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Closer to Africa than Europe, Tenerife is dominated by the Teide volcano, Spain’s highest mountain, whose lunar landscapes are fascinating to explore.

There are a number of walking trails up and around the mountain, and Original Travel can arrange a guide if required. There is a cable car to the higher reaches, but then the rest must be done on foot and a permit needs to be bought in advance for this. We can also help with this.

For anyone wanting to spend more time up on the mountain, there is a charming parador (Government-run guesthouse) in the National Park where you can spend a night or two. But a word of caution - it can get pretty chilly up Mt Teide, so take a warm layer.

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