In this post we share with you an enduro bike route through Guía, Moya and Firgas, in the north of Gran Canaria. Keep in mind that, apart from being fun, it passes through very interesting areas where the Canarian aborigines used to live.
Enduro by bike around Guía, Moya and Firgas
The route begins on the beach of San Felipe. In this case, even on the sand when we catch a sunny day and at low tide. Then you must go up a dirt track that turns into asphalt, taking a shortcut to the land until you reach the municipality of Firgas. Exactly to make the famous descent of the Azuaje ravine.
After, you have to climb a royal stairway that reaches the vicinity of the Doramas (Moya) path. This part is kind of tough, unless you have an electric bike. In any case, you can carry your bike. Then the route goes through more bearable trails that take us to the Los Tilos de Moya area, a well-known hiking area that we have already told you about.
At the end of this trail, you must take another real road with a steep slope that leads to the vicinity of the recreational area of Santa Cristina (Guía). Here some fun trails await us to go down with our Enduro or All Mountain bike.
Then you must continue through the pasture of Santa María de Guía, with trails that go up and down, keeping us close to 500m of altitude. Later, you will begin to descend towards a mountain top where the aborigines gathered to discuss their decisions, very close to the famous anthill. This place is named the Tagoror de El Gallego. At this point we have spectacular views of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Felipe and the Guía mountain.
Then the final descent begins with a surprise. An ancient royal road that takes us up some zigzagging rocky stairs to the beach of San Felipe. From here you will have exclusive sea views, since very few locals have enjoyed them.
Characteristics of the route
The route is 34.91 km long. We did it in about 4:40 hours at a leisurely pace with 3 stops. The cumulative elevation gain is 1110 m positive. Regarding the technical level required to do the route with an enduro bike would be medium, and with an All Mountain, medium-high, as the descent of the aboriginal area of Santa María de Guía is quite complicated, although it can be done on foot.
|Total ascent/descent||1.110 m|
|Estimated duration||3/5 hours|
|Minimum drink||2 l|
|Minimum food||800 kcal|
|Provisioning en route||Yes|
|Recommended bike||Enduro/All Mountain|
TIP: during the journey there are not too many places to buy water, so we recommend you carry at least two liters. The last point you will find to buy food and drinks is in Firgas.
Track of the enduro bike route around Guía, Moya and Firgas
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 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.
Video of this route
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