Residence of choice for the Tinkoff Saxo Professional Cycling Team training camp in 2015 Arguineguin is a convenient, rather than picturesque, starting point for this ride.
The full story of the ride is available here.
An exceptionally enjoyable and challenging route. Check the weather forecast for the top of the mountain before you set out, the weather can be significantly colder and wetter at the top of the route and the descent is more fun if you're warm and dry!
Part way up the climb from Playa de Mogan take the turn right after the village of Mogan, before the coast road begins.