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Vilaflor Loop

Distance - 27km (plus descent if taken)

Technical Difficulty - 1

Fitness Level - 3.5

Altitude Profile - Sorry, not available

Approximate transfer time from south coast resorts - 40 minutes

This is a scenic ride mostly on reasonable smooth jeep tracks. The ride starts from the town of Vilaflor, officially the highest town in Spain. It climbs on the tarmac road for a little over 4kms to the main trail head. From there we climb further on the old jeep trails to a height of around 2050m above sea level before gradually descending to the Madre del Agua camp site where we break for a snack (not provided). From here it is possible to make the hike to the view point for the Paisaje Lunar, an amazing volcanic lunar landscape unlike anything you've seen before, but as this walk can take around 1.5 hours we can only offer the walk during the summer months when sunset does not limit our time on the mountain. The return leg climbs for a short time before turning and making a steady descent back towards Vilaflor, the last 2kms of the descent being on tarmac road once again. The ride ends with a cafe stop back in Vilaflor where you can buy local food and drinks.

For those wishing to extend the ride a little, it is possible to take the road back to the town of Granadilla.This is a fabulous ride on this fairly quiet route and offers beautiful vistas over the south coast along the way. This option is always fully supported by our Minibus so that you can climb back on board when ever you feel ready.