41º on Serenity Climb!

When I came first to Gran Canaria in 2005, the section of road that ran from Mogan up to Ayacata, the GC605 was for the most part un-rideable with a road bike.

Although the upper section, the last 6km to Ayacata is one of the very last remaining stretches of road that needs the 41º on SerenityF1 treatment that other roads around the island have gotten.

Back to the bottom of the GC605, this first 9km with a 553m climb over 9km, has 18 hairpins following
the steep contours that average about 8%. The whole thing is called Serenity Climb and it’s Strava tag is Serenity Climb Jct to Jct.

It’s perfect black tarmac flowing up through impressive scenery, through long patches of forests, is a pleasure to ride. The end is never visible, so you’re just preoccupied with the next hairpin and trying to remember your count, was that the 8th or 9th hairpin, you get the idea!

At times the road reveals what you’ve ridden up, so it’s time to get the cameraphone and snap a few, because the panoramic views back down the valley are really really stunning!

However you come at it, for the climb or the descent, it’s about 40km to the start of top or bottom from Playa. But it’s very enjoyable climb or descent and you’ll feel a real sense of achievement having done it.

Good Luck!

       

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Cycle Gran Canaria delivers the most challenging and exciting cycling holidays, while at the same time, catering for every level of cyclist. Our passion for cycling on high sunny mountain roads means we want you to experience this in it’s purest form. Everything we do is to ensure as soon as you arrive, you feel that you’re at the beginning of an challenging but exciting week.

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About Cycle Gran Canaria

 

Cycle Gran Canaria delivers the most challenging and exciting cycling holidays, catering for every level of cyclist. Our passion for cycling on sunny mountain roads means we want you to experience this in it’s purest form. Everything we do is to ensure you feel that you’re at the beginning of a challenging and exciting week.

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: raymond@cyclegrancanaria.com
: (+ 34) 617 799 924
: Po Box 416 Maspalomas 35100
Las Palmas Gran Canaria Spain

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