GRAN FONDO ÉZARO > ROUTEMETRE
The same event with two different modalities depending on the level of each participant.
The short route covers a total of approximately 85 km. the highest point is reached in the Alto de Ferroatlántica, third category. The descent that comes after leads to the beginning of a 8 km ascent of the Mirador do Ézaro, right up to the top where the finish line is.
The long route is usually more attractive to cyclists who want to face a real challenge. Both routes share the first kilometres, but once in Ézaro, the long route continues south, towards Muxía. One of the main factors, without a doubt, is the variety in the layout, because it combines a terrain plagued with highplaines, very plain sections (great for rouleurs) and important mountain passes like the Alto das Paxareiras, a first category climb 10 km long, being the last 2 km extremely hard (with more that 9% average slope), and in the Mirador do Ézaro, a tremendously explosive mountain pass.