This route takes you through a magnificent Canary Island pine forest, which was reforested in the 20th century and now blankets these slopes, bringing life and humidity to the land.
These pine forests are of great ecological importance on the island as, in addition to retaining the soil and harvesting the rain, they are home to numerous species of animals and plants. This is why the forestry teams work painstakingly to conserve them and cut down some trees to improve the state of the forest as a whole.
Occasionally, you will be shrouded by the mist borne by the clouds that are swept in by the trade winds as you advance along the track. It is this mist that provides the humidity that transforms the life and light of the pine forest, giving rise to the abundant lichens that lend a characteristically mysterious aura to certain patches of the forest.
Accompanying the Canary Island pine, you will find tree heath (Erica arborea), tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus) and some fayas (Morella faya), as well as other species such as granadillo or Canary Islands St. John’s wort (Hypericum canariense), malfurada (Hypericum grandifolium) and poleo de monte (Bystropogon origanifolius).
- 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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