Spain's highest peak looms over Tenerife. And it's not just Mt Teide itself that impresses all who set eyes upon it – the volcanic landscapes that surround it are the ideal setting for a day in the great outdoors. You'll also tour of the historic town of La Oratava and a drive through the Esperanza forest.
The fun kicks off in La Oratava. Its setting amid banana plantations is pure romance. You'll see the ‘House of the Balconies' and a volcanic stone church as well as the parks of the old town. From here, we'll drive into the heart of the island and Teide National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow a route through lunar-like lava fields and over rocky ridges. At 3,718 metres, Mt Teide is a sight to behold.
On the return to your hotel, we'll drive through the Esperanza forest. Here, tall Canarian pines – unique to these islands – cover the often misty slopes of the Cumbre Dorsal range. A trip that combines ever-changing landscapes with the dazzling panoramic views of the island.