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VM 5. Pista del Rayo - Pista de Fondo (2)

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Incident Incident

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023

Route temporarily closed - Warnings (fire, wind, etc.)

Itinerario cerrado debido al incendio forestal del verano de 2023. pista con necesidad de rehabilitación.

5.- Pista del Rayo - Pista de Fondo (2)
5.- Pista del Rayo - Pista de Fondo (2)
5.- Pista del Rayo - Pista de Fondo (2)
5.- Pista del Rayo - Pista de Fondo (2)
5.- Pista del Rayo - Pista de Fondo (2)

Description

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.

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 (see details). 

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Motor vehicle route

Tenerife ON

Linear

14,24 km

1 h 30 m

490,02 m

734,09 m

At an average speed of 15 km/h

  • Altitude gain:490,02 m

  • Altitude loss:734,09 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.104,09 m

  • Minimum altitude:851,94 m

Signage

Route code

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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:1.104,09 m

  • Minimum altitude:851,94 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Pista La Vica.

How to get to route end point

Pista Lagunetilla Chica.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Matanza de Acentejo
  • La Victoria de Acentejo
  • Santa Úrsula

Weather

Today, monday, in Santa Úrsula


Clouds
Wind

9 km/h

Temperature

21ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

Rain

12%

3 day forecast

tuesday

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

wednesday

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

thursday

21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum