Category Tenerife

The Orotava valley and Puerto de la Cruz just before dawn

Tenerife, day 3: Hiking Pico del Teide at night

The alarm clock had gone off, it was 1am and our Teide adventure had just started. For those who missed my previous posts about my trip to Tenerife, the Pico del Teide is at 3,718 m Spain’s highest mountain. It caps off a huge volcanic crater in the Parque National del Teide on the island. […]

The Pico del Teide towring over the Parador Nacional

Tenerife, day 2: We will come up with a way of climbing the Teide

When we woke up at the Parador hotel, we were still feeling really knackered after our hike from Vilaflor the day before. There were still no cancellations for permits or the Altavista hut, but a look at yesterday’s photos boosted our determination and so we started planning an unorthodox approach to climbing the Teide: a night hike.

Montana Guajara at sunset

Tenerife, day 1: From Vilaflor to Parador Nacional via Montana Guajara

Aside from being a haven of perpetual spring for British and German retirees, Tenerife also offers some great hiking, including Spain’s highest mountain – the Pico del Teide (3, 718 m). Constantin and I decided to make use of the perpetual spring to extend our hiking season well into November and do a bit of […]