Cueva del Viento
The Cueva del Viento underground complex is one of the largest labyrinthic lava tubes in the world, the largest in the European Union and the 5th biggest volcanic cavity in the world. The other four largest ones are in Hawaii. It was created by lava flows from Pico Viejo, next to Mt. Teide. A visit to Cueva del Viento gives you an insight into the roleof lava flows in a volcanic eruption, and offers you the chance to see the whimsical forms sculpted by the lava in the bowels of the earth. Is a fine example of the complexity of geology. There are three different passage levels in the more than 17 kilometers of tubes, together with beautiful geo-morphological phenomenon like chasms, terraces and other lava formations. Apart from the information panels in two languages in the Visitors’ Centre and those inside the cave, an expert guide will explain you the features of this amazing volcanic complex. The visit (2 hours and medium difficulty) to the cave starts on board a vehicle that will take groups of up to 16 people from the Centre to the entrance to the cave. The walk will take you through an area of foothills farms and pine forests and along an old bridle path. Remember that if you are late, you will lose the option to participate. Therefore, it is advisable to reserve at least one day before your visit by phone at the Cueva del Viento in the Visitor Center. It is recommended wearing suitable clothing (long pants) and footwear. Children must be at least 5 years old. Also people, who get claustrophobia and those with problems in knees and ankles, should consider the entrance. Always obey the instructions given by the guides and do not take any unmarked path or leave the group. Do not leave any waste behind or damage the cave; remember that is a very valuable protected ecosystem and remember that animals are not allowed.
Cueva del Viento Calle los piquetes, 51 Icod de Los Vinos, Icod de los Vinos Phone. 922815339 WEB