GRAN CANARIA VERDE – ARUCAS

10/12/2022 – 09:30h

Advance Distance: 73 Km | Advance Elevation gain:  1680 m

Starter Distance: 53 Km | Starter Elevation gain: 520 m

Timed climb segment: 7,6 Km | 400 m of ascent

10 DEC

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Repeating the stage in this edition of the Gran Canaria Bike Week, a wonderful route of 73 kilometers through the midlands of the island with start and finish in the northern municipality of Arucas after pedaling through Moya, Fontanales, Montaña Alta and many more corners.

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Included

  • Cloakroom
  • Toilets at the start and finish line
  • Refreshment/aid station on route and at the finish line.
  • Technical and medical assistance at the start and finish line plus on road.
  • Medical insurance and security service.
  • Discounted participation in the last stage of the week to be held on December 11 and final lunch at the Hotel Suites&Villas by Dunas courtesy of Dunas Hotels & Resorts.
  • Possibility of transportation from Maspalomas to Arucas, from Arucas to Fontanales in Starter modality and return to Maspalomas at the end of the day.

THE ROUTE


An essential stage through the green midlands of Gran Canaria, starting and finishing in Arucas at the foot of its magnificent church. Transfer by bus from Maspalomas to Arucas where the departure will be from 9:30 a.m.

We’ll head towards Cambalud and Buenlugar between the banana trees that border the GC-300, and then we´ll enter the Barranco de Azuaje by GC-350. At the intersection with GC-75 we´ll turn left towards Moya where the ascent begins between leafy eucalyptus trees towards Fontanales. At this point, after 25 km of distance covered and already almost 1,000m slope in the legs, participants in the Starter Category join. They will only have 53 km to cycle and 600 m of accumulated ascent, but will also enjoy the Gran Canaria countryside to the full.

We´ll continue ascending a little more along the GC-75 until the junction with the GC-702, where we will turn right and enjoy the wonderful landscape, which will take us to the highest point of the stage at 1,215 m in Lomo del Palo, there we will turn right in a vertiginous descent along the GC-221 that takes us to Fagagesto. Here we’ll turn right along the GC-220 and GC-710 towards Montaña Alta, with a long and gentle descent we will find the intersection of the GC-700 on the way to El Palmital and Moya where we will regroup and later continue between the ravines to Arucas to have lunch and return by bus to Maspalomas.

DATA SHEET


ADVANCE:

  • Distance: 73 km
  • Elevation gain: 1577 m
  • Maximum height: 1215 m
  • Approximate avarage speed: Less than 20 km/h
  • Approximate stage duration: 4 h 30 min
  • Level: Medium / High
  • Refreshment/meeting points: Fontanales – Moya – Arucas (Lunch)

STARTER

  • Distance: 53 km
  • Elevation gain: 600 m
  • Maximum height: 1215 m
  • Approximate avarage speed: Less than 20 km/h
  • Approximate stage duration: 3 h 00 min
  • Level: Low / Medium
  • Refreshment/meeting points: Moya – Arucas (Lunch)

TIMED SEGMENT

  • Travel distance: 7,6 Km
  • Positive slope: 400 m

The landscape