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Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife

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Overview


Mount Teide Summit Hike with Teide permit & Cable Car is the hiking tour in Tenerife for those who are devoted to putting feet on the highest point of Atlantic and Spain - the peak of Mt. Teide. The tour includes the special permit to access the Mt. Teide peak - permits are very limited!

Highlights


  • Easiest possible access to Mt. Teide Peak!
  • Teide Permit, a special permit to the Teide peak included!
  • Hike to the highest point of Atlantic Ocean and the highest peak of Spain - Mount Teide summit!
  • Please, book in advance - no last minute bookings accepted!
Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife

Description


Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife

The Mount Teide Summit Hike with Teide permit included is an unforgettable trek located in Tenerife, Spain. At 3,718 meters high (12,198 ft), Mount Teide currently stands as the highest point of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as forming the tallest mountain in Spain and the third-highest volcano worldwide. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and now requires a special permit - the Teide Permit - to access this protected zone.

Officially known as Parque Nacional del Teide, it’s one of the most-visited national parks in the world - and with good reason! From the hundreds of volcanically-formed cones seen during the hike to the fantastic panorama of the island available at the Mount Teide summit. It is surely an adventure worth embarking on.

Within the national park, both the Mount Teide summit and the Pico Viejo volcano can be found. The entire area is filled with geologically unique formations a diverse ecosystem, and several lower-level hiking trails to be enjoyed.

Mount Teide Tour Description

The Mount Teide Summit Hike with Teide permit & Cable Car package is a relatively easy hiking tour that includes arrangement of a time-specific ride in the Mount Teide Cable Car (also known as the Teide Teleférico) as well as the Teide Permit required to access the protected summit. Cable car tickets are not included and payable apart from the tour fee.

Group tours meet at the lower Teide cable car station (at a height of 2300m / 7545 ft) then take the Mt. Teide cable car to the upper station where the only path to the summit is located.

Trail NR-10 is the only way up to the peak of the Teide volcano.

Through booking the Mount Teide Summit Hike with Teide permit & Cable Car, access to the summit is provided via a group Teide permit. The group will ascend via this path after passing through a checkpoint.

The one way hike takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your physical condition. At the summit, a wonderful view of the entire island can be seen and are an ideal location for taking pictures (and taking a rest!). On clear days, five islands can be seen from the summit - Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera, and, of course, Tenerife. If you’re taking the Teide summit tour in the evening, you can’t miss the fantastic sunset covering the entire island.

Afterward, the group will descend via the same path and take the Mt Teide cable car to descend back to the volcano’s base. Hiking enthusiasts may then choose to continue to the Rocks of García (Roques de García) walking down through the caldera via the Old Peak or the Montaña Blanca hiking trails.

The Mount Teide summit hike is of moderate difficulty, mainly due to the high altitude and a near-constant slope.

At the same time, if you wish to have a challenging full Mt Teide hike, from the base to the Teide peak, it is also possible, but only in the private tour option. The Private Teide Peak Tour with Permit included also includes hotel pick-up and private transportation from and then back to your hotel.

Important to know:

  1. Don't forget your passport of national ID-card attending this hiking tour - it's also required to make your Teide permit and checked on your way to the Mount Teide summit.
  2. Take cash for the remaining balance - tour guide cannot charge a card.
  3. Take money for the Cable Car return tickets. Cable car ticket is not included in the tour price. At the same time, you shouldn't book cable car, by yourself. Your hiking guide will have reserved a time slot for the group and will have tickets for the exact time slot for everyone in the group.
  4. Organize your own transportation to the meeting point.

Prepare yourself to the Peak hike:

  • Take at least 1.5 L of water to avoid dehydration - the air at the Mount Teide summit and in the National Park is extremely dry.
  • Wear proper clothes depend on the season of the year.
  • Make sure you have with you the same travel document as the one which number you've sent to to the provider to make your Teide permit.
  • Wear full shoes with a good grip.
  • Always take sunglasses and suntan cream with high UV-filter.

What to see on the Mount Teide Summit Hike

Undoubtedly, the landscape is the most notable part of the hike. The distant ocean contrasting the volcanic landscape is a sight to see. Upon taking this tour, Tenerife and the other islands can be seen the top of the summit.

Within the Teide National Park is an enormous caldera - Las Cañadas del Teide - from which both Mount Teide and the Pico Viejo rise up to form these two volcanic mountains. This part of the Teide crater can also be explored via the indicated hiking trails.

Besides the breathtaking volcano Teide, Tenerife is also home to an extraordinary observatory (Observatorio del Teide) nearby which can be visited. You may also go to the visitor center to learn more about how Mount Teide was formed.

Mount Teide Flora & Fauna

If you choose to come in the springtime, there are several botanical particularities native to the park. The red bugloss is a beautiful plant with bright red flowers and the Teide violet is a rare plant that can only grow in areas above 2,500 meters. This is the namesake plant of the area, although it is quite rare to find.

The area is also full of plenty of species endemic to the area, such as lizards, geckos, and plenty of birds. The only mammal native to the park is a Canary big-eared bat. However, several species were introduced to the area, namely feral cats, rabbits, and African hedgehogs.

There is also a wide range of insects native to the region, particularly spiders, beetles, and butterflies. Although this shouldn’t alarm you, as there are no dangerous species in the area.

What not to do on Mount Teide

In order to protect Mount Teide, Tenerife, and the surrounding ecosystem, there are a few instructions that we kindly ask you to follow.

Most importantly, we strongly recommend you to stay on the signaled path while hiking up to the summit or through any of the several other trails. As it is a protected zone, the hiking trails are indicated both on the trail and on the map to protect both you and the park. Please do not climb on any rock formations that are not part of the walking trail.

Likewise, we urge you to not take any stones with you - however tempting it may be! We understand that the volcanic stones are a wonder for all, but constant removal of these precious stones eventually damages the ecosystem and could result in irreparable damage to this natural wonder.

Finally, we ask that you take care of yourself and of your belongings during the hike. Please be sure to pay close attention to where you step and to use reasonable caution when hiking. We must work together to maintain this beautiful landscape for everyone. If you bring any snacks or bottles of water, please keep them with you and dispose of them in appropriately labeled containers. Spain has very convenient recycling systems - yellow bins are for plastic!

Mount Teide Permit Requirements

The Mount Teide National Park is a protected area known for its biodiversity and geological singularity. In order to reduce any potential damage to this breathtaking area due to excess levels of tourism, special permits are required to access the summit. The Mount Teide access permit is essential to protecting and maintaining the beauty of the ecological wonder. The official name of this permit in Spanish is known as the “Permiso de acceso al pico del Teide”.

When booking the Mount Teide Summit Hike with permit to the Teide Peak, a special group Teide permit is generated, allowing you access to Europe’s most visited national park. During the day of the Teide tour, it is imperative you bring a form of ID with you.

Those from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Iceland may bring their national ID cards as an acceptable form of identification. People from any other country must bring their passport or they may be denied the Teide peak permit.

How to access Mount Teide excursions

To begin the hike up to the Mount Teide summit, the Mount Teide Peak Tour group will meet at the lower Teide cable car station. All members of the hiking group will meet at this start point before heading off.

When booking the package, please the time you choose will be the start time of the Teide hiking tour. In order to avoid any potential trouble, we highly recommended arriving at the Lower Cable Car Station 30 minutes prior to the time on your ticket. If arriving by car, this will give you ample time to park at the Teide Cable Car Station, as well as locate your guide.

All participants must find their own transportation to the area from their hotels. If you are coming from a hotel in Tenerife South - La Caleta, Costa Adeje, Las Americas, and Los Cristianos, you can easily locate a taxi, or a rental car to the meeting point.

Once all participants have gathered at the meeting spot, we will all begin the excursion via the cable car, which will take us to the upper station at an altitude of 3550 meters (11,646 ft). From there, we will then pass through the checkpoints with our forms of ID to verify the permit to ascend the peak of Teide. From there begins the approximately 40-minute hike.

When to book Teide Peak Hiking Tour

It's HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to book the Teide Peak Hiking Tour as far in advance as you can. Ideally, 2 months in advance to guarantee availability. If you book online between 2 months and 3 weeks in advance, you still have a practically guaranteed chance of hiking Teide, but it also depending on the season and availability.

We urge you to not attempt booking the tour at the last minute or the day of. It is highly likely that the tour is already full and the maximum daily permit amount of 200 people has been reached and, therefore, we would need to refund your booking deposit.

As mentioned, Teide National Park in the Canary Islands is one of the most popular European attractions, so prior planning is essential to a smooth hiking experience!

Mount Teide Seasonal Changes and Preparation Recommendations

April - October

From April to October, the weather in the Canary Islands can be quite hot, especially in the summer months. If you’re planning on climbing Teide, make sure to wear proper clothing - hiking boots / comfortable hiking footwear, a hat, and sunglasses.

Solar radiation is incredibly strong in Spain, even more so in the Canary Islands. Do not forget to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water with you. On your climb, peak temperatures may easily reach 40 C / 104 F. It’s also recommended to bring a light snack such as trail mix or fruit.

The trail will consist of loose and stony ground, so closed-toed shoes are recommended. Depending on the season, a light jacket or raincoat may be necessary in case of rain. Regardless of the time of access, summit temperatures may change rapidly.

October - April

In the winter months, there may be extreme weather conditions on the Tenerife volcano tour.

From October to April there are often strong winds in the upper parts of the atmosphere and Teide cable car may close without notice for your safety. We have no influence on the weather and in the event of cable car closure and the cancellation of the Teide Peak Hiking Tour, we will refund you the full cost of the tickets.

In the event that the Teide Peak Hiking Tour begins and we ascend up through the cable car, but on the descent, the cable car closes due to weather changes, then we will go down via an alternative hike in the Teide National Park and no refund will be possible.

Please note that if booking the Teide Peak Hiking Tour in the period from November to April, you must understand the risk of cancellation and bad weather conditions. Due to the high altitude, there are often snowstorms, icy path formations, and powerful gusts of wind.

Of course, in the Canary Islands, you can go from the hotel to the beach, swim in the ocean, go tanning under a palm tree, and just enjoy the sun overall, but unfortunately, in the heart of the island, it’s possible there could be a snowstorm or subzero temperatures. Welcome to Tenerife :)

STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY

WARNING! Strict Cancellation Policy applies to this tour! No refunds in the case if you cancel the booking after it was confirmed, no matter what the reason is. The tour date cannot be changed once the booking is confirmed. If the tour is not possible because of the weather or Teide cable car closed, you'll be offered alternative hike or alternative tour date. Booking deposit wouldn't be refunded if you don't accept alternative hike or tour date. Booking deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE at any circumstances. Proceeding with booking, you accept this very strict cancellation policy.

Alternative Mount Teide Peak Trip with Mt. Teide permit

If you are up for a challenge, the full trail tour to hike Mt Teide is available. Please consider booking some of the more difficult trails on our website, such as the Private Tour - Climbing Mount Teide with Mount Teide Permit package.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Special access permit to the peak - Teide Permit.
  • Friendly professional hiking guide leading you to the Mount Teide summit and back.
  • Fast Track Teide cable car guaranteed availability.
  • Exclusions:
  • Food.
  • Drinks (take at least 1.5L water with you).
  • Fast Track Teide cable car tickets, cost 40.00 EUR per person and payable additionally in cash.
  • Hotel pickups - you must organize your transportation to the lower cable car station, Teleférico del Teide, by yourself.

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Teide National Park
  3. Mount Teide
  4. Teide Cable Car
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - going up to the upper cable car station by Teide cable car.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM - hike up and down to the Mt. Teide summit.
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM - going down by cable car.
  • The timing of the tour could be different because it depend on the group Teide permit, so sometimes the tour starts at 8:00 AM, sometimes at 9:00 AM and sometimes at 12:00 PM.

* Children up to 3 years old are not allowed!

** PLEASE, immediately after the booking deposit paid, send us using TripsPoint Messenger following information about each tour participant:

  • Name as in the passport.
  • Surname as in the passport.
  • Passport nr (or national ID-card nr for EU, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine and Iceland nationalities).
  • Birthdate.
  • Sex.
  • Passport or ID-card issuing country.

It's absolutely obligatory to confirm the booking and we need it to do your permit to the Teide peak!

WARNING!

The tour date cannot be changed once the booking is confirmed.

Frequently Asked Questions


What if we want to climb Mount Teide truly, without using cable car? Is that possible.

Yes, it is possible, but not on this tour.

If you'd like to have the full hike, which is hard and requires quite good physical condition and at least some experience in hiking, then simply book the Teide Peak Full trail Private Hiking tour. Private tour is a bit more expensive for obvious reasons. The private Teide hike also includes Teide permits and transportation and hotel pickup.

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Can I buy Teide permit and then hike by myself?

No, it is impossible for a few reasons.

First of all, Teide permits are strictly prohibited to sell or buy.

Second, you are on the list of our group permit and it is different from the individual Teide permit. That means you are tied to the group and must hike up and down with the group and our official guide.

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What's the price of the cable car on the Teide hiking tour?

On the Teide summit hiking tour the cable car is used to get up to the upper cable car station at 3550m above the sea level and then down (after hiking to the summit on 3718m above the sea level). You don't need to book cable car tickets by yourself. The guide will have prepared return cable car tickets for you. The cost is 40 Eur per adult and half price for children from 3 to 13 years old.

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I was wondering if the remaining balance to pay is including the cable car tickets?

Hello, as it described in the tour information, the cable car is NOT included. It’s paid separately to the tour guide together with the remaining balance.

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Can I buy a permit to hike the mountain on my own?

No, you cannot. Permits cannot be sold or bought. Moreover, you must be accompanied by certified mountain tour guide along the hike.

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How much time does the Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife take?

Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife duration is 3 hours.

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How many days in advance I must book Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife?

You can book Hiking Teide volcano with permit included Tenerife at least in 14 days. Check availability calendar in "Book Now" form to see currently available dates.

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Vladimir S.
Vladimir S.
Slovakia

Reviewed on: Apr 25, 2024

(3)

Pico del Teide - perfect, time schedule communication - not as much

As our hotel served breakfast from 7:30AM, and was more than hour away from cable car station we had to skip the breakfast in... Show full review ➤ As our hotel served breakfast from 7:30AM, and was more than hour away from cable car station we had to skip the breakfast in order to make it there in time. The scheduled meeting time stated on voucher was 8:45AM. To our surprise, all the other guides started boarding the cable car and our was nowhere to be found. When I called the agency, it was obvious, that I had caused a mini heartattack because they had clearly forgotten about us. So I found out that the meeting time was rescheduled to 9:45AM and no one bothered to inform us in advance. We had to wait another hour for our guide - that we could have done at our hotel during breakfast... After he arrived, everything went well and we were happy to get up top. But apart from "sorry", which didn't even sound sincere, we didn't receive any other refund.  Hide review

Gary F.
Gary F.
United Kingdom

Reviewed on: Dec 12, 2023

(5)

Tiede trip

Great weather, guide and group. Really enjoyed trip.

Andrew Z.
Andrew Z.
United Kingdom

Reviewed on: Dec 12, 2023

(5)

Terrific Teide Summit Hike

Highly recommended. The organisation was perfect. Andrea the guide rang us the night before to advise of a new time. We all met... Show full review ➤ Highly recommended. The organisation was perfect. Andrea the guide rang us the night before to advise of a new time. We all met as planned. It was a group of mixed abilities and fitness and Andrea got us all to the top with plenty of rests. Lots of interesting commentary from Andrea as we went up and amazing views on the top. Highly recommended but be ready for the thin air at 12,000 ft. Teide is a unique and magical place and you will never forget it.  Hide review

Illia T.
Illia T.
Netherlands

Reviewed on: Jul 24, 2023

(5)

Fantastic experience

Great chance to get to the highest point of these islands with a beautiful view.

Saša Ž.
Saša Ž.
Croatia

Reviewed on: Jun 13, 2023

(5)

Amazing experience

This was such an amazing experience! Our guide Andres was great, he was really patient with us, kept a slow tempo so we can enjoy... Show full review ➤ This was such an amazing experience! Our guide Andres was great, he was really patient with us, kept a slow tempo so we can enjoy the climb at the fullest. Climb was not hard, took us 35mins, and we stopped more than a few times to take breaks and to adjust to the altitude. Views are absolutely breathtaking! Landscape looks like from a different planet, and the drive to thr cable car station is beautiful and easy. Definitely one of the best experiences ever!  Hide review

lukas.home81
lukas.home81

Reviewed on: Nov 21, 2022

(5)

Great views from top of Teide

The communication with TripsPoint during booking process was spot on. Our guide Andres met us outside cafe, by the cable car... Show full review ➤ The communication with TripsPoint during booking process was spot on. Our guide Andres met us outside cafe, by the cable car station, collected cash for the cable car and remaining balance for the hike. He then gave us return cable car tickets. He was friendly and provided interesting information about volcano and Tenerife. There was only 4 of us in the group. After cable car trip and before entering the path to the top, we were asked to show our passports. Hike to the top is easy and took us about 30 min. You can really feel the air is getting thinner at that altitude and it slightly affects your breathing. Views from the top are amazing. If the sky is clear, you can have 360 degree view of the whole island and see other islands too. Although there is no open crater, you can smell sulfur and see the steam come out of the ground. During the hike and at the top we had a little break to take pictures and then started descent. The hike ends when you come back down and reach upper cable car station, then you're free to explore the area. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and service and also great to get a discount when signing up with TripsPoint.  Hide review

DIMITRI F.
DIMITRI F.
Luxembourg

Reviewed on: Jul 2, 2022

(5)

Amazing!!

A must-do in Tenerife!! The guide was friendly and gave us interesting explanations about the Teide National Park. The view from... Show full review ➤ A must-do in Tenerife!! The guide was friendly and gave us interesting explanations about the Teide National Park. The view from the peak is amaizing!  Hide review

Michail B.
Michail B.
United Kingdom

Reviewed on: Jan 25, 2022

(5)

Amazing !!!!

Amazing tour, booked last minute and was super happy to climb the peak and explore the rest of Teide. Def recommend!

Peter W.
Peter W.
Switzerland

Reviewed on: Nov 25, 2021

(5)

Great Teide Peak Hike with Andres

We had a great hike to the Teide peak with Andres, a very nice guy who gave us lots of interesting information about the... Show full review ➤ We had a great hike to the Teide peak with Andres, a very nice guy who gave us lots of interesting information about the mountain/volcano (and took some nice photos of us). We would definitely recommend this trip. Peter & Caroline  Hide review

Vjekoslav K.
Vjekoslav K.
Croatia

Reviewed on: Oct 22, 2021

(5)

Great adventure

Thanks

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