Leaving el Puerto de la Cruz by the motorway to Santa Cruz de Tenerife one must take the C-824 at La Laguna, just after Los Rodeos airport in the direction of La Esperanza and Las Cañadas. From this point on, the road starts to rise slowly through green countryside which then changes to a pine-wood for almost all the way. The tree tops of the Canary pines have a lot of foliage in La Esperanza where it is possible to take strolls along tracks and paths. Cycling towards Las Cañadas, impressive views are seen on both sides of the road. The best scenery of Valle de la Orotava and the Teide can be enjoyed here. The sight of Pico de las Flores and the Ortuño are well know. As we go above 2,000 metres the pine trees disappear and the landscape becomes volcanic with colours of ochre, yellow, black and green.
The Las Canadas is situated in Canarias (Canary Islands)
Starting from Puerto Santiago,
the Las Canadas ascent is 53 km long. Over this distance, you climb 2370 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4.5 %.
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