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PNT 06 Montaña de los Tomillos

PNT-06

Nationalpark Teide

Montaña de los Tomillos
Montaña de los Tomillos
Montaña de los Tomillos
Montaña de los Tomillos

Difficulty: Medium

Description

This route runs along the La Fortaleza path for the first 20 minutes, before splitting off at a fork near Roque del Peral. 

From here the trail continues almost straight on, but constantly climbing up to Montaña Blanca, where the slope becomes steeper. 

This is a route with historical value as it is the old footpath used by the first explorers and the sulphur and ice collectors on their ascents of Mount Teide. 

The first section runs over pumice stone deposits and plantlife consists of Teide sticky broom or codeso (Adenocarpus viscosus) and Teide white broom or retama (Spartocytisus supranubius). In the middle section is the Montaña de los Tomillos, a volcanic cone that stands out against the landscape due to its dark colour. And in the final stretch, close to the Montaña Blanca track, the vegetation begins to thin out due to the altitude and strong winds over a terrain of pumice deposits, although you will find the botanical jewel of the park, the Teide violet (Viola cheiranthifolia), growing here.

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

5,12 km

2 h 20 m

489,50 m

16,45 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:489,50 m

  • Altitude loss:16,45 m

  • Maximum altitude:2.531,79 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.058,74 m

Signage

Route code

PNT-06

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:2.531,79 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.058,74 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

PNT 01 La Fortaleza.

Trailhead only accessible on foot from the PNT 01 trail (La Fortaleza).

Trailhead only accessible on foot from the PNT 01 trail (La Fortaleza).

How to get to route end point

PNT 07 Montaña Blanca - La Rambleta.

End point only accessible on foot from trails PNT 07 (Montaña Blanca - La Rambleta) and PR TF 41 (Barranco de Erques).

End point only accessible on foot from trails PNT 07 (Montaña Blanca - La Rambleta) and PR TF 41 (Barranco de Erques).

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 ...

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Parque Nacional del Teide

Transit

Monumento Natural El Teide

Visible from almost any point on the island, the Teide Natural Monument figures prominently in the mythical landscape of Tenerife and of the entire archipelago of the Canary Islands.  It is also of ...

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Monumento Natural El 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 ...

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Parque Natural de Corona Forestal

Weather

Today, friday, in La Orotava


Clouds
Wind

3 km/h

Temperature

20ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

Rain

281%

3 day forecast

saturday

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sunday

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monday

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