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VM 21. Pista Madre del Agua



The Madre del Agua trail offers the beauty of both agricultural and forest landscapes in a single route.

On your way you will walk through fields, some still being farmed and some abandoned, as in Finca Casa Galindo below the track, or Casa de Los Llanitos and its threshing floor, an old structure of great ethnographic value that you will recognise by its circular shape.

Along with the Canary Island pines you may see tagasaste (Cytisusproliferus), codeso (Adenocarpusfoliolosus), rockrose (Cistussymphytifolius), marguerites (Argyranthemumfrutescens), fistulera or figwort (Scrophulariasmithii), corazoncillo (Lotus campylocladus), rosalillo de cumbre (Pterocephaluslasiospermus), Teide white broom or retama (Spartocytisussupranubius) and alhelídel Teide (Erysimumscoparium).

High-mountain plant species also grow here, such as the tajinasterojo (Echiumwildpretii) and the tajinaste picante (Echiumauberianum), which blossom in spring to create a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Large pine trees, known as “parent trees”, dot the route. They are so called because their seeds were used to restore this natural pine forest in the south of the island.

In some areas, reforestation work can still be seen today.

We recommend you stop along the way to listen for the great spotted woodpecker and other birds that frequent this forest, such as the blue tit, the canary and the blue chaffinch.

You might even see a kestrel, the only bird of prey that inhabits this area.


  • 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


8,48 km

0 h 35 m

368,27 m

330,34 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:368,27 m

  • Altitude loss:330,34 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.711,93 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.585,92 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:1.711,93 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.585,92 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route end point

Madre del Agua Nature Camp.

Municipalities passed through

  • Granadilla de Abona
  • Vilaflor

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


Today, thursday, in Vilaflor

Clear skies

7 km/h


25ºC Maximum

14ºC Minimum



3 day forecast


29ºC Maximum

16ºC Minimum


28ºC Maximum

21ºC Minimum


25ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.

Monumental tree

Eucalyptus El Convento / El Conventito

The only eucalyptus tree in the area and one of the largest in the district.