Society for Economic and Social Promotion and Development of La Palma - SODEPAL



The Transvulcania Bike will be held on July 20

The race maintains its two circuits with start and finish in Los Canarios.

The Transvulcania Bike already has a date for 2024: it will be held on Saturday 20th July, starting and finishing in the town centre of Los Canarios. The cycling event is organised by the public company Sodepal, with funding from the Sports Department of the Cabildo de La Palma.

The event, in which the Town Hall of Fuencaliente collaborates, will count on the participation of national and international runners, and aims to consolidate itself as a benchmark sporting event that continues to put the island in the world sporting showcase.

The CEO of Sodepal, Miriam Perestelo, and the Councillor for Sports, Yurguen Hernández, agreed that the Transvulcania Bike is an established event in the calendar of the Canary Islands Cycling Federation, which offers cyclists accessible but demanding mountain circuits, with more technical sections in the long distance, all on tracks and trails with a great attraction, without forgetting the two-kilometre urban route for children to join this sport.

For his part, the island's president, Sergio Rodríguez, emphasised that the Cabildo of La Palma is working to support sporting events and events that position the island in the social and tourist sphere, as well as generating an economy in parallel to their celebration.

The race will have two routes. The main event will start from Los Canarios to go up the Fran Santana forest track towards the Llano del Jable viewpoint, to continue in the direction of the El Pilar refuge recreational area and turn off onto the La Hilera track. From there, the participants will have to descend to the LP-3 to go to the Los Lomos track and continue to the Pared Vieja, bordering the Roque Niquiomo until reaching the finish line in the town centre of Fuencaliente via the Cabrito track. This modality has a distance of 66.38 kilometres, with an accumulated difference in altitude of 3,475 metres.

The Bike offers a shorter distance of 47.98 kilometres and an accumulated difference in altitude of 2,246 metres. It shares the route with its 'big sister', with the same starting point for cyclists to climb up the Fran Santana track to the Llano del Jable viewpoint. A circular route that also runs along the Cabrito track until it reaches Los Canarios. This event also includes the so-called 'peque bike', a two-kilometre urban circuit in the town centre of Los Canarios aimed at children.

Those interested in the Transvulcania Bike can register through the event's website (Transvulcania Bike 2024 - MTB - La Palma). The registration period will remain open until 12 July or until all available places are taken.