Crossing Tenerife on a motorcycle trail is, without a doubt, one of the best land routes that you can do on a motorcycle in the Canary Islands. The number of kilometers of wide off-road tracks that we can find on the island of El Teide is incredible.
Tenerife on a trail motorcycle
With the track that you will find at the end of this post, you will be able to cross the island almost entirely on dirt tracks. One of the best options, if you have time, is to go from East to West. In our case, we took advantage of the fact that we had to take a boat in Los Cristianos, heading to the island of El Hierro to enjoy these wide paths with spectacular views.
Do I need any permission to drive off-road with a trail motorcycle in Tenerife?
Yes. To circulate with a trail motorbike on dirt roads or tracks (Off-Road) it is necessary to request a permit on the website of the Cabildo de Tenerife (I am afraid that it is only in Spanish). We recommend doing it in advance, because they have a maximum per day, so you have to book the day or days that you plan to spend with your motorcycle overland.
How long does the motorcycle trail take?
It is important to note that the track begins at the PCAN gas station in La Esperanza, a famous spot where many riders from the island gather to have breakfast and refuel their motorcycles. We recommend that you use Google maps to get there and activate the track at that point. The track ends in Los Cristianos, where you take the boat to go to the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma, in the south of Tenerife.
With which motorcycle can I do this tracks?
With any Trail bike that has a good autonomy, of at least 200km, we can do this route in peace. Keep in mind that we will not find gas stations until after, at least, 120km from when we start the route. Regarding the type of motorcycle, any motorcycle could do this route, although we recommend that it have wheels of at least 19″ (better if they are 21″) in the front and preferably trail wheels.
The entire route runs through wide tracks, which can fit a car. No difficulties or complicated potholes. You can even carry the side cases of your trail bike.
Are there places to refuel or buy food during the route?
As we said, we recommend that you fill up the gas tank at the Pcan gas station of La Esperanza or at a gas station before starting the track. Once we start, we will not find shops, restaurants or gas stations until we finish the entire Off Road route, below the Cañadas de El Teide. It is interesting that you bring at least 1.5L of water and something to eat to make a stop (although better two) during the route to cross Tenerife by motorcycle trail. Once we touch the road in the Cañadas de El Teide in the south-east area, we head towards Vilaflor. Here we will find gas stations, restaurants and shops to buy water, food, gasoline or even clean the motorcycle to continue on the road.
Track of the route
Then we leave you the track in case you want to download it to follow the route on your own. If you have any questions about how to follow it with your GPS or Smartphone, we explain it here.
Things to do in Tenerife and places to it
If you are going to be on the island for a few days, remember that we have a detailed report on Tenerife. Here we tell you what places to visit, where to eat, etc.