Mount Teide

3717m Mt Teide is a strenuous and challenging walk but one that is worth the effort for the magnificent views of the entire island, however it should only be undertaken by capable walkers.


  • The ascent from the start of the walk to the peak is 1300m and takes about 8.5 – 9 hours if you walk it up and down.
  • Another option is to walk up and take the cable car down.
  • Permits are required to go from the top of the cable car to the cone and are arranged some time in advance.


Difficulty Level: 8/10

Time Required: up to 9 hours

About Martin

About Martin

Welcome to my website. My name is Martin O Connell. I am a member of Mountaineering Ireland. I walk with Blackrock Hillwalking Club in Cork and Cork Mountaineering Club.

In 2008 I successfully climbed Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa. I have been walking in Tenerife for over 15 years and I have put together a selection of the most scenic and diverse walks in different locations on the island. The walks are located in The National Park, The Teno Mountains in the north west and the Anaga Mountains in the North.

I have walks suitable for all grades of walkers in groups of 5 to 15. In the past 6 years I have led club walks varying in size from 2 to 24 walkers. As well as leading the walks I arrange your accommodation and transport on the island for the week. Accommodation is in private villas on a twin sharing basis in the south of the island about 10 minutes from the airport. After drinks each evening we head out to one of the local restaurants which are pre booked. Aer Lingus and Ryanair have flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, and Belfast into Tenerife South Airport on a weekly basis.