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PNT 10 Telesforo Bravo

PNT-10

Parque Nacional del Teide

Difficulty: Medium

Description

This restricted trail, which you can only do with prior authorisation, will take you from La Rambleta to the summit of Mount Teide. 

Although it is short and well-maintained, the steepness of this trail makes it very challenging. It has gradients of up to 60% and starts at an altitude of 3,550 m above sea level. We therefore recommend that you proceed slowly and stop frequently, whenever you need to. 

Once at the top, if there are not too many clouds, your efforts will be rewarded by magnificent panoramic views of Tenerife and other Canary Islands. 

The trail is dedicated to Telesforo Bravo, a distinguished Canarian geologist considered by many to be the father of volcanology in the Canary Islands. 

Near the crater you will see fumaroles that are a reminder that the volcano is still alive. And, although it may seem surprising, this place is also home to animal and plant species that have adapted to its unique ecological conditions. 

For example, around the fumaroles you can find the very rare Teide edelweiss (Laphangium teydeum), an endemic plant that has adapted to the humidity and heat. You may also spot some animals that feed on the small invertebrates, dead or alive, carried across the summit by the wind.

Tips

  • Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves.  
  • Pay special attention when crossing or walking along trails used by bicycles, horses or motor vehicles and when walking in ravines with water courses.
  • Avoid direct encounters with potentially dangerous animals, such as livestock, beehives, and dogs. 
  • Proceed with caution and watch for obstacles, loose rocks, uneven terrain or steep slopes to avoid accidents and falls. 
  • Check out our guide to hiking in Tenerife and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.
Recommendations and tips

Permits

All visitors are required to obtain prior authorisation for this trail.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Linear

0,66 km

0 h 55 m

182,54 m

11,49 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:182,54 m

  • Altitude loss:11,49 m

  • Maximum altitude:3.714,50 m

  • Minimum altitude:3.542,42 m

Signage

Route code

PNT-10

Signposts and waymarkers with the code of the trail on dark green panels.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:3.714,50 m

  • Minimum altitude:3.542,42 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

La Rambleta.

La Rambleta only accessible via the Teide cable car or on foot from Montaña Blanca, Los Roques de García or Las Narices del Teide. 

La Rambleta only accessible via the Teide cable car or on foot from Montaña Blanca, Los Roques de García or Las Narices del Teide. 

How to get to route end point

Pico del Teide.

Pico del Teide only accessible on foot with prior authorisation

Pico del Teide only accessible on foot with prior authorisation

Municipalities passed through

  • La Orotava

Weather

Today, monday, in La Orotava


Clouds
Wind

1 km/h

Temperature

29ºC Maximum

21ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

31ºC Maximum

22ºC Minimum

wednesday

33ºC Maximum

26ºC Minimum

thursday

33ºC Maximum

28ºC Minimum

Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.

Rock

Pico Teide

Pico Teide is the highest point in Spain, and can only be climbed with prior authorisation, as...