Gran Canaria Tour

On the Tour of Gran Canaria, you'll have challenging climbs, sweeping descents, quiet roads, weather to make you smile, stunning coastal and mountain scenery, plus excellent hotels, make this a must do for your winter cycling holiday.

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Gran Canaria Tour

On the Tour of Gran Canaria, you'll have challenging climbs, sweeping descents, quiet roads, weather to make you smile, stunning coastal and mountain scenery, plus excellent hotels, make this a must do for your winter cycling holiday.

  • Half board hotel
  • Canary Islands —Maspalomas > Maspalomas
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 20
  • Grade
    • Easy, short rides
    • Relaxed riding
    • Moderate riding
    • Challenging riding
  • Style
    • Flats
    • Mountain cols
    • Rolling hills
  • Distances
    • 100-150km/day
    • 50-75km/day
    • 75-100km/day
  • Features
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Garden
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pool table
    • Private parking
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Steam
    • Table tennis table
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi

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No wonder the top pro biking teams return here winter after winter! After a warm-up day from our hotel in Maspalomas, we set off on a 7-day journey that takes us on an anti-clockwise circuit of the island, revealing some of its most spectacular landscapes.

The Tour of Gran Canaria is the only supported tour of the complete island. Our support car has all you need, water, energy drinks, bananas, dried fruit and tasty treats, plus spare wheels, tubes, First Aid kits, wakie takies for Guide and Driver.

You’ll have the confidence to complete the Tour and indeed every one has!! We stay in 4 different hotels right around the island, and all of them are really nice places to stay, plus half board too!

What’s Included on the Tour of Gran Canaria?

  • Professional English-speaking bike leader
  • Timed airport transfers (on group arrival and departure days only)
  • 7 nights hotel, 2 star, 4 star & mountain refugios
  • Wellness centres, saunas, pools.
  • 7 breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Luggage & service car
  • Driver mechanic with radio contact with guide.
  • Mechanic with spare wheels and repair equipment
  • Drinks & Energy Food, Dried Fruits, Bananas etc.
  • Baggage transfer

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Las Palmas Airport transfers (other than on group arrival and departure days)
  • Last night meal out. Bike Rental and Cost
  • Tips for support staff and guide
  • Miscellaneous expenses drinks souvenirs etc
  • Bike Carriage on the flights - please check with your carrier for charges

Itinerary

Day 1: Hotel Check In.

Rendezvous at the group’s hotel accommodation in Maspalomas. Timed transfers will be provided from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport on this day and the driving time is approximately half an hour. Cycle Gran Canaria Land Only package services begin with dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Maspalomas to Maspalomas.

After picking up the hire bikes, today’s local ride gives us the chance to stretch our legs and check out our bikes before the tour ahead. The main climb of the day is a 9 kilometre climb to the mountain village of Soria (900m). We have a restaurant stop, where you can buy lunch, before we ride back to the hotel.

Ride distance 69 km (43 miles) with 1103 metres of ascent and descent.

Day 3: Maspalomas to San Bartholome.

The ride gets serious today, striaght into a 6km 7% ave to the Mirador, then after a short descent, continuous back to 980m, a tough 30km loop around Temisas and then lunch before the final 5km climb back to our hotel at Las Tirajanas at close to 1000 metres, where we have great evening views.

Ride distance 68 km (45 miles) with 1823 metres of ascent and 866 metres of descent.

Day 4: San Bartholome to Tejeda

We start out with a 23 kilometre climb to the roof of the island at Pico de las Nieves (1951m), beyond which we drop down to the farming village of Vega de San Mateo. A maze of quiet roads then takes us back up again to our hotel at Las Tirajanas 1000m.

Ride distance 66 km (42 miles) with 2070 metres of ascent and 1512 metres of descent.

Day 5: San Bartholmew to Agaeta

Today we head into the great unknown! The cross over to the north proper means that we’ll leave the south and the tourist cyclists behind. From here on everything changes, the scenery, the weather, the views! Look for the shepards with flocks of sheep and the ferry that seems to sail in the sky, the bright red earth and the glory of swimming the natural pools of the ocean next to our wonderful seaside hotel of Roca Negra in Agaeta.

Ride distance 72 km (28 miles) with 1566 metres of ascent and 2050 metres of descent.

Day 6: Agaeta to Mogan

Heading south through the Tamadaba National Park, our route is cut into the island’s dramatic western coastline. After lunch at San Nicholas we climb to the cyclists stop-off, the Juice Bar. We each the crest after 54 kilometres and from here it’s downhill to our hotel in picturesque Puerto de Mogan.

Ride distance 68 km (43 miles) with 1678 metres of ascent and 1698 of descent.

Day 7: Mogan Ayacata Maspalomas

Today, we leave the coast and ride back up the road to the village of Mogan. From here, we ride the 9 kilometre ‘Serenity’ ascent to a great viewpoint at 950 metres. The shorter of 2 options from this point descends via Soria to the coast and an ice-cream stop in Melonares. The longer option goes up to Ayacata and adds 60km more! Overnight in Maspalomas.

Ride distance 73 km (45 miles) with 1744 metres of ascent and descent.

Day 8: Check Out.

Cycle Gran Canaria Land Only package services end after breakfast. Timed transfers to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport are provided.

Accommodation back to top

  • First 2 and last night of our stay at hotel Cordial Green Golf.
  • Las Tirajanas where we spend the next 2 nights.
  • The wild north west coast and Agaeta, where we spend one night.
  • The quaint little of Puerto de Mogan marks our return to the south.

Bungalows Cordial Green Golf

Offering free transfers to Maspalomas Beach and Playa del Inglés, Bungalows Cordial Green Golf features 2 outdoor swimming pools. It is located next to Maspalomas Golf Course and sand dunes. All Cordial Green Bungalows have bright, modern décor and a private terrace. There is a well-equipped kitchenette and a lounge area with sofa bed and TV. The Cordial Green complex features a poolside snack bar and a buffet restaurant with a terrace. There is also an on-site supermarket. Various shops, restaurants and bars can be found within a short walk in central Maspalomas. Las Palmas Airport is a 20-minute drive from the bungalows.

Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas

Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas is set high in the mountains in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, offering panoramic views. It has a spa, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas’s Vulcano Spa offers a sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath. There is also a gym and a massage service. Cars and bicycles can be rented at the hotel. Free private parking is available on site, as well as free Wi-Fi in the lobby. The bright rooms at Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas have a private balcony/terrace or window, and a fridge. They are air conditioned during the summer months. The hotel has a traditional restaurant and bar. There is a garden with a children’s play area. The hotel also has a 24-hour reception with a gift shop.

Roca Negra Hotel & Spa

Roca Negra Hotel & Spa in Agaete has sea views and offers a swimming pool and a well-equipped spa. The rooms have private terraces and air conditioning. All of the Roca Negra’s stylish rooms have a seating area and a safe. Some have a small private garden and direct access to the swimming pool. Roca Negra Hotel & Spa has heated pools for adults and children, as well as a hot tub. The spa includes Vichy showers, mud and water therapy, biothermal showers and a Turkish bath. Massage treatments are also on offer. There is a gym, climbing wall and table tennis table on site. The area surrounding the Roca Negra is ideal for golf, mountain biking, diving and other water sports. Wi-Fi is free in public areas with your own device. Roca Negra has a restaurant offering a range of Spanish dishes. There is also a bar.

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On our circuit of Gran Canaria we ride on quiet mountain roads, through isolated villages and in pretty remote territory. Crossing the island’s central massif and averaging 60+ kilometres (38 miles) a day, we’ll accumulate a total of over 8000 metres of ascent and descent. On our 5-day journey around the island we are totally supported - at the start of the day when the group sets off biking, your kit will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. We must stress that apart from the spares and tools you would take on any day ride you will not be required to carry any luggage. Awesome riding, characterful accommodation, and a sensational circular route make this an exhilarating experience away from the gloom of the British winter.

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  • Accommodation
  • Bike Hire
  • Breakfast
  • Energy Snacks
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Mechanic
  • Transfers
  • Vehicle Support

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