Gran Canaria is the best winter road biking destination in Europe. Local expert Ray, from Cycle Gran Canaria, presents the island's best cycling routes and lots of tips for getting the most out of your Gran Canaria biking.
There’s a lot to look forward to on this route, it’s one of my favorites, a typical Sunday ride with everything in it, climbs, descents, technical sections and a tail wind home!, so as a quick run through, we start from the get go on a 11km climb to 460m, another 17km to 951m, long descent with sharp climbs back up to 600m then a descent gradual to sea and coast road home.
This route is unique in many ways, it's the only route that the webmaster of this web has a chance of doing, since it starts from his house more or less, it's also unique because you need to start in Agaete and have a place or plan as to what to do once you get down south in Mogán, which really is several Canarian worlds away.
Soria is the cycling route with everything; rolling start, long flat 16km (one of the few on the island), 9km climb & 9km descent, head wind, tail wind and always deeply satisfying.
Pico de last Nieves. Uniquely today is zero to hero, we can see our start beneath our feet in the surf of the Atlantic Ocean and our destination above us in the roof of the world at 1951m.