Erjos (Garachico)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Garachico 1,090m 1,080m 20.1 km 5.4% 645 ***






Erjos Profile

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Climb Description

The climb to Erjos begins on Tenerife's north coast, in the historic town of Garachico, and heads up several hairpin bends to a pass, which is situated a couple of kilometres after the village of Erjos.

It is a pleasant climb, but the scenery is not quite as spectacular as on many of the other routes in Tenerife. The first few kilometres offer the best views, as you ascend up a series of hairpins which offer some fine views of the northern coastline.

As you head further inland, the scenery becomes more obscured by trees and rolling hills. It is still an enjoyable ride, but is a better to climb to include in a longer route, rather than do as a standalone climb.


Erjos - Tenerife Cycling Climb

The road to Erjos is mostly pleasant, rather than spectacular


Roads & Traffic

The road is generally in very good condition. There are short sections where it is very slightly cracked, but it does not really add any difficulty.

There is some traffic throughout the climb. It is never really heavy, but it is enough that you have to pay attention. If you are doing a circular ride in the area, we would recommend descending this way and climbing up via either Mirador de Masca or (if you like steep gradients) Tierra del Trigo.




Alternative Routes

It is also possible to climb to Erjos from the south, from Santiago del Teide. This is a much shorter and easier ascent, at just 4.1km and with an average gradient of 4.6%





Nearby Climbs


El Teide - Los Gigantes

El Teide - Playa de San Juan

Mirador de Masca

Teno Alto

Tierra del Trigo






Cycling Holidays

The switchbacks of Erjos are descended on our Best of Tenerife cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this tour and other similar holidays that we are currently running in Spain.




Mount Teide
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR