Cable car services up to La Rambleta run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless bad weather or high winds make the service impossible. Restrictive measures have currently been established, and access from the Terminal to the highest point of the summit is NOT allowed without a special permit. Access is open to La Fortaleza and Pico Viejo lookout spots.
In order to use the "Telesforo Bravo" trail from La Rambleta or Cable Car Terminal (3550 m) to the summit of Mt. Teide (3718 m), you first have to apply for a permit given exclusively through the web www.reservasparquesnacionales.es . Said permit will be valid only for ONE given date and specific time:
National Park Office
C/ Doctor Sixto Perera González, nº 25
38300 – El Mayorazgo. La Orotava
Tel. 922 922371
Open from 9 to 14 h., from Monday to Friday
(It is recommended that you get your access permit for the Telesforo Bravo footpath as soon as possible because, due to the heavy demand in the summer period, the daily licences are issued very quickly.)
There is no access to the crater under any circumstances. The other two trails that leave from La Rambleta - to the lookout spots of Pico Viejo and La Fortaleza - can be used freely. These offer excellent views of Las Cañadas, Tenerife and the other islands.
The cable car base station has a bar and restaurant - buffet.