Towering 3,718 m over the island of Tenerife, scaling the high-altitude peak of Spain’s highest mountain can be, quite literally, breathtaking. Thankfully, you don’t have to climb the summit to take in the views from Mount Teide – the Teide Cable Car whisks visitors to an observation deck at 3,550m, where you can enjoy dramatic views that span as far as the neighboring Canary Islands on clear days.  It’s also possible to hike to the lookout point, a taxing climb that takes around 5 hours, but to scale the final 200m to the highest point, climbers need to secure a free permit from the National Park office.

Set in an ancient caldera at the center of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Teide National Park, the Mount Teide volcano dates back around 1 million years and ranks as the 3rd highest volcano in the world, rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor. Although the volcano hasn’t erupted since 1909, it remains active and seismic activity was recorded as recently as 2003.

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Private Tour: Teide National Park Tour in Tenerife Including Mt Teide Hike and Cable Car

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Venture to the top of Tenerife’s Mt Teide volcano on this private, half-day tour, led by an expert guide. After traveling through the beautiful Corona Forestal ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.53

Skip the Line: Tenerife Mt Teide Cable Car Round-Trip Ticket

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Bypass the main lines for the cable car on Mt Teide, Tenerife’s and Spain’s highest peak, with this skip-the-line round-trip ticket. Enjoy priority access to ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: Varies (15 minutes per way)

From USD $30.74

Best Mt Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the villages and landscapes around Tenerife’s Mt Teide and the Masca valley on a full-day tour! After leaving southern Tenerife, make your way through ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.84

Mt Teide Volcano Tour by Night

See the stars from Tenerife’s Mount Teide, on a 4.5-hour evening tour from southern Tenerife! The dormant volcano — Spain’s tallest — lies at the heart of the ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.64

Best Teide National Park Tour in Tenerife Including Los Roques de Garcia or La Orotava Valley

Discover Tenerife’s spellbinding natural beauty on this 6-hour tour of Teide National Park. Set off from your hotel in south or north Tenerife and travel by ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.32

Best Mt Teide Stargazing Experience in Tenerife

Embark on an incredible journey through the night sky during a 45-minute Mt Teide stargazing experience in Tenerife. Travel deep into the UNESCO-listed Teide ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.15

Teide North Cycling Tour

Our Teide North tour is simply as breathtaking as it is demanding. The tour starts by taking in the ‘Wiggins’ climb, made famous by Bradley Wiggins, towards ...  Read more

Location: Playa de la Américas, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00

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