Long Way Down

Starting the ride at a height of around 2300m by the planetary observatory of IzaƱa we take to the gravel roads and commence the gradual descent to the coast. The route flows quickly through lava fields and forests taking in a couple of sections of single track before hitting an old tarmac road at the El Contador BBQ area and descending to the hillside town of Arico where we break for lunch in a local Tasca (Food and drinks not included in price). We then follow the old main north to south road which hugs the contours to pick up the final off road descent into El Medano where we end the ride right by the beach.

IMG-6201web.jpg

Distance - 53km

Technical Difficulty - 3

Fitness Level - 3

Riding Time - 4 to 6hrs

Approximate transfer time from south cost resorts - 2hours