TF-436 is a challenging zigzag road on Canary Islands

TF-436 a short zig-zag road located in the island of Tenerife, on Canary Islands, Spain. It’s one of the most spectacular drives of Europe.

TF-436 Road

Is TF-436 road in Tenerife challenging?

Tucked away on the northwestern part of the island, the road is totally paved but extremely challenging and defiant, with hundreds of curves and hairpin turns and extremely narrow parts, totally impassable for 2 big vehicles at the same time: just a slightly wider one-lane road with frequent pull-over spots. The road hits a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness.

How long is TF-436 road in Tenerife?

The road is 22.1 km (13.73 miles) long running north-south from Buenavista del Norte (on the north west coast of the island) to Santiago del Teide (in the western part of the island Tenerife).

How long does it take to drive the TF-436 road in Tenerife?

Running through the Macizo de Teno mountains, to drive the epic road without stopping will take most people between 1 and 1.5 hours (Google maps gives a travel time of 48 minutes). Avoid taking this road in the middle of summer because the traffic is important. The road tops out at 1.060m (3477ft) above the sea level by Mirador de Cherfe, a natural viewpoint with a small parking lot. The drive offers breathtaking views and very diverse landscape. It allows you to admire Tenerife’s natural beauty with a 360º view.