The Teide Mountain is the highest mountain in Spain and one of the highest mountains in Europe. It is located in Tenerife Island in the Canary Islands in front of the southern Moroccan coast.
The Teide has a height of 3,718 m above sea level and it is a huge volcanic cone with several craters. The Teide is the only active volcano in Spain but the last eruption took place in 1798.
There are many paths that allow us up to this wonderful peak but only one allows us to climb Teide Mountain from sea level. This path is called The Teidetón.
The start of this trail is located in Playa del Socorro near Puerto de la Cruz village. From this point the trail starts to gain altitude through the Orotava valley until it reaches the large open area of Las Cañadas del Teide. From this point we can see the huge volcanic cone.
Finally, the trail starts to climb between the lava falls until The Teide peak. From here, the views are wonderful: The Atlantic Ocean at our feet and on clear days we can see the neighbor island of La Palma.
In total, this route has a distance of about 30 kilometers and an ascent of about 4,000 meters: All a difficult challenge for nature and sports lovers.