PR-TF 59 Las Portelas - Masca

Technical information

    Trail description

    The trail begins in La Portela Baja (in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte) and heads southwest along Calle De Fuera. After about 200 yards of paved road, the trail turns into a track and then a footpath. You will cross the Las Lubes ravine and head up along the western side of it. The trail crosses the track of Mazapé and, when it comes to the road, you will need to cross it very carefully. Walk on up the slopes of “Martín Bay” to La Cumbre (La Cancela). Carry on past the headwaters of the Juan López ravine to the Cruz de Hilda lookout point, then prepare for a steep descent to El Turrón, one of the hamlets in Masca.


    Altimetría PR-TF 59 Las Portelas - Masca 

    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: 24º
Minimum: 18º
Buenavista del Norte. There will be middle and high cloud cover all Tuesday long. 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.