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Traffic signs on motor vehicle trails

These routes are labelled with a code beginning with the letters VM (Motor Vehicle), followed by the route number (VM 1, VM 2, etc.)

Before setting out, remember to check which vehicles are permitted on this network and whether you need previous authorisation.


Types of signage

On the motor vehicle trail network you will find signs in 3 different formats:

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Indicative signage 

White signs with a blue square on the side and icons of a motorbike and a 4x4 vehicle located at the beginning of each route and at intersections between trails.  

On these signs you can see:

  • The route code and number.
  • The direction of the trail.
  • The distance to different places along the route from the location of the sign.
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Medium-sized post with a blue strip located at 25 metres from each intersection with other routes, including routes for motor vehicles, bicycles and horses, and hikers.

Please pay special attention when you come across these signs so as to avoid collisions and accidents.

Warning signs

Signage located near an intersection of trails which indicates the type of users (walkers, bicycles, horses, motor vehicles, or a combination of these), encouraging you to pay special attention.


Use of shared sections of trail

This network contains sections of trail that are also used by bicycles and horses, therefore you should be especially careful.

Outside of these sections you may also come across authorised forestry management vehicles and personnel on foot, as well as runners and walkers, all of which are activities that are authorised on all of the trails within Tenerife’s protected natural areas.

In order to manage the shared and safest use of these routes, priority is given to those means of transport that have the least impact on nature:


  1. Hikers and other users on foot.
  2. Horseriders.
  3. Cyclists.
  4. Motor vehicles.


Examples of shared use

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Sections shared by bicycles, horses and motor vehicles

Along these routes, blue signs warn of the presence of vehicles, and orange signs warn of bicycles and horses.

Right of way is given in the following order:

  • Horses.
  • Bicycles.
  • Motor vehicles.
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Intersection between a trail for motor vehicles and a trail for bicycles and horses

As you can see in the image, the signage warns cyclists, riders and vehicles that an intersection is approaching.

Right of way in this case is as follows:

  • Horses and bicycles.
  • Motor vehicles.