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.
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