The northern area of Gran Canaria hides spectacular landscapes. And surprisingly many times it escapes from the belly of a donkey in the Agaete area. In the circular from Gáldar to Agaete by MTB we will enjoy very good views, especially when we go along small towns very close to the sea water.
Characteristics of the route
|Total ascent||814 m|
|Estimated duration||Between 2,5-3,5 hours|
Which sites can I visit during the route?
This route departs from Gáldar, the first capital of the island of Gran Canaria. We will go along several small towns such as El Agujero, Caleta de Abajo and Sardina del Norte among others. The intermediate point will be when we reach the town of Agaete. In the track, we do not go into Agaete. So if you want to take a walk through the natural pools of Las Salinas or Puerto de Las Nieves, you can leave the track when you reach the first houses of the town and return to it the way you left.
This time we were able to do the route with only 750ml of water, since it was not very hot and the wind helped to stay cool. Anyway, there are several stores in Sardina del Norte to buy fruit, water or food in general. We would also have a second chance halfway, in Agaete. We consider that 400 kcal in food is enough.
With which kind of bike can I do this route?
The ideal bicycle to do this MTB route is an XC (Cross Country). Even double suspension. In the initial part of the route, the track of the ravine is full of stones. There are also 3 technical points of descent, in which we will have to get off if we are not very skilled and we go with a suitable bike. I did the route with a Gravel bike, but it is not very recommended.
What level do I need to do this route?
It’s not really a very long route, but if you get caught on a windy day and you’re not fit enough, you can have a hard time on the way back. We recommend you look at the wind prediction with an App like Wind Guru.
Track of the circular route by MTB from Gáldar to Agaete
Then you can download the track of the route in .gpx format so that you can follow it on your own without getting lost. Below (after the video) we have a pack of routes that includes this track in case you are interested. If you don’t know how to download and follow a track from your GPS or smartphone with Guru Maps, here we explain it to you. And, if you want to support us so that we continue sharing routes for you, we would be grateful if you could buy some of our tracks, either to enjoy incredible routes or as a donation.
Video of the route
In the following video you have more images of this circular MTB route from Gáldar to Agaete. However, it is only available in Spanish, sorry.
Pack best MTB and gravel routes in Gran Canaria
Below, you can get 5 gravel bike tracks for the price of 4. This pack includes the track of this article from Gáldar to Agaete. Unlike the full gravel bike track, these are simpler and all circular routes, which requires less planning.
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