Tenerife: Pico del Teide Full-Day Ascending Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Teneriffa-Kreaktiv

Tenerife: Pico del Teide Full-Day Ascending Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Teneriffa-Kreaktiv

From US$ 158.06 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 1 day
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Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive a booking confirmation from the activity provider.
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
  • People with low level of fitness
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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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
  • In the rare event that the cable car is shut due to bad weather, customers might have to walk back down
  • Hiking boots can also be rented locally
  • This is a challenging climb on loose ground with rough lava stones and requires you to be in 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
  • A permit is required to reach the Teide Summit. The activity provider requests the permit after booking, however, its availability is limited. If the activity provider is unable to secure a permit, you will be contacted with an alternative
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 148 reviews

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Great day trip to Teide with Steffi and Lothar! Absolutely great guides taking care of every little detail of the trip so you can jump along and enjoy everything without a worry. All that said, it is rather demanding hike. Views are stunning, nature is totally breathtaking. 100% recommended for strong hikers.

October 30, 2022

Excellent trip ,great communication throughout . Guide rang day before trip to confirm pick up time and location and answered all my questions regarding trip. Steffi and Matheuas conversed in both english and german. Ideal pace for hike which is challenging especially at the higher altitude. Both guides monitored for signs of altitude sickness which did become a factor during hike. The correct decisions were made. Safety was always priority .

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October 12, 2022

Well organized trip, friendly guides! Despite the entire group except us being German speaking, the guides made an effort to communicate in English with us, which made it more comfortable. The hike is physically demanding and not for people who are unfit. Some level of fitness is required to complete the hike.

December 18, 2021

Product ID: 30191