Tour start: 9:15 at our shop in Playa del Inglés

Check-in is always 30 minutes prior tour start (make sure that you paid upfront).

The Pilancones Expedition - E-MTB excursion on Gran Canaria

Amazing mountain views, flowing dirt roads and a few singletrack challenges along the way! Light lunch included.

After you check-in at the Free Motion Bike shop in Playa del Inglés, we transfer ourselves and our eMTB bikes by minibus and trailer to the starting point of today’s electric mountainlike tour. This is at the very southern part of the Pilancones Nature Park at 900m. We start with a steady climb northward up to 1200m, admiring panoramic views of ravines, mountain tops and the ocean along the way. We then descend to Embalse de Chira, a water reservoir and dam nestled in between the mountains. Here, we join a winding asphalt road for a couple of kilometres, before turning left onto a spectacular dirt road where we can admire stunning views of the surrounding mountains and ravines, and climb up towards the village of Ayacata and our lunch-stop at 1300m above sea level.

After restoring our energy levels, we begin the second part of the eMTB tour. First, we descend back towards the Chira dam, on a fast-paced, winding tarmac road. We now encounter a few technical MTB challenges as we venture to the northern side of the lake. We then ride across the dam wall and commence the climb back into Pilancones Nature Park. However, this climb is on a different road to the one we came down on. We keep following this dirt road through the Park, mixing a few steady climbs with exhilarating descents, until we reach our original starting point. As we make our way back to the Free Motion Hub in Playa del Inglés, it's mainly downhill towards the coast. However, there are a few cheeky climbs thrown into the mix too. Here, we conclude today’s eMTB adventure with some well-deserved refreshments!

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY (TD): Most of the ride is TD1, with a few shorter TD2 sections. (See the Technical Difficulty scale for details.)
FITNESS LEVEL (FL): A Medium-FL is required for this eMTB tour. The ride has many climbs, some of them are relatively long and/or steep, you can use as much or as little e-assistance as you wish! (See the Fitness Level scale for details.)

Tour facts

Day: Thu

Route: 70 km

Altitude: 1485m    2290m

Tour start: Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria



Moterra Neo 3

E-MTB Enduro (2022), 150/150mm

Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed

  • Frame: SmartForm C1 Alloy
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC, 150mm
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select, 150mm
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed
  • Crank: 55
  • Cassette: 10-51
  • Brakes: Shimano MT420 4-piston hydraulic, 203mm
  • Wheelset: WTB S i30 TCS
  • Drive Unit: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh


If you already booked your rental bike (or participate with your own bike), book your tour here: