Retamares Descent

Starting at an altitude of 2200m above sea level, the Retamares Descent is a popular choice for those who want a not too technical descent.

The route starts on a fast-flowing fire road, but don't relax, the bottom is very loose and slippery and the swagger here is often rewarded with a good dose of gravel rash!

We soon enter the single track section with its narrow, loose hairpin descent and rocky sections to the Boca del Paso viewpoint.

From here we take a few minutes to admire the breathtaking views over the entire southern coast from Los Cristianos through to Callao Salvaje.

After a last piece of single-track and some farm trails, we descend on asphalt in the village of Adeje where we can stop for a breack before tackling the last off-road section, affectionately known as "The Exfoliator" which runs along the pumice ridges. adjacent to the Barranco del Ingles ending on the coast near the village of La Caleta.

Approximate transfer time from south coast resorts - 1hour 15minutes

Distance: 28kms -Technical Difficulty: 3 - Fitness Level2 - Riding Time: 2.5 to 4 hours 

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