For the Guanches, the aboriginal Canary Islanders, Mount Teide was a volcano considered sacred since ancient times, like Mount Fuji, Mount Olympus or Mount Kilimanjaro. This visit to Pico del Teide by cable car allows you to contemplate the landscape of the largest National Park in the Canary Islands from a height of 3555 metres above sea level.

Its particular climate, altitude and volcanic forms invite you to contemplate and enjoy a unique moment that you will remember for the rest of your life. A visit to the Teide volcano is always different, the effects of the light throughout the day and the seasons with their climatic changes give the landscape an ever new appearance. However, two sensations remain constant: the immensity of the landscape and the magnificent silence.

The Teide Volcano is at its most emblematic at sunrise and sunset. The spectacular nature of these moments is marked by the different tones of the sky and the light reflected on the rocks.

If you want to go up to the Teide cable car you must select "Cable car for excursion" in our excursion Teide National Park.


  • People with heart problems, pregnant women, and children under 3 are not allowed to ascend by cable car due to the risk that high altitude poses to their health. If you have any health problems, consult your doctor before planning your visit or booking your Mount Teide Cable Car tickets.
  • 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.

Volcano Teide anti COVID-19 protective measures

  • Compulsory use of masks
  • Compulsory disinfecting of hands before entering the cabin and facilities
  • Minimum social distancing requirement
  • Temperature-taking before entering the cabin
  • Footwear cleansing mats
  • Limited capacity in each area of our facilities
  • Limited cabin seating capacity of 50%
  • Regular disinfection throughout the day
  • Cabin ventilation
  • Trained and properly equipped staff
  • Digitalised audio guides, brochures and other physical resources