Driving the challenging paved Road TF-24 on Canary Islands

Located in Tenerife on the Canary Islands, Spain, the gorgeous TF-24 is said to be one of the most exciting drives in the island. It’s one of the highest roads of Spain. It’s an extraterrestrial experience above the clouds. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn.

Road TF-24

It's also known as Carretera de la Esperanza. The road is asphalted. It’s 42.7 km long going through the Teide National Park, and links San Cristóbal de La Laguna,  a city in the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and TF-21 road. Its highest point is Corral del Niño, a natural vantage point at 2.305m (7,562ft) above the sea level.

The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Open to traffic throughout the year. May be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. The road is mostly a gentle ascent without too many difficult turns. Due the turns, hairpins and climbs, the average speed is around 60km/h. The drive up is very picturesque. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. There are numerous points where you can park the car and enjoy the views.