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Gran Canaria - Sport

Collection by stephanerousset

7

Tours

32:02 h

355 mi

39,825 ft

LEVEL: SPORTDay 1: Soria
The route has all. Rolling terrain, long flats, climbs, and descents!
Distance: 70 km / Uphill: 1170 m / Downhill: 1170 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 2: Temisas – Fataga
An epic climb that you won´t ever forget, that´s a promise!
Distance: 85 km / Uphill: 1750 m / Downhill: 1750 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 3: Pico South (Summit Challenge)
Pico de Las Nieves, as iconic here as the Toumalet - only harder.
Distance: 96 km / Uphill: 2610 m / Downhill: 2610 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 4: Monte Leon - Cercado de Espino
We cycle to Ayagaures, onto the coast, and the famous Soria-valley.
Distance: 77 km / Uphill: 1100 m / Downhill: 1100 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 4bis: Monte León - Palmitos
Hidden valleys and good coffee. Way to go!
Distance: 57 km / Uphill: 995 m / Downhill: 995 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 5: Fataga - Santa Lucia
Beautiful route up to 930m and descend all the way home.
Distance: 67 km / Uphill: 1330 m / Downhill: 1330 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 6: Presa de "Las Niñas"
Multiple great climbs, stunning descents and epic scenery!
Distance: 87 km / Uphill: 1900 m / Downhill: 1900 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles
Day 7: Mogán - "Valley of the tears" (VOTT)
Go west to tackle the epic Valley of Tears.
Distance: 87 km / Uphill: 2450 m / Downhill: 2750 m / Tour start: Playa del Ingles

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    03:26
    43.1 mi
    12.6 mph
    3,450 ft
    3,450 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Fairly easy warm-up the first 26 kilometers, out to Arguineguín on the rolling coast road and then very gently up to Cercado de Espinos. Save your energy, because from here on it’s up into the heavens. Our local "Alpe d'Huez" with 5,1 km of an average 8% to Soria is the islands most popular climb. After the top, there is a wonderful restaurant which serves mango juice, toast or wonderful cinnamon-laced bread. Return home the same way.

  • Difficult
    04:37
    53.3 mi
    11.5 mph
    5,475 ft
    5,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    We head northeast along the coast catching the early morning sunshine. At Sardina, we head inland and quickly enter the wild rolling valleys. You’ll be climbing in a nice steady gear, because there’s lots more climbing to come, up through the most inspiring rugged landscapes, via Temisas up to Santa Lucia for a deserved break. There’s a final challenge though, another 300m up to San Bartolomé before we descend to Fataga and back to Free Motion.

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  • Difficult
    05:54
    59.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    8,675 ft
    8,675 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    No cyclist coming to Gran Canaria can leave without doing the iconic Summit Challenge: A straight start from sea to 1950m with only 48km in between. Heading up through Fataga, San Bartolomé and then to Cruz Grande at 1247m. A short flat section to rest, before a right turn at Ayacata, then it`s some serious climbing all the way to the top. Bring your camera and get that summit picture. Descending back the way we came up.

  • Difficult
    03:54
    48.9 mi
    12.5 mph
    3,375 ft
    3,375 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    We ride up the Ayagaures valley followed by a short climb up to the Pedro de González pass at 490m. Spectacular views before continuing down to complete the loop. In Maspalomas again, we continue to the rolling coast road before heading inland to Cercado de Espino where you can try some homemade juice and cake. After our lunch stop, we go back down the Soria-valley and complete the ride with some nice views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Difficult
    03:42
    41.6 mi
    11.3 mph
    4,500 ft
    4,500 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Routes such as these make Gran Canaria a serious road cycling destination with an outstanding reputation! This tour has both long and short climbs, interspersed with both fast-paced and winding descents, as well as some long straights to practice your big rings speeds. All with the help of the famous east coast tailwinds in the last section to take you home to Playa del Inglés. This is the route to come back to Gran Canaria for again and again!

  • Difficult
    05:01
    54.8 mi
    10.9 mph
    6,400 ft
    6,400 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Fairly easy warm-up the first 26 kilometers, then we first climb our local "Alpe d'Huez" with 5,1 km of an average 8% to Soria before heading further up a steep road. After the top, we continue up past Presa Las Niñas before a quick coffee and chat in Ayacata. Then we head back down to San Bartolomé, and further on a fun descent to Fataga with a couple of “surprise” climbs before the finish line.

  • Difficult
    05:27
    53.9 mi
    9.9 mph
    7,950 ft
    9,050 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The iconic "Valley of The Tears" will leave you breathless – in several ways. After a 40 min shuttle, we start by tackling two small climbs before descending on new tarmac. After stocking up on food and drinks in La Aldea, we climb up through Valley of The Tears and up the very steep road to Ayacata in the center …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    355 mi
  • Duration
    32:02 h
  • Elevation
    39,825 ft

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