SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Natural Environment Management area and the Teide National Park Management Office, has carried out a series of actions to improve trails, along with the restoration of degraded areas and landscape integration, in various areas of the National Park, work that began last year and in which 900,000 euros will be invested until 2023.
“The Teide National Park has more than 190 kilometers distributed in 41 trails that are traveled by more than 300,000 people each year”, has indicated the Minister of Natural Environment Management, Isabel García. “The practice of hiking has increased notably in recent years, so the influx and this entails a greater condition, which affects the state and deterioration of these trails,” said the counselor, who added that to this must be added “the extreme climatological conditions of the national park that, with the snow and the rain, also contribute to said deterioration”.
“It is for all these reasons that we have launched a rehabilitation and fine-tuning project for these infrastructures, even adapting some of them to the transit of people with reduced mobility,” said García, who recalled that the improvements to be made to the network of paths contemplates the delimitation of the traces, the improvement of the pavement and deteriorated steps, protection against erosion, and elimination of waste and cement from the environment.
In this case, in the adaptation of PRM (Persons with Reduced Mobility) sections, work is being done on the Roques de García trail where access to the trailhead will be smoothed out, stones and earth will be removed from the adapted trail, as well as pruning of vegetation where it has invaded the path, construction of delimitation belts in places with runoff, and improvement of the pavement by providing aripaq in the deteriorated or pothole sections.The path will even be extended by creating a 40-meter branch to reach a viewpoint from where you can see the Llano de Ucanca.
The other PMR trails on which improvements will be made are those of Roque Caramujo, Alto de Guamaso and El Portillo Botanical Garden.