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. It is high level in terms of physical demand, since we will cover a total of 104km with 2920m of accumulated positive slope. 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 town of Valleseco.
Track of the route
Then we leave you the track of the route in case you want to follow it and do it on your own.