Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno

Faro de Punta de Teno Road

Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road located in Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands, Spain. There’s a high danger of earth-falling. It was the location of the opening scene in Fast and Furious 6.

This extremely dangerous road, called TF-445, links Buenavista town and the Punta de Teno lighthouse. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. It’s 9.2km long surfing among cliffs, precipices and ravines.

The road is asphalted. There is little room for error on this road. It’s extremely dangerous and closed during winding or raining days. It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers. But the tiny brick wall at the edge of the road is not going to stop your vehicle from going over. The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, barely wide enough for 2 cars at the same time. The surface of the road is asphalt.

The lighthouse, on a cliff on the Natural Park of Teno, was built in 1897. Avalanches and landslides can occur anytime. The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, barely wide enough for 2 cars at the same time. With just a low concrete barrier between you and the steep mountain drop, it's best not to look down. The opening scene in Fast and Furious 6 was filmed in this road. People authorized to drive this road during winding or raining days, do so at their own risk.
Pic: http://www.laopinion.es/tenerife/2014/10/08/cabildo-preve-reabrir-carretera-teno/568156.html

 

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