This route offers you the chance to immerse yourself in Tenerife’s main ecosystems whilst enjoying amazing views of the north of the island.
You begin in the Las Lagunetas Protected Landscape, underneath lush Canary Island pine with undergrowth of tree heath (Erica arborea), jara (Cistus symphytifolius) and codeso (Adenocarpus viscosus).
Upon arriving at the Las Palomas Special Nature Reserve you will notice that the landscape changes gradually to mature monteverde with Morella-Erica heath and laurel forest. Here we recommend you keep an eye out for the numerous birds that nest in this area and give it its name (“paloma” means pigeon in Spanish): the Laurel and Bolle’s pigeon, Eurasian sparrowhawk, Eurasian woodcock and blue chaffinch, among others.
You will also pass by the edge of La Resbala Protected Landscape and, just before the Recreational Area, you will come across a curious forest of sanguinos (Rhamnus glandulosa), a tree species that is typically found in the Anaga Massif but rarely in the rest of the island. And to complete the experience, all along the route you will be able to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Teide, Barranco del Pino and the Orotava Valley.
IBP Index: 11.
- 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.
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