In this article we share with you a gravel bike tour, an initiative of the Napa bike shop, starting from the neighbourhood of Guanarteme, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The route goes all the way to Firgas, but if you want to do a circular route, you’ll have to add about 30 kilometres more to return to Las Palmas via Arucas. We’ll tell you all about it below!
Farm roads (caminos agrícolas) by Gravel Bike
First of all, you’ll cross the city on the bike path that runs along Paseo de Chil. Then you’ll reach the Barranco de Guiniguada, a route that runs along a wide dirt track and is very popular with the locals for mountain biking. At the end of this track, you will reach the well-known Jardín Canario. The route then continues on tarmac past La Calzada to reach the entrance to a dirt track that runs through the Santa Brígida ravine. This route also passes through the municipalities of Telde and Santa Brígida.
Once you leave La Gavia (Telde) behind, a steep climb begins. Therefore, you will miss more climbing developments to face the ascent of Montañón Negro, above the village of San Mateo. At this point, you could link the route to any other side (you will have covered 48 km). Here we take the opportunity to take a break in the village of San Mateo and have a good sandwich. It’s up to you to decide how much strength you have left.
Characteristics of the route
|Total ascent||2.277 m|
|Estimated duration||5-7 hours|
|Minimum drink||2 l|
|Minimum food||700 kcal|
|Provisioning en route||Yes|
The track attached in this Caminos Agrícolas entry continues to Firgas (75 km at this point) on a very nice road that passes through Teror. To complete the circle (about 100 km) it would be necessary to return to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by bike, passing through Arucas. As you can see on the track, the route leaves Vegueta, passes through the neighbourhood of Guanarteme (Napa shop) and returns to Vegueta to go to Barranco de Guiniguada. So you can skip this part as it is all through the city.
Download the track of the route
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, 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 the adventure by gravel bike
You can check the video of the route below, however, it is only available in Spanish.
Below you will find more routes for touring Gran Canaria on your own on two wheels.
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