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Mount Teide Short Break

5 Days & 4 Nights
  • Stay in the iconic Parador Hotel at the foot of Mount Teide
  • The lunar-like volcanic landscapes of Mount Teide National Park
  • Explore the bizarre rock formations of the Roques Garcia
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Mount Teide
  • Relax in the swimming pool and enjoy delicious Canarian cuisine at the Parador
A short walking break based in the volcanic centre of Tenerife, Mount Teide National Park. Stay for four nights in the colonial style Parador de Cañadas del Teide hotel in its fantastic location at the foot of Mount Teide, and enjoy a choice of walks ranging from a short walk to the iconic Catedral rock formation to a challenging summit of Mount Teide. At the end of the day sit back and relax on the terrace enjoying views of Mount Teide, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, feast on fine Canarian Cuisine, and enjoy the absolute tranquillity of this wonderful location and the amazing clear night skies.

What To Expect

Perfect if you are short of time but would like to fit in some walking during your holiday to Tenerife and of course visit the wonderful Mount Teide National Park. Daily walks are between 4 and 13 km with ascents of between 150 and 1350m (if you choose the longer walk to the summit of Teide). You will be based in the iconic Parador de las Canades at the foot of Mount Teide.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Single Center Walking | The accommodation on this tour is in one main location, meaning you can unpack your bags for the duration of your trip

This trip is suitable for:

Mixed Abilities

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • National Parks & Trails

Activity Level & Terrain

This walking tour is graded easy to moderate overall as all of the walks are optional. Walks are between 1-7 hours on a mixture of rural tracks, footpaths and animal trails. Some of the terrain is quite rocky and you may encounter some loose rocks or muddy/slippery sections in wet weather.  The higher areas may even have a dusting of snow during early spring or winter so warm clothing should always be taken with you. Ascents are between 150 and 1350m (1350m if you choose the longer walk up to the summit of Teide).

Navigation

The routes on this trip are generally well way-marked but we will also provide detailed route notes and maps. You will also have access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App enabling you to follow the route using your phone’s GPS so using this combined with the provided route notes and maps means you should have no problems finding your way.

Accommodations

4 nights in the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide is included in your trip. The accommodation we normally use is detailed below. We may sometimes have to use alternative hotels subject to availability but if this is the case we will always let you know when confirming your booking.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is not available to solo walkers due to the remote nature of some of the walks. Single rooms are available and a single supplement is payable.

Meals

4 breakfasts are included and usually consist of breads, fruits, cheeses and meats. Lunches are not included but there is a small shop at the Parador where you can pick up sandwiches for lunch or if you are back early enough to enjoy lunch at the hotel. 4 dinners are included. Expect Canarian specialities which include grilled meat dishes such as puchero canario (a meat-based soup) and papas arrugardas con mojos (boiled potatoes with dipping sauces).

Included
  • 4 Nights in the Parador de las Canadas del Teide
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Transfer from the airport to the Parador
  • Detailed route notes, maps and pre-departure information pack
  • GPX tracks and access to our smartphone app
  • 24/7 emergency telephone support
Excluded
  • Travel to and from Tenerife
  • Transfer to airport for departure
  • Lunches, snacks and drinks
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the tour

When To Go

You can start this tour on any day of the week subject to availability between September and June. Tenerife experiences a year-round dry, and sunny climate. We do not offer this tour in the summer months as it would be too hot for comfortable and safe walking then. You can expect average temperatures of between 16 and 25 degrees between September and March, with it beginning to heat up a bit in the springtime. There can be some rainfall and winter storms in the winter months of November to February but the showers do not usually last long. 

Being at a high altitude of 3718m, there can be snow on Teide any time between October and May so you should always be prepared with warmer clothes if you do plan to summit Teide.

Please note that due to mouflon hunting restrictions in the Mount Teide National Park, at certain times of the year during the spring and autumn months, there are restrictions on which walks you can gain access to. This will be detailed in your information pack.

Getting to the Start

By Air: Tenerife has two airports in the north and south of the island. Tenerife South Airport (TFS) is slightly closer to the Parador (approx 1h) and there are regular flights here from across the UK and Europe with airlines including British Airways, Thomas Cook and TUI as well as the low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.

Tenerife North Airport is not much further. There are no direct flights to Tenerife North from the UK, but you can fly there with various airlines from the rest of Europe including Iberia, Vueling and Air Europa.

You will be collected from either airport and an included transfer will take you to the Parador. Alternatively, if you are coming from elsewhere on the island please let us know and we can arrange other transfers. Transfers are not included back to the airport to keep it flexible if you are perhaps moving on to another part of Tenerife. However, we can book an onward transfersure t for you at an additional cost if required.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Mount Teide

If you would like to visit Mount Teide you will need to book cable car tickets and/or a permit to ascend to the summit in advance. Details of this will be included in your information pack.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Parador Las Cañadas del Teide Day 2 Choice of Walks from The Parador 8 miles / 13 km Day 3 Choice of Walks from The Parador 2 miles / 4 km Day 4 Choice of Walks from The Parador 6 miles / 10 km Day 5 Onward Travel

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