The El Teide is situated in Canarias (Canary Islands)
Starting from Los Cristianos,
the El Teide ascent is 45 km long. Over this distance, you climb 2356 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.2 %.
Stories, information and comments from El Teide climbers
Story by mistermaumau from , France, submitted on 26/09/2011
I did this one about 15 years ago alone on New Year''s Eve with no training, it''s tough but as there are constant changes in gradient you always get a chance to recover before the next tough part. At the time the steepest part around 1600m altitude had a really terrible road surface and it angered me so much I actually got off and walked 500m. Don''t be fooled by the general gradient, the downhill part as you enter the volcano is included for the calculation. You cannot ride all the way to the top but you can walk/crawl it, the views are amazing.