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VM 2. Pista de Siete Fuentes

VM-2

2.- Pista de Siete Fuentes
2.- Pista de Siete Fuentes
2.- Pista de Siete Fuentes

Description

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).

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

6,59 km

0 h 45 m

61,37 m

476,15 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:61,37 m

  • Altitude loss:476,15 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.513,61 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.071,22 m

Signage

Route code

VM-2

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:1.513,61 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.071,22 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route end point

Pista del Rayo (VM4 and VM5).

Municipalities passed through

  • La Victoria de Acentejo

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Weather

Today, monday, in La Victoria de Acentejo


Clouds
Wind

9 km/h

Temperature

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

Rain

12%

3 day forecast

tuesday

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

wednesday

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

thursday

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum