|Difficulty: demanding climbs and technical descents.|
|Best feature: The combination of hard climbs and fun descents.|
|Type of terrain: 50% asphalt on the way and good paths. On the way back, fast descents, in poor condition in places.|
|Variant: Border Montaña Bermeja on the right and pass under the LZ-1 main road via the end of the Barranco de Las Piletas ravine.|
|Of interest in the route: The isolated Las Nieves Chapel | Famara Cliffs: Home of some unique plants.|
- Distancia 44.00 km
- Tiempo 4 h 15 min
- Velocidad 4.0 km/h
- Min. Elevación 47 m
- Max. Altura 643 m
- Desnivel + 836 m
- Desnivel - 1273 m
The route: Up to almost the highest point of the island, beautiful views and … fun descents!
This cycling route ascends up to 600 metres, and at the end before heading back there is a beautiful viewpoint that looks out over Famara Beach. The first section of the ride up to La Villa de Teguise, which is both cross-country and on tarmac. The hardest part is the 5 kilometre ascent to the chapel.
The descent begins along a bit of tarmac and then along a track that’s in poor condition. Be careful as the fork left you need to take in Los Valles to zigzag down to the road is difficult to see. You’ll have to climb up (LZ-10) before descending again quickly along a track in poor condition.
Once you’ve reached the other side of the LZ-1, the terrain becomes flatter. Near the end, there is a really enjoyable descent between the two volcanoes that stand over Costa Teguise.