We want to share with you a bike route through Los Pérez dam, very close to Tamadaba and Artenara. In the northwest area of the island of Gran Canaria, which runs through an idyllic landscape for the practice of hiking or mountain biking. In this case we did it with enduro bikes. However, to be honest, a large percentage of the climb must be done off the bike, due to its positive slope and several prohibited steps for bicycles.
Circular enduro route Tamadaba and Los Perez Dan
We chose the Los Pérez dam to leave the cars as we prefer to start going uphill and end up going downhill. A happy ending of a lifetime. The reality is that the beginning of the route is all uphill to the Pico de La Gorra. We set off at an altitude of 843 m and reached the summit two hours later at 1,393m. At this point, the views of the summit, Artenara and the dams in the area are spectacular. Below, you can see all the technical details of the route.
|Total ascent/descent||960 m|
|Estimated duration||4 horas|
|Minimum drink||1,5 l|
|Minimum food||800 kcal|
|Provisioning en route||No|
|Recommended bike||Enduro/All Mountain|
Once we reached the highest point, we began to descend towards Artenara. Through numerous narrow roads or paths full of flow. Of white earth normally covered with pine needles. This bike route through Los Pérez dam is a little extreme in terms of climate. Since in summer it is usually quite hot and the terrain is very dry. And in winter, when the terrain is perfect (wet), it can be quite cold. So that, come prepared for the occasion. This means, take a lot of water in summer and a coat in winter.
Track of the bike route by the Los Pérez Dam
Below you can download the track in .gpx format so that you can follow the route on your own. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your navigator or smartphone, we’ll explain it to you here. If you want to support us so that we continue to create content for you about Gran Canaria, we will appreciate if you purchase one of our tracks, either to enjoy incredible routes or as a donation.
Bike route through the Los Pérez Dam video
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