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cable car to Mtn Teide

Hello

I'll be staying in Las Galletas from the 9th Jan and does anyone know about the cable car to the Mtn Teide, ie where it starts from and is it still running at this time.

Thanks for any help

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Hi coolpix

I've pasted some details for you from a website. I hope it answers all your questions.

To get to the park you obviously will need to Las Canadas by road (hire car or coach trip). A less than decent road map will show the way - just point the car uphill! Wear warm clothes...It's cold up there in January.

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This National Park, totaling some 13,570 hectares in size, was created by the volcano Teide, 3.718 meters in height, the highest mountain of Spain, the highest elevation in all the Atlantic Ocean and the third largest volcano in the world. The largest eruption was in 1492; in 1798 there was another smaller eruption and the most recent was in 1909. Teide has around 12 million cubic meters of volcanic material at its sides, those formations being popularly called the noses of Teide.

The park itself lies at around 2000 metres above sea level and in winter snow falls, gale winds blow and the roads are sometimes closed off. During the summer months this arid landscape which gives the impression of having walked into a cowboy movie, can reach temperatures above 40C.

Access to the now extinct volcano is either by foot or by cable car that will carry you almost to the very summit. From the peak, on a clear day, you are in heaven and have breathtaking views of Gran canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. This is the Canary Islands most visited tourist attraction and must not be missed.

A cable-car takes visitors up to 3.600 meters. . From there you may climb the peak by foot. The volcano's huge crater has an impressive circumference of around 80 kilometers. On clear days you have a fantastic view down to the coasts of the island and even to some of the other Canary islands across the Atlantic.

Teide is home to several rare species of plants, such as the Guanche Rose of which are known only some 50 examples in the world, the Teide Violet and lizards amongst other things.

There's also a pretty good restaurant at the site of the cable-car and another excellent restaurant for an evening meal at the parador, also located in the park.

Entering or leaving the park from the south of the island gives you impressive views of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma whilst climbing (or descending) from the north takes you through the Esperanza forests and gives you birds-eye views of Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz, La Oratava valley and views over the cloud of Gran Canaria.

There's also a pretty good restaurant at the site of the cable-car and another excellent restaurant for an evening meal at the parador, also located in the park.

The cable car gives you the opportunity to go to the top of Mount Teide. The trips in the cable car start at 0900 and finish at 1600, while the final descent is at 1700 hours, with the exception of times when the weather or strong winds make them impossible.

Currently, there are some restrictions in place in that access is not available to the highest part of the peak.

To gain access to the crater it is necessary to send, in good time, a written request to the office of the National Park, which will be valid for a specific day.

Oficina de Parque Nacional

Calle Emilio Calzadilla no 5 – 4 planta

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tel: 00 34 922 290129 / 922 290183

Fax: 00 34 922 244788

Opening times are from 0900 to 1400 Monday to Friday. You need to provide a photocopy of your identity card or passport as applicable. There is no other way that access will be granted to the crater.

The cable car station has a souvenir shop, bar and restaurant

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2. Re: cable car to Mtn Teide

Hi,

The cable is in the middle of the national parc of teide (around 40 min by car from las galletas)

You never know when the cable is open or closed, furthemore in winter, because if there is a little bit of wind ... it close ...

A good advice ... ask in advance for the free authorization to climb up to the crater, because that's quite frustrating to arrive a the top of the cable and be unable to got to the crater.

You can find information in french here (but just translate the page thanks to google) : …blogspot.com/2006/07/teide-comment-accder-a…

If you need some more info, just ask.

By the way, i saw your pixs, I think you planned to dive ?

See you

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Thanks very muck folks for the info

KTNF

Yes Im planning to dive while there, off to feed the stingrays, great fun!!

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Yes, I wish you great fun in diving ... really that's the good place here ...

Sadly more & more feeding ... after the rays, that's the turtles now :(

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