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VM 15. Pista de Lolita and Caños Chingue



The route sets off through former farmlands and monteverde forest that are now dominated by laurel (Laurus novocanariensis), acebiño (Ilex canariensis), faya (Morella faya) and large specimens of tree heath (Erica arborea).

As you climb, you will pass through an extensive Canary Island pine forest damaged in some areas by the great fire of 2007. After the fire, the forestry teams cut and pruned both the undergrowth, eliminating the burnt specimens, and the weaker pines to encourage the development of the more robust trees. 

At the same time, in the clearings created by the fire, opportunistic species have taken root, such as corazoncillo (Lotus campylocladus), codeso (Adenocarpus foliolosus) and jara (Cistus symphytifolius), which often appear in the aftermath of forest fires. 

The most common birds you will see in these forests are the blue chaffinch and the great spotted woodpecker.


  • 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


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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


4,96 km

0 h 20 m

445,69 m

65,74 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:445,69 m

  • Altitude loss:65,74 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.481,14 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.096,21 m


Route code


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

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

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

  • Maximum altitude:1.481,14 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.096,21 m

Connections with other routes

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How to get to route end point

Pista Vistas de Sánchez (VM 17).

Municipalities passed through

  • Los Realejos

Protected Areas


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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