Tierra del Trigo (Tenerife)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Sibora 1105 1105 13.5 8.2 1544 ****

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Tierra de Trigo is a very difficult climb. The gradient is inconsistent, but there are a couple of sections - one after 3km and one in the last 3km - which feature sustained, steep climbing. The maximum gradient is about 26% and comes at the end of a series of extremely tight hairpins just before the village of Tierra de Trigo.

This is one of the hardest climbs on Tenerife and probably should only be attempted by cyclists with power to burn.

Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout the climb. There is little traffic on most of the ascent. However, the short sections on the TF-82 and TF-42 are slightly more busy.

Climb Description

The Tierra de Trigo climb begins in Sibora on the northern coast of Tenerife. It heads south on Camino Real Las Arenas, climbing to Tierra del Trigo. From Tierra de Trigo, after catching your breath, head east on the TF-423, before a final steep ascent towards San Jose de los Llanos.

Tierra de Trigo is characterised mostly by its difficulty. There are some great views over the northern coastline and into the Teide National Park, but you will probably be suffering too much to fully enjoy them.

This is a really pleasant climb though and one of many in this part of the island that can be combined into a great long ride.

Nearby Climbs

El Teide - Los Gigantes
El Teide - Playa de San Juan
Mirador de Masca
Erjos - Garachico
Teno Alto
Mirador de Chirche


Our Tenerife cycling holiday includes Tierra de Trigo only as an optional route extension - so you can climb it depending on how your legs feel. Please contact us if you would like more information.