This circular route from Tamadaba to Tejeda is perfect for Gravel Bike lovers. In Gran Canaria there are not too many tracks that are suitable for this type of bikes, since they are usually broken or full of potholes. In this circular we will go 65% of the time on asphalt, and the rest on dirt tracks of low technical level. We will have to carry the bike on our shoulders twice, but it will be worth it to see the spectacular landscapes of this area of the island.
Characteristics of the circular route from Tamadaba to Tejeda
|Provisioning en route
|MTB, gravel, cross country
Which sites can I visit during this route?
As it is a fairly long circular route and it passes through several towns or emblematic areas of the island of Gran Canaria. The most notable parts are Tamadaba, Artenara, Cuevas de Caballero, Tejeda, Guardaya, Cruz de Tejeda, Valleseco and Firgas.
The key points to buy water and food are Tejeda, Artenara, Cruz de Tejeda or Valleseco. Depending on where you started the route, calculate where you will need more. The only point at which I recommend that you bring at least 1 liter of water is in Guardaya, since it is usually very hot and there is no way to get around the area. Try to avoid this part of the route during hot hours. During the summer months temperatures of over 40ºC can be reached in this place.
With what kind of bikes can I do this route?
Taking into account the time that we are going to spend on asphalt, the most recommended are the Gravel Bikes. Although with a Cross Country bike you can also do this circular MTB route. If you go with an e-Bike, monitor your battery well, as you could drain it.
Is this route an starter one?
Concerning the technical part of the route, it is easy. Regarding the physical form that you must have, if you want to make it complete, I would say that you have to be trained. It is more than 3000 m of positive difference in altitude, 87 km and more than 5 hours.
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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