Teno Alto (El Palmar)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
El Palmar 861m 334m 3.9 km 8.6% 542 ***






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Climb Description

The climb to Teno Alto begins in El Palmar on the TF-436. From here you follow the signs to Teno Alto, leaving the main road behind and following a single lane road towards the mountains in the west. The summit is situated 3km before you reach the village of Teno Alto. It is unmarked but is fairly easy to identify as the road immediately starts to descend.

It is only a short climb, but it is quite a challenging ascent. The gradient is irregular and there are several sections in excess of 15%. However, there are also plenty of more gentle sections where you can recover, so it shouldn't prove too difficult for experienced cyclists.

The scenery is pleasant, but not as spectacular as some of the other routes nearby.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in reasonable condition. It has been recently asphalted, but it is quite a rough corrugated surface in places. This is more annoying on the descent than when climbing.

There is very little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

Teno Alto can also be climbed from the west, beginning in the village of Teno.





Nearby Climbs


Mirador de Masca

Tierra de Trigo

Erjos - Garachico

El Teide - Los Gigantes

El Teide - Playa de San Juan






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Teno Alto is an optional route route extension on our Best of Tenerife cycling holiday. It is not our first recommendation in the area, but is a good option if you want to do several rides in this part of the island.

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