This route starts at Las Lagunetas, where there are some scattered buildings in the forest, and then descends from the central ridge of the island down its southern slopes.
The route winds through a beautiful natural Canary Island pine forest containing some enormous, majestic individual specimens. The faya (Morella faya), which gives the track its name, grows in abundance in the pine forest, while in the lower sections you will see chestnut trees next to the agricultural landscape.
The ground is highly eroded due to the type of soil and the abundant rainfall, which is why the forestry services have laid structures made of branches and trunks to slow the erosion.
If you look closely at the larger pine trees, you will find signs of how they were exploited for resin in the past, leaving the trunks hollow and black.
In the more open areas of the pine forest, you will also see the tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus) and tree heath (Erica arborea) that make up the undergrowth.
- 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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