This enduro route starts in Vega de San Mateo, at 850m altitude, in the interior of Gran Canaria. The entire climb will be done on the main road to Cueva Grande, using some steep switchbacks. If climbing is not your thing and you prefer to cycle more, but with less gradient, continue along the main road to Pico de Las Nieves. Here we give you all the details so you can do the route on your own.
Circular enduro route from San Mateo to Pico de Las Nieves
The route starts in San Mateo, climbing up to one of the highest points of the island after having climbed approximately 1,100 metres of positive height gain. The descent starts from the Heliport, to make the famous descent of Siete Fuentes. It is quite broken by the passage of Enduro motorbikes, so it requires a medium-high technical level. After passing through a track between the houses of Camaretas, we will start the mythical descent of San Mateo (Camaretas). Very fast and with some fun changes of gradient. You will also find cuttings on the sides of the road if you want to have a bit of fun.
Main characteristics of the route
The route is about 22km long and we completed it with 160mm Enduro bikes in 2:12 hours. If uphill is not your thing, it could be perfect for an eBike. We recommend that the bike has at least 140mm of travel front and rear to be able to enjoy the descent, especially the Siete Fuentes. Regarding the provisioning, we have two points where you can buy water and food, although there are two itinerant vans that may or may not be there. We recommend that you take enough food and drink for the whole route.
|Total ascent/descent||1.112 m|
|Estimated duration||2/3 hours|
|Minimum drink||1,5 l|
|Minimum food||600 kcal|
|Provisioning en route||No|
|Recommended bike||Enduro/All Mountain|
Download here the track of the route
You will then be able to download the track in .gpx format so that you can follow the route on your own. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your navigator or smartphone, 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. Oh, and if you want to combine this route with others around the island, we have a special pack of 5 tracks for the price of 4 that includes this track from San Mateo to Pico de Las Nieves.
Special enduro tracks pack Gran Canaria
Below, you can get 5 enduro tracks for the price of 4. They are all circular routes that will give you an idea of the different contrasts in the landscapes of Gran Canaria.
- Enduro of Agaete
- Enduro of Artenara
- La Triple Corona
- San Mateo – Pico de las Nieves
- Barranco del Toro ravine
Video of the circular route from San Mateo to Pico de Las Nieves
Below you can have a look at a video about this track, but it is only in Spanish. Sorry!
Finally, if you like cycling fashion and lifestyle in two wheels, we invite you to visit the ChelaClo website. Have a look to all the tracks to discover Gran Canaria by bike below!
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