After I had been able to adapt my fitness to the landscape of La Palma by cycling for a month, I dared the big challenge of cycling towards the summit. However relaxed, I just wanted to see how far I could get. At 2000 meters I made a short excursion on foot towards Las Nieves, which gave the other muscles some rest. I think it was good that you could also see the stretch on foot based on the low speed in the profile below, so I wasn’t that slow uphill on my bike. The hardest part was after the tree line. Psychologically it felt like I was almost there, but then it’s another 4 km uphill. It is also annoying that you have to go down a bit before you can reach the summit, although the rest is also pleasant. In any case, it was a great feeling to have arrived at the top. And of course the trip back to the sea was great. As a cyclist you can even overtake cars.
Later I rode my bicycle up the mountain twice more for work before too many visits from friends and family meant I couldn’t find the time to keep that level of cycle fitness up anymore. However, thanks to the visits, I was able to explore many other things and enjoyed the time with them.