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BC-1 Northern Forest Route

BC-1

North side of the island, from Monte de la Esperanza towards the north-east of Tenerife.

Incident Incident

Route temporarily closed - Works

Cierre parcial de la pista por conservación de pista forestal

Route partially closed - Works

Trabajos de conservación de pistas forestales

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

Route partially closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Route partially closed - Recreational activities

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. Abierto desde el área recreativa La Caldera hasta la Choza de Pedro Gil.

Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route
Northern Forest route

Description

With more than 80km and 12 spur routes, the Great North Route is an unmissable experience for cyclists and horseriders. 

The route begins on the Acebiñal trail in la Esperanza, offering fabulous views of the north-east of the island, from the Anaga Massif to La Laguna. The route continues from east to west along the northern side of Tenerife, crossing through some of the island’s most iconic forest ecosystems, such as monteverde woodland, pine forests, and a combination of pine and monteverde undergrowth. 

The landscape of the north coast with the Orotava Valley and the flanks of Mount Teide will be with you for most of the route, before ending in a mesmerising volcanic setting when you leave behind the Teno Massif and La Montañeta.

IBP Index: 120.

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

87,19 km

6 h 15 m

4.680,15 m

4.111,51 m

At an average speed of 14 km/h

  • Altitude gain:4.680,15 m

  • Altitude loss:4.111,51 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.678,68 m

  • Minimum altitude:980,78 m

Signage

Route code

BC-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:1.678,68 m

  • Minimum altitude:980,78 m