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Are there any restrictions on riding a MTB in Tenerife?

Are there any restrictions on riding a MTB in Tenerife?

Yes, there are some restricted areas as far as mountain bikes are concerned. Mt Teide National park is now a World Heritage area so riding on any of the dirt tracks and trails within that zone is prohibited! If you get caught, you risk a large fine. The closest you can get to seeing the Volcanic crater on a bike is along track number 8 called “El Filo” on this hiking / walking tracks in Tenerife. Note that this particular track is located inside a “terrain of future incorporation”, so it might not be possible in future…

Riding a bicycle on the narrower walking trails / singletrack is also technically prohibited, athough lots of local and foreign riders ignore this rule. (they’re called pistas de senderismo in Spanish)

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