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 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.
Download the track of the Gravel Bike route through Gáldar, Sardina del Norte and Agaete
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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Video of the route
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