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VM 1. Pista de Fuente Fría

VM-1

Description

This route plunges you right from the start into a magical landscape as you are surrounded by the dense vegetation of the monteverde woodland. 

As you climb the track, the plant life changes as you gain altitude. Soon you will begin to see other species of vegetation, such as fayal-brezal and pine forest with an understorey of tagasaste and codeso. 

If you stop for a moment once you are deep in the forest you will be able to hear the life that lurks amongst the foliage, especially the small birds such as chiffchaffs and blackcaps, or the laurel pigeons concealed amongst the trees, one of the species endemic to the laurel forest. 

You will also spot some of the colourful plants that thrive alongside the monteverde, such as follao (Viburnum rigidum), morgallana or Canary buttercup (Ranunculus cortusifolius) and cresta de gallo (Isoplexis canariensis).

Tips

  • Always stay on the marked trail observing all traffic rules established in the regulations. 
  • When parking, keep away from water intakes or firefighting water storage tanks, and do not block the passage of other vehicles or access to the track.
  • Be extra careful both at junctions with paths and tracks and on sections shared by walkers, horse riders and cyclists. 
  • Proceed with care to avoid accidents that may be caused by obstacles, landslides and uneven terrain. 
  • Check our guide to motor vehicle routes and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.
Recommendations and tips

Guides

No data available

Permits

Prior authorisation through the Reservation Centre of the Tenerife Island Council is compulsory for the following vehicles:

  • Trials, enduro and motocross bikes.
  • ATVs and quads with a handlebar steering system.
  • Off-road vehicles with tyres of 10 to 15mm tread depth.
  • Power-assisted pedal cycles with a power output of more than 0.5 kW, to supplement the muscle power of the rider.
  • Caravan of up to six motor vehicles in motion with a maximum distance of 30 metres separating them.

Check the Regulations for information on prohibited vehicles.

No reservations are required for other vehicles, provided that they meet the recreational use requirements for this network of trails.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Motor vehicle route

Tenerife ON

Linear

7,16 km

0 h 30 m

604,63 m

58,78 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:604,63 m

  • Altitude loss:58,78 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.414,52 m

  • Minimum altitude:863,61 m

Signage

Route code

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Tracks for motor vehicles are marked with blue signs and posts that include:

  • Direction.
  • Route number.
  • Distance to end point.
Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

  • Maximum altitude:1.414,52 m

  • Minimum altitude:863,61 m

Connections with other routes

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How to get to route start point

Casa Forestal in Agua García (Tacoronte).

Municipalities passed through

  • El Rosario
  • El Sauzal
  • La Matanza de Acentejo
  • Tacoronte

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Weather

Today, tuesday, in El Sauzal


Drizzle
Wind

12 km/h

Temperature

22ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

wednesday

22ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

thursday

22ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

friday

22ºC Maximum

20ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Barranco_Toledo
Ravine

Barranco de Toledo

Small ravine in the laurel forest of Agua García featuring the famous caves from which trachyte...

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Monumental tree

Centennial Viñatigos

Two specimens of viñatigo (Persea indica) surrounded by suckers in the form of a cage....