Mirador Don Martín de Güímar – Los Abrigos

Road Bike · Tenerife
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
68.6 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1128 m
Descent
1549 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops

Beautiful tour on quiet roads with best view over the surroundings to the sea

This racing bike tour takes us through the south of Tenerife. We follow most of the route of the TF-28, a low-traffic serpentine road through the dry, desert-like landscape. Those who are used to the green fields and forests in Germany will get a completely new scenic impression. The south of Tenerife is very dry and the natural landscape is therefore rather brown with individual green plants. The surroundings remind of a desert. Due to missing trees a wide view over the surroundings and up to the sea becomes free. Due to the quite high starting point we don't have to master such great climbs anymore – except for the detour down to the coast. The way leads however nevertheless always easily uphill and downhill. You have to be careful in the numerous curves. Even if there seems to be little traffic here, one or the other car or also other cyclists meet us.

Author’s recommendation

Those who want to shorten the tour continue to follow the TF-28 in Arico Viejo, thus saving approximately 15 km.

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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
7 m
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Safety information

Careful in the curves! The roads are narrower here and oncoming traffic can be dangerous.

Equipment

Roadworthy road bike, bike helmet, bicycle daypack (approx. 20 liters) with raincover, cycling shoes, adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers (e.g. cycling jersey with pockets, padded cycling pants, arm and leg warmers if necessary), shatterproof bike goggles, cycling gloves, bicycle pump, bicycle tools, sun and rain protection, snacks and drinking water, drink bottle and convenient fixture, first aid kit, penknife, mobile phone, phone fixture for handlebar if necessary, headlight and reflectors if necessary, maps

Tips, hints and links

If you don't have the courage to ride a normal road bike, you can also ride it on an e-bike.

Start

Mirador Martín de Güímar (431 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
28.294448, -16.404175
UTM
28R 362307 3130620

Destination

Sandos San Blas, Los Abrigos

Turn-by-turn directions

We start from the Mirador Martín de Güímar vantage point on the TF-28 road, which we follow southwest for much of the route. After about 25 km in the village of Arico Viejo we take a short break. Directly at our route there is a cosy café. From here we have two possibilities: Either we make a detour via the TF-625 and TF-627 down to the coast (see track) or we follow the TF-28 in southwest direction. The second variant saves about 15 km and is not quite as challenging. The two possibilities meet again in Villa de Arico. Then we follow the TF-28 to Chimiche. Here we change to the TF-636 and continue in southwest direction. We cross San Isidro and follow the TF-645 to the Hotel Sandos San Blas in Los Abrigos.

Public transport

The viewpoint is served by bus lines 33 (La Sombrera), 35 (Granadilla) and 37 (La Cisnera).

Getting there

Coming from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, first follow the TF-1 in a south-westerly direction. After La Caleta, take exit 26 and follow the TF-28 road. The tour starts at TF-28.

Parking

Inform yourself about parking possibilities before your arrival.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Author
Wiebke Hillen 
Updated: October 04, 2019

Travel Guide: Road bike rides in Tenerife


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