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VM 11. Pista de Ramón Caminero to Izaña or Pista de Montaña del Limón

VM-11

11.- Pista de Ramón Caminero a Izaña o Pista de Montaña del Limón
11.- Pista de Ramón Caminero a Izaña o Pista de Montaña del Limón
11.- Pista de Ramón Caminero a Izaña o Pista de Montaña del Limón
11.- Pista de Ramón Caminero a Izaña o Pista de Montaña del Limón

Description

This route takes you up through the Orotava Valley to the Teide National Park, discovering amazing landscapes and nature along the way. 

You start off in the Canary Island pine forest with an undergrowth of tree heath (Erica arborea), jara (Cistus symphytifolius), codeso (Adenocarpus foliolosus), and tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus) in the more open areas. As you gain altitude, this vegetation gives way to thickets of codeso (Adenocarpus foliolosus), and tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus) and, later, to Teide white broom or retama (Spartocytisus supranubius), accompanied by species such as flixweed or hierba pajonera (Descurainia bourgaeana) and rosalillo de cumbre (Pterocephalus lasiospermus). 

At this point the landscape transforms and you will find yourself in the midst of beautiful volcanic scenery dominated by volcanoes and lava flows, such as the nearby Montaña Limón. 

During the route you will see the birds that live in the pine forest, such as blue tits, blue chaffinches and the great spotted woodpecker. And when you reach the scrubland you will also be able to spot Berthelot’s pipits, kestrels and Iberian grey shrikes. 

And if you do the route in spring, you will be rewarded by the riot of colour brought about by the flowering of the mountain scrub.

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

13,69 km

0 h 55 m

56,83 m

770,75 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:56,83 m

  • Altitude loss:770,75 m

  • Maximum altitude:2.289,19 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.575,27 m

Signage

Route code

VM-11

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:2.289,19 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.575,27 m

Connections with other routes

Municipalities passed through

  • Fasnia
  • La Orotava

Protected Areas

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

2 km/h

Temperature

22ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

22ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

wednesday

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

thursday

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum