Gran Canaria, where to stay and where to ride?

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  • Heading there for the 19th of November for a week - plane tickets booked but not yet got accommodation?

  • I hitchhiked around there a few years ago,

    there was one hostel which stuck in my head as amazing, think it was just called 'friends'

    Also, south of the island tends to get better weather, north they have a system that the locals call 'the donkeys ass' which is basically just fairly constant cloud cover...

    Also if you go up the mountains there are caves you can stay in, it's really beautiful to wake up essentially in the clouds as they drift down mountain but could be some fairly hard riding to get there...

    Not really sure about cycling, keep the thread updated if you find good things out? I'd love to visit again with a bike!

  • We stayed in Malpalomas. Would very gladly have stayed closer to Playa de Mogan if I went again. Happy to suggest some good riding if you need.

  • Please do! Staying next to playa del ingles, hiring bikes locally.

  • Free Motion in PDI have a bunch of routes on their website

    http://www.free-motion.com/en/gran-canar­ia/road-bike/road-riding-tours-gran-cana­ria/

  • Just picked up a bike from them, as it goes.


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  • Only fucking mamil twats ride those.

  • Which way is the wind blowing, that usually decides routes

  • Still right now, looks like we're heading to the valley of tears tomorrow.

  • This IS the #EC1-F500 training camp

  • When you are mainly riding uphill massive Mamil headtubes make a lot of sense. Di2 disc Synapse on Mallorca was ace

  • Just hoping I rapidly get used to the brakes being the wrong way round

  • Undo the stem and flip it, with the bars still attached for maximum #ec1 radical effect.

  • That is also exciting

  • Still right now, looks like we're heading to the valley of tears tomorrow.

    Taking advantage of the FreeMotion shuttle service for €35?

  • Was going to ride it

  • How much was the bike rental?

  • 32 Euro per day for mine and 25 Euro per day for an Evo with discs and cable gears

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  • Intrigued to get your thoughts on the cycling and the island. My mate and I are looking into going there or maybe Tenerife in April.

  • If you are in the south here is a nice little climb, only a Cat 3

    https://www.strava.com/segments/11203358­

  • Do you have a route/ride that includes it?

  • No sorry, but it is an offshoot of the Ayagaures Valley loop which is popular. I was out there last November and so were Team Sky & Tinkoff Saxo.

    https://www.strava.com/segments/2959735

  • Gimme a shout once you do Valley of the Tears.

  • I appear to be in trouble for moving my stem down.

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