Teide Mountain Hiking

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  • This activity is part of our Adventure Week and Hiking Week holidays
  • Minimum recommended age is 10 years old
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Picnic lunch
Highlights
  • Experience the spectacular volcanic landscapes at Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take in the stunning aerial views from the cable car and the upper station at 3,555 m altitude.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch near the famous Roques de Garcia rock formations.
  • Travel in the company of a helpful guide and let us take care of all arrangements, including tickets, parking fees and picnic lunch, so you can focus on enjoying your day.
Description

Your tour begins at your hotel, where your adventure guide will pick you up at the prearranged time. Enjoy the views as we drive through the beautiful pine forests of Corona Forestal and the moonlike landscape of Teide National Park. Covering an area of 190 km² your expert guide will point out all the best sights and landmarks in the park.

The lower cable car station is situated on the slopes of Mount Teide, the world’s third highest volcano. Enjoy stunning views in all directions during the 8-minute journey to the upper station at 3,555m above sea level. Admire the fantastic sea of clouds as well as the volcanic Las Cañadas cliffs and the kettle-like caldera caused by a volcanic eruption. You also get a clear view of the peculiar Roque Cinchado rock formation, possibly the most photographed rock in the world!

From here, continue to see even more awe-inspiring views on foot. There are two hiking routes, both of which will pass through different coloured rock and lava formations, leading to scenic viewpoints that can be reached within thirty minutes.

Enjoy fantastic views of Tenerife and the surrounding islands and learn the story behind how the Canary Islands were formed from your guide. On a clear day it’s possible to even see all seven of the Canary Islands from here. 

After Teide, head to see the unique rock formations known as Los Roques de García in the Las Cañadas caldera. You will have time to stop and marvel at these spectacular formations and take photos. A light lunch of fresh baguettes caps off your day, before the journey back to your hotel.

Specifics

This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.  Note that the cable car is not recommended for people with heart or respiratory problems or pregnant women.

Pick-up time

Between 08:00 – 09:00

Drop-off time

Between 15:00 – 15:30

Bring

Proper hiking or sports footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses. We also recommend something warm to wear as the weather in the National Park can change abruptly, and it may get colder/windier up on the mountain.

Includes
  • Professional guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Cable car ticket
  • Snacks & beverages on the hike
  • Rain jackets, walking sticks (if needed)
  • Picnic lunch
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Guides
Sini Mustikkamaa

Professional Outdoor Guide & Personal Trainer Sini is an experienced hiker who has roamed and explored the mountains and trails of Tenerife inside out. She has a broad knowledge of the history and fauna of the island and is always enthusiastic to share it with you.

Andreas Anderssen

Andreas has tons of knowledge of the underwater world. This active Swede has been Xwandering around the world and even has an instructors license for Flyboarding!

Reviews
  •   The guides were all super nice and friendly. It was such a blast! The hike isn't too exhausting, but though a wonderful Forrest! And the wine part was amazing! The... read more

    Erik F
    8/31/2019

      We met a lot of nice people during this hike in the forets, people from Finland, Netherlands, Norway, USA, Australia and the guides were very friendly too. Most of all,... read more

    EricW2186
    11/30/2019
  •   We were guided by June and there were only five of us in our group. We kept a steady pace and our guide was very informative of the flora and... read more

    deadeye202
    1/22/2020

      Highly recommend. A great day out Picked up from my hotel around 9 am. Beautiful drive to the destination for a great hike then onto Lunch and wine (no... read more

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    2/07/2019
  •   I went on a Hike and Wine excursion with a group of good spirit and wide smiles! Weather was beyond perfect, it wasn't raining but some clouds saved us from... read more

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    3/22/2019

      Perfectly lovely day trying scuba diving for the first time with my sister and her boyfriend. We were picked up from our hotel by Janika who was there as an... read more

    thumb Kono03
    12/26/2018
  •   We’ve just got back from a day out with two of the Xwander team to sea kayak from Los Gigantes. An excellent trip with door to door service, light lunch,... read more

    thumb mkrichardson254
    10/27/2018

      Must do. Had an awesome day hiking. Pretty easy hike, mostly down hill, takes about 2.5 hrs. They provide everything you might need including transportation and gear.... read more

    KermitNC
    1/22/2020