In this post we are going to talk about a circular route for MTB or Gravel Bike from Telde to San Mateo. It is perfect for those novice cyclists who want to go one step further on their bike routes through Gran Canaria. Although it is not of many kilometers, it does have some accumulated positive unevenness, since it starts from sea level and reaches above the town of San Mateo. The interesting thing about this track is that you will never go through the same place and, therefore, you will see different landscapes. The 75% of the route passes on dirt tracks or trails.
Circular by Gravel from Telde to San Mateo
The route starts from Telde, right in the parking lot of the Las Terrazas shopping center. From the very beginning of the route, we will reach the town of Valsequillo along somewhat broken dirt tracks with stones. This whole area is more comfortable with an MTB, but from this point on we will do a part of the road in which we will advance much more with a Gravel bike.
Once you reach the highest point of the route, above Tenteniguada and San Mateo, you will begin to go down the tracks until you practically reach the sea, through the Jinamar neighborhood. Point that you will link by dirt trails to the parking where the track began.
Characteristics of the circular route Telde – San Mateo in Gravel Bike or MTB
|Total ascent||1.318 m|
Track of the gravel bike route from Telde to San Mateo
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 Gurú 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.
What sites will I see during the route?
The route passes through Telde, Valsequillo, San Mateo, Tenteniguada, La Gavia, Jinámar and Las Terrazas.
How much food and water do I have to bring?
A 750 mm bottle is really enough. The track passes through a natural water source where you can fill it up before reaching Valsequillo. During the route you have several opportunities to stop at some restaurants or shops to buy more food or water if necessary. As for food, we recommend you bring at least 1200 kcal.
What type of bike is ideal to do this route through Telde and San Mateo?
The ideal would be a rigid XC bike with front suspension. But it is perfectly suitable for a full suspension XC Gravel Bike or MTB with little travel.
Video of this route
Do you want to know more routes to do with your MTB in Gran Canaria? Take a look at all the tracks below.
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