|Difficulty: Easy. Twists and turns in many stretches. The wind can be a nuisance.|
|Best feature: Bicycles are definitely the ideal means of sightseeing on the island.|
|Type of terrain: Dirt track or compacted sand.|
|Of interest on the route: The inhabitants of La Graciosa: A difficult history | A seabird’s paradise | Montaña Amarilla Volcano: A mountain worthy of legend.|
- Distancia 19.66 km
- Tiempo 2 h 0 min
- Velocidad 10.0 km/h
- Min. Elevación 1 m
- Max. Altura 76 m
- Desnivel + 254 m
- Desnivel - 254 m
The route: Manageable with beautiful views.
You can’t quite ride around the whole of La Graciosa as the Montaña Amarilla volcano creates a natural barrier, but cycling is a great way to get around. Be warned if heading south, though as most of the path from Caleta de Sebo onwards is very sandy which means the south is best explored on foot.
You’ll come across several places well worth seeing. If it is your first visit to La Graciosa, make sure you don’t miss these stop-offs:
In the north there are two places that are not exactly on the cycling route, but if you’re in tourist mode, we recommend visiting the small hamlet of Pedro Barba, and the area of Los Arcos at the Playa del Ámbar beach.
The wild beauty of Las Conchas beach is another must-see, it’s a great place to have a picnic and to cool off, put please do so with caution as the currents here are dangerous. When you’re ready to resume the route, you can either head back to Caleta de Sebo or explore the southwest coast (without beaches), on what has to be a round-trip.
Photo: Clara Bon Photo [instagram.com/clarabonphoto]