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Area 61

Area 61 has been refreshed and is back on the menu. Starting at around 1900m above sea level we head off along heavily broken jeep track for a short time before turning off onto highly challenging tracks made of of large sections of bedrock which demands your full concentration as it reveals its many hollows waiting to trap a front wheel and eject you swiftly over the bars. Working our way along these trails for around 5kms we climb a short way into the new "Park" section which has some manmade features to keep you amused before we eventually arrive in Vilaflor at a height of around 1400m where we take a quick stop for coffee before heading off again.

A short cart track climb follows and we work our way through to the Trevejos area before hitting a super fast roughly cobbled track for a suspension testing blast. From here we hit super tech volcanic trails, littered with loose lava rocks and gravel, once again demanding every ounce of concentration to make sure you stay rubber side down. A short section of tarmac then takes us through to the finale with the descent from El Roque down to the village of Aldea Blanca on semi sculpted singletrail with inviting switchback turns and narrow rock gateways and the end of our ride at a height of around 200m above sea level.

Distance: 24kms - Technical Difficulty: 4 to 5 - Fitness Level: 3 - Riding Time: 3 hours

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Video taster of the Area 61 route.

Altitude Profile 

Area 61 Altitude Profile