Teide National Park Hiking
Explore the volcanic landscapes of Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
See the Los Roques Chichado volcanic rock formation - the most photographed rock in the world
Discover unique vegetation, including plants that don’t exist anywhere else in the world
Travel comfortably in our private van in the company of an attentive guide
Have all arrangements taken care of by us, including transportation and picnic lunch
No visit to Tenerife is complete without a visit to Teide National Park, and this popular hiking tour ensures you get to experience all the best sights this UNESCO-listed attraction has to offer.
To start, we pick you up at your hotel and give you a ride to Teide National Park in our comfortable van. Admire the sights on the way, including the fantastic phenomenon known as the ‘sea of clouds’ that envelopes the landscape like cotton candy.
The circular Roque de Garcia trail is approximately 3.5 km long and offers a very pleasant hike of medium difficulty, rising to a maximum elevation of about 2,100m above sea level.
Begin your hike by walking past the remarkable Los Roques Chichado rock formation - layers of sedimentary rock formed over a hundred thousand years ago as result of volcanic erosion.
When you get up close you can see just how unique this formation is as it reaches up towards the sky, seemingly defying gravity.
Take in the unique splendour of the different coloured rock formations from different angles and admire the moonlike landscape. The National Park is also home to almost 200 species of plants - 32 of those completely unique to Tenerife - such as the spectacular Teide bugloss (Echium Wildpretii) and the Teide violet (Viola cheiranthifolia).
Continue your journey down to the valley of Llano de Ucanca where the scenery is so peculiar that it has been said to be the closest experience that you can have of being on Mars.
Other highlights of the tour include the waterfall-shaped lava formation La Cascada as well as the spectacular solidified lava ‘chimney’ known as The Cathedral.
- Professional guides
- Transportation in an air-conditioned van
- Snacks & beverages
- Rain jackets, walking sticks (if needed)
- Picnic lunch
- Photos of the day
- We pick up our adventurers from the hotel and take them to Teide National Park, and then continue on foot along the hiking trail.
- The adventurers are rewarded with a lunch/picnic at the end of the hike.
- Hotel pickup
- The road to Teide National Park is winding and might cause car sickness
- The weather conditions in the National Park can change rapidly; the temperature drops and it can get windier up on the mountain
- The terrain on the trails is at times rocky and challenging
- To wear warm, accommodating clothing
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- Proper hike or sports footwear
- Gloves and a hat just in case the weather gets cold
- Sunglasses and sunblock