by Discount Bluehost

Playing With Planes

Distance - 16km

Technical Difficulty - 3

Fitness Level - 3

Riding Time - 2 hours

Altitude Profile - Sorry, not available

Approximate transfer time from south coast resorts - 15 minutes

A short "play time" ride from the coastal resort of El Medano. Starting from the town, we climb along loose single track and bed rock up towards the TF-1 motorway before skirting alongside the motorway for a couple of km. We then start to make our way back down towards the coast initially along dusty single track, before this turns into a number of moon like solid rock ridges where we take varying lines down into the valley before skirting around the airport perimeter. Then we drop into one of the many barrancos and follow the lines carved out of the rock over the centuries by rain water before finally reaching the beach where we stop at the Flashpoint for refreshments. This ride requires some riding experience as there are several short but steep descents and drop off's of up to 30cm.