This MTB or gravel bike route through Tamadaba is probably one of the most beautiful you can do in the north of Gran Canaria. We recommend that you leave from Firgas, so that you end up with a happy ending, going downhill….
Gravel bike Ojos de Tamadaba Park
The route begins by going up through green areas between roads and a path along which you will have to walk up Fontanales to Pinos de Gáldar. Here you can enjoy spectacular meadows like the following.
After passing through the town of Artenara, we headed towards the Tamadaba Natural Park along roads surrounded by Canarian pine trees and dams. During the route you will also have spectacular views of Puerto de Las Nieves in Agaete. For these views you will have to walk a few meters until you reach the Viewpoint Llanos de La Mimbre, one of the most beautiful on the island.
Characteristics of the Ojos de Tamadaba track
Most of the route runs along trails and tracks with little technical difficulty. In some areas you will have to walk a few meters with the bike, but there are few occasions and a short distance.
|Total ascent||2.800 m|
|Estimated duration||6/9 hours|
|Minimum drink||1,5 l|
|Minimum food||600 kcal|
|Provisioning during the track||Yes|
From Tamadaba you will return to Artenara, to climb a dirt track to Cuevas de Caballero. From here you will go down some trails that pass through waterfalls (after rains), caves and very remote areas to enjoy nature.
The 30% of the track goes through asphalt to then be able to link to all these beautiful landscapes. The reality is that both a rigid XC bike or a gravel bike are ideal for doing this route, since it has a little bit of everything.
Track of the route Ojos de Tamadaba park
Then you can download the track of the route in .gpx format so you can follow it on your own without getting lost. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your GPS or smartphone, we’ll explain it here. If you want to support us so that we can continue creating content for you about Gran Canaria, we would appreciate it if you purchase any of our tracks, either to enjoy incredible routes or as a donation.
Video of the route
Then we leave you with a video with more details about the route that we have baptized as Ojos de Tamadaba. Enjoy it! You have more cycling videos on Jorge’s YouTube channel.
Finally, we leave you below with a click of all our routes to get to know Gran Canaria by bike, whether gravel or enduro.
I want to cycle from agaete to artenara in a road bike. Some of the route seems to be this dirt track nr tamadaba. is this suitable for a road bike??
Local Guide Gran Canaria says
Hi Mary!! Thanks for your comment! It is possible, but it is not the best option…