Soria

We place this car or bike ride also under the category 'walks'. The village lies at the top of the Barranco de Arguineguin, at an altitude of over 600 meters. You reach it after a ride of about 20 kilometres. You have a beautiful view over the Embalse de Soria, which is flanked by a large number of palm trees. Those clearly wear the traces of a 'forest fire', but by their thick bark they have survived without too much difficulty.

The Embase de Soria is the lake with the greatest content on Gran Canaria. It can contain more than 40 Mio m³ water, but sometimes it is also dry during the summer. It is one of the 63 Lakes you can find on Gran Canaria. Most of them are used for drinking-water and are protected as a nature reserve.

Soria

In the village is a café/restaurant (Casa Fernando), which lies on the route of the numerous Jeep safaris on Gran Canaria and can be used as a starting point for a walk to the Presa de Chira or to Cortijo de la Data.
During our visit it was almost 40 degrees (in the late morning). We therefore rushed back down, after a drink at Fernando.

Casa Fernando


Targeting the many tourists in Maspalomas, who also want to do something about their condition, the stretch between Maspalomas and Soria is also described as cycling circuit. The first part of the ride is fairly flat, but from kilometer 14 in Barranco de Arguineguin the road climbs steeply. With the sun directly above your head and a temperature of nearly 40 degrees, this seems impossible. For those who want to give it a try anyway, the map below might prove its usefulness.

Bike drive : map

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