Trekking in Tenerife: guided tour to the Teide summit

Enjoy the pure Teide summit happiness and climb the highest mountain of Spain in Tenerife. The guided hike takes over 1.5 hours from the top station of the cable car (ticket not included) to almost 3700 metres of altitude and back. Guide and summit permission included.

  • Tour / activity duration: hiking time 1,5 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Transfer: own arrival at the cable car station
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Teide summit hike with guide

The Teide is the landmark of Tenerife - and its highest point is the destination of many hikers who would like to enjoy the fantastic view over the Canary Island landscape and the summit happiness from the very top.

Hiking tour Teide summit with transfer Puerto de la Cruz (Sunday)

  • Hiking tour Tenerife Teide summit + transfer - per adult (from 13 years)50.-€
  • Hiking tour Tenerife Teide summit + transfer - per child (6 - 12 years)37.50€

Hiking tour Teide summit without transfer

  • Hiking tour Tenerife Teide summit - no transfer- per adult (from 13 years)37.-€
  • Hiking tour Tenerife Teide summit - no transfer- per child (6 - 12 years)28.-€
Tenerife panoramic view from the Teide summit

Booking option: Guided hiking tour to the Teide summit

The mountain hike to the summit of the Teide begins at the cable car station at 2356 metres above sea level. The cable car (ticket payable at the station) takes about 8 minutes to reach 3550 meters - at this point the actual ascent to the summit starts. During this guided tour you will overcome about 170 meters of altitude difference during the ascent and 170 meters during the descent. The pure walking time is about 1.5 hours. From the summit you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view over Tenerife and the neighbouring islands in good weather. The surroundings give the impression of a lunar landscape on earth and the volcanic origin of Tenerife becomes particularly clear here. Finally, you can take the cable car back down to the valley.


  • Difference in altitude: 170 metres ascent, 170 metres descent
  • Duration: ~ 1.5 hours
  • Touring character: easy path, but very strenuous due to altitude
  • Days: Thursday, Friday, Sunday
  • Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Pick-up not included


  • Professional guide
  • Summit permit
Important information
  • You don't have to suffer from vertigo for this tour.
  • This tour is not about mountaineering - it is a mountain hiking tour!
  • People with heart, breathing or circulation problems are advised against the tour!
  • The tickets for the cable car are organised by the guide and have to be paid on site (price currently: 37 Euro adults, 18,50 Euro for children up to 14 years).


  • Minimum age 6 years
  • Minimum number of participants: 4 persons

Please bring along:

Passport, Recommended equipment: mountain boots, daypack, windbreaker, sweater, gloves, headgear, sun protection, non-carbonated drinking water bottle 1 to 1.5 l in the winter months

Please note that the tour cannot be cancelled once the summit permit has been received. If the cable car does not run on the day of the excursion for reasons beyond our competence, an alternative will be made and the excursion will not be refunded.

Detailed description

On foot on the highest mountain of Spain - guided hiking tour to the summit of the Teide in Tenerife

The Teide rises from the island landscape of Tenerife and for many visitors it is their greatest wish to climb this mountain to reward themselves with a majestic view over Tenerife, the volcanic landscape and the sea. It's like a bliss to stand up there! Experience your personal summit happiness and all the magic of this island volcano on a guided tour of the Teide. With the help of the cable car you can already overcome most of the altitude meters and are at 3550 meters at the beginning of this guided hiking tour on Tenerife. From the top station of the cable car, the last 170 metres up the mountain are done at a leisurely pace and in small groups (maximum 18 participants).

The path to the highest point of the Pico del Teide is described as easy and well accessible, but one should not underestimate the forces acting on the body when climbing at these altitudes. You will be rewarded for all these efforts with the breathtaking view that you can enjoy during the summit break. The unique landscape of Tenerife comes into its own from this perspective and will make your heart beat faster.

The Teide hike leads back over a high trail to the viewpoint Pico Viejo. Here you can look into the mighty crater of the second highest volcanic mountain on Tenerife after the Teide. After the descent with the cable car you can point your camera at the bizarre towers of Roques de Garcia. These impressive lava rocks together with the imposing "finger of God" form a fantastic panorama and are an absolute sight in Teide National Park. To protect this beautiful landscape, only 200 permits are issued daily for a summit hike to the Teide. The pass is included in this tour. On the way back from the Teide summit to the top station there is also the information centre of the national park administration. There you will learn more about the history of the Teide, about Vullcanism and life around the volcano.

Climbing the summit of the Teide is an unforgettable experience. And you can rely on your local guide for this guided Tenerife hike. A certain kicksiness and enough fitness for the final stage to the mountain top are the best prerequisites to master this easy Teide tour and to make yourself the greatest gift by conquering Spain's highest mountain.


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 Teide summit hike with guide

Ines aus Koblenz wrote on Sep 30, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Hiking is my hobby

My eyes were more tired from the many beautiful impressions than my legs and feet after this mountain hike.

Wandern ist mein Hobby

Meine Augen waren von den vielen schönen Eindrücken mehr ermüdet, als meine Beine und Füße, nach dieser Bergwanderung.
Nickname wrote on Sep 22, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

Hiking in Teide National Park: Great!

I recommend this guided hike: scenic landscape, good hiking weather, good organization.

Wandern im Teide Nationalpark: Klasse!

Ich empfehle diese geführte Wanderung: sehenswerte Landschaft, gutes Wanderwetter, gute Organisation.
Alwine, Hachenau wrote on Sep 11, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

A great climb to the summit

You also have a great view from Pico Viejo. Impressive landscape. Friendly guide. Gladly again and thanks to Frank, the best hiking guide on the island.

Eine tolle Gipfelerstürmung

Auch auf dem Pico Viejo hat man einen super Blick. Beeindruckende Landschaft. Freundlicher Guide. Gerne wieder und danke an Frank, dem besten Wanderführer der Insel.
Imanuel, Hinte Groß Midlum wrote on Sep 4, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

The summit of the highest Spanish mountain: Wonderful island overview

A fantastic overview of Tenerife is the reward of a 90-minute effort. Recommended for all active vacationers.

Der Gipfel des höchsten spanischen Berges: Wunderbarer Insel-Überblick

Ein fantastischer Überblick über Teneriffa ist der Lohn einer 90-minütigen Anstrengung. Empfehlenswert für alle Aktivurlauber.
Alika, Mainz wrote on Sep 1, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Tenerife mountain hike - friendly recommendation

Yes, also a little warning. The actual hike begins at an altitude of over 3500 meters. The way is not difficult. But the air is noticeably “thin”. Some experience and training are an advantage.

Teneriffa Bergwanderung – Freundliche Empfehlung

Doch, auch eine kleine Warnung. Die eigentliche Wanderung beginnt auf über 3500 Höhenmeter. Der Weg ist nicht schwierig. Doch die Luft ist spürbar „dünn“. Etwas Erfahrung und Training sind von Vorteil.

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