-north too. It takes quite up and walk the 8 kilometers far the tour, at least 4hours discounting some stops and breaks. To download takes less obviously. The tour is not homogeneous: The beginning is quite quieter than the second half. And it's hard because the slope is greater, but also because we climbed 800 meters in 4 kilometers! The ascent of Mount Teide can be done during the day or combining day and tomorrow (which is required to make a reservation at the Altavista Refuge). The option to upload for the day, spend the night at the shelter and get up early to complete the peak to see the sunrise is highly recommended, with a unique opportunity to observe up to four islands at once. Note that today in any case allows access to the interior of the crater.

Ver el amanecer es altamente recomendable

Como bien dice fillito, es visita obligada, y no dejará indiferente al visitante. Personalmente lo que me gusta es su enorme extensión, kilómetros de lava petrificada de un color negro o tierra de colores ocres que te trasladan a un paisaje árido y desierto. Es una experiencia agradable visitar el parque en coche (descapotable si puede ser), atravesando el parque por su pocas carreteras (pero en buen estado) que parecen finas arterias desde lo alto del Teide. Son largas líneas rectas que en cualquier día soleado incitan a la relajación del cuerpo. Hay muchos puntos para pararse, sacar fotos y observar flores y arbustos. Aparte de la Violeta del Teide (que solo tuve la suerte de ver una sola vez) también está muy presente el Tajinaste Rojo y Azul, ambos plantas bianuales de unos 3 metros máximos de crecimiento y que en época de floración se recubren de colores rojos y azules respectivamente. Entre las fotos se pueden ver varios Tajinastes, aunque previos a la floración.

Si eres un apasionado de la astronomía, casi cualquier noche del año será un espectáculo para tus ojos. SIn prismáticos ni telescopios se puede disfrutar del cielo. Más concretamente, se suceden varios "eventos astronómicos" anuales que son excepcionalmente atractivos, como las Leónidas, una lluvia de meteoritos que se iluminan y perfilan en armonía con el gran Teide a su lado.

Para subir al Teide podemos hacerlo de dos formas distintas, en teleférico pagando 11€ o a pie pagando una sesión de masajes al final (también vale el auto masaje). También podremos combinar ambos, subiendo en teleférico y bajando a pie, o a la inversa. Personalmente creo que es más interesante (al menos más motivador e desafiante) subir caminando y bajar luego con el teleférico.
Las dos formas de subir se llevan a cabo por lados diferentes del Teide, por lo que se tiene también vistas distintas del paisaje de alrededor. Desde el teleférico veremos la parte este-sur-oeste, y cuando subimos a pie vemos gran parte del tramo este-norte también. Se tarda bastante para subir y recorrer los 8 kilómetros que dista el recorrido; mínimo unas 4horas descontando paradas y descansos. Para bajar se tarda menos obviamente. El recorrido no es nada homogéneo: El comienzo es bastante más tranquilo que la segunda mitad. Y es más duro porque la pendiente es mayor, pero también ¡¡porque subimos unos 800 metros en solo 4 kilómetros!! El ascenso al Teide puede hacerse durante el día o combinando día y mañana (para lo cual se requiere hacer una reserva en el Refugio de Altavista). La opción de subir por el día, quedarse a dormir en el refugio y levantarse temprano para culminar el pico y ver el amanecer es altamente recomendable, siendo una oportunidad única para observar hasta 4 islas a la vez. Tener en cuenta que hoy en día en ningún caso se permite el acceso al interior del cráter.
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Information about Las Cañadas del Teide National Park

Las Cañadas del Teide National Park Phone Number
+34 922 922 371
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