Hike to Mount Teide Peak
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An incredible experience is in store on this tour which firstly ascends the majority of Mount Teide via cable car... before you finish the rest of the journey on foot making the miraculous vistas feel even more satisfying!
Our guide to Hike to Mount Teide Peak
Hiking up to the peak of Mount Teide, Spain's highest volcano, is an absolutely incredible experience and one that you won't forget in a hurry.
After being collected from your hotel, you'll drive through the stunning surrounds of Teide National Park before catching the cable car which, courtesy of a stunning 8-minute journey, delivers you to the upper observation point at 3550 metres.
Take in the stunning views from this incredible vantage point but be aware, you aren't finished yet!
Over the next hour, with the aid of an experienced guide, you'll ascend the final 170 metres to the volcano's summit via foot until you are well and truly the king of the mountain.
From here, the panoramic views across the entire island are stupendous and on clear days it's possible to see the profile of the nearby islands, such as La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma and Gran Canaria.
Departs (subject to change)
From Southern Tenerife:
- Every day: Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje (not including Thursdays in Winter)
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso
- Tuesdays and Saturdays: El Médano, Golf del Sur, Costa del Silencio
From Northern Tenerife:
- Every day: Puerto de la Cruz (not including Mondays & Sundays in Winter)
- Wednesdays and Saturdays: La Laguna, Santa Cruz
8.00am - exact pick up time advised upon reconfirmation.
Approximately 4 hours.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Hike to Mount Teide Peak
- If the cable car is cancelled on the same day of the excursion for reasons beyond control, such as bad weather or repairs to the cable car, an alternative route will be taken. The price of the cable car ticket will be reimbursed.
- Advanced reservations are a must. All bookings are subject to availability.
- People with cardiovascular conditions, pregnant women, and children under the age of 3 are not allowed on the Cable Car, because of the risks posed to their health by the altitude.
- It is essential to bear in mind that in the event of the failure of the cable car system due to unexpected technical reasons, passengers already at the upper station will have to make their descent on foot and using steep mountain paths.
- People with health problems should consult with their doctors before undertaking this hike.
- Since hiking activities Ascent to the Peak by Cable Car and VIP ascent to the Peak by Cable Car include the permit to access the crater, we do not admit changes or cancellations once booking has been confirmed. This is due to how Teide National Park’s permit issuing system works.
Frequently Asked Questions for Hike to Mount Teide Peak
- Is the hike strenuous?
The hiking part of the trip covers just 170m but the terrain is steep and rocky. Thus, the tour has a physical fitness rating of moderate and a technique rating of easy to moderate.