Pico del Teide (3718 m)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DosHermanas
N 28° 16.362 W 016° 38.542
28R E 338914 N 3128505
Quick Description: Pico del Teide, highest point Tenerife Spain (3718 m)
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 8/14/2011 8:28:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMC9YQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 48

Long Description:
Pico del Teide is the highest point on the island Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. It's also the highest mountain in Spain. It forms the main attraction of the Parque Nacional del Teide. It is situated in the centre of the island and reaches 3718 meters. From the top you have magnificent views at the Cañadas crater and the rest of the island. When the weather is good, you can see most of the other islands of the archipelago.

To get to the summit takes a strenuous hike. To climb all the way up (1400 m altitude difference, about 4-6 hours hike), start at the base of Montaña Blanca (28° 15.568'N 16° 36.198'W, limited parking space). For an "easy" visit, take the Teleférico del Teide to La Rambleta. From there the final climb takes about 20 minutes. To climb the summit you need a free permit that can be obtained at the office in Santa Cruz or online.
State/Province/County/Territory etc.: Spain

Elevation: 3718

Elevation Measurement: Meters

Access: Hiking Trail/Foot Path

Fee: No

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

Related URL (If available): Not listed

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