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VM 13. Pista La Bermeja and Pista Almagre and Cabezón

VM-13

Incident Incident

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

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023.

13.- Pista La Bermeja y Pista Almagre y Cabezón
13.- Pista La Bermeja y Pista Almagre y Cabezón

Description

This route takes you through the Canary Island pine and Monterey pine forests of the Orotava Valley, and passes through some of the areas affected by storms. 

You will observe how the forestry services are replacing a large part of the Monterey pine forests, which suffer more damage during the storms, with more appropriate species of monteverde or Canary Island pine depending on the altitude, so generating a new growing forest. 

In addition, they are working to reduce the density of pine trees in some areas to enable the growth of sturdier specimens and the establishment of enriching undergrowth species, such as tree heath (Erica arborea) and tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus). 

The wood obtained from this forestry management is used in construction, for woodchips or as firewood for local residents. 

This improvement of the forest and its increasing diversity make it a more suitable habitat for many of the birds that live there, such as chaffinches, blue finches and woodpeckers.

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

8,71 km

0 h 40 m

244,16 m

191,49 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:244,16 m

  • Altitude loss:191,49 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.480,04 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.368,88 m

Signage

Route code

VM-13

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:1.480,04 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.368,88 m

Connections with other routes

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How to get to route end point

Pista Chanajiga - Fuente Los Corchos (VM 12).

Municipalities passed through

  • La Orotava
  • 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

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