In this post we want to share with you a circular route through the viewpoints of Firgas and Arucas. The length of the track is of 28km, trying to go as long as possible by land and enjoying the best views in the area.
By bike through the viewpoints of Arucas and Firgas
During the route, we will pass through the viewpoint of Montaña de Arucas, the viewpoint of the El Picacho mountain and the viewpoint of Firgas. We will be able to access two of them by road, but not the El Picacho one. In fact, the viewpoint of the Arucas mountain is closed to traffic in its final part.
Depending on the type of bicycle you have, this route may or may not be recommended for you. If we could choose a bike to do it, it would be a dual XC suspension or an All Mountain. Still, we made it with a steel Gravel Bike, so it could be done with any bike.
Gravel Bikes: High technical level
MTB Xc: Medium technical level
MTB All Mountain/Enduro/E-Bike: Medium technical level (because of the slopes)
Depending on your downhill technical level, we recommend that you do it one way or the other. If you like downhill on MTB, do it counterclockwise. In this way you will go down the Picacho, a well-known descent on the island. If you prefer the descent to be less technical, better do it clockwise.
|Total ascent||767 m|
|Estimated duration||2 hours|
|Minimum drink||1 l|
|Minimum food||400 kcal|
|Technical level||Medium-Advanced (depends on the bike)|
|Recommended bike||XC / Gravel / MTB All Mountain / Enduro|
This route can be completed in just under two hours, depending on your physical form since we are talking about 760 m of total ascent in less than 28 km. It is true that the climb up the mountain of the Picacho is quite technical. So it requires an extra effort to make those 2 or 3 km of climb. 97% of the route can be done on the bike without problems, the rest you can carry your bike and walk.
Download the track of the route
Then you can download the track of the route in .gpx format so that you can follow it on your own without getting lost. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your navigator or smartphone with the app Guru Maps, 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.
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