Upon arrival arrive in Gran Canaria, Love Velo will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Choose from one of our many hotels in Maspalomas or Meloneras or let us know if there is another area you would like to stay in.
Gran Canaria is basically a massive Volcano. This means that any attempt at heading inland will involve lots of ascent. Riding to Soria, the most popular route on the island, is no exception. Roads that look brand new twist past jagged hills and valleys all the way to the top of the mountain. Take a chance to refuel once at the summit, as there is a well frequented restaurant and the views are fantastic.
A fairly easy route, you’ll gradually ascend into deeply cut valleys that cradle the shrub covered, dry landscape. Have a Glimpse at the deep Dam Gambuesa before the final steep climb that leads to Los Palmitos. Truly incredible scenery at the peak overlooks a barren void of a valley, which could easily be located on Mars.
Gruelling climbs scattered throughout today’s ride let you know why some pro cycling teams choose to train here. Firstly though, a beautiful roll North along the flat coastal roads. Like a snake, the road then slithers upwards, winding around mountains scaled with earthy rocks. From Fataga, just after the second ascent, feast your eyes upon the incredible expanse folding out around you – a valley worth the effort.
Clear sparkling sea. Pristine roads. Volcanic rock coastal landscapes. The route to Taurito has it all. Simply follow the one road westward up and down short inclines through seafronts and between craggy walls. Once at Taurito, an abundance of cafe’s make it hard to say no to a coffee. Head back on the Atlantic sea road, and perhaps even take a quick dip in one of the various beaches that tempt you along the way…
Let us know your flight times and we can transfer you from your hotel to the airport. Or, extend your stay and spend more time discovering the island on our number of alternative cycling routes.
Home to the Valley of the Tears, Gran Canaria is a great option if you’re looking for warm weather training. Like Tenerife, there’s plenty of climbing and with slick and well maintained roads, you can truly test yourself on the bike.
It is also a great destination for less seasoned riders, offering benefits to people with varying levels of experience. 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.