Volcano Teide Ascent to the Peak by Cable Car

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Ascent to the Peak by Cable Car

Languages
EN · ES

Duration approx.
03:00 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
High
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Description

Have you dreamt of conquering the highest peak of Spain for a while? Are you looking to finally have the unique and amazing experience that your friends who have already done it been telling you about?

With the ascent to the peak by cable car you can realise your 3,718 m high dream.

Thanks to the Teide cable car, after an approximate hour walk, you will enjoy like never before taking in the stunning views over the summits of Tenerife’s neighbouring islands – La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma and Gran Canaria from the highest point in Spain (weather permitting).

Conquer the Teide summit and live your dream

Dreams are only dreams up until the point when you suddenly make them come true.

Make your dreams a reality and hike up to the highest point in Spain without worrying about applying for the permit to access the Teide crater because it is already included in the ascent to Teide by Cable Car, so that you can access Teide crater and enjoy the sensational views at 3,718 m high without worrying about a thing*!

Feel the mix of sensations that only conquering the Teide summit can give hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers – adrenaline, personal accomplishment and physical and mental control.

Achieve your desire to conquer Mount Teide with comfort in our cable cars

Hiking to the Teide summit with the cable car is perfect if you are short of time or energy to embark on this adventure from the starting point of the trail at Montaña Blanca.

Use the Teide cable car to cover the 1,999 m ascent from the base to the upper station, situated at an altitude of 3,555 m, which marks the spot of the start of Teide National Park’s thrilling hiking route Nr. 10, the Telesforo Bravo trail. This trail will bring you to the impressive Teide crater for you all to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

Highlights...

  • Live your dream of reaching the highest summit in Spain (3,718 m)
  • Access the crater with a special permit from the National Park. Reservation subject to obtaining the permit.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the park and the neighbouring Canary Islands
  • Ascend and descend comfortably by cable car
  • Only for people in good health (see Restrictions)

What's included...

  • Special permit from the Park for the trail to the peak of Mt. Teide
  • A Spanish or English-speaking guide who will reveal all of the volcano’s secrets to you
  • Teide Cable Car return ticket
  • Transfer for small groups from the northern and southern parts of the island (optional)

What's not included...

  • Food and drinks
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

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What's included

  • Special permit from the Park for the trail to the peak of Mt. Teide
  • A Spanish or English-speaking guide who will reveal all of the volcano’s secrets to you
  • Teide Cable Car return ticket
  • Transport from the northern part of Tenerife

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

What's included

  • Special permit from the Park for the trail to the peak of Mt. Teide
  • A Spanish or English-speaking guide who will reveal all of the volcano’s secrets to you
  • Teide Cable Car return ticket
  • Transport from the south of the island

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

What's included

  • Special permit from the Park for the trail to the peak of Mt. Teide
  • A Spanish or English-speaking guide who will reveal all of the volcano’s secrets to you
  • Teide Cable Car return ticket

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Pick-ups
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

+ Information

Transport service with pick-up from the NORTH of the island is available from 6.45am to 7.50am. Transport service with pick-up from the SOUTH of the island is available from 6.30am to 7.45am. Pick-up time depends on the pick-ups scheduled for each day and it will be announced to the Customer by e-mail and text the day before the activity, which is why we kindly ask you to check your messages. For the same reason we need you to provide the name of your hotel or address of accommodation, as well as a mobile phone number at the time of booking.

If you are making your own way here, please meet your guide at the Cable Car base station, next to the boarding area. The meeting time will be confirmed via e-mail.

SOUTH

NORTH

TITSA bus stop Plaza Roja in El Médano

Tourist bus stop at Parque Marítimo

San Blas Hotel

TITSA bus stop ING in front of Atlántida Hotel

TITSA bus stop Excellent Medical at Golf del Sur

Barceló Contemporáneo Hotel bus stop

Santa Bárbara Hotel bus stop

Plaza Europa bus stop

Marino Hotel bus stop

Bus stop to the side of Nivaria Hotel

TITSA bus stop Avenida Ten Bel

Tacoronte bus

Sol Arona Tenerife Hotel bus stop

La Quinta Park Hotel

Best Tenerife bus stop

Las Águilas Hotel

Columbus Hotel

Maritim Hotel

Olé Tropical bus stop

Parque San Antonio Hotel

TITSA bus stop at Las Dalias Hotel

Noelia Playa Hotel bus stop

Isla Bonita Hotel bus stop

Dania Park Hotel

TITSA bus stop at the CC El Duque (next to Costa Adeje Gran Hotel)

Stop to the side of Concordia Hotel (Black & Red)

Jardines del Teide Hotel

TITSA bus stop at the Meliá intersection

Plantación del Sur Hotel

Teidemar Hotel

TITSA bus stop Riu Arecas

Garoé Hotel

El Mirador Hotel

Taxi stand to the side of Botánico Hotel

Barrier Bahía del Duque Hotel

Kiosko Paragüitas (next to Diverhotel)

Bahía Príncipe Costa Adeje Hotel

Hotel Hard Rock - Roca Nivaria bus stop

Riu Buenavista Hotel

Callao Salvaje

Abama Hotel

Palacio de Isora Hotel

Allegro Isora Hotel (former Barceló Varadero) bus stop

TITSA bus stop Avenida Playa La Arena (next to Los Dragos del Sur Hotel)

Vigilia Park Hotel bus stop in Puerto Santiago (in front of Correos)

To make the most of your hiking activity to ascend to the peak of Teide with the Cable Car, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses. 
  • Take plenty of water on hikes. 

Remember that since the Teide Cable Car facilities are located within a protected national park, you must follow a series of basic rules of civic behaviour and respect of the natural environment.

For this reason please do not litter or take rocks, plants or animals and do not camp, make fire or loud noises.

  • Children under 6, pregnant women and people with heart problems are not allowed to participate in this activity to hike up to the Teide summit with the Teide Cable Car due to the risk that high altitude poses to their health.
  • The ascent to the Peak by Cable Car is not recommended for people with reduced mobility or injuries.
  • If you have health problems, you should consult with your doctor before undertaking this hike.
  • In accordance with current regulations, persons with any physical disability or motor impairment are not permitted to make the ascent by cable car, because of the potential risks if the vehicle has to be evacuated.
  • It is essential to bear in mind that in the event of the failure of the cable car system due to unexpected technical reasons, passengers already at the upper station will have to make their descent on foot and using steep mountain paths.
  • *Please be aware that we cannot confirm your reservation of the activity Ascent to Teide by Cable Car until we have issued the access pass to the crater in your name.
  • If we are unable to confirm your reservation, we will offer you an alternative date or a refund of the amount paid.
  • Moreover, due to the way the National Park’s permit issuing system works, if you book this activity, once confirmed by us, you won’t be able to cancel it under any circumstances.
  • It is necessary to present your ID or passport at the point of access to the trail leading to the crater.

In the event that the trail to the summit is closed or the cable car cannot operate on the day of the excursion due to reasons beyond our control, adverse weather conditions or cable car failure, an alternative excursion* shall be arranged and the amount corresponding to the price of the cable car ticket shall be reimbursed.

Since this activity includes a permit to access the crater, we do not admit changes or cancellations once the reservation is confirmed. This is due to the way the National Park’s permit issuing system works.

Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.

*ROQUES DE GARCÍA TRAIL:

Start: La Ruleta viewpoint.

End: La Ruleta viewpoint.

Duration: approx. 2.5 hours.

Distance: 3.5 km.

Difficulty: low.

Route type: Circular.

Accumulated elevation increase: 211 m

Accumulated descent: 215 m

Los Roques are the remnants of an ancient volcano. It is an alignment of ditches, pitons and piles of various volcanic materials. It constitutes the division between the two semicalderas into which the vast caldera of Las Cañadas is divided.

This low-difficulty circular route with a maximum descent gradient of 215 m starts and ends at the viewpoint of La Ruleta, runs around Los Roques on its first stretch through the northeastern caldera, then descends into the southwestern one.

During the two-and-a-half-hour activity, you will walk 3.5 km over volcanic landscape accompanied by your specialist guide every step of the way. Your expert guide will inform you, through your headphones, on every inch of this iconic, volcanic landscape, whose image used to appear on the now extinct 1,000 peseta notes, quenching your curiosity.

Teide Cable Car facilities are perfectly equipped, including a shop, a café and a waiting room with Wi-Fi, among others, so that you can enjoy while you stay here.

The base station

The Teide Cable Car base station is perfectly accessible by road and is located at 2,356 m above sea level.

Its modern facilities are equipped with two cabins that travel to the top in under 8 minutes and can hold a maximum of 44 passengers, although for the comfort of our customers, we usually do not take more than 37 people on board.

The views from the base station allow you to behold the spectacular peaks surrounding the Teide volcano.

The base station offers visitors a relaxation area, café and buffet restaurant with impressive views over Teide National Park as well as a souvenir shop and public toilets. This is also the perfect place to find out about the different routes and trails you can do from the upper station.

The upper station

The Teide Cable Car upper station is the starting point of three spectacular trails at the summit of Mount Teide , which are directly accessible from a small hall from where you can walk outside. It has Wi-Fi, toilets and the highest public telephone in all of Spain.

Although there is not a café in the upper station, you will have vending machines at your disposal with drinks and non-perishable food such as snacks.

We recommend that you come prepared for all weather conditions since the upper station is at an altitude of 3,555 m.

Parking

The Teide Cable Car base station has a free car park with 220 parking spaces, where you can park your vehicle between 8am and 6pm.

Shops

There is an information centre and a shop at the Teide Cable Car’s base station.

Restaurant / Café

At the base station you can find a relaxation area, café and buffet restaurant with impressive views over Teide National Park.

Toilets

There are public toilets at the Teide Cable Car’s base station.

In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.

Where to find us

Street: TF-21 motorway, km 43 - Teide National Park

Postal code:  38300                Municipality: La Orotava

Teide Cable Car is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island of Tenerife.

Meeting point

If you are making your own way here, please meet your guide at 9.00am at the Cable Car base station, next to the boarding area. The meeting time will be confirmed via e-mail.

 

If you are in the northern part of the island

  • Take the TF-21 motorway which connects La Orotava with El Portillo de la Villa and crosses the Teide National Park. The Cable Car is at km 43. (N28º 15' 17" W16º 37' 33")
  • Take the TF-23 motorway from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects with TF-21.
  • Titsa bus, Route 348 Puerto de  La Cruz – Las Cañadas del Teide. Departure times: 9.15am from Puerto de la Cruz, with stops in La Orotava, Montaña Blanca (trail to the Altavista Mountain Refuge) and Teide Cable Car, and return from the Teide Cable Car departing at 4.00pm.

 

If you are in the southern part of the island

  • Take the TF-21 motorway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, the route of access for the tourist areas of Playa de Américas and Los Cristianos.
  • Titsa bus (guagua), Route 342 Playa de Las Américas - Las Cañadas del Teide. Departure times: 9.15am from Las Américas, with stops in Los Cristianos (9.30am), Teide Cable Car and Montaña Blanca (ascent on foot to the Altavista Refuge). Return from the Teide Cable Car departing at 3.30pm.

 

If you are close to Santa Cruz or La Laguna

  • Take the TF-24 motorway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Motorway), which connects with TF-21 that will take you to the base station of the cable car at km 43.

 

Distances

Mt. Teide is approximately an hour’s drive from any point on the island.

  • Santa Cruz: 64 km
  • La Laguna: 55 km
  • Puerto de la Cruz: 45 km
  • Los Gigantes: 52 km
  • Los Cristianos: 47 km

Map

Frequently asked questions

Check out our weekly calendar of activities and excursions on Mt Teide which we have prepared so that you can view at a glance all the information you need about our activities.

Yes. We will pick you up and drop you off in the same location.

No, it’s not necessary. You can download the reservation and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

Reviews

2019/12/07

Great guide up to the summit! Friendly and professional. Views at the top were incredible! Parking was difficult and the food court food could use improvement in quality, and have more vegetarian options (I had the pizza but removed the ham).

2019/11/27

The meeting point is easy to find at the cable way station. The tour started in the time written in the voucher. The guide give us a lot of information about Teide and Tenerife. A welcome drink on the summit was missing :-)

2019/12/08

It is a great experience. Wonderful views and feeling of accomplishment. You need to book well in advance for the trip to the summit. Be warned. The website says that the trail is difficult and it is. It's narrow and steep and made more difficult due to the thin area and altitude. Really not suitable for people with respiratory problems. However, if you make it up to the top, it will give you memories of a lifetime.

2019/10/23

Amazing trip - very well organized with a great driver/guide.

2019/12/06

We really enjoyed our experience with a really good, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. We were going to do a full climb of Teide but due to permit restrictions we took this chance to reach the top instead. We are used to altitude and exertion at altitude but could see that it was a struggle for others not so used to this. The trail is a good path but again those not used to mountains may struggle with the terrain. I would recommend it to anyone but people should be mindful of their own fitness levels and ensure that they are adequately prepared with the correct clothing / footwear before doing the Teide summit trail.

2019/12/06

The guide & bus driver were professional & knowledgeable. We had the tour in English- very well done & informative. All 8 of us plus the other 12 enjoyed the experience.

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