This route for motor vehicles is a great way to explore the monteverde forest in its different stages of maturity.
At the beginning of the route you will be able to observe how the stands of Monterey pine that dot the landscape are giving way to more typical monteverde species, as the native vegetation of the area is being restored. This process of restoration occurs spontaneously with certain species, while others need to be introduced by forestry teams.
As you continue along the track, you will come across a tall, leafy forest of tree heath (Erica arborea), faya (Morella faya), acebiño (Ilex canariensis) and laurel (Laurus novocanariensis), affected in the past by heavy exploitation, but now also being restored.
Further on, depending on the lie of the land, you will see a more developed forest, with larger, more scattered trees, accompanied by floral species typical of the undergrowth here, such as follao (Viburnum rigidum), morgallana or Canary buttercup (Ranunculus cortusifolius) and cresta de gallo (Isoplexis canariensis).
Amongst the trees and bushes you will be able to hear the blackcaps, blue tits and greenfinches, as well as the laurel pigeon, which is endemic to these woods.
- 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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