Climb up Pico del Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, on this full-day tour in Tenerife. Walk through pumice and lava fields up to 3,700 meters high, where you can admire the fantastic view over the Canary islands before taking the cable car back down.
What to Expect
Climb up the highest mountain in Spain – Pico del Teide – on this demanding day tour. You will start from the road through Cañadas towards El Portillo, reaching a height of approximately 2,300 meters. As the route gradually approaches the mountain, you will first reach the back of the Montaña Blanca with the "Huevos del Teide" (the eggs of Teide), huge black rocks.
After 1.5 hours, the path through the pumice and lava fields becomes steeper and leads you to the refuge Refugio de Altavista. You will continue on across solidified lava flows to the mountain station of the cable car. You will then travel all the way to the summit of the mountain, using your pre-organized special permit.
Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canary islands and experience the tranquility of the summit. At the end of the tour you will take the cable car back down to the starting point.
- Pick-up at hotels in the south of Tenerife or a nearby pick-up point
- Guided hiking tour
- Accident insurance for all participants
What's Not Included
- Cable car ride - 13.50 EUR
Know Before You Go
Please wear sturdy shoes, wind and weather protection, water, sun protection, and ID card.
Hiking boots can also be rented locally.
This is a challenging climb on loose ground with rough lava stones and requires you to have very good physical condition. Please note that there is a risk for altitude sickness.
Hike: 1,500-meter ascent, 170-meter descent
Distance: 8 kilometers
Endurance: Good – very good
Duration: 5-6 hours