06. Los Tomillos Mountain

Technical information

Trail description

The trail starts along the La Fortaleza path, but after about twenty minutes, near Roque del Peral, you will come to a clearly signposted fork. From there, you will follow the trail in a practically straight line to Montaña Blanca. The path you are taking boasts certain historic relevance, as this was the way the first explorers and sulphur and ice gatherers used to go to get up to El Teide. The trail travels constantly upwards but the path is easy, although it becomes steeper when you reach Montaña Blanca. The first stretch of the path journeys over pumice stone deposits and most of the plantlife you will see are laburnums and broom bushes. In the middle stretch lies the Los Tomillos mountain, a volcanic cone that stands out against the landscape because of its dark colour. The final stretch, near the Montaña Blanca track, is also covered with pumice stones, but here the vegetation is scarce due to the high altitude and strong winds. Despite these conditions, one of the Park's botanical jewels, the Teide violet, grows here.


Altimetría 6. Montaña de los Tomillos 

For your own safety, don't forget to check the condition of the trail.

The competent authority will be responsible for informing you if the trail is not recommendable in the wake of adverse weather conditions, as well as if the trail or part of it is closed, etc.

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Weather Today
Maximum: 22º
Minimum: 15º
Orotava (La). The sky will be covered with high and middle clouds all Tuesday long. In the evening the fog will cause reduced visibility. Temperatures will remain unchanged.
Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
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  1. Make sure you always have somebody else to walk with, stick to the marked footpaths and respect the way of life, privacy and property of the local inhabitants.
  2. If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
  3. Take any rubbish with you, even organic waste. This will help preserve the beauty of the scenery and prevent the proliferation of rodents in the area. Take special care with cigarette butts.
  4. Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
  5. The people who take care of these Protected Nature Areas would be very grateful if you let them know about any incidents you may have noticed on your walk. To do so, contact the Environmental Department of the Island Council of Tenerife:

    Área de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo Insular de Tenerife


  6. Remember that the Island's environment is as unique as it is unpredictable. It must be enjoyed responsibly and sensibly. Take special care in natural areas and don't forget that accidents can happen at any time.
  7. Pay attention to signs.
  8. Check the weather forecast to make sure the conditions are suitable.
  9. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking and always pack your mobile phone, sunscreen, a hat, a coat, a waterproof, enough food and plenty of water in your backpack.
  10. Let your family and/or friends know which route you will be taking and bear in mind how many daylight hours you will need to complete it.