Camino de la Plata is one of the most exciting and representative mountain bike tours here in Gran Canaria. Get ready for an infinite and spectacular glide from the Pico de las Nieves (summit of the island, at 1950 meters of altitude), towards the blue of the ocean, raiding rocky trails carved on the sides of the canyons by the natives of the island.
570 m ↑
2450 m ↓
S grade: S2
S grade: S3
Our guide Fabio filming two guests riding Camino de La Plata Tour
After reaching Pico de las Nieves with our bike shuttle, we open the dances of Camino de la Plata tour with an exciting soil & rocky technical descent, with which we slowly lose altitude. The views on the canyons are are truly breathtaking and you have to be very careful not to be distracted… The trail then winds in a beautiful forest, gently dancing in the trees and giving us intense emotions.
Now we ride a very long and winding trail, partly dirty and partly paved, inherited by the natives of the island. The scenario that opens to our eyes is priceless and it is impossible not to stop and admire the incredible landscapes that surround us.
After a short stop to recover a bit of energy, we enter the valley of Fataga. Initially we dance on a nice and easy rolling soil trail and then, little by little, gradient and rocks take over. Sections on red soils alternate with rock gardens and berms… We flow down very fast and in a few minutes we find ourselves in the heart of the village of Fataga, where we make a well-deserved break at the bar-restaurant.
In last part of the tour we still expect a lot of emotions on amazing single tracks that, little by little, take on more tropical characteristics than high altitude trails. A transfer on paved road leads us to a panoramic balcony, from where the amazing Yegua trail begins. Fast sections between tropical plants, exciting ups and downs, berms and artificial jumps prepared by our locals friends lead us, with lots of fun, directly to the shoulders of the city of Maspalomas.
The tour ends on the promenade of Meloneras, just around the corner of the sand dunes of Maspalomas, to relax and rest with a super-ice cream or an ice-cold beer, savored in front of the ocean.
Tour starts: 9.15 am from Maspalomas area (1.5 hours of driving to reach the summit of the mountain at 1950 meters)
Tour ends: around 3:30 pm in Meloneras promenade
- you can take part in this tour only if you already have good technical mountain biking experience and if you are physically fit. Contact us for more information.
Bike shuttle *
Professional mountain bike guide
(*) from Playa del Ingles to the starting point of the tour.