Gravel Bike route through Gáldar, Sardina del Norte and Agaete
We started the route in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island. But the most interesting area begins in Gáldar. So if you wanted to go by car to this northern town, you would just skip the highway and the road that goes from Bañaderos. Which passes through the emblematic Cenobio de Valerón. An aboriginal “construction” very well preserved and of tourist interest.
You have to take into account that there is a loop in the track before reaching Gáldar that has no exit. It has nice views towards Las Palmas de GC, but if you are short of time, skip it and go straight to Gáldar. Once there, you’ll enter through a rocky ravine that ends at the sea. From this point on, you’ll go along the coast, passing by various points of interest: Caleta de Abajo, Faro de Sardina, Sardina del Norte and some smaller villages.
Stop to recover in Sardina del Norte
In Sardina del Norte you can buy some water and food, since there is a small supermarket. You will need it, since after this we will enter more inhospitable trails. Without going through any town until you reach Agaete. We go through two “complicated” descents for a Gravel Bike or mountain bike. And after them, we will have to carry our bikes to get out of two ravines. The end of the route brings us closer to Puerto de Las Nieves, in Agaete. Just passing through the natural pools Las Salinas, very beautiful.
If you do not know places to eat in Agaete, we recommend a light meal at the Mesón del bocadillo to return to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Normally the return route is usually windy, so if you have time, we recommend you return by a secondary road (as we did) it can save you some effort, even if it takes longer.
Characteristics of the route
Here are all the technical details of the route. Please note that we leave from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, so if you want to save the 30 kilometres, you can do so and leave from the town of Gáldar.
|Total ascent||2.450 m|
|Estimated duration (from Las Palmas city)||8 hours|
|Minimum drink||1 l|
|Minimum food||1.000 kcal|
|Recommended bike||XC / Gravel|
Download the track of the Gravel Bike 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 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 the route
Below you can enjoy a video of the route. However, take in mind that it is in Spanish only.
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