Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Playa de las Bodegas 555m 545m 6.5 km 8.4% 790 *****


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Climb Description

The climb to Taganana begins next to the coast and follows the TF-124 road through the village of Taganana, climbing into the Anaga Natural Park. The top of the climb is at the junction with the TF-12.

Taganana Coast -  Tenerife Cycling Climb

The climb begins from the picturesque coast

It is a stunning climb and one of the most scenic rides in Tenerife, with the vibrant green scenery of the Anaga Natural Park combing with idyllic coastal views as the road snakes its way up the mountain. The road surface is excellent and there are plenty of places to pull over admire the incredible scenery.

And you may have to pull over a couple of times to catch your breath, because this is also a tough climb! The gradients are steep in places, although they also ease off at times to give you a bit of recovery. Psychologically, Taganana can also be challenging, because you have to descend first before climbing back out, but it's well worth the effort! Taganana is the side of Tenerife that most tourists never see, and they don't realise how much they are missing out.

Like all of the climbs in Tenerife, Taganana is open throughout the year.

Taganana -  Tenerife Cycling Climb

This is one of the most scenic roads in Tenerife

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition and there is little traffic throughout the climb. This is one of the quietest and most remote parts of the island.

There is a tunnel just before the top of the climb. It is unlit so special care is needed, but it is completely straight and with fairly good visibility.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb up from Taganana.

Nearby Climbs

El Teide - Santa Cruz

El Teide - Puerto de la Cruz

Pico del Inglés

Mirador de la Cumbre

Cycling Holidays

The climb to Taganana is a (highly recommended) route option 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 €1,390 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,420 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR