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Valley of the Tears Canary Islands Spain

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Feared by all that visit Gran Canaria, Valley of the Tears leaves little to the imagination with its wickedly steep gradients, hostile landscapes and a seemingly endless road that’ll suck all the moisture from your body as you tackle its unforgiving slopes. Up for the challenge? Of course you are!

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Thank you for watching, until the next time ride safe and keep smiling ☺️

Mike

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Kit used for this climb:

The Col Collective Cycling Kit

Wahoo Element Road V2

Exposure Lights Boost R

Have you climbed Valley of the Tears? Tell us about it below.

24.2km

Length of climb

77m

Start elevation

1360m

Summit elevation

1580m

Elevation gain

6.5%

Gradient (avg)

25%

Gradient (max)

34x34 minimum

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