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PR TF 59 Las Portelas - Masca

PR-TF 59

Macizo de Teno

PR TF 59 Las Portelas - Masca
PR TF 59 Las Portelas - Masca

Difficulty: Low

Description

This pleasant trail between Las Portelas and Masca offers magnificent views of the Teno Massif and the Masca ravine.

The route starts in La Portela Baja and heads south-west along Calle de Fuera, turning off to the right to join the footpath. 

You will arrive at Barranco de Las Lubes and, after crossing it, begin the ascent of the first section that will take you up the slopes of Martín Bay after crossing Pista El Mazapé. 

When you reach La Cumbre or La Cancela, you will enjoy the famous panoramic views of the Teno Massif and the Masca ravine. From here begins the descent to the Cruz de Hilda viewpoint, another must-see lookout. 

From this point onwards the downhill slope steepens until you reach your destination, the hamlet of El Turrón, a short distance from the main hamlet of Masca and the start of the famous ravine of the same name, Barranco de Masca.

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

Guides

No data available

Permits

  • [TEMPORARY MEASURE] Free access without authorisation or reservation for natural or legal entities of a public or private nature, both non-profit (town councils, schools, associations, clubs, etc.) and for-profit (active tourism companies), until 31 December 2024 as established in the Resolution.
  • Free access for all other visitors, no reservation required.
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More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Linear

3,65 km

1 h 45 m

392,74 m

426,45 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:392,74 m

  • Altitude loss:426,45 m

  • Maximum altitude:911,05 m

  • Minimum altitude:656,33 m

Signage

Route code

PR-TF 59

Posts and signs displaying the PR code and yellow and white marks.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Low *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:911,05 m

  • Minimum altitude:656,33 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Biblioteca de Las Portelas (Library), Carretera Las Portelas (TF-436), km 8.8.

Bus numbers 355, 365 and 366, Biblioteca-Colegio bus stop code 4549. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the town.

How to get to route end point

Carretera de Masca (TF-436), km 16, El Turrón.

Bus numbers 355 and 365, El Turrón bus stop code 4552. TITSA

Limited parking spaces in the village.

Municipalities passed through

  • Buenavista del Norte

Protected Areas

Transit

Parque Rural de Teno

Teno Rural Park is located in north-west Tenerife, in one of the first parts of the island to emerge from the sea, containing materials that are between 6 and 7 million years old.  Erosion has ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Rural de Teno

Weather

Today, friday, in Buenavista del Norte


Clouds
Wind

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Temperature

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20ºC Minimum

Rain

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