Cycling El Teide National Park – Tenerife

Cycling El Teide National Park – Tenerife

Epic ride and dream of every cyclist! This route takes you through the heart of El Teide National Park, which is home to the highest peak on the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The route covers a distance of 110 kilometers and has a slope of 5-6%. The park is a great place to spot some of the island’s unique flora and fauna, and the views from the top above the clouds are breathtaking. It’s a route that all cyclists should consider, with everything that we long for: great scenery, great roads, great climbing and descending… and great refreshments 😉

Route Information

Stats  110 km  2, 709 metres

Refreshments & Where to Stay

Los Cristianos has everything that you need, with places to stay and lots of refreshment options too. On the way, there are ample small hamlets and refreshment opportunities, including at the cable car at Teide itself.

Character

You’re about to climb a classic road cycling route – prepare yourself for a long day in the saddle. However, it does then descend 😉 and the views are extraordinarily beautiful.


Route

1. Head inland towards Arona and the hills, reaching La Escalona after 16 km of  hard riding.

The next really good refreshment opportunity comes at Vilaflor, at the 21 km stage, after which the next section of the climb involves steep harpins and a beautiful rocky landscape, interspersed with greenery.

3. After climbing for 33 km the hills begin to plateau, and you’ll pass the Ethnographic Museum Juan Évora, where you may wish to rest and take a drink. From here, it’s a simple ride on the winding and rolling road to Teide.

4. On reaching the high point and Teide, visit the cafe, take pictures, rest and prepare to descend back to the coast. Take care on the descent, as tight harpins can catch you out.

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