Your first ride of Gran Canaria will involve 26km of flat riding to Arguineguin and then onto Cercado de Espinos, allowing you to save your energy for the 5km climb to Soria. Once there, you will take a break at a local restaurant, where you can eat freshly baked cinnamon bread. You may see a waterfall from the restaurant, if the mountains have recently had rain. The journey back is the same route.
Today's cycling is approximately 70km at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 1170m.
Today you will head east along the coast, passing an aerodrome before the climb to Santa Lucia. You'll have views of Lomo de Gallego, a huge valley and Fortaleza. The next climb will take you to San Bartolome, where you will then start the descent to Fataga with a few "surprise" climbs.
Today's cycling is approximately 69km, at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 1320m.
Today is a tough ride. You will climb gently until the climb becomes tougher in the morning. You will ascend to 2000m before some incredible quick afternoon descents.
Today's cycling is approximately 101km at 22-27km/h, with an altitude of 2550m.
Today is a rest day. Enjoy the Gran Canaria sunshine and relax your muscles.
A route which makes Gran Canaria great for cyclists! Composed of long and short climbs, the return is wholly declines, interspaced and winding, with a range of lengths allowing you to practice techniques and speed. The east coast tailwinds will play in your favour returning you to Playa del Ingles.
Today's cycling is approximately 67km at 22-27km/h, with altitude of 1330m.
Today you will cycle along the coast to Puerto de Mogan, where the climb will begin. You will take a break in Mogan (249m) then go onto climb Tauropass (915m), with a break in Soria. We recommend trying the papaya juice and freshly baked cinnamon bread! The way back to Playa del Ingles is flat.
Today's cycling is approximately 92km at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 1770m.
This road from Playa del Ingles to Puerto de Mogan along the south coast is full of hidden gems, such as the fishing hamlet at Mogan. You will have views of the Atlantic Ocean the entire journey. Once you arrive in Mogan there are multiple cafes situated by the harbour, perfect for relaxing before starting the return route.
Today's cycling is approximately 67km at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 930m.
Today we will take you back to the airport for your return flight home.
Home to the Valley of the Tears, Gran Canaria is a great option for some warm weather cycling or training. Like Tenerife, there’s plenty of climbing and with slick and well maintained roads, you can truly test yourself on the bike. We recommend basing yourself in the south. Maspalomas is home to a huge number of hotels but for a quieter more luxurious stay, head a few km east to Meloneras.
The Canary Islands and Gran Canaria in particular, enjoy year round sunshine with plenty of breeze. It is much less windy though than it's neighbour Lanzarote and therefore a better bet for cycling in our opinion. Head out in the UK's autumnal, winter or spring months for some great cycling weather.