Teide Xtreme, with its spectacular display of volcanic landscapes and its Atlantic climate, is the ideal challenge to draw Europe's racing season to a close. Rising from the very centre of Tenerife is the mighty Mount Teide, which can be seen from almost anywhere on the Island as it towers 3,718 metres (12,198 feet) high. Once you reach the volcano's summit and cross the Cañadas del Teide crater at an altitude of 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) above sea level, you will realise just how tough this circuit really is.
Teide Xtreme involves a 1.9 km (1.1 mile) swim, followed by a 90 km (55 mile) bike ride and ending with a half marathon. The swimming leg consists of two laps of the bay of Playa de las Vistas, in Los Cristianos. The cycling trail is a constant struggle against the slopes of the Teide and against yourself. Here, triathletes will need to climb to 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) before starting the 35 km (22 mile) descent back to Los Cristianos. The whole course ends with a half marathon on a 7 km (4.5 mile) circuit along the sea front, between the beaches of Las Vistas and Playa El Bobo.