Teide hike on Tenerife - guided day trip to the summit with start in the south

Hiking luck on Tenerife: climb the Teide at the side of an experienced guide. On 2 different routes (demanding or moderately difficult) you hike through the volcanic landscape and approach up to 200 meters to the summit of the highest mountain in Spain. Day trip with transfer from the south.

  • Tour / activity duration: full day
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch
  • Transfer: from the south included
95 out of 100 based on 4 Reviews
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Teide hike challenging INFO

  • Tenerife Hike Teide challenging - per person (from 12 years)54.-€

Teide hike intermediate difficulty INFO

  • Tenerife Hike Teide light - per person (from 12 years)54.-€
  • Tenerife Hike Teide light - per child (2-11 years)27.-€
Teide-Tour with Guide

Overview / General Information

Tenerife hike to Teide summit

A hike on the Teide is an incomparable experience and arouses special feelings. The efforts of the trail are forgotten as soon as hikers enter the unique scenery around the sublime summit of the magnificent mountain. The ascent via the Montaña Blanca route is challenging and requires sure-footedness as well as good physical condition. Alternatively, an easy hike through the national park is available for the Teide summit ascent. You can choose between both options on this hiking excursion. This applies to both options:


  • Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Days: Thursday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraiso, Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, Golf del Sur, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Abama, El Medano
  • Extra costs: ticket for the cable car (in cash on site)


  • Transfer, professional guide

Option 1: Challenging walk "Teide"

You start the hike at about 2,400 m height on the still fairly easy way of Montaña Blanca. Steep serpentines start about 1.5 hours later, when you're walking up to the mountain cabin on slippery debris. In dizzy heights you reach the impressive lava fields. The hike leads you up to 200 m before the peak, where you can enjoy the spectacular view on Tenerife and the Canary islands. At good weather we'll go back by cable car.


  • Difficulty: really hard (1,300 metres in altitude ascent, 1,300 metres in altitude descent)
  • Hiking time: 5 hours, at all about 8-9 hours on foot

Option 2: Moderate walk "Teide light"

Start your Teide ascent with a nice, 2 hours long walk through the national park, where you can admire the volcanic formations and explore the flora and fauna of the Teide. Subsequently, the cable car will bring you up to 3,555 m height. There you'll continue the walk up to 200 m before the peak. Get delighted by the impressive views and finish the walking tour by going back by cable car.


  • Difficulty: moderate (450 metres in altitude ascent, 450 metres in altitude descent)
  • Hiking time: 5 hours
Important information
  • Due to the strongly limited permissions it is currently only possible to walk up onto 200 metres before the peak of the Teide. If you have a permission, you can of course leave the group for a short while and walk up to the peak.
  • The conduct of the hikes is depending on the weather and a minimum number of people is required to make a tour happen. If your booking is influenced by this, we will get in touch with you in time to find a suitable alternative.


  • Good fitness level
  • No fear of heights
  • Due to the hiking height on the mountain, his tour is not suitable for people with cardiovascular problems or pregnant women.

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, at least 1.5 l drinking water, snacks, sports- / hiking shoes, suitable clothing, hat, backpack, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case)

Detailed description

Teide hike on Tenerife - on 2 routes to the volcano summit

Anyone who gets to Teide has a palpitations. Not only because of the effort during the ascent, but also because of the exciting scenery. Almost at the height of the clouds the view opens up into a volcanic landscape that is both bizarre and beautiful. Experience a Teide hike on Tenerife and climb the summit region of Spain's highest elevation alongside an experienced guide. The demanding Teide hiking tour starts at an altitude of 2,200 metres and leads along the temperate Montaña Blanca Trail. You have to be careful and sure-footed when you reach the zone with pumice-stone scree after a good 1.5 hours and then make your way over quite steep serpentines to the Altavista mountain hut. From there the last few metres lead up to the cable car station (3,555 m).

At this point you will meet the participants of the hike "Teide light", who hiked through the national park for about 2 hours and then took the cable car to the top. From the top station both groups walk together to the viewpoint "Pico Viejo". Here you have the opportunity for a breather and for a spectacular view into the volcano crater. Further on the horizon, the neighbouring islands of Tenerife appear on a clear day. The Teide hike is of course anything but an insider's tip - basically it is almost essential to climb this mountain on a hiking holiday. Climbing the centre and landmark of the island is literally the highlight of your holiday in Tenerife. As sublime as the summit towers above everything else, so sublime is the feeling of standing on top and looking over this wonderful landscape.

The Teide hike on Tenerife is a day trip. Please prepare yourself well for this tour of several hours: besides robust footwear, which will carry you safely over scree and volcanic ash, a good sun protection is essential. It is also advisable to bring warm clothing for the higher altitudes. On the mountain it can get cold and windy. Children can basically take part in both tours, but the "Teide light" hike is recommended especially for small children.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Tenerife hike to Teide summit

Sato, Cleebronn wrote on Sep 2, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

Well organized Teide hike

The volcanic landscape is of bizarre beauty. The view from the highest mountain in Spain is well worth the effort!

Gut organisierte Teide Wanderung

Die Vulkanlandschaft ist von bizarrer Schönheit. Der Ausblick vom höchsten Berg Spaniens ist die Mühe des Aufstiegs wert!
Oswald, Celle wrote on Aug 16, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Teide hike: A highlight of the Tenerife vacation

The highest mountain on the island and in all of Spain. I almost stood on the summit. I'll do the almost 200 vertical meters that I still need to get to the summit next year.

Teide Wanderung: Ein Höhepunkt des Teneriffaurlaubs

Der höchste Berg der Insel und von ganz Spanien. Fast hätte ich auf dem Gipfel gestanden. Die knapp 200 Höhenmeter, die mir zum Gipfel noch fehlten, mache ich dann im kommenden Jahr.
Daan,. Burgau wrote on Aug 9, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

I am a hiking fan and have booked option 1

This day tour is something for demanding hikers. But good weather and a fantastic view make it easy to forget the effort.

Ich bin Wanderfan und habe Option 1 gebucht

Diese Tagestour ist etwas für anspruchsvolle Wanderer. Doch gutes Wetter und fantastische Aussicht lassen die Anstrengung leicht vergessen.
Christfried, Burg (Dithmarschen) wrote on Jul 30, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Offer 2: Medium difficulty tour

The difficult part of the route is done with the cable car. The summit view was overwhelming. Mountains and sea can be experienced as one unit!

Angebot 2: Mittelschwere Tour

Das schwierige Wegstück macht man bei diesem Angebot mit der Seilbahn. Der Gipfelausblick war überwältigend. Berge und Meer als eine Einheit erlebbar!

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Important notice!
Due to the high demand, especially for private boat tours, we recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance!