Cycling Holiday Gran Canaria
Day 4: The Green North: Las Medianias, Cueva Corcho & Pinos de Galdar
Discover the green lush valleys, terraces and the infamous ‘leg-breaking’ roads of the ‘Medianias’ in the North of Gran Canaria. Rising up from its surroundings is the highlight of the day; the climb to the pitch black volcano of Montañon Negro (1517m) and the viewpoint of Pinos de Galdar. A technical descent takes you all the way back to sea level & your hotel in Puerto de las Nieves.
The optional extra on the Challenge Route takes you to further explore valleys and barrancos on this lesser known area of the island. It includes the climbs of San Isidro (959m) and Risco Prieto (1450m) before joining the classic route at the junction of Cueva Corcho (1340m).
The ‘gentle day option’ is a short ride up the remote Valley of Agaete to explore the orange orchards, a coffee plantation or a local wine cellar at the foot of the impressive cliffs of Tamadaba. The road finishes at El Sao (516m) and leaves you plenty of time to return for some wallowing in the hotel pool.
Easy route: Valle de Agaete and El Sao (20km, 640m ascent)
Classic route: Laguna de Valleseco + Cueva Corcho + Montañon Negro (95km, 2500m ascent)
Challenge route: Laguna de Valleseco + San Isidro + Risco Prieto + Cueva Corcho + Montañon Negro (132km, 3500m ascent)