The El Teide is situated in Canarias (Canary Islands)
Starting from Acantilado de los Gigantes,
the El Teide ascent is 51.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 2257 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4.4 %.
Stories, information and comments from El Teide climbers
Story by Jeen Smit from Oosterwolde, The Netherlands, submitted on 10/05/2015
Long but not to steep climb. Close to the crater wall the road is terrible, descending is quit scary. Very little traffic compared with other parts of Tenerife. Nice views at the ocean and the other Canarian islands. Be careful descending the first 25 km !
Very few opportunities to get drinks or water so take enough with you.
My personal climb rating:
Story by Hedley Thorne from , United Kingdom, submitted on 05/03/2015
Long, long, long climb- never steep (about 6% most of the way) but very exposed. Slower cyclists will take 5+ hours. Wear suncream for God''s sake. There are two cafes at just over 1,000m altitude and then nothing until Parador café at 2,100m. Views breathtaking - make this very worthwhile, but don''t descent this way due to road surface- descend via Villaflor. Not a climb for the unfit.