Most of this route runs through a typical pine forest in the south of the island, where majestic, towering pine trees rise up like giants.
As you advance along the track you will leave this pine forest behind to enter the realms of mountain flora, consisting mostly of endemic Canary Island plants that have adapted to the harsh climatic conditions at these altitudes, such as rosalillo de cumbre (Pterocephalus lasiospermus), alhelí del Teide (Erysimum scoparium), and flixweed or hierba pajonera (Descurainia bourgaeana).
You will also be able to see two species of tajinaste in this area, the red and the blue (Echium wildpretii and Echium auberianum), which put on a spectacular show in spring when they bloom.
Along the route you will also pass lava flows and cones of various colours and textures, from different volcanic periods on the island, such as the black lava of Volcán de Fasnia.
In this breathtaking landscape you will often see kestrels, blue chaffinches and blue finches.
- 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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