In this post we will tell you all about the Gravel Bike route around Tirma by bike. The track itself has 17 km and a considerable slope, but it has no technical areas, it is all a regular trail. So you could do it with a Gravel Bike even if you don’t have too much technique.
Tirma by bike
The tour starts and ends in Firgas, so it is a circular route. This route is for cyclists with a high level of physical demand, as we will cover a total distance of 104 km with a total ascent of 4,255 m. If you just want to do the Tirma track on MTB Bike or Gravel Bike, you can do it. You would have to drive to Andén Verde, where the famous dirt road begins (or ends). The other way would be to park the car in Tamadaba, in the same house in Tirma (the one shown in the photo). This will depend on whether you want to finish the route down or up.
Returning to the route we did (the one that appears on the track at the end of the post) we started down from Firgas to San Felipe. Then we continue along the secondary road of El Hormiguero until we reach Gáldar. From there we will take the highway to Agaete, which is very busy by cars and you have to be careful. In Agaete we continue along the spectacular road that leads to La Aldea de San Nicolás. There is an advisable stop to recharge the water bottles in El Risco, where there is a bar. From this point there are barely a few kilometers of road left until you reach the beginning of the Tirma track. Here we will take more than 55km of road by bicycle. So if you want to avoid them, you can start the route from later. For that you have the track too.
After finishing the track in Tamadaba, we headed by road to the town of Artenara. Here we can recharge water and food again if we were scarce to face the final climb through Cuevas de Caballero with incredible views.
Later, we leave the track and connect along some paths that will take us to the Parador de Cruz de Tejeda. Point where we could continue towards the summit. Or as was the case after 6 hours of cycling on Gran Canaria, we turned to the starting point through the village of Valleseco.
Características de la ruta
|Total ascent||4.255 m|
|Estimated duration||7 hours|
|Minimum drink||2,5 l|
|Minimum food||1000 kcal|
|Provisioning en route||Yes|
Track of the circular route around Tirma
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 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.
Below you can see all our MTB and gravel bike routes to discover Gran Canaria on your own on two wheels.