This enduro route departs from Vega de San Mateo, at an altitude of 850m, in the interior of Gran Canaria. We will do the entire climb along the general road to Cueva Grande, using some steep cuts. If climbing is not your thing and you prefer to pedal more, but with less unevenness, continue on the general road to Pico de Las Nieves. Otherwise, you can download and follow the track that we leave you at the end of this article.
We will reach the highest point of the island after having climbed approximately 1100 meters of positive elevation gain. Regarding the provisioning, we have two points where to buy water and food, although they are two traveling vans that may or may not be. So we recommend that you bring enough food and drinks for the entire route. In case you are lucky, you will find them at the intersection of Los Llanos de La Pez and in the Pico de las Nieves itself, to the right of the military base (a little out of the road).
The descent begins from the Heliport, to make the famous descent of Siete Fuentes. It is quite broken by the passage of Enduro bikes, therefore it requires a medium-high technical level.
After passing through a track between the houses of Camaretas, we will begin the mythical descent of San Mateo (Camaretas). Very fast and with some fun grade change. You will also find some drops in both the sides of the road in case you want to have fun.
The route is about 22km away and we complete it with 160mm Enduro bikes in 2:12 hours. If you do not like to ride the ascents, it could be perfect to do it with an eBike. We recommend that the bike have at least 140mm of travel in front and behind to be able to enjoy the descent, especially that of Siete Fuentes.
Download here the track of the route
You can follow the route by downloading the following track on your smartphone to follow it with Guru Maps or any Garmin-type watch. Here we explain you how to do it!
Video of the circular route from San Mateo to Pico de Las Nieves
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 by clicking in the following picture!