Enjoy a prestigious sportive event with closed road stages for all cyclists
Finally, we have what we always wanted for Gran Canaria, a truly professionally run sportive on the roads that most of you know well, for 3 days you’ll be on the rivet with 3 timed closed road section on the 2 of the 3 days of the event.
Three stages of pure adrenaline, 210 km of racing, breaking down into 1 x 30 km criterium, 2 Gran Fondos and 3 mountain time trials, totaling over 2000m of ascent! Can you believe it!!
This event is for all riders of all categories who like a sportive challenge!
If you think this challenge is too difficult for you, think again. If you have been to Gran Canaria with us before, you will most likely know these routes, if you haven’t or don’t, we are planning to pre-ride each route, to gain practical and tactical insights into each stage.
This way you will have the confidence to know where to make an effort that best suits you so that you know you’ve done your A Game! No More No Less!
Ride like a pro-rider!
The goal of the organization of EPIC GRAN CANARIA and CYCLE GRAN CANARIA is to offer amateur cyclists a unique professional experience, not only during the race but before and after the event.
Thanks to our collaborators, your safety, comfort, and high-quality services are guaranteed as our top priority not just during the three days, but your entire stay here on Gran Canaria.
After the first week here, you’ll notice that you have ridden in very different landscapes every day, from arid treeless plains to heavily forested hills and through villages with agricultural settings. So there’s a strong sense that you’ll never ride it all, and that’s for the most part true!
The Island Authorities too have seen the increase in cycling and have maintained all the island’s roads to an F1 standard! With an average temp of 22º-24º and wide blue skies all year round, it makes for the perfect cycling holiday.
The climbs here are steep, but steep with a plateau, then climb again, so you’ll see very regularly on your Garmin 4% to 7% to 10%, and then not infrequently 12% to 16%, even the odd 22% plus! So the interval type of riding here, hard easy, hard easy is very good for your aerobic capacity, as well building your climbing muscles and your climbing confidence, basically you’ll never balk at 11% again!
From the routes that we have for the Epic Gran Canaria, your tip-top cardio condition is what you need most, and a well-hydrated system, that can operate at 80% capacity for long periods.
Finding the best gear for climbing for you and running it with no stress, just a nice fluidity and sticking with it is the key to success.
Mens & Ladies Criterium with Oscar Fierie
High Def Promo Video of the Event
What’s Included in the Epic Gran Canaria Trip Package.
7 Nights Half Board*
Thalasso Entry 5 Senses*
Airport Transfers and all local transfers
Complete Entry to the Epic Gran Canaria Sportive Event.
Full Route Tech Spec
Personalized Bike Fitting
Professional English/German/Spanish speaking Guides
Daily Water & Energy Food
Bike Mechanic Services
Fully Stocked & Equipped Bike Centre
3 Guided Tours on Sportive Event Routes
What’s Included in the Race Package.
Rider’s Pack-Detailed Roadbook-Rider bag-Merchandising:Event Jersey UCI Registered Event
During the Stages-Motorcycle Escorts-Security Vehicles-Mechanical Support-Medical Assistance-Live Timing System-Feed Stations
After the Stages-Lunch after Final Event-Massage-Daily Ranking and Awards-Safety Briefings
Additional Services-Animation during the stages-Videos produced daily-Professional Photo Service-Closing Party
Contents, what’s not included:-(
Travel insurance-Medical Insurance-Tips for support staff and guide-Miscellaneous expenses drinks souvenirs etc-Bike Carriage on the flights – please check with your carrier for charges.-Single Supplement €215
Recommended Bikes for this Sportive:
Cannondale Synapse Disc Ultegra 50-34/32 Rear €156.00 6 days
Specialized Rou Comp Disc Ultegra 52-36/34 Rear €150.00 6 days
Pinarello Prince Disc Ultegra 50-34/30 Rear €186.00 6 days
Go to Bike Rental
Promo Video with Drone shots.
Relive Video of Day 3, the longest stage.
Epic Gran Canaria 2019
Price inc all transfers, hotel, half board, all guided tours and event entry & package as specified in the content section.
|Dates Spring 2019||Status||Gloria Palace San Agustin 4* 7 Nights HB Per Person Sharing.||Reserve|
|April 1st to 8th of April||Guaranteed||€849.00||Book Now|
Epic Gran Canaria Ride Schedule 2019
1st April to 8th of April 2019
3 Route Recon Days 3 Sportive Stages
|Day||Route||Route Description||Technical Data|
|Monday 1st April 2019||Arrival||Airport Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Code LPA|
|Tuesday 2nd||Briefing & Bikes & Tour & Stage 3 Test||We get our private or hire bikes sorted out to our satisfaction and do the short Ayaguares Loop to inspect part of the event course and see that everything is working as it should. Ayaguraes is the first part of Stage 3, there will be a mountain time trial on this section. On Strava this is called the 3.81 km DISTANCE 5.6% GRADE 215 m ELEV GAIN.||40km and 550m|
|Wednesday 3rd||Stage 2 Test. Fataga Santa Lucia||We test out the 2nd stage, and talk through the best strategy for the initial 22km MTT up past Fataga to the Pipeline carpark, from there it’s controlled back to the start via Santa Lucia and the Coast Road. Should be fun. On Strava the closest segment is called the Subida a Tunte 18.00 km DISTANCE 4% GRADE 761 m ELEV GAIN.||78kms inc 22km TT Max 925m Gain 810m Ave 4%|
|Thursday 4th||Stage 3 Test Ayaguares Soria Ayacata Maspalomas||Today we ride steady the long stage 115km , this has 2 Mountain Time Trials, the 1st at Ayaguares 4.1km 470m highest point, 220m gain at 5.4% ave, the 2nd is the long one, from the base of Soria to Ayacata, 24.5km, 1304m highest point, 1038m gain at 4.7%. From Ayacata we have lunch and roll back to the hotel in San Agustin.||115kms-1300m. Max16%|
|Friday 5th||Stage 1 Criteruim||Stage 1 The Criterium, has 3 heats, the first 20 riders from each heat, go forward to the final at night. The course is 2km long. There are time bonuses.||2 km flat.|
|Saturday 6th||Stage 2 Fataga Santa Lucia||Stage 2 MTT 22km at first part of 75km ride.||75kms- 920m. Max11%|
|Sunday 7th||Stage 3 Ayaguares Soria Ayacata Maspalomas||Stage 3 2 x MTT at Ayaguares and Soria Base to Ayacata||115kms-1300m. Max16%|
|Monday 8th April 2019||Depart|
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Ride the Epic Gran Canaria with Cycle Gran Canaria
Gloria Palace San Agustin has been a bike friendly hotel supporting cycling events for many many years, and we are very happy to be partnered with them. Every guest gets a free entry to the Thalasso.Equipped with the latest technology, Thalasso Gloria San Agustín is one of the world’s most modern thalassotherapy centres with approximately 7,000 m2 dedicated to health treatments with seawater.
The colorful rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. They also have en suite bathrooms, and balconies with sea, pool or garden views. Some suites add living areas. Room service is available.
Dining options include 4 hotel bars, a rooftop bar/lounge with panoramic views, as well as a buffet-style eatery and a formal International restaurant with ocean views. Other amenities include kids’ activities, a game room and 2 outdoor pools (1 is on the rooftop). There’s a free shuttle to the beach. Sports facilities, golf and spa treatments have a fee.
Bike Store and Mechanic Base
Gloria Palace now has a base onsite with our bike partners Free Motion, so you can store your bike there, and get any maintenance you need plus access to energy food and maintenance parts.