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BC-1.1 Lomo de La Jara

BC-1.1

North side, extension of route BC 1 to the Heritage Information Centre at Agua García.

Lomo de La Jara
Lomo de La Jara

Description

This route will introduce you to the Guardianes Centenarios (“Ancient Guardians”) that have watched over our laurel forests for more than 800 years.

The route begins at the intersection of route BC 1 with Cruz de Funes and takes you to the Agua García Heritage Information Centre under a canopy of laurel forest along a trail that is pleasantly cool on summer days. 

You will come across a lot of naranjero silvestre (Ilex perado), endemic to the Canary Islands, as well as laurel trees (Laurus novocanariensis), acebiño (Ilex canariensis), palo blanco (Picconia excelsa), faya (Morella faya) and many others. But it is when you reach the ancient viñatigos (Persea indica), impressive trees 4m in diameter and more than 20m high, that you will understand why this area is one of Tenerife’s most precious natural treasures. 

Along the route you will also be able to see the Cuevas del Vidrio o Cuevas de Toledo (Toledo or Glass caves), where “white sand” was extracted to make glass objects, and visit the Agua García Centre to learn about the history, nature and uses of the laurel forest.

IBP Index: 12.

Tips

  • Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves.  
  • Be careful when walking along roads used by motor vehicles and hiking trails, and when crossing ravines with water courses.
  • Avoid direct encounters with potentially dangerous animals, such as livestock, beehives, and dogs. 
  • Proceed with caution and watch for obstacles, loose rocks, uneven terrain or steep slopes to avoid accidents and falls. 
  • Consult our good practice guide and, if necessary, contact emergency services by calling 112.
Recommendations and tips

Guides

No data available

Permits

  • Reservation obligatory for groups organised by for-profit and not-for-profit public and private entities and profit-making individuals. Link
  • T: 901 501 901 - 922 239 500.
  • Free access for all other users, alone or in a group, no reservation required.

Technical information sheet

Route information

Cycling and horse riding route

Tenerife ON

Linear

1,57 km

0 h 10 m

140,83 m

10,30 m

At an average speed of 14 km/h

  • Altitude gain:140,83 m

  • Altitude loss:10,30 m

  • Maximum altitude:999,34 m

  • Minimum altitude:868,81 m

Signage

Route code

BC-1.1

Orange posts and signs that include:

  • Official trail number.
  • Route direction.
  • Distance to points of interest.
  • Cyclist and horserider icons.
Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

  • Maximum altitude:999,34 m

  • Minimum altitude:868,81 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Route BC 1, Fuente Fría trail, intersection with the Cruz de Funes trail, Tacoronte.

No local service.

No parking area nearby.

How to get to route end point

Heritage Information Centre at Agua García, Calle Candelaria Monte, Tacoronte.

Bus number 54, Agua García bus stop code 1652. TITSA

No parking area at the centre.

Municipalities passed through

  • Tacoronte

Protected Areas

Transit

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Weather

Today, monday, in Tacoronte


Clouds
Wind

9 km/h

Temperature

18ºC Maximum

16ºC Minimum

Rain

40%

3 day forecast

tuesday

18ºC Maximum

16ºC Minimum

wednesday

18ºC Maximum

16ºC Minimum

thursday

19ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.

Barranco_Toledo
Ravine

Barranco de Toledo

Small ravine in the laurel forest of Agua García featuring the famous caves from which trachyte...

Vinatigos_Centenarios
Monumental tree

Centennial Viñatigos

Two specimens of viñatigo (Persea indica) surrounded by suckers in the form of a cage....