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PNT 04 Siete Cañadas

PNT-04

Teide National Park

Siete Cañadas
Siete Cañadas
Siete Cañadas
Siete Cañadas
Siete Cañadas
Siete Cañadas

Difficulty: Medium

Description

This trail follows the old Camino Real de Chasna, which once connected the north and south of the island. 

The route starts in front of the El Portillo Visitor Centre, so please be very careful when crossing the main road. At this point you will see a dirt track that you will follow the entire way. 

The route climbs and descends a little, but it is not very steep; and, as its name suggests, it will allow you to visit 7 of the main cañadas (plains or depressions) of the Teide National Park before reaching the Parador de Turismo: Cañada de Diego Hernández, Cañada de las Pilas, Cañada de la Angostura, Cañada de la Grieta, Cañada del Montón de Trigo, Cañada de la Mareta and Cañada del Capricho.

Tips

  • Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves.  
  • Pay special attention when crossing or walking along trails used by bicycles, horses or motor vehicles and when walking in 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.
  • Check out our guide to hiking in Tenerife and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.

     

Recommendations and tips

Permits

Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Linear

16,81 km

4 h 30 m

424,48 m

330,96 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:424,48 m

  • Altitude loss:330,96 m

  • Maximum altitude:2.212,13 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.045,25 m

Signage

Route code

PNT-04

Signposts and waymarkers with the code of the trail on dark green panels.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:2.212,13 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.045,25 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

El Portillo Visitor Centre, Carretera General del Teide (TF-21) km 32.1.

Bus numbers 348 and 342, Centro de Visitantes bus stop code 5243. TITSA

Parking spaces are available at the Visitor Centre, with reserved areas for people with reduced mobility.

How to get to route end point

Parador Nacional de Turismo Las Cañadas del Teide, Carretera General del Teide (TF-21), km 46.

Bus numbers 348 and 342, Parador del Teide bus stop code 7684. TITSA

Parking spaces are available, with reserved areas for people with reduced mobility.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Orotava

Protected Areas

Transit

Parque Nacional del Teide

The Teide National Park is the best exampleof the high-mountain landscape of the Canary Islands.  It is a breathtaking setting where you can learn about some of the most spectacular volcanic ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Nacional del Teide

Transit

Parque Natural de la Corona Forestal

The Corona Forestal is the largest protected natural area in the Canary Islands, one of the most extensive forests on the islands, the lungs of Tenerife and the gateway to Mount Teide.  As its name ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Natural de Corona Forestal

Weather

Today, monday, in La Orotava


Clouds
Wind

1 km/h

Temperature

23ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

22ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

wednesday

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

thursday

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Rock

Cañada de la Grieta

Cañada de la Grieta forms part of the scenic flatlands that lie along the well-known PNT Siete...

Rock

Roque de la Grieta

Rocky summit with very striking vertical cracks (“grietas”) that give it its name.

...
Ermita_Nieves_Cañadas
Unique building

Chapel of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

Chapel located next to the Parador de las Cañadas del Teide, with a rectangular-shaped nave. It...

Jardin_Botanico_Portillo
Monumental tree

El Portillo Botanical Garden

This garden, located in the Teide National Park, occupies a 4-hectare plot of land and was...