All the things you can see once you have reached Mount Teide in the cable car
We have produced this article to shed light on all the things you can see once you have reached the top of Mount Teide in the cable car.
Once you have used your Online Ticket to go up Mount Teide in the cable car, three incredible trails await you.
The trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint
The trail to Pico Viejo (No. 12) goes towards the western side of the summit of Mount Teide.
By taking this route, you will be fortunate enough to see the Chahorra Mountain Crater, which is also known as the Pico Viejo Volcano.
The Pico Viejo Crater is one of the most impressive sights in the Canary Islands with a diameter of 800 m and a height of 3,104 m above sea level.
Did you know that the last eruption in this region was in 1798?
From the trail, you will be able to see, in the distance, some of the lava that spilled out for three months forming lava rivers. The lava erupted through craters known as “Las Narices del Teide” or “Teide’s Nostrils”, which are situated in the western foothills of Pico Viejo.
We highly recommend a visit to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, which boasts truly spectacular views of western and southern Tenerife.
Wow! Watching the sun go down from the Pico Viejo viewpoint is a truly unforgettable experience. Discover why you cannot leave Tenerife without having watched the picturesque sunset from this viewpoint.
The trail to the viewpoint of La Fortaleza
This is without a doubt an impressive walk up to the summit of Mount Teide.
The trail to the viewpoint of La Fortaleza (No. 11) runs, literally, through various winding, 16-metre wide lava canals and sheer drops!
We recommend the walk to La Fortaleza to those who want to see the eastern side of Tenerife and the part of the Las Cañadas Caldera with the lowest wall.
Did you know that La Fortaleza (meaning fortress in Spanish) was named after Las Cañadas Caldera’s last stretch of wall? This wall was formed by a unique flow of ochre-coloured phonolitic lava and has the appearance and size that pays tribute to the name of this incredible route.
You will be left speechless when you see how you can lose all sense of proportion during this walk. Focus on the size of the hikers who are enjoying the route of La Fortaleza and find out for yourself.
Telesforo Bravo or the trail to the Peak of Teide
The trail to the summit of Mount Teide is undoubtedly one of the most in demand by those who make the most of their stay in Tenerife by reaching the highest peak in Spain (and also the third highest volcano in the world, measured from its base on the ocean floor).
It is the only walk that starts at the Teide Cable Car’s upper station and requires a special pass, which can be booked online through Teide National Park’s reservation page for free.
Only 200 passes are available per day, therefore, if you do not want to miss out on seeing Teide’s most recently erupted crater, then make sure you reserve your pass well in advance, especially during the summer.
If you have already booked your flights to Tenerife and are unable to reserve a pass but you wouldn’t leave the island without having reached its summit, book onto one of our hiking activities, as some tours include this pass.
P.S.: Please remember that this article is just a summary. In the next few weeks, we will reveal more of our impressive walks and views from the upper station of the Teide Cable Car. Stay tuned!