No visit to the Canary Islands would be complete without visiting the Mount Teide volcano, Spain’s highest mountain. If measured from the ocean floor, its height of 7,500 m (24,600 ft) makes Teide the third-highest volcano in the world
This imposing volcano is the reason for the island’s existence and casts a huge shadow over the entire island. But those who visit Mount Teide will be rewarded with incredible views from the summit!
Given the number of tourists who come to Tenerife every year, it’s no surprise that Mount Teide National Park is the most visited national park in Spain and also in all of Europe. Millions of visitors come for this astonishing, almost extra-terrestrial landscape, with an ancient culture and a wealth of history. A totally unique corner of the planet, which is famous the world over. An extraordinary setting within a National Park that has been declared a World Heritage Site
Tenerife and the rest of the Canaries are known for nice warm weather all year round. That’s true if you’re on the ground. But what not a lot of people know is that Mount Teide is part of a small list of places in the world that has tropical weather but also gets snowfalls. When you start hiking, you won’t feel the change in temperature yet. But as you get to the upper station, be ready because the temperature will drastically drop! So even though it’s nice and warm down at the El Teide National Park, be sure to take some warm clothes to the hike!
You can get up to 2500ish meter and there you can jump into a cable car that takes you almost till the top of Europe’s second tallest mountain. If you have never experienced how it feels being at 3500 meters, you have to try it. Everything is super spectacular and you can feel the lack of oxygen as well a bit which is a nice experiment.