The triple corona or triple crown is one of the most technical routes that we can do with a MTB in the north of Gran Canaria. It runs through three descents in which Canarian championships have been held and even a Spanish enduro and downhill championship.
Facts about the Triple Crown
|Positive / negative slope||+960m/-971m|
|Estimated time||2/3 hours|
|Minimum water||1 l|
|Shops during the route||Yes|
|Recommended bike||Enduro/All Mountain|
Which sites can I visit during the route?
The route runs between the towns of Firgas, Arucas and Teror. Although we will pass through these towns “laterally”, if we need to stop to buy water or food, we will only have to deviate a few meters. You have a complete guide about things to do in these towns in the previous links. Apart from these towns, we will pass through the La Goleta dam, La Machacadora and several trails in Firgas.
Through which downhills does the track pass?
We will go through the downhill of El Picacho, known for its hardness, its large stones stuck together and for being one of the hardest downhills in Europe in terms of bicycle and suspension breakage (said by Öhlins technicians). We will also do the famous Pinito downhill, known for its red land and its steep incline. And finally we will go down the descent of the Firgas mountain, which ends in a small pumptrack and a field of jumps.
Which level do I need to do this enduro route?
As for physical level, it is not very high. Unless it is a very hot day. Regarding the technical level, it is certainly not for people who are just starting out. And depending on the bicycle we have, we can go with more or less peace of mind.
What is the right bike for the route?
The best thing would be to take an Enduro bike with about 16cm of suspension front and rear. To be able to enjoy these fun and technical descents, without suffering too much on the ascents. Although we think that, with a good technical level, you could go down even with an All Mountain with 12 cm of suspension.
Track of the Triple crown enduro route
You will then be able to download the track in .gpx format so that you can follow the route on your own. 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.
Video of the route
Here you can have a look at the video of this route. Sorry, it is only in Spanish, but at least you can have an idea of what you are going to find.