Day 4: Gran Canaria – Serenity climb via Mogán


Today it was just Tim, Tracy and me as John and Nic were having a day to themselves. We met up for breakfast as usual and were soon changed and ready for our ride.

We’d planned a ride out along the coast to Puerto Mogán and then up through Mogán (stopping for lunch at the excellent Bar Bodega) to the Serenity climb. From there over the top of the mountain to Soria and back down to the coast and the hotel.


We’d been told the road between Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogán was closed due to a landslide, so we rode down to the harbour at Puerto Rico and caught the ferry to Puerto Mogán instead). What a great idea too as the ferry journey was really fun and it’s great to see the coast from a totally different angle.


We got back on our bikes at Puerto Mogán and headed off uphill to our lunch stop. Beer and pizza at Bar Bodega was really lovely as usual and we were soon heading off up the main climb of the day.


The Serenity climb has it all, steep sections, gentle sections, views, Alpine scenery further up and today, also, lots of mist and low cloud towards the top of the climb. Thankfully the mist was not so bad you could not see the road ahead well.


At the to we headed off down the rough, potholey and very steep descent of the road to Soria. My hands were aching like crazy from all the braking down into Soria, so I stopped for a moment to get the blood flowing through them again.


At the bottom of the main descent, we all regrouped at this lovely roadside bar for a cold beer, before heading back to the coast and along the 5 or so miles of coast road back to the hotel.

Back at the hotel, it was the usual post-ride drinks, then dinner, a few more drinks and bed.

Route: click here