Road GC-606

Located in the western part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands, in Spain, the GC-606 road is one of the most challenging roads in the island. This is not your road if you have passengers that don't like heights. It's spectacular or terrifying, depending on how you handle heights.

Road GC-606
Road GC-606

The winding mountain road is 11.9 km long via 23 hairpin turns. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds. There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. Stop for great views back towards the Tamadaba massif and the Presa de Parralillo reservoir.

The drive links the GC-210 and GC-60 roads via Carrizal de Tejeda and El Toscón towns. The road climbs up to 1.377m (4,517ft) above the sea level. The drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. Expect a good hour and a half to drive as it is barely wide enough for a car and long stretches are barrier-less. The main risk on this road is coming around a blind corner to discover a vehicle proceeding toward you at high speed.