CYCLING IN GRAN CANARIA

Located 100 km west of Morrocco, Gran Canaria is perfectly situated for cycling over the ‘off-season’. With an average year-round temperature of 24 degrees, Gran Canaria offers a mild climate & magnificent, quiet training roads.

Gran Canaria is packed with varied landscapes & micro-climates, and a third of the island is protected as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

We offer two scheduled Gran Canaria Ride Camps every year, as well as bespoke tours on request for groups. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll do the rest.

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Gran Canaria Cycling Highlights

Valley of the Tears

Gran Canaria's toughest climb?

A true Gran Canarian climb this is a beast that will push any rider to their limits but provide reward in equal measure with constantly changing, spectacular vistas. The climb starts with grades of 25% and this sets the tone for the challenge ahead.

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11.9 km

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1007 m elevation gain

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8 % average gradient

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25% max gradient

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Pico de las Nieves

Pico de Las Nieves from Maspalomas

The highest point on the island, Pico de las Nieves is a spectcular 44 kms from its base in Maspalomas. Don’t be fooled by the average gradient of 4.7% – there are several downhill sections, meaning when the road points uphill its more like 7 or 8 %.

The winds funneling down from the top of the island add to the challenge and watch out for the temperature dropping as you climb up to 2,000 m above sea level.

If you can bear to raise your eyes from the road ahead, check out the 4.5 million year old Roque Nublo – the islands most familiar landmark.

top 1949 m

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44 km

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2278 m elevation gain

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4.7% average gradient

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15% max gradient

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The enthousiasm of Louise, Lee and Brian is so highly addictive, it makes me regret I was able to spend only 2 days cycling with them. They take care of everything and show you around like a good friend would. Impossible not to love this small business!

Charlotte Meersschaut

I had a terrific trip. Definitely the best organised cycle trip I’ve been on, in a beautiful part of the world.

Geoff Trimm

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February 15, 2019

10 Essential Tips for Cycling in Gran Canaria in Winter

Gran Canaria is establishing itself as one of the go-to destinations for cyclists seeking sun in the cold winter months. The island is located off the west coast of Africa…
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October 4, 2018

Gran Canaria Cycle Routes – A Cyclist’s Paradise

Gran Canaria is truly a cyclist’s paradise. The largest of the Canary Islands looks like it was designed by road cyclists for road cyclists with its smooth tarmac, quiet roads,…
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