This hike is very tempting, because it takes you almost to the top of Pico de Teide (possibly up to it), guides you through the chaotic terrain of lava flows and makes you acquainted with the incredible landscape of monumental crater of volcano Pico Viejo drowsing on the foot of higher stratovolcanic Teide. There is a cableway leading to this highest peak of Tenerife and the whole Spain and it ends at a height of 3 555 meters asl. Another possible way to get there (except for the alternative ascent to Pico de Teide, for which is necessary a permit) continues with the descent. But its length and terrain is quite challenging. The descent ends at the parking lot at Parador Nacional de las Canadas hotel at an altitude of approximately 2 100 meters asl.