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At the beginning of the long cycling tour in Gran Canaria you drive through Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas past many beautiful hotels along to the west. After the golf course in Meloneras you’ll drive on the road - GC-500 in the direction of Puerto de Mogan. As you can see in the altitude profile of this interesting Gran Canaria cycling tour there is on the streets of Playa del Ingles to Puerto de Mogan only some flat sections. Up to Puerto de Mogan, the bicycle tour is also much longer than it appears on the map, because the road passes through all the little bays on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria. The coasts are transformed from Playa del Ingles to Puerto de Mogan often more from a shallow sandy beach to steep rocks. This is why you have to drive often uphill and downhill. The first major city of this coast - cycling tour in Gran Canaria is at around 17 kilometers in Arguineguin.

The next interesting tourist destination is Puerto Rico and is located 7 kilometers to the west. The holiday resort is particularly interesting about the hotel buildings in the exposed positions. After 35 kilometers we reach Puerto de Mogan - the little Venice of Gran Canaria. Puerto de Mogan is the flagship of Mogan, the second largest municipality in Gran Canaria. The picturesque harbor city is also very much a tourist element, but is architecturally in contrast to the concrete structures such as Playa del Ingles. The small houses have been lovingly restored and almost all have a beautiful roof garden with many flowers. Along the romantic yacht harbor, there are numerous cafes and restaurants. A good opportunity to stop before you’ll drive in the next section 1.300 altimeters up to the highest point of this Gran Canaria cycling tour.

In Puerto de Mogan, we leave the coast and drive 35 km wide in the center of Gran Canaria. Since the Canary Islands are volcanic in origin, it is like a cone to the center. In this case we get in the small village Ayacata a height of 1.315m. Up to Mogan at kilometer 43, the slope at around 3% is still low. 2 km later in Pie de la Cuesta we change from the road GC-200 to GC-605. The asphalt on this road is not so good and so it is better to drive with a little less tire pressure. Since between Mogan and San Bartolome de Tirajana there are no major settlements, I recommend you also to take 2 spare tubes and plenty of drinks with you. With lots of tight turns, we travel up to 978m above the lake - Las Nina’s. The average gradient is here about 6.5%. At the reservoir we can drive easy over the next 5 kilometers, where it is slightly uphill and downhill. The remaining 9 km up to Ayacata to a high of 1.315m are with 4% not difficult.

On the road GC-815, we first drove down to La Plata and insert after 80 kilometers in the beautiful village - San Bartolome de Tirajana a longer break. San Bartolome de Tirajana is a lovely mountain village on Gran Canaria. Far away from mass tourism and the rise hotels, you can learn very well the traditional culture of Gran Canaria. After the break we take the GC-520 directly to Playa del Ingles and we will return to the starting point. Worth seeing on the last kilometers are the Oasis in Artedara. After the last climb up to the Mirador de Fataga we see from the small observation deck again the sea. In the final 10-kilometer downhill we drive easily back to Playa del Ingles.



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