By car through the mountainous south
Puerto de Mogán, one of the most beautiful places on the island, attracts with its marina full of yachts and narrow streets with restaurants and cafes. They have great fish here. The road leading inland leads us around the old mill, and then we turn off a very narrow asphalt road into the interior of the volcanic torn landscape. We pass several dam reservoirs and through San Bartolomé we return around the blooming aloe vera back to the south coast.
From Maspalomas, we quickly move along the GC-1 motorway to the beautiful port town of Puerto Mogán. Parking, like almost everywhere in Gran Canaria, is a problem.
The city attracts not only with its port full of yachts, but also with narrow streets with many cafes, shops and floral decorations.
From Puerto de Mogán we leave inland on the GC-200 road. Just before the village of Mogán is a beautiful windmill.
Before a sharp left turn, we turn past the village of Mogán onto a narrow asphalt road and begin to climb the mountains.
Cruz de San Antonio
We are at the highest point of our journey today. Small car traffic with an attractive road leading through a beautiful landscape also attracts many cyclists.
Las Niñas Dam
There are several reservoirs inland
We descend to the town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and after a while of searching we find a local winery.
Inside the winery we are welcomed by a large tasting room with lots of beautiful wines: negrammol, listan negro, babosa, tintila, malvasia, …
We continue south and stop in a small village full of narrow streets, Fataga.
The GC-60 road takes us further to the flowering aloe vera field.
Mirador Degollada de las Yeguas
Before the final descent to the coast, we stop at a lookout point, from which there is a beautiful view both inland and to the south of the island.
The sand dunes of Maspalomas are also well visible from the vantage point.
We return to civilization from beautiful nature.
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