In this post we want to tell you about a bike route through Ayagaures, in the south of Gran Canaria. It is an initiation route that starts from Playa del Inglés and from there we set off to the village of Ayagaures. It is true that we know the area so it was not difficult for us to find the way.
First of all, you should know that the bike route through Ayagaures is circular and it is almost 43 kilometres long. In total it took us almost 4 hours to finish the route. Being in the south of Gran Canaria, this part of the island is very sunny and there is little breeze, even in winter. We went in the middle of March and it was still hot, as the sea is quite far away. Therefore, the experience was quite tough, although rewarding. At the end of the post we leave you the track of the route so you can do it on your own.
Mountain bike route in Ayagaures
To do the bike route through Ayagaures you have to go in the direction of the health centre of Maspalomas and go into the ravine. First, you will leave Aqualand Maspalomas behind, then you will pass by a very special place called Montecristo and if you continue along the same path you will reach the village of Ayagaures. Here you can make your first stop and buy some water and even have a snack, as there are several bars and cafes. The rest of the way will be deserted, so try to refuel here.
The route through Ayagaures is usually recommended for beginners in this type of sport because a large part of the route is flat. Bear in mind that Gran Canaria is very mountainous and finding routes of this style in the middle of nature is complicated. In other words, the slopes tend to be much steeper.
Characteristics of the bike route through Ayagaures
|Provisioning en route
Tips for making this mountain bike route in Ayagaures
- First of all, you have to be fit in case you want to finish the Ayagaures trail. There are 4 hours pedaling under the sun.
- Take enough water with you.
- Use sunscreen, there are many hours in the sun without protection
- The less you charge, the lighter you are… Take in your maillot some fruit as a banana or dates which can save you if you feel weak.
- Make a stop at Ayagaures village to recover buy food and drinks
This route is quite known for bike riders, you will find some during the trail for sure. As you can check in the pictures, the trail is awesome and you will see every time a singular landscape. Strange mountain shapes, giant cactus, green valleys… Pure nature!
The best thing is the end of the trail. You can give yourself a prize and have a bath in Maspalomas beach or eat an ice cream at Ciao Ciao. Or even both things. You deserve it!
Download the track of the 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. Below we have a pack of routes that includes this track in case you are interested. If you don’t know how to download and follow a track from your GPS or smartphone with Guru Maps, here we explain it to you. And, if you want to support us so that we continue sharing routes for you, we would be grateful if you could buy some of our tracks, either to enjoy incredible routes or as a donation.
Pack best MTB and gravel routes in Gran Canaria
Below, you can get 5 gravel bike tracks for the price of 4. This pack includes the track of this article from Maspalomas to Ayagaures on gravel bike. Unlike the full gravel bike track, these are simpler and all circular routes, which requires less planning.
- Maspalomas – Ayagaures
- MTB around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Arco del Coronadero
- Gáldar – Agaete
- Chira – Pilancones Natural Park
We hope you enjoy it from the start to the end as we did! Finally, we invite you to have a look at more bike tracks by clicking below. We are sure that we can help you to enjoy an unforgettable holidays with your bike!
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