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Embalse de Chiara

For our cycling tour today we chose a road that ends somewhere in a very small town. After that town there is only a mountainbike trail that continues.
Therefore we hoped that there would not be too much traffic.
We started in Maspalomas and cycled up to the small town El Tablero. From there we continued the road GC604. The traffic became less and less and after a few kilometres we were the only people on the road. That was great. Behind us was the blue ocean and the sky and in front of us we could see the mountains of the island.
We came to a point with an old barrack and a mast. There we had a first break. After looking at our map we thought that the road should end soon. But when
we continued cycling we realized that it was not over yet. The road continued for about another 6 kilometres and it went steep up the hill.
But after about 25 kilometres cycling uphill we reached the end of the road. The road gave us a great view of the barranco on its left and we saw many interesting plants on the way. But what we saw when the mountainbike trail began was amazing. On a field next to the road were two white horses. They were just standing there, eating and looking at us. Without a fence. That was very beautiful.
We decided to continue the mountainbike trail for a while. After some metres it started to go uphill again. And after a few kilometres we were in the middle of
a wonderful forest. On our way we saw many huge fir cones. The forrest smelled very good and it was a lot of fun to cycle on this bumpy trail. So we continued to
cycle up to a lake called embalse de chira. From there the path started to go downhill, so we decided to leave it for today and cycle back to our bungalow.

The descent back to the beach was lots of fun, because we didn't have to do anything except sitting on the saddle and holding the handle bar 🙂

During dinner we decided that this was the best bike tour on Gran Canaria we had done so far!


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