Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno

Faro de Punta de Teno is the Fast and Furious 6 road

Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno (TF-445) is the name of a challenging narrow zig-zag road located in Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands, in Spain. There’s a real high danger of earth-falling. It was the location of the opening scene in Fast and Furious 6.

Can you drive to Punta de Teno?

Located on the northwestern coast of the island, the road to Punta de Teno lighthouse is totally paved flanked by steep rocks and several tunnels dug into the rock. It’s called TF-445.

Where is the road at the beginning of Fast and Furious 6?

Running among cliffs, precipices and ravines, the road is 9.6km (5.71 miles) long. It’s an engineering marvel running from Buenavista del Norte to a parking lot on the lighthouse. Set high on a cliff on the Natural Park of Teno, the lighthouse was built in 1897 and affords views of the north coast of Tenerife and the cliffs of Los Gigantes in the west of the island. The opening scene in Fast and Furious 6 was filmed on this road.

Is the road to Punta de Teno difficult?

Located at the tip of Punta de Teno, the drive is extremely defiant. It’s very narrow (impassable in parts for 2 cars at the same time) and has steep sections It’s a vertigo ride 50 cm away from the edges of 500 meter cliffs. It’s extremely dangerous and closed during winding or raining days. People authorized to drive this road during winding or raining days, do so at their own risk. Warning signs remind you of the permanent risk of falling rocks due to erosion, so you should always drive slowly and extremely carefully. Over the course of many years, there have been numerous rock falls that have threatened the road safety and even forced its closure on several occasions. The last section of the road has traffic restrictions to avoid crowds.
Pic: http://www.laopinion.es/tenerife/2014/10/08/cabildo-preve-reabrir-carretera-teno/568156.html

 

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