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VM 12. Pista Chanajiga - Fuente Los Corchos

VM-12

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Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

12.- Pista Chanajiga - Fuente Los Corchos
12.- Pista Chanajiga - Fuente Los Corchos
12.- Pista Chanajiga - Fuente Los Corchos

Description

The route starts at Chanajiga, where you will delight in the beautiful vegetation on the slopes of Tiagaiga. 

During the ascent on the track you will see how the monteverde species mix with the Monterey and Canary Island pines, creating a palette of different shades of green. 

As you gain altitude, the monteverde disappears to make way for an understorey of tree heath (Erica arborea), codeso (Adenocarpus foliolosus) and tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus); a type of vegetation that is ideal for the woodpecker owing to the abundance of dead pine trees that it can use for nesting. If you stop, you may well see some of them pecking at the pines in search of food. 

You will also be able to spot a whole host of small birds that feed on the seeds of these plant species, and even the odd sparrowhawk soaring above the forest.

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

7,70 km

0 h 30 m

552,45 m

96,23 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:552,45 m

  • Altitude loss:96,23 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.641,36 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.179,32 m

Signage

Route code

VM-12

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:1.641,36 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.179,32 m

Connections with other routes

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How to get to route start point

Chanajiga Recreational Area.

How to get to route end point

Pista del P.K. 29 (VM 17).

Municipalities passed through

  • Los Realejos

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 ...

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Parque Natural de Corona Forestal

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