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Immediately after the end of the town of Playa del Ingles, on the sunny island of Gran Canaria, you're going up to the Mirador de Fataga, a small pass in Gran Canaria with 480m. From the small platform you have a good view back to Playa del Ingles, on the other side you can see below until Artedara. If you especially in the summer, this tour does not start early in the morning, you will sweat a lot here already. After the pass Mirador de Fataga you drive on this bike tour again a few meters down to Artedara. Artedara is a Canarian beautiful oasis with palm trees in the otherwise barren landscape in the summer on the southern tip of the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria.

After that it is only uphill for Fataga over to San Bartolome de Tirajana. The highest point in the cycle tour is about 2 kilometers from San Bartolome de Tirajana at about 970m. San Bartolome de Tirajana is a very beautiful, mountain village on Gran Canaria. Far away from mass tourism and the hotel castles can be very good here, the traditional culture meet in Gran Canaria. For an extensive rest there in San Bartolome de Tirajana some fairly decent restaurants. From Fataga I realized that I have chosen for this bike quite a hot day, because it was the Kalima. In Fataga I had to stop at a small gas station. To buy a liter of mineral for the remainder of Gran Canaria bike tour up to San Bartolome de Tirajana.

The Kalima as a hot wind blowing in a few days a year from Africa to Gran Canaria. The air is heated to 45 degrees. If you experience this weather phenomenon for the first time, everyone is sure very surprised. One thinks - Oh great! finally, a small pinch. However, these prizes are still making a lot hotter. And then when I was returning back from San Bartolome, it felt as you were sitting in the sauna on an exercise bike. Cycling is on Gran Canaria pretty sweaty in those days.

The whole bike tour of Playa del Ingles from the town of San Bartolome de Tirajana is situated in the small town of San Bartolome de Tirajana. It is 333km ², the largest municipality in Gran Canaria. Of the former volcanic mountains in the center of Gran Canaria, the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana, in the southern part of Gran Canaria, located to the coast. Also, the tourist areas, such as for example Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas San Agustin, or part of it. The natives of Gran Canaria are really nice people. I paid for the 4 liters of chilled mineral water only 4 euros. (Probably out of pity for a tourist who is so insane. Well, at least I was not the only one who could not miss cycling on this day.)



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