Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

by topvar » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:00 am

I will be on vacation in Tenerife in September and plan on hiking to the top of Mount Teide. I know only 200 people per day are allowed to hike to the summit and that you must obtain a permit. My question is, do people taking the cable car to La Rambleta get preference over those who hike the entire way? Any other tips would be most welcome.

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Re: Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

by Gangolf Haub » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:25 pm

You need to get your permit before you start your hike. Nowadays you can obtain it here:
https://www.reservasparquesnacionales.e ... 2&act=%201

Once you have it and start during the requested timeframe, they will let you get to the top. If you're far out of the timeframe or don't have a permit, you won't get to the summit. Regardless of how you got there.

Bot it looks like the permits for September are already taken :-(

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Re: Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

by topvar » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:04 pm

Wow!!! Even October is fully booked. It looks like I may have to book for next year.

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Re: Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

by rgg » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:26 am

Back in 2008 there was an easy solution around the permit requirement: if you spend the night in the refuge high up on Teide, you were allowed to go to the summit early in the morning, before the cable car would start running. I don't know if that's still the case, but it shouldn't be hard to find out.

I decided to go to the Canary Islands on short notice (see Teide, here I come!), and with just one phone call I got a reservation for the refuge. And the early morning ascent comes with a great bonus: provided that the weather is good, you may experience the sunrise from the top, and the iconic shadow of Teide on the other side:

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Re: Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

by topvar » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:27 am

Thanks for the info, I will try and see what happens.

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Re: Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

by Gangolf Haub » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:05 pm

Hehe, another option is to go on a "serious" holiday. We had a permit for Jan 1st but didn't need it as the cableway was closed and no ranger to be seen. We also did a permitles attempt on Dec 31st a few years previously but were headed off.


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