The verdant north is a point for riding into the green valleys of Teror, and the marvel-inducing views of Pinos de Galdar. Brace yourself for the breathtaking challenge of Pico de Las Nieves – it’s Gran Canaria’s highest point with energy-sapping gradients of 23%.
Stay in Playa del Ingles or Meloneras and you’ll be close to routes tracking from flat sand dunes to rich forests. From pretty Puerto Mogan, you can also start a 190km-long route that traces an entire circuit of the island’s coastline.
The Canary Islands’ biggest capital, Las Palmas, is an atmospheric city of medieval cathedrals and colonial architecture. In the evenings, you can also keep your energy levels up at the glitzy nightclubs and bars around Playa del Ingles.
Route: Ingenio >> Pico de las Nieves
Climb Level: 5/5
Max Altitude: 1901m
The Route: This route to the top of Gran Canaria’s highest peak is one of the toughest climbs in Spain. Astonishingly, it has an average gradient of 7%.
Route: Agaete >> Mogan
Climb Level: 3/5
Max Altitude: 640m
The Route: This unique route follows the coastal road to the pretty village of Mogan, on the southern coast of Gran Canaria. The roads here wind their way though resorts and villages. You can also admire the gorgeous views of the Atlantic.
Route: Maspalomas >> Mogan >> Taurito >> Maspalomas
Climb Level: 4/5
Max Altitude: 931m
The Route: This route, close to the main resorts in the south of the island, takes in the coastal road from Taurito to Maspalomas. Cycle while overlooking the famous Amadores beach.