Cueva del viento

The experience of visiting Europe’s largest volcanic tube and one of the longest in the world.

In the municipality of Icod de los Vinos , in the northwest of Tenerife , you'll find the Cueva del Viento-Sobrado (the Cave of the Wind) It is the largest lava tube in Europe, considered to be the 6th largest in the world (after the 5 located in Hawaii) at 17 kilometres in length and in whose interior there are countless underground passages.

The Cueva del Viento was created by eruptions of the Pico Viejo volcano, located next to Mount Teide. A volcanic tunnel is a cavity that forms inside lava flows. As the lava flows and comes into contact with the air, the surface of the flow solidifies, creating a conduit through which the lava continues to flow until it runs out, thus forming the volcanic tube.

Duration of the visit: 3 hours

Difficulty: medium

Route: Starting on foot at the visitor centre, you will walk along the PR TF 42.2 path, passing through mid-altitude farmlands, pine forests and an old camino real (royal road).

You will spend around 45 minutes inside the cave, visiting around 250 metres of the tube.

Not suitable for children under 5 years of age, people with claustrophobia or those with mobility problems, particularly around the knees and ankles.

If you have any health problems, please ask whether it is advisable for you to join this trip before making a reservation. ​​​​

  • The visitor centre and the inside of the tunnel display bilingual panels that, together with the explanations of an expert guide, provide more comprehensive information about the cave, the lava formations and the fauna that lives in the cave.
  • There are daily trips in Spanish, English, German and French, at various times. We recommend that you arrive at the Interpretation Centre 30 minutes in advance.
  • Visitor groups are limited to 6 people.
  • For more information about opening times and reservations, click here
  • We are not able to take reservations over the phone.