Very early in the morning we took the ferry that goes from Agaete to the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. It just takes one hour and it is very comfortable because goes as fast as the waves don't move it.
We made there transfer in the van to "La Esperanza" (1000 m.) in order to begin the route by a kilometric track that stays on the 1100 meters during about 20 kilometres.
Today the van will go all the route with us, catering and giving all that the bikers need.
We crossed a "laurisilva" forest. The "laurisilva" is the typical canarian jungle. Some million years ago it was in all the Mediterranean area, but now it's extinct and it's only possible to find it on the Canary, Madeira and Azores islands.
In this trail we were passing by lots of different valleys and the vegetation changed from Laurisilva to canarian pine woods.
After some kilometres with short climbs and descents that made us to be shifting from the medium to the big ring we started the climb of the day. It was around 7 km of smooth ascent that leads us from 1100 metres to 1550 m. By the middle of the ascent we arrive to "el salto de las palomas" an incredible cliff where to take photos and have an energy bar. Just some km more and we only had to brake and jump in the funny bumps of the descent to "La Orotava". In de downhill one of the guys had a crash in a closed turn but that was no problem to let us enjoy the place and the moment.
Later we arrive to a beautiful place with wood tables to make a picnic and change opinions about de descent.
After the picnic we descent to "La Orotava", there we put the bikes inside the van to be transferred to "Puerto de La cruz", where we spent that night in a little hotel near the beach.
That night we went out to some bars and pubs to know the night of the city with some beers and Italian food.