Cleaning and safety practices
Daring adventure to the summit of Spain's tallest mountain
A trek along Telesforo Bravo, Mount Teide's toughest route
Access to Teide Crater with a special national park permit
Relax your hike with cable car return ticket
Professional guide all the time
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided hike to the summit of Mount Teide
National park permit to access the crater
Return cable car ride
Return transport to and from your Tenerife hotel (if selected)
Live tour commentary provided in English
Food and drinks
Know Before You Book
You must be 7 or older for the hike with return cable car ride. You must be 14 or older for the hike with 1-way cable car ride.
You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on unpaved, uneven, and difficult terrain.
If you are pregnant or have heart problems, you may not take part due to altitude.
If you have selected the hike with 1-way cable car ride, you will have time to purchase lunch at the Altavista Refuge on your own before concluding your hike.
If selected, return transport is available from most centrally located Tenerife hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting at the provided point 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Scope out the volcanic wonders of Mount Teide, the highest peak in all of Spain. Trek to the height of 12,198 feet (3,718 m) above sea level, and upon reaching the summit, enjoy views of the mysterious crater and the Canary Islands in the distance.
From the Teide Cable Car base station, you have 1 of 2 options—set off on a guided hike immediately towards the summit or shorten your trek with a ride to the upper station at 11,663 feet (3,555 m), from where you'll embark on the remainder of the hike. No matter which option you choose, your adventure concludes with a cable car ride back down the mountain above its ancient craters and former lava flows.
From your choice of destination points, trek over craggy terrain as you hike the Telesforo Bravo route—the toughest trail on the mountain. Put your skills to the test as you climb the steep pathways, breathing in the unmistakable scent of sulphur as it wafts off the numerous fumaroles in the area.Upon reaching the summit, enjoy time to catch your breath as you gaze out over the clouds that hover above the island below.
From its narrow lip, look down into the yellow-green depths of the crater as your guide shares stories of the volcanic eruptions that have occurred over the last several centuries. Once you've had plenty of time to rest and take in the breathtaking views, hike back to the upper station where a cable car is waiting to take you back down the mountain.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitiser provided