This route from the coast to Pico de Las Nieves by gravel bike has been very cool. The Pico de Las Nieves is the second highest mountain in Gran Canaria with almost 2000 meters of altitude. Therefore, you can already imagine what the route is like. It is a round trip, perfect to do on any mountain bike. It runs through tracks and paths of little difficulty. Technically it is easy. But physically it requires being fit.
Tips to go from the coast to Pico de Las Nieves by bike
It is very important to bring enough food and drinks to make the route. From Telde to the Pico de Las Nieves you will hardly find places to buy. You can only get water in the ravine that begins after the Valle de Los Nueve, where there is a small fountain to the left of the gravel track. Approximately one or two kilometers after it becomes land. Therefore, it is important that you carry a minimum of 1.5 liters of water. Especially on hot days. And we recommend at least 5 energy bars since we leave Telde. Once in the Pico de Las Nieves you will have magnificent views of the Roque Nublo and the El Teide peak (Tenerife). Many cyclists often stop in a small van that sells food and drinks around the area.
Main characteristics of the route
Once in El Pico, practically everything is downhill. On the route track we went through asphalt, but there is the possibility of looking for dirt roads. Although they would be much more technical than the ones we use to rise the slope. There is a section of gravel in La Caldera de Los Marteles, where you are probably going to have to carry your Gravel Bike or MTB. Maybe some Fat Bike with little tire pressure can do it …
The circular route was 102 km and with 2400m of positive incline. Approximately 40% of it passes by land or gravel. More paths could be chosen, but we would need up to 10 hours to complete it. In the case of the itinerary that we share in this post, it was 6.5 hours of travel. Once in the Pico de las Nieves, you can decide if you want to go directly down to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, saving yourself half an hour and 10 km (unlike what is shown on the track).
Technical difficulty: 3/10
Physical difficulty: 7/10
Duration: 6/8 horas
Recommended bike: Gravel Bike or rigid MTB
Track of the bike route to Pico de Las Nieves
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 with the app Gurú 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.
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