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Vilaflor Caminos

Distance - 32km

Technical Difficulty - 4

Fitness Level - 3.5

Riding Time - 4 to 6hrs

Altitude Profile -

Caminos Profile

Approximate transfer time from south cost resorts - 1hour

This route is a development of the classic Vilaflor - Madre del Agua XC loop. For this ride, we ride the loop in an anti-clockwise direction climbing along the dirt tracks and eventually coming back to the main road at around 1850m above sea level. Crossing the road we have a choice of trails to take us back down to Vilaflor, one "Joya Escondida" is a tight but relatively flowing trail and the other a raw, rocky track which certainly wakes the senses. After a short lunch break in Vilaflor, we cruise through the town to pick up our next trail. This starts off as a farm track, but soon narrows into a loose rocky single-track which descends and crosses a minor road several times as it takes a direct route down the hillside finally dropping us into the town of San Miguel at about 600m above sea level. From here we quickly pick up the Camino Aldea Blanca, which has long been a favourite short technical descent, but now makes even more sense as it can be combined into a longer ride. We follow this rocky singletrack into the village of Aldea Blanca before a short tarmac stint which takes us back to the minibus and onward transfer back to your hotel.