- 8 hours
Hiking the peak of Teide!
Teide is the highest peak of Spain (3.718 meters) and one of the largest volcano in the world. Having the Canary Islands at your feet and being able to see them from there is something that you will not forget. Climb to the peak of Mount Teide and, depending on the clarity of the day and the clouds, you will be able to see Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera ,and if you are lucky even El Hierro. In rare occasions you can even see all seven islands.
What does the experience consist of?
The route starts at the base of the mountain. During the ascent we will be able to see all the types of lava formations to which the islands gave rise. As well as walking through them and feeling what it is like to be on top of a sleeping volcano. We know that the challenge is to climb to the top, so we will go at a pace suitable for everyone. Once at the peak, we can enjoy the views and the feeling of being at the highest point of Spain. We will take the opportunity to recharge our batteries and have a picnic lunch of local products, before heading to the cable car to descend.
Some curiosities of Teide:
- The last eruption dates back to 1798.
- From the base of the ocean Tenerife is 7,500 metres high.
- It is the tenth highest island in the world.
- A few million years ago, Teide was more than 4500 metres above sea level.
- It is included in the Volcanoes of the Decade of the United Nations.
There are departures from the north and south of the island. If you wish to come by car, we will meet you at one point, you can’t get lost.
Walking time is approximately five and a half hours. In total this tour, depending on where we leave from, will take a maximum of eight hours.
What to take on the route “Climb to the peak of Mount Teide”?
It is recommended to wear comfortable and warm clothes. We also recommend you take sun cream and sunglasses.
“THE PERFECT DAY” by TIP AND TRIPS
At Tip and Trips we want you to enjoy Tenerife, its gastronomy, its culture, but also all the possibilities that every corner of the island has to offer. That’s why we suggest you “The perfect day”, depending on the timetable you choose for this activity. And if you have any questions, write to us!
After climbing the Teide peak, if we go down the northern part of the route, we recommend a walk through the Orotava Valley and try the sweets of Casa Egon, a sweet shop that has been open for more than half a century. You can also visit the charms of the valley. If we go south we can go to the viewpoint of Los Gigantes and enjoy a wonderful sunset at the foot of the cliff. If you want to enjoy a cocktail or something to eat, at the Roca Negra Sunset Club or Conqueluche Beach Bar you will find everything you fancy.
Who is this activity aimed at?
This activity is designed for hiking lovers. This route is not suitable for every body, it is needed to be in a good shape, as the excursion is mainly uphill for around 5 hours and a half. If you have doubts about the shape needed contact us and we will help you.
How do I arrive to the meeting point?
There are departures from the north and south of the island. You can also bring your car and meet us at the base of Teide. Departures from: Arona, Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Laguna and Puerto de La Cruz.
You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours before the start of the activity.