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Gran Canaria - south of the island

By car through the mountainous south

Milan Kment
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Gran Canaria - south of the island
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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.

Puerto Mogán

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.

Puerto Mogán
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Puerto Mogán

The city attracts not only with its port full of yachts, but also with narrow streets with many cafes, shops and floral decorations.

Puerto Mogán
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Molino Quemado

From Puerto de Mogán we leave inland on the GC-200 road. Just before the village of Mogán is a beautiful windmill.

Molino Quemado
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Inland

Before a sharp left turn, we turn past the village of Mogán onto a narrow asphalt road and begin to climb the mountains.

Inland
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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.

Cruz de San Antonio
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Las Niñas Dam

There are several reservoirs inland

Las Niñas Dam
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Viticulture

We descend to the town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and after a while of searching we find a local winery.

Viticulture
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Viticulture

Inside the winery we are welcomed by a large tasting room with lots of beautiful wines: negrammol, listan negro, babosa, tintila, malvasia, …

Viticulture
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Fataga

We continue south and stop in a small village full of narrow streets, Fataga.

Fataga
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Aloe Vera

The GC-60 road takes us further to the flowering aloe vera field.

Aloe Vera
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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.

Mirador Degollada de las Yeguas
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Maspalomas

The sand dunes of Maspalomas are also well visible from the vantage point.

Maspalomas
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San Fernando

We return to civilization from beautiful nature.

San Fernando
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