Hiking on Tenerife

The Teide Summit

ESCORTED TOUR

The Teide Summit

70 € per person

Ascent to the Teide summit. The first ascent by cable car is to La Rambleta del Teide, from Las Cañadas. Then it’s a steep 45-minute walk to the summit: the Pitón del Teide, at 3,718 metres above sea level. From there you will enjoy the most spectacular view over the whole island Tenerife and several islands from Canary archipelago, in a breathtaking setting. Afterwards, the hike will be completed with a visit to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, with a total walking time of 3 hours.

Ruta de senderismo con el cardon

Guided hiking tour

Depart: 09:00 h

Meeting point: Cable Car base station

MONDAY

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Important! In case of cancellation of the cable car for reasons beyond our control (bad weather or other reasons), an alternative hike within the National Park will be organised. The participant will not be refunded the amount for the excursion, but the amount for the cable car ticket will be refunded.

Ascent to the Teide summit

Tour organised in collaboration with El Cardón NaturExperience


With the modern Teide cable car we ascend from Las Cañadas to La Rambleta, reaching 3,555 metres above sea level in just over 10 minutes. From this point, the walk begins to reach the top of the crater, also known as Pitón del Teide, the very top of Teide summit.

For 45 minutes the trail climbs steeply up the slopes of the crater in a constant zigzag until it reaches a height of 3,718 metres above sea level.

The crater, barely 80 metres in diameter, still emits sulphurous fumaroles more than 200 years after its last eruption. From the top of the crater, the views are breathtaking and you can see every corner of Tenerife. And also in the distance the clear outline of the neighbouring islands: La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro and Gran Canaria.

After enjoying a well-deserved rest and the spectacular viewpoint, the path takes us back to La Rambleta, with the permanent view of Pico Viejo in front of us. And again, by cable car, we descend towards Las Cañadas to end the activity.

Cañadas del Teide

It is a plain of sedimentary origin located 2,300 metres above the sea, inside one of the largest calderas in the world. Its cirque has a perimeter of 45 km and the whole area was declared a National Park in 1954.

Cable car to La Rambleta

The Teide cable car makes it easy to climb up to 3,555 metres from the area around Las Cañadas del Teide. The end point of this route is at La Rambleta. And from there, the “Telesforo Bravo” path allows access to the viewpoint over Pico Viejo to climb (with prior permission) to the very Pitón del Teide.

Pico Viejo

Located at a somewhat lower elevation (3,104 metres above sea level), Pico Viejo last erupted in 1798. Its main crater has a diameter of 800 metres.  And the eruption generated a series of secondary craters, today known as “Narices del Teide”. The sunsets observed from the Pico Viejo viewpoint are of singular chromatic beauty.

Roques de García

Llano de Ucanca is an integral part of Las Cañadas del Teide and is home to spectacular monoliths known as Roques de García. Permanent erosion has left these monumental basaltic rocks exposed. A circular path takes just over an hour (3.6 km) to walk around them.

 

Departure locations :

Meeting point at the base of the Teide cable car (please arrive 15 minutes before the start).

Walking distance : 6 Km

Weather :

Due to the altitude, extreme temperatures can occur, both in cold and heat.

Total ascent : + 250 m.

Total descent : - 250 m.

Walking time : 3 h

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Important !

We recommend suitable hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, cap, light windbreaker and warm clothing in the winter months.

Unexpected changes

Due to weather conditions or unforeseen issues, there may be changes to the tour itinerary. You will be informed as soon as possible.

Further questions ?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone:

+34 922 433 001

We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!

one day tour
12+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    10:00 h
  • Return Time
    16:30 / 17:30
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    Cable-car
    access permissions
    Guide
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    4WD transfer
    Aperitivo
    Arrival transfer
    Bebidas
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    beverages
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Lunch
    Maps and printed descriptions
    snack
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Traslado en 4x4
    Two nights in a hotel

TOUR LOCATION

Cable car base station

Available days:
  • Monday

Price per person: 70 €
Canarian residents: 45 €
Under 12 years: 48,50 €
Included in the price:
  • Cable Car
  • Hiking guide
  • Permits
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Civil Liability Insurance.
IMPORTANT !
NOT to be recomended to:
  • People with cardio-respiratory problems
  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Pregnant women.

Difficulty: strenuous  Duration: aprox. 3 h (ascent + stops + descend).
Sturdy clothing and footwear, water (1.5 litres), picnic and hiking poles are required. You will also need to present your passport at the access point.

HOW TO GET THERE: 
Coche alquiler  with own car (o rented): 
Cable Car base at Cañadas del Teide,  9:00 h  (please arrive 15 minutes early)

In case of closure of the cable car for reasons beyond our control (adverse weather or other reasons) an alternative hiking tour will be organised in the National Park and the user will not be refunded for the cost of the hike. However, the cable car ticket will be refunded.
Tour organised in collaboration with El Cardón NaturExperience
IMPORTANT:  This purchase will be pending conformity for a maximum period of 72 hours. It is necessary to first issue the access permits managed by the Teide National Park. For this reason we reserve this space of time before being able to confirm the reservation.
In the event that it is not possible to confirm your booking, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
NOTE: We will only contact you if it is not possible to confirm your booking. But if everything is OK, you will not receive any message and we will see you on the day of the activity in the Plaza del Caserío de Masca.
Changes and cancellations: More than 48 hours in advance: The change or cancellation will be free of charge and 100% of the fee charged will be refunded. In case of change, the new date will be selected within a maximum of one year. Only a maximum of two changes will be accepted. *With 48 hours or less notice: Changes with less than 48 hours notice are not permitted, only cancellations. In case of cancellation, 50% of the fee charged will be refunded * No refunds will be made in case of no-shows at the time of booking without having previously requested a change or cancellation. Minimum registration: Prices from 5 people (adults). If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we will notify you at least one day in advance. In this case you can choose another date, another activity, ask us for a refund or do the activity assuming the minimum cost (150 €).