This circular bike route through Telde is perfect for Gravel Bike or XC MTB bikes since it runs most of the time on wide tracks or easy trails. In addition, it is indicated for any cyclist with a technical initiation level, but with resistance to endure a 53 km route, with an ascent of around 1192 m of accumulated positive elevation gain. Either with a Gravel Bike (as I did), XC MTB or an electric bicycle whose battery lasts long enough.
Bike route from Telde
The depart of this route leaves nearby the C.C. Las Terrazas, on the esplanade which goes to the El Cortijo Golf Club. It starts direction south (usually with a favorable wind), through various trails that will take us to the Gran Canaria airport. It also passes through the beaches of Tufia and Aguadulce from where we will have beautiful views of the sea.
After the airport starts the ascent to Ingenio
Once past the airport we begin to climb secondary roads and trails towards Ingenio. You have to turn right along a general road until you pass the houses of Aguatona. Two more curves to the north, we will enter to the left through a road with quite a slope that links to a very beautiful and arid dirt track. This will then take us to the general highway of Cazadores, near Lomo Magullo. Do not worry, at the end of this article we will leave you the track of the route so that you do not get lost.
We continue ascending to Lomo Magullo
In the vicinity of Lomo Magullo, towards the barranco de Los Cernícalos ravine we will continue the ascent on a small and winding road towards Las Vegas, municipality of Valsequillo. Before reaching this area, we will enter a descending road (from here everything is downhill) that will take us to the San Miguel ravine. Here we can even fill our water bottles in a fountain surrounded by ñameras (the plants shown below).
We finish in Telde
Finally, we will have to cross Telde towards the town of Tara. The route ends descending through the ravine of Telde, very stony, to reach the same place where we have parked the car.
Characteristics of the route
The route lasts approximately 3 and a half hours, depending on your pace and the stops you make. I brought two 750 ml bottles and three energy bars. With this I was able to do the route well, filling the bottles, already on the way down, in the San Miguel ravine. The hardest climb begins in Aguatona. And we recommend before entering this point at least to have a full bottle. If you don’t have water, there is the town of Ingenio nearby (on the left). In Lomo Magullo you will also find some food stores in case you need to buy more.
|Total ascent||1.217 m|
|Tiempo estimado||3-4 hours|
|Minimum drink||1,5 l|
|Minimum food||500 kcal|
|Provisioning en route||Yes|
|Bici recomendada||MTB, gravel, XC MTB|
Track of the bike route from Telde
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 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.
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