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 keep in mind that there is a loop in the track before arriving Gáldar that has no exit. It has beautiful views towards Las Palmas de GC, but if you don’t have time enough, skip it and go directly to Gáldar.
Once there, we will enter through a stone ravine that ends at sea. And from that point we are going through different points of interest: Caleta de Abajo, Sardina Lighthouse, Sardina del Norte and some smaller ones.
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 where 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.
Download the track of the Gravel Bike route through Gáldar, Sardina del Norte and Agaete
Below we leave you the track of the route in wikiloc.
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Video from the route
If you are going to be in Gran Canaria for a few days and do not want to miss the places the locals frequent, check out our guides section. Depending on the number of days you come to the island, we propose different itineraries, as well as a guide with more than 50 restaurants throughout the island to which we go. Also, you can not miss our complete guide of Gran Canaria to be an expert of the island and choose the plans that you like.