How to reach Altaviste Refuge

The starting points of the two routes to Altavista del Teide Refuge are very well connected by road, with different points of access across the island, wherever you are.

From the North of the Island

  • Via the TF-21 highway, which connects La Orotava with Portillo de la Villa, crossing right through Teide National Park. Access via Montaña Blanca (Foot Trail no. 7) is at km. 40.7 and Teide Cable Car is at Km. 43 (the Cable Car has a free car park).
  • Via the TF-23 highway, from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects to the TF-21.
  • Bus 348, Puerto de La Cruz – Las Cañadas del Teide (www.titsa.com). Bus times: Depart Puerto de la Cruz at 9:15 hours, stopping at La Orotava, Montaña Blanca at km. 40.7 and Teide Cable Car at Km. 43, and return from the Teide Cable Car bus stop at 16:00 hours, along the following route: Cable Car-Montaña Blanca-La Orotava-Puerto de la Cruz.Puerto de la Cruz.

From the South of the Island

  • Via the TF-21 highway, from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, along the tourist zone road beside Las Américas beach and Los Cristianos. Access via Montaña Blanca (Foot Trail no. 7) is at km. 40.7 and Teide Cable Car is at Km. 43 (the Cable Car has a free car park).
  • Bus 342, Playa de Las Américas - Las Cañadas del Teide (www.titsa.com). Bus times: Depart Las Américas beach at 9:15 hours, stopping at Los Cristianos (9:30h), Teide Cable Car and Montaña Blanca (to walk up to Altavista Refuge) and return from El Teide at 15:30 hours, passing through El Portillo-Montaña Blanca-Los Cristianos-las Américas beach.

From the vicinities of Santa Cruz and La Laguna

  • Via the TF-24 highway, from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (la Esperanza Road), which connects to the TF-21, leading to the access via Montaña Blanca (Foot Trail no. 7) at km. 40.7 and Teide Cable Car at Km. 43 (the Cable Car has a free car park).

Distances:

  • Santa Cruz: 64 Km
  • La Laguna: 55 Km
  • Puerto de la Cruz: 45 Km
  • Los Gigantes: 52 Km
  • Los Cristianos: 47 Km
  • El Médano: 52 Km
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