Teide Rock Hike

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. This hike is suitable for children over the age of 12.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Around the García Rock formations

The fascinating tour takes us straight into the stunning mountains of Tenerife. Close to Teide's National Parador we will put on our hiking shoes and begin a three to four hour walk along a well-trodden track towards the great Teide volcano. On our way, and always to our left as we circle the Roques de García, we will come across a series of extraordinary shapes, peaks and rocks, including the famous Cinchado rock or Teide's very own Buddha! The track then descends past La Cascada, lava shaped like a waterfall, into the vast sedimentary plain of Ucanca. The last stretch is a short but steep ascent back to La Ruleta mirador.

The circular hike is not difficult but you will require surefootedness and there is a steep climb at the end which will make you look forward to a long, cool beer.


The tour will generally begin at 09. 00 or at a later time if requested at our arranged meeting point. From there we will drive into the high mountains of Tenerife.

Approximately 90 minutes later we will put on our hiking boots and begin this photogenic and dramatic walk.
We will make a few stops along the way for explanations and photographs as requested. The hike will end at between approximately 13. 30 and 14. 00, when we begin out drive down to our meeting point at the end of the tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at any convenient location. Please specify the name and place of your hotel. If you are on a cruise ship or meeting point will be just outside the orange and white cruise terminal building which is accross the water from where cruise ships are usually parked. To get there you can take the free cruise shuttle bus. For recognition I wear a GREEN cap and carry a GREEN umbrella.

End location: The tour will end at our original meeting point or at any other requested, convenient location.

Duration: 6 hours

This track is in the high mountains and in winter months may, on rare occacions, be affected by snow.


Out transport is normally in a comfortable, air-conditioned and modern 7 seater vehicle. If there are more than 6 paseengers in the group please enquire for a customised tour and price.

What’s Included

Included is transport to and from our pick-up point, be it a hotel, cruise ship or other address as well as your English and Spanish speaking guide for the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euros - Any extras may include purchase of food or drinks at the nearby Parador self-service café if a stop is requested. However, I would recommend you bring a picnic lunch to have during the hike.


I am not a mountaineer so would not be able to take clients mountain climbing, for example up the slopes of Mount Teide, but I can, of course, take you on the cable car and walking along the many mountain and coastal tracks in Tenerife.

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