Camino Llano de Tauce is a very scenic high mountain road located on the island of La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s one of the highest roads in Spain.
The road is unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. The track is among the most attractive, less well-known routes on the island, with magnificent views. It’s 12.2 km (7.58 miles) long, running north-south from LP-109 Road to LP-4 Road. The drive tops out at 2.280m (7,480ft) above the sea level.
Traffic is scarce. It’s very steep in parts with 27 hairpin turns. The vast volcanic slope is eerily reminiscent of a lunar landscape. The area is bathed by the trade winds during most of the year. The road provides access to Refugio Gallegos, a mountain hut. Starting from LP-109 Road, the drive is 12.2 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.371 meters. The average gradient is brutal: 11.23%.
Pic: OSCAR LUIS MARTIN MARTIN