Plan your visit

When visiting the volcano we recommend using appropriate clothes and footwear which will allow you to walk on rocky terrain and protect you from changes in temperature.

Don’t forget to carry water with you if you choose to do one of the routes that start from the upper station. Sunglasses are also a good idea. The routes are the best way to discover the volcano, but don't stray from the marked paths. Of the three routes, No. 10, No. 11 and No. 12, only the route No. 10 leading to Teide Peak requires a free permit from the Teide National Park's administration, which can be requested on-line at Remember that this permit must be applied for with enough time before your visit, so if you wish to visit the peak the first thing you should do is make sure there are available reservations.

Teide Cable Car is located within a protected national park and therefore we must follow a series of basic rules of civic behaviour and respect of the natural environment, such as not littering or taking rocks, plants or animals. It is prohibited to make fire, loud noises or to camp.


This ascent is not recommended for people with heart problems, pregnant women, or children under 2 due to the risk that high altitude poses to their health. Consult your doctor before planning your visit.

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