Camino de la Plata is the emblem of mountain bike Enduro tours of Gran Canaria. It starts from Pico de las Nieves at 1950m a.s.l. and ends to the ocean. Very technical and demanding trails with lots of rocks, steps and challenging sections to satisfy the most seasoned Enduro rider. The tracks, carved on the sides of the canyons by the natives of the island, incredibly vary during the excursion, while the views are always stunning.
570 m ↑
2450 m ↓
S grade: S2
S grade: S3
A small group of brave riders along Camino de La Plata
Starting form Pico de las Nieves, the summit of the island we tackle a demanding and exciting rocky technical descent. The views on the canyons are are truly breathtaking and you have to be very careful not to be distracted. The trail then flows in a beautiful forest, gently dancing among the trees and giving us intense emotions.
Many miles more we connect to long technical trail, partly soil and partly paved, inherited by the natives of the island. The scenario here is priceless and it is impossible not to stop and admire the incredible landscapes that surround us.
A short stop after a challenging rocky downhill and we enter into the valley of Fataga. We flow on a nice and easy rolling trail which, little by little, increases the fun level with nice rock gardens and fast sections on red soils and berms. We flow down very fast and in a few minutes enter in the heart of the village of Fataga, where we stop at a typical restaurant, to recover the energies and share the feelings of this beautiful tour.
The last part of the tour reserves us a lot of emotions with amazing single tracks that, little by little, take on tropical characteristics with respect to the high altitude trails. A transfer tarmac 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 riders lead us, with lots of fun, directly into the city of Maspalomas.
Tour starts: 9.30 am from Maspalomas area (1.5 hours driving to reach the summit of the mountain at 1950 meters a.s.l.).
Tour ends: around 4:30 pm in Maspalomas area.
- you can take part in this tour only if you can well manage S3 trails. Very good technical mountain biking experience and very good fitness are required.
- Contact us for more information.
Bike shuttle *
Professional mountain bike guide
(*) from Playa del Ingles to the starting point of the tour.