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PNT 17 Igueque


Teide National Park

Difficulty: Medium


This trail features contrasting views of the south side of the island, with Güimar Valley as the main feature, and the north side featuring the spectacular Orotava Valley, often blanketed by a sea of clouds. 

The route starts by encircling Montaña de Igueque, height 2,273m, before heading towards Montaña la Negrita, height 2,245m.

Along the way you will see large lava bombs amidst the high mountain scrubland. Canary Island pines are also frequent, especially at the end of the route, at La Crucita, the crossing point of the most well-trodden footpath linking the two valleys, part of the Virgin de Candelaria pilgrimage route.


  • 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


Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON


2,65 km

1 h 55 m

72,09 m

312,81 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:72,09 m

  • Altitude loss:312,81 m

  • Maximum altitude:2.240,43 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.979,70 m


Route code


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


Route map and profile

Elevation profile


Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:2.240,43 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.979,70 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Carretera de Las Cañadas del Teide (TF-24), km 33.4.

No nearby service.

No parking spaces in the area.

How to get to route end point

La Crucita Viewpoint, Carretera de Las Cañadas del Teide (TF-24), km 30.1.

No nearby service.

Very limited parking spaces at the viewpoint.

Municipalities passed through

  • Arafo
  • Güímar
  • La Orotava

Protected Areas


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


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


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Places of interest

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

Arco Ventana de Igueque

Arco o Ventana de Igueque (Igueque Arch)

Natural arch that commands a beautiful panoramic view of Teide.