Altos de Guajara is a trail recommended for those who are looking for something more challenging than a regular hike but still find the Top of El Teide too difficult.
We also recommend for those who want to do a warm-up hike on high altitudes before taking on the top of Mount Teide.
This hike leads up to the third highest peak of the National Park of El Teide, till 2715m. From there, without a doubt, you will get the best view of the top of El Teide.
On a clear blue day, you will be able to see, not just the highest peak of Spain but also two other islands, La Gomera and Gran Canaria. Furthermore, both sunrise and sunset can be seen every day of the year (let us know if you would like to do the hike to catch it).
So, if you love discovering unspoiled trails with gorgeous views and learning fascinating facts that connect this mountain to the history of astronomy, then the Guajara trail is definitely for you.
On the top was the first observatory in the world in the high mountains.
The observatory was built in 1856 by the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth and expanded in 1910 by the astronomer Jean Mascart.