Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Agaete 554m 474m 6.3 km 7.5% 400 ****

Tamadaba Profile

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Climb Description

Tamadaba is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular climbs in Gran Canaria. Hugging the western coastline, there are fantastic sea views throughout, including of the renowned Dedo de Dios (Finger of God) rock and surrounding.

Dedo de Dios - Agaete

The cliffs of the Tamadaba Natural Park

The climb forms part of the GC-200 road between Agaete and the south of the island. From Agaete there are a series of short climbs before reaching the village of El Risco where the profile above starts. From here the road climbs into the Tamadaba Natural Park, and ascends up to a spectacular viewpoint.

It used to be possible to ride all the way along the GC-200 road, descending the other side into La Aldea. However, erosion has led to the road collapsing and its now completely impassable, even by bicycle. The only alternative is to use the new GC-2 road. However, this is a wide, fast road with very long tunnels and, in our opinion, isn't suitable for cycling.

This means that Tamadaba is best ridden as an out and back ride from Agaete. But don't let that you put you off! The scenery makes it one of the best routes on the island, and the views are very different on the ride out than they are on the return.

The climb to Tamadaba is open throughout the year.

Tamadaba Cycling Climb

The entire ride has great views of the coast

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is generally in good condition. There are a few divots in the asphalt where rocks have fallen onto the road, but they are pretty easy to avoid.

There is very little traffic on the climb itself. The first part of the GC-200 from Agaete to El Risco is a bit busier, but still very enjoyable to ride. There are a few trucks on the road, which are involved in the construction of a new fast road using many tunnels, but they drive slowly and are used to cyclists, so nothing to worry about.

The new road is expected to be completed some time around early 2025. From then, cyclists will have the coastal road pretty much entirely to themselves!

Alternative Routes

Tamadaba can also be climbed part of the way from the south on the GC-200. However, it is not possible to reach the top, as the road has collapsed in places.

Nearby Climbs

Pinos de Gáldar

El Sao

Cenobio de Valeron


El Aserrador

Cycling Holidays

Tamadaba is climbed as route option on our cycling holiday to Gran Canaria.

In the links below you can find out more about this tour and other similar holidays that we are currently running in Spain.

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