In this article we share with you a 32.6 km Gravel Bike route around the municipality of Firgas through very green and hidden spots. For example, it passes through the road of Las Carpinteras, a very unknown and little frequented road, which gives it a special charm. For us, it is one of the most beautiful gravel bike routes in Gran Canaria. In fact, along the way it seems as if you’ve been teleported to the island of La Palma because of the lush vegetation you’ll find. We’ll tell you all about it!
Green route through Firgas on gravel bike: trails, tracks and road
As it is a circular route, you can start from the point that suits you best. Although we recommend that you do it from Firgas or Cruce de Los Chorros. It can be done with any MTB or Gravel Bike and is of a simple technical level. Although, you have to be careful on rainy days, as the red earth that makes up these paths becomes very slippery when wet. There is a point during the route where you will have to carry the bike and climb two small steps of earth and stones.
Characteristics of the route
You will hardly find anyone around here. Be careful on rainy days, as the red earth that makes up these roads becomes very slippery when wet. Like any good route on a Gravel bike, at this point you will have to carry the bicycle and climb two small steps of earth and stones. It is also an ideal time to make a stop and eat something. Since it is completely isolated. It seems that we have been transported to the island of La Palma for its leafy vegetation. It is one of the greenest parts of Gran Canaria.
|Total ascent||1.150 m|
|Estimated duration||2-3 hours|
|Minimum drink||1 l|
|Minimum food||400 kcal|
If you study the track we share with you, you will discover that it is not a route for high paces, as it has several steep uphill slopes. Some of these climbs are on cement, others on dirt or stone paths. Along the way there will also be some road and gravel tracks, perfect for completing a beginner level gravel bike route.
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. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your navigator or smartphone, 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.
If you’re still hungry for more, you can see all the MTB routes below.
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