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VM 17. Pista del P.K. 29, Pista de las Vistas de Sánchez, Pista Barranco de la Arena y Pista El Lagar

VM-17

Incident Incident

Route partially closed - Works

Obras de reparación de daños provocados por el incendio del verano de 2022

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

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

17.- Pista del P.K. 29, Pista de las Vistas de Sánchez, Pista Barranco de la Arena y Pista El Lagar
17.- Pista del P.K. 29, Pista de las Vistas de Sánchez, Pista Barranco de la Arena y Pista El Lagar
17.- Pista del P.K. 29, Pista de las Vistas de Sánchez, Pista Barranco de la Arena y Pista El Lagar
17.- Pista del P.K. 29, Pista de las Vistas de Sánchez, Pista Barranco de la Arena y Pista El Lagar

Description

This route offers spectacular views of the Orotava Valley and the pine forests stretching to the north-west of the island, often shrouded in a sea of clouds. 

On the descent through the valley heading west, you will see how the Canary Island pine forest grows lusher as it becomes more humid. You will leave behind tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus) and codeso (Adenocarpus foliolosus) to find faya (Morella faya), tree heath (Erica arborea), acebiño (Ilex canariensis) and laurel (Laurus novocanariensis) as you enter the wet pine forest. 

The birds you can spot include blue chaffinches, blue tits, goldcrests, robins and great spotted woodpeckers, and even sparrowhawks and kestrels from the more open patches of forest. 

And if you look closely, you will see the countless fragments of obsidian and pumice stone deposits strewn across the terrain.

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

18,97 km

1 h 25 m

188,05 m

1.347,25 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:188,05 m

  • Altitude loss:1.347,25 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.880,35 m

  • Minimum altitude:721,15 m

Signage

Route code

VM-17

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:1.880,35 m

  • Minimum altitude:721,15 m

Connections with other routes

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Municipalities passed through

  • Icod de los Vinos
  • La Guancha
  • Los Realejos
  • San Juan de la Rambla

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 Guancha


Clouds
Wind

2 km/h

Temperature

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

23ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

wednesday

24ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

thursday

25ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum