When I started planning my trip to Spain months ago I definitely wanted to do some hiking of course. After a bit more research I discovered that Spain's highest mountain was on one of the Canary Islands and I couldn't resist a chance at climbing this one. I obtained a permit in advance and figured out as many details about the trail before getting there. Next thing I knew we were at the trailhead ready to take on this challenging trek, which was without a doubt the best part of my trip!
This one is not easy, the final three miles gain 3,300ft over rough lava rock and is completely exposed. Think three Piestewa Peaks back to back to back. The view is worth every ounce of that effort when you finally reach the peak so enjoy the climb!
average hiking speed 2.17 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.