Hiking on the highest mountain in Spain 西班牙最高峰之旅
10.12.2007 24 °C
Today the weather was quite nice, we decided to hike on the highest mountain in Spain, Volcano Teide (3718m). It locates in the middle of Teneriffa.
On the way to the volcano Teide, there were many view points for visitors to see the special landscapes around the Teide.
Behide us, the highest mountain was volcano Teide.
At the visitor's view point.
These rocks were the lava from the volcano Teide, after the lava concreting, they became colorful rocks in different shapes.
This rock is called the "Finger of god".
Most people just would stay at the view point, but we took a short, 2 hours hike around in this special area, which is full of rocks and the remains of volcano eruptions.
My honey really loves climbing so much. When he saw the small cliff, he still wanted to try to climb for a while, even without the climbing shoes, just liked a kid, hehe...
...look, he really enjoyed climbing, right?!
Different types of rocks everywhere!
It is the top of Teide. Visitors can take the cable car to visit the top, but we did not do so.
Here could see the shape of flowing lava.
Now we started taking the steepest part of the mountain. It was also the last part of the routes to reach the end of this hiking.
Leaving the volcano Teide, we drove to the north...
...and then we found the green desert, looked like on the moon. So we stopped and took some pictures for the special landscape.
Many movies have been shot in this area, as it looks nearly like being in another world, such as planet Mars.
Then we drove down the mountain area again on the northern part of the island, to go to the small town of La Orotava.
There they have some old villas, one of them is the "Casa de los Balcones" - a house with many balconies.
Unfortunately access to the interior rooms has already been closed. So we only could visit the lower floor, which looked like a shopping area for wine, pictures and other souvenirs.
So this is how traditional clothes on the Canary Islands look like.
Thereafter we went to the city Puerto de la Cruz to take dinner.
The beach promenade in Puerto de la Cruz is still colorful in late evening.