Base del Teide, one of the most sensational roads of Canary Islands
Base del Teide is a high mountain cable car base station at an elevation of 2.356m (7,729ft) above the sea level, located in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Nestled within the Teide National Park, the challenging curvy road to the lower station is called TF-21. It’s paved. The cable car which offers you the best excursion to Spain’s highest volcano is located at km 43. There’s a free parking area for up to 220 vehicles, open from 9 am to 6 pm, and a rest area, coffee shop and self-service restaurant with splendid views of Teide National Park, a shop and public toilets. Recommended you plan your visit for early morning, from 9am on, for spectacular views and no delays, making your stay more pleasurable. The cable car allows visitors to climb to the top of the volcano without the time and effort that walking would involve.
The road is 13.0 km (8.077 miles) long, running from Las Cañadas del Teide towards Paradores Cañadas del Teide. The drive is steep, hitting a 10.0% through some of the ramps.