Visiting a country’s tallest mountain is usually a tough task. Hiking to the top of a big peak might be a challenge if you aren’t in great physical condition, making these important points inaccessible for lots of normal people.
Spain’s highest point, however, is different.
Mt. Teide, the tallest mountain in Spain, is located on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The peak is situated at 12,198 feet above sea level, making Tenerife the tenth-highest island in the world. While that might seem difficult to reach, Teide has a cable car that makes this imposing mountain accessible for everyone.
The Teide Cable Car was inaugurated in 1971 with two stations. One begins the route and is located at the base of the mountain at an elevation of 7,730 feet and the next one is located near the top of the mountain at 11,663 feet. In only eight minutes, the cable car rises almost 4,000 feet vertically.
From the top station, it is only a few hundred more feet vertically to reach the top, a walk that can be done in about 15 to 20 minutes. From here, spectacular views of the island of Tenerife as well as the Atlantic Ocean are available. It’s definitely an unforgettable sight.
So, ride on this unique cable car the next time you find yourself on vacation in Tenerife!