The experience of visiting Europe’s largest volcanic tube and one of the
longest in the world.
In the municipality of
Icod de los Vinos
, in the northwest of
, you'll find the Cueva del Viento-Sobrado
(the Cave of the Wind) It is the largest lava tube in Europe, considered to
be the 6th largest in the world (after the 5 located in Hawaii) at 17
kilometres in length and in whose interior there are countless underground
The Cueva del Viento was created by eruptions of the Pico Viejo volcano,
located next to
A volcanic tunnel is a cavity that forms inside lava flows. As the lava
flows and comes into contact with the air, the surface of the flow
solidifies, creating a conduit through which the lava continues to flow
until it runs out, thus forming the volcanic tube.
Duration of the visit:
Starting on foot at the visitor centre, you will walk along the PR TF 42.2
path, passing through mid-altitude farmlands, pine forests and an old camino real (royal road).
You will spend around 45 minutes inside the cave, visiting around 250
metres of the tube.
Not suitable for children under 5 years of age, people with claustrophobia
or those with mobility problems, particularly around the knees and ankles.
If you have any health problems, please ask whether it is advisable for you
to join this trip before making a reservation.