Teno Alto (Teno)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Teno 861m 231m 5.1 km 4.3% 243 ****






Teno Alto Profile

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Climb Description

The ascent of Teno Alto via Teno is in one of the most secluded areas of Tenerife. The climb begins 2km to the west of Teno and continues climbing through the village in the direction of El Palmar. The summit is 3km after Teno and is unmarked, but is obvious when you get there. It's a deceptively tough climb, with steep gradients interspersed with flat sections.

This is the more picturesque side of the climb and the scenery here is very pleasant, with some fine views of the coast. The main negative is that the road surface is not the best, but it isn't too bad, and this is certainly still a very enjoyable little descend to add on to a longer ride.




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 east, beginning in the village of El Palmar.





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