Pico del Inglés (San Andrés)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Andrés 965m 960m 22.8 km 4.2% 559 *****






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Climb Description

The climb to Pico del Inglés from San Andrés is one of the most scenic rides in all of Spain. Leaving the picturesque Teresitas beach behind, the road immediately heads into the stunning Anaga Natural Park.

The quiet road winds up through beatuiful natural scenery, which almost has the feel of a tropical rainforest. The green backdrop in the Natural Park is very different to the volcanic landscapes of much of the island, and provides an impressive contrast. It is a real shame that most cyclists to Tenerife do not make it to this part of the island.

Most of the ascent is open, although you do enter thicker forest in the last few kilometres, before emerging again at the Mirador (viewpoint) that marks the top of the climb. There is not enough that we can say about this climb, we just highly recommend that you ride it if you visit Tenerife!


Pico del Inglés -  Tenerife Cycling Climb

There are stunning views throughout the climb from this side





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout the climb.

The first couple of kilometres as you leave San Andrés can have some traffic, though it is not especially busy. Once you enter the Anaga Natural Park it is generally not very busy at all. On weekends it is more busy, as some locals from Santa Cruz and La Laguna drive into the mountains, but it is still absolutely fine for riding.




Alternative Routes

It is also possible to climb to Pico del Inglés from La Laguna; this is a pleasant climb, but not as spectacular as the route from San Andrés.





Nearby Climbs


El Teide - Santa Cruz

El Teide - Puerto de la Cruz

Taganana

Mirador de la Cumbre






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Pico del Inglés is one of the highlights of our Best of Tenerife cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this tour and other similar holidays that we are currently running in Spain.




Mount Teide
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR