TF-436, a challenging zigzag mountain road in Canary Islands

TF-436 is a short mountain zig-zag road located in the Macizo de Teno mountains, in the western part of the island Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It’s one of the most spectacular drives in Europe.

The most stunning part of the road is a 5km long section with 15 hairpin turns. It has a tough gradient on a narrow road with hairpin turns. The surface of the road is asphalted. This epic road starts in Masca, a small mountain village at an elevation of 621m above the sea level. It finishes in Santiago del Teide, at an elevation of 929m above the sea level. This short and steep climb is a real challenge with gradients up to 16%. The road is narrow.

Starting from Masca, the road is 5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 308 meters. The average percentage is 6.1 %. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness.


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