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Wecanseebeautiful specimensofspurge duringalmostallour itinerary

Westartridingthroughcardonales(largetractsofCanaryIslandscactusspurge),thatforsomeKm.weseescatteredoneithersideofouritinerary. 14 0.35 8.75 215 Turnoff Ourtrackendsinanewone,whichwetaketotheright. 15 0.40 9.15 220 Crossroads Soonafterpassingundersomeelectrificationcables,weignoreaturnoff ontheleft. 16 0.95 10.10 220 Crossroads Wecontinuetowardstheleft,asifwedonotwewouldcometoagoat farm,whichwecansee. 17 1.30 11.40 250 Turnoff Thetrackendsatasmallcementhut,butafewmetresbefore,anewone turnsofftotheright,difficulttoseeatthebeginning. 18 0.30 11.70 240 Turnoff Wemakeas mallturningtotheright,goingdown,ignoringanabandoned trackthatendssoonafterthecrossroads. 19 0.65 12.35 240 Crossroads Wegostraightahead,passingontherightanelectricpylon. 20 0.40 12.75 245 Bend Thetrackmakesal argebendtotherightandwecommenceas lightclimb, withaveryunevensurface. Atthispointwehaveapanoramicview,onourleft,ofsometallcrags wherecardonesandtabaibas(shrubbyspurge)growonthesides. 21 0.25 13.00 250 Crossroads Anabandonedtrackjoinsontheleft.Wegostraightahead,climbing. 22 0.45 13.45 225 Crossroads Weseeapipelinetotherightandsomeelectrificationcablesabove.A trackturnsoffontheleft,whichweignore.

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1 0.00 0.00 25 PlazadelaConstitución WesetofftowardstheGC-500road,passingtheOficinasMunicipales(Town Hall)onourleft. 2 0.10 0.10 25 Turnoff WeturntotherighttogointhedirectionofLasPalmas,takingtheGC-500 road. 3 5.40 5.50 10 SanAgustín OnourrightistheBeachorPlayadeLasBurras,andwegotowardsSan Agustín,takingthebicyclelanewhichgoesalongparalleltotheroad. 4 0.40 5.90 30 Turnoff TheBicycleLaneendsatastreet,andweseeonourrighttheSanAgustín shoppingcentrecarpark,fromwhichanelevatedpedestriancrossingover theroadstarts,andoverwhichweshouldcrosstotheothersideofthe road,walking,notridingourbicycles. 5 0.00 5.90 35 Turnoff Theelevatedpassendsatastreet,whereweturnofftotherightinthe directionoftheHotelGloriaPalace. 6 0.25 6.15 40 HotelGloriaPalace Atthecornerofthehotelweseeadoublecarparkonourleft.Weenter thesecondoneandcrossittocontinuealonganinteriorstreet,climbing. 7 0.25 6.40 55 Turnoff Thestreetturnstowardstherightandendsattheserviceentranceofthe CentrodeTalasoterapiaCanarias(CanariesThalassotherapyCentre),but, afewmetresbefore,ad  irttrackbeginsonourleft,whichweshouldtake. 8 0.15 6.55 65 Tunnel WegoundertheGC-1motorway,goingup. 9 0.15 6.70 70 Crossroads Wegostraightahead,facingasteepslope. 10 0.30 7.00 130 Crossroads Atrackturnsoffontherightinthedirectionofawindmill.Wecontinue straightaheadclimbingandturningtowardstheleft. 11 0.50 7.50 200 Crossroads Weseeab  arrierontherightthatdoesnotallowustopassinthisdirection, sowecontinuestraightahead,nowontheflat.Afewmetresfurtheron, weseeanotherturnoff,alsoontheright,whichwepass. 12 0.35 7.85 200 Turnoff Thetrackgoestowardssomehousesandanotheroneturnsoffonourleft, whichgoesdowntowardsasmallravine,andwhichwetake. 13 0.55 8.40 210 Crossroads Weignoreaturnofftotheright.

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LOSALTOSDES.AGUSTÍN YLACUMBREDEAMAGAR

Maspalomas,AltosdeSanAgustín,Playadel Águila,BahíaFelizandCumbredeAmagar

Thisexcursionpermitsustodiscoverpartoftheinteriorofthe mostpopulatedcoastalandtourismareaofthemunicipality ofSanBartolomédeTirajana,whichcontraststoitbecauseof itstotalbareness,withregardtothestampofhumanbeings. T hefirstpartgoesthroughtheSanAgustínandMorroBesudo ravines,fullofthebotanicalsymbolofGranCanaria,elCardón (TheCanaryIslandscactus-spurge),tolaterdescendand connecttothelonganddemandingclimbtotheMonteTabaibas andtheCumbredeAmagar.Anitinerarythatmixesthe attractionofridingalongsemi-abandonedtrackswiththe enjoymentofmagnificentviews.

Length:  43.2 km.

Duration:  5 hours

Difficulty:  3

Maximum height above sea level:  520 metres

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48 1.25 25.75 520 Turnoff Thetrackendsafewmetresfurtheron,atsomeruinsthatwe cansee.Weturnofftotheleft. 49 0.10 25.85 529 HeightsorCumbredeAmagar Thepathendsonahillfromwhichwecanseeanimpressive panoramicviewwhichtakesinallthecoastfromthePointor PuntadeTarajalillototheBeachorPlayadelasMeloneras,while belowusistheMonteTabaibas. Theroutenowreturnsoverthesamewaythatwehavecometo BahíaFeliz,andwethereforehavebeforeusanentertaining descentofmorethan8Km. 50 8.10 33.95 35 BahíaFeliz WeareinthesameplacethatcorrespondstothePKno.31.The trackendsatthebusstopandwetaketheGC-500roadtogoin thedirectionofMaspalomas. 51 9.30 43.25 25 PlazadeLaConstitución

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Thisroute,asithastwowell-definedmountain stretches,allowsustotravel itintwo journeys: (Mapa: alasdhort cha.) 1)TheHeightsorLosAltosdeSanAgustínof12.150Km. inlength,takingasthedepartureanddestination pointtheSanAgustínshoppingcentrecarpark. 2)CumbredeAmagarof16.200Km.inlength,usingas abasetheBahíaFelizcomplex.

40 0.35 19.75 90 Crossroads Wegostraightahead. 41 0.30 20.05 105 Crossroads Wepassaturnoffontheleft,tocontinuestraightahead,andsoonafter, crossovertotheothersideoftheravine,commencingal ongclimbbetween highwallsintheformofvolcanoes. 42 0.95 21.00 230 Crossroads Abendtotheright,andweignoreat urnofftotheleft,andcontinuealong aflatstretch. 43 0.30 21.30 225 Crossroads Weturntotheleftandridebetweenspurgegroves. 44 0.75 22.05 240 Crossroads Onceagainweturntotheleft.W  ecannowseetheMountorMonteTabaibas, withtallantennasonthetopthatreach410metresabovesealevel. 45 1.70 23.75 300 MonteTabaibas Weareatthebaseofthemountainandthereisatrackthatclimbsupto thetop. Itisashort,verystiffclimbthatwecanavoid,asouritinerarydoesnot finishhereandwewillhavebetterviewsduringtherestofthejourney. 46 0.25 24.00 310 Crossroads Weseeaturnoffontherightthat,soonafter,joins againthetrackweareridingdownandwhichsoon beginstoascend. 47 0.50 24.50 390 Crossroads Wepassaturnoffontheleftandcontinuetoclimb.

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Ifwegodownthetrackontheleft,thisendsafter150metresona hillsidefromwherewehaveanentireviewoftheSiouxCitythemepark. 23 0.55 14.00 205 Esplanade Wepassbetweenanelectricpylonandawhitebuilding. 24 0.20 14.20 190 Turnoff Weturnofftothelefttostartapronounced,demandingdescent. 25 0.50 14.70 50 Tunnel WegoundertheCG-1motorway. 26 0.25 14.95 50 Crossroads Wegostraightahead. 27 0.15 15.10 50 Turnoff Wetakeanewtrack,turningintoitontheleft. 28 0.45 15.55 40 Turnoff Thetrackendsataroadthatwetaketowardstheleft,toturntothe rightafter100metrestogotowardsLasPalmas,andwethereforehave totakethetunnelthatgoesundertheGC-500road. 29 0.35 15.90 35 Crossroads (SeñaldeAtención)WetaketheGC-500road,attheBeachorPlayadel Águila,togotowardsBahíaFeliz. 30 1.65 17.55 35 BahíaFeliz Weleavetheroadandwetakeastreetthatgoesparalleltothesame. 200metreslater,weseeanelevatedpedestriancrossingwhichgoes overtheGC-500road,bywhichweshouldcrosstotheothersideofthe road,avoidingthetemptationofridingoveritonourbikes! 31 0.20 17.75 35 Endoftheelevatedpedestriancrossing Theelevatedcrossingendsatabus-stop,nexttowhichadirttrack startsthatgoesparalleltotheroad,andwhichwetake. 32 0.25 18.00 40 Crossroads Wegostraightahead. 33 0.20 18.20 30 Tunnel Afterashortdescent,wecrossundertheGC-1motorway. 34 0.10 18.30 30 Crossroads Wegostraightahead. 35 0.05 18.35 30 Doublecrossroads Wegostraightahead,passingadoubleturnoffonourleft. 36 0.20 18.55 35 Multiplecrossroads Atthispointtherearevariousturnoffsoneithersideofthetrack.We mustbecarefulnottogetlostandthereforeshouldascendinthe directionoftwowhitebuildingswithas pacebetweenthem.W  eshould continueourroutepassingbetweenthem. 37 0.30 18.85 45 Crossroads Anothertrackjoinsonourright.Wegostraightahead. 38 0.20 19.05 50 Crossroads  egostraightahead,climbing Anewtracksappears,nowonourleft.W upasteepslope. 39 0.35 19.40 70 ReservoirorPresadeBerriel Thetrackturnstotheright,andwepassontheothersidethedamwall ofthePresadeBerriel,ordelaMonta.S oonafter,therearetwoturnoffs ontheleftthatonlyleadtothereservoir.

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