Pico Viejo

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  • Address: Teide National Park 38300, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Mountain, Family And Kids, Nature

The second highest peak in the Tenerife, the Pico Viejo is a volcanic peak with a nearby crater of almost 700 metres diameter! A geological marvel, the volcano started forming 200,000 years ago and erupted in 1798 to eject around 12 million m3 of lava for three continuous months- forming the beautiful black nostrils of the Tiede (a series of black lava cover).

Explore the terrain in its rawest form to see a spectacular view in Tenerife.

  • You can take a rented car to the ‘nose of Tiede’ of the and start mountain climbing from here.

  • You can take a bus from Santa Cruz till the base of the mountain.
  • Rented car is preferred which you can park at the parking.

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  • Pico Viejo Address: Teide National Park 38300, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Pico Viejo Timing: 24-hrs
  • Pico Viejo Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Pico Viejo(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pico Viejo: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Santa Cruz De Tenerife include Pico Viejo in their plan

  • 37.67% of people start their Pico Viejo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Pico Viejo

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pico Viejo

People normally club together Tiede National Park and Iglesia Los Gigantes (parroquia Del Espiritu Santo) while planning their visit to Pico Viejo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Absolutely lovely hike from Teide (we got up with cable car) to Pico Viejio and down. Be noted that paths are quite rough and should be crossed only with proper hiking shoes and a wind jacket. We have visited the place in end of June and wind jacket and sun hat is a must as the temperatures drop massively at 3km height. Hike itself on a slow pace took good 6 hours, so prepare enough water as well as food to last through. The views made this hike more that we could have hoped for and is clearly a highlight in Tenerife

  • Breathtaking views.

  • nice hike up to this peak

  • El hermano gemelo del Teide.

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