|Difficulty: Once or twice the sand will mean having to get off your bike.|
|Best feature: The possibility of enjoying the landscape on fairly flat terrain.|
|Type of terrain: Very little asphalt. Dirt tracks or compacted sand.|
|Of interest in the route: Lanzarote’s largest desert: The mineral river of jable | Traditional crop growing methods: Cultivation in sand.|
- Distancia 36.00 km
- Tiempo 2 h 18 min
- Velocidad 17.4 km/h
- Min. Elevación 2 m
- Max. Altura 305 m
- Desnivel + 484 m
- Desnivel - 483 m
The route: The most beautiful desert in Lanzarote.
This ride can be started at various different points. From La Villa de Teguise the ride takes you on a long descent with beautiful views of the desert. After crossing Caleta de Famara, continue again on a dirt track. Watch out for the left fork as it is not clearly visible, you’ll see it is just before the track bends to the right. The next few kilometres along the coastline are the beautiful highlight of the ride. Just before entering Caleta de Caballo, the path becomes quite challenging as it is rather rocky and uneven.
When you’re ready, head away from the coast along a path that combines off-road and tarmac surfaces. Again, be careful not to miss the left turn-off at El Cuchillo just after the first downhill where there’s a sign that says Quesería Filo El Cuchillo. After crossing the village of Muñique, cross the desert section to La Villa de Teguise once more. Be careful when crossing the busy LZ-402 road that goes towards Famara.