When we booked our trip to Tenerife, riding up Mount Teide was at the top of our list. Standing at an impressive 24,600 feet, this is the world’s fourth largest volcano and one of the best motorcycle rides I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing.
We rented a Kymco Super Dink 300 and it was… super (heh heh).
We set off around 10am for our day of exploring. It should have been earlier but as Mitch and I work nights, our sleep pattern is a bit off. With a few stops it took us around and hour and a half to reach the top.
With wide seats, generous storage space, a powerful engine and great on fuel, this bike made our trip really simple and enjoyable. Being able to throw our bags under the seat, avoid traffic and park with ease, why wouldn’t you hire a bike? We hired ours from Eddy at Rent a Scooter and I can’t recommend him enough, we will definitely be hiring from him again!
Although a dormant volcano there is speculation that Teide will erupt again in the coming years. In the past 500 years it has erupted 6 times the last being in 1909.
After enjoying the beautiful climb of the winding roads, we reached the top of the TF21. You can get a cable car up to the peak, however the place was absolutely packed and Mitch and I don’t really do crowds. Next time we’ll be setting off much earlier to avoid the long que!
Riding up and down the mountain was brilliant and something anoyone visiting Tenerife should do. There are tours that ride quad bikes if the two wheels aren’t for you. For me, being in the open air and experiencing the change of smells, temperature, humidity, scenery and having a clear view of your surroundings is something you just can’t achieve in a car. Just make sure that you wrap up as it is a lot colder up there!