Teide is Spain’s highest peak (3,718m) and day 3 offers the opportunity to visit its peak. A taxi will take you to Cañadas del Teide, an enormous volcanic crater at the foot of the mountain. From here you can take a cable car up to 3,200m, enjoying wonderful views of the island on your way up. At the top of the cable car, an hour’s walk will take you up to a spectacular vista point, with the option of walking for an additional hour to reach the mountain’s peak (NB: A National Park permit is needed for this, which will need to be booked in advance). You will then take the cable car back to the bottom, where an hour’s walk around the crater will take you directly to your next accommodation right on the crater’s edge. Those with more energy have the option of also completing a 2 hour circular walk that explores the landscape around your accommodation, known as Roques de Garcia. Tonight’s accommodation includes a lovely home cooked meal.
Optional afternoon walk 3 to 4 miles.