El Teide - Tenerife
Mount Teide ( Tenerife , Canary Islands ) is but above all was one of the most important heights in the world. From In fact, during the period of European expansion, this mountain represented a point of reference for all a reference point for all navigators moving southwards. south. At that time, Teide was considered the highest mountain in the world. Even if today we know that this is not so, its cultural and scenic values do not fail.
This volcano ranks third in the world by height and volume, but this is only because during the formation of the volcano-source wall it gave way, giving life to the " Caldera de Las Cañadas" . If it had not happened, the volcanic edifice would have been much more impressive!
Given its height, Teide's activity has been very bland over the last 20,000 years. 20,000 years; instead, the lower peaks produced most of the eruptions during this period. most eruptions during this period.
The legend of the Tenerife volcano
This explanation, however, has no comparison with that of the natives of Tenerife, a story of demons, the underworld and the
natives of Tenerife, a story of demons, the underworld and the most
It is said that Guayota , evil demon, dressed in the volcano, which is called Echeyde or hell. Guayota would have kidnapped the god Magec , god of the sun and light.
For this, he would have been confined in the underworld by Achaman , a supreme god begged by the population of the island to recover the sun.
And so it was that he "closed down" the activity of the Teide, it is said that the clearest ring of The lighter stone ring you see at the top is said to be just the top placed by Achaman. by Achamán.
But why read about it when you can go and live this experience live with excursions in Tenerife At our hostels Nest they are often organised!
Trekking Tenerife: climbing the Teide
The upper part of Teide offers a truly priceless panorama. There is talk of a climb of 3718 metres, but it is worth it.
The more adventurous can go to Montaña Blanca and try the whole the whole 6-hour hike, or you can take the funicular up to near the top and then choose the the top and then choose the route that best suits your own experience. own experience.
At the top station of the funicular, there are three options:
- Itinerary up to the crater of Teide
For those who want to reach the top at all costs! From the top you can see the other islands of the archipelago and a breathtaking view.
To avoid overcrowding, it is necessary to obtain a special permit - it is not particularly difficult, but you have to be lucky to find availability.
The permit may also be required online.
- Fortaleza's Belvedere Route
allows you to reach an important observatory to observe the north of the island.
From here you can see all the beauty of nature!
- Itinerary of Belvedere "Pico Viejo"
This viewpoint allows us to appreciate the south of the island, but above all to see in all its beauty Caldera de Las Cañadas del Teide.
You can also see other volcanic craters such as Pico Viejo and Los Mellizos.
Before setting off, it is important that you equip yourself properly.
Make sure you wear good walking shoes, trekking poles, plenty of water and heavy clothing,
plenty of water and heavy clothing.
Especially if you're going all the way up the mountain, the temperature difference between the base and the top can be impressive!
Get your backpack ready, a guide in the hostels of Nest is already waiting for you!