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Tenerife: Pico del Teide Full-Day Ascending Hiking Tour

Tenerife: Pico del Teide Full-Day Ascending Hiking Tour

From US$ 169.71 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
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Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel or a nearby meeting point in the south of Tenerife (Los Cristianos, Las Americas & Costa Adeje). Look for a blue van. Please provide the name of your hotel when booking. Otherwise arrive at the meeting point at the cable car station in the National Park.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Climb up Pico del Teide, the highest mountain in Spain
  • Admire the fantastic view of the entire archipelago
  • Enjoy a challenging hike in unique surroundings
  • See the beautiful nature of Tenerife
  • Use the included mountain permit to access the crater
Full description
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 hike all the way to the summit of Mount Teide, 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.
  • Pickup at hotels in the south of Tenerife (Los Cristianos, Las Americas & Costa Adeje) or at the meeting point at the cable car station in the National Park
  • Official mountain and tour guide
  • Small-group tour for 2-8 persons
  • Accident insurance for all participants
  • Mountain permit for Teide
  • Cable car ticket
  • Long ascent guided hiking tour to Mt. Teide (3,718 meters altitude)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Daypack
  • Food

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please wear sturdy shoes, wind and weather protection, and sun protection, and take water and your 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 a very good physical condition. Please note that there is a risk of altitude sickness
  • Hike: 1,500-meter (4,921-foot) ascent, 170-meter (558-foot) descent
  • Distance: 8 kilometers (5 miles)
  • Endurance: Good – very good
  • Slip-resistance: Moderate
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Please note, a permit is required to reach the Teide Summit. The local partner requests the permit after booking, however its availability is limited. If the local partner is unable to secure a permit, you will be contacted with an alternative
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 138 reviews

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Wholeheartedly recommended. Very well organised. Steffi and Lothar are the ideal guides to accompany groups or individuals to the top of the Teide. They understand it’s difficulty and are mindful of the perils and unpleasantness with regard to the great height difference one has to overcome in several hours (sleeping and being used to heights very close to the sea level, and then in a question of hours raising to 3700m). They possess and share treasures of information on quasi all topics concerning the Teide, Tenerife and the surrounding islands (living here since 1999), they are motivational when the mountain gets hard, but not pushy. They are humorous and helpful. In short: don’t hesitate and book with them.

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June 5, 2021

You can do this hike by taking the cable car then walking the last bit but I wanted to walk the whole thing. Steffi was great at keeping us on track so we would make the summit in time and also making sure those at a different pace were not left behind. The views are spectacular and well worth the effort. I really enjoyed chatting with others; we had such a friendly group of people from all over the world. If you get to the summit, be prepared to feel totally amazed at the views and the achievement!

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February 2, 2020

A demanding walk for someone in their mid-60s but everyone could walk at their own pace and Steffi made sure that no one got isolated. Some in the party only made it to the cable car station and not to the peak. The weather on the day that I made the hike was outstanding and the scenery and views were magnificent. Was part of a lovely multi-national group of hikers.

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January 30, 2020

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