The Chira dam is in the center of the island of Gran Canaria. It is a very mythical water reservoir. From here there is a circular route that runs along a dirt track in the direction of El Tablero (south of the island). For this reason, we recommend that you do it in an anti-clockwise direction. Since in this way you will make the descent through the track smoother, and the ascent through a track that is a bit more broken, but that does not have too much difficulty.
|Accumulated drop||536 m|
|Estimated duration||Between 1:15 and 3:30 hours|
What sites can I visit during the route?
As we said at the beginning, this route leaves from the Chira dam, from a small group of houses. Many people picnic in this area. As the route is circular by land, it does not pass through any other town. Although the viewpoint of Pilancones is nearby, we will also find some interesting caves. We will also have some points with excellent views of the ravines and the southern part of the island.
During this circular ritual through Chira we will not find any place to buy or refill water. Nor where to buy food. So you should take at least 300 kcal of food and a liter and a half of water. On hot days it can be strong in the ascent area that we have in the middle of the route.
With what kind of bikes can I do the route?
The ideal bicycle to do this MTB route is an XC (Cross Country). It does not have much technical difficulty, but we will probably be grateful on the climb that it has a loose stone, a 2.0 tire. We can also do it perfectly with a Gravel Bike or All Mountain.
What level do I need to do this route by bike?
We think that this route is perfect to get started in the world of Mountain Bike. Due to its good views, easy technical difficulty and little physical difficulty. We consider it to be quite accessible.
Video of the route
Track of the circular route from Chira by MTB
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.