Tenerife Cycling Holiday, Self-Guided

This Tenerife cycling holiday is a great tour for cyclists wishing to challenge themselves on mountainous terrain, in a climate which is perfect for cycling throughout the year.

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Tenerife Cycling Holiday, Self-Guided

This Tenerife cycling holiday is a great tour for cyclists wishing to challenge themselves on mountainous terrain, in a climate which is perfect for cycling throughout the year.

  • Half board hotel
  • Canary Islands —Arona > La Laguna
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 20
  • Grade
    • Moderate riding
    • Challenging riding
  • Mountain cols
  • Distances
    • 100-150km/day
    • 50-75km/day
    • 75-100km/day
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms

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Service & Itinerary back to top

The following is included in the tour:

  • Six nights accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite.
  • Transfer to and from the arrival/departure points
  • Continental breakfast every day
  • Luggage transferred between hotels
  • Detailed maps and route information for each day, with clearly marked points of interest.
  • Route extensions every day for those of you who wish to cycle

The following are optional extras available for an additional charge:

  • Hire of bicycles
  • Tour Extensions

The following is not included in the tour:

  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Any transfers not stated above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry to any attractions (e.g. museums, churches) except were explicitly stated
  • Flights

Groups of six people or more contact us to arrange a private guided tour starting on any date.

This tour is available starting on any day throughout the year.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arona

Dragon Tree, Icod de los Vinos The holiday begins when we transfer you from either of Tenerife’s two aiports to the village of Arona on the south of the island. Arona is situated on the edge of the stunning Teide National Park and is a great introduction to the unique landscape on Tenerife. The hotel is a delightful country house with views to both the sea and the imperious volcano in the center of the island.

Day 2 – Garachico

North West Tenerife The first day in the saddle heads into the Teide National Park, passing on an undulating route through the spectacular volcanic landscape. The day finishes with a long descent into Garachico. Garachico is a small village with a picturesque rocky coastline which contains several natural swimming pools. It also has a rich historical legacy, being the home of the family of the South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar. The hotel is a delightful 16th century mansion overlooking the town square.

Day 3 – Masca / Punta de Teno

Climbing Tenerife The cycling begins with a dramatic climb up a 500m cliff out of Garachico, before passing through the legendary hidden village of Masca. Masca is situated in the heart of a mountain range and is surrounded by towering hills on all sides. It was built in the 16th century by pirates as a place to store their wealth – a village that the Spanish Navy would not be able to find. The route returns to Garachico via the Punto de Teno lighthouse – the most western point on the island.

Day 4 – Icod de los Vinos / La Orotava

El Teide Today you leave Garachico cycling east along a picturesque coastal route, before reaching Icod de los Vines. This area is surrounded by banana plantations and vineyards, as well as containing the symbol of Tenerife – the dragon tree. The dragon tree is 22m high and believed by locals to be thousands of years old. It is an impressive sight and is currently in the process of become a UNESCO World Heritage site. From Icod de los Vines, the route continues east before reaching La Orotava. La Orotava is situated on the northern edge of the Teide National Park, a few kilometres from the resort town of Puerto de la Cruz. Unlike Puerto de la Cruz, however, it is a town that retains a local identity, with beautifully cobbled streets lining the old town.

Day 5 – El Teide Volcano

Anaga Today you will climb up to El Teide – one of the most famous climbs in Europe. You will have seen a lot of Teide on the previous routes; at 3,718 metres - the third largest volcano in the world - it completely dominates the central part of Tenerife. From La Orotava to the highest point of the road there is a 2,000m gain in altitude. The average gradient is a pleasant 5%, but at around 40km long, it is a challenging climb. The scenery is incredible as you pass through the National Park, becoming increasingly volcanic and lunar the higher you climb. From El Teide you will descend into the city of La Laguna; staying in a 16th century mansion in the heart of the old town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6 – Añaga Natural Park

San Andres Beach The final day in the saddle travels along one of the most picturesque roads in Spain, heading through the Anaga Natural Park in the north of the island. Like most roads in Tenerife it is hilly, but there are few sharp gradients, giving you plenty of opportunity to take in the stunningly wild landscape in this part of the island. On the return route to La Laguna, there is the option to pass through the capital Santa Cruz, following a cycle path past the marina and architecturally acclaimed opera house.

Day 7 – La Laguna

Santa Cruz Auditorium After breakfast, the cycling holiday comes to an end. We will transfer you from here to either of Tenerife’s two airports. If you would like to extend the holiday, please contact us, and we would be happy to organise additional days with more excellent routes.

Accommodation back to top

We believe that the hotels that you stay in are just as important as the towns that you visit and the scenery that you ride through. On this tour we have chosen accommodation that is of a high quality and is typical to the area.

Arona

In Arona you stay in a traditional casa rural - a country cottage set on the edge of the National Park. It is locally run and offers charming accommodation amidst spectacular scenery.

Garachico

This **** boutique hotel is set in a converted 16th century mansion in the heart of the village. It has excellent spa facilities with a relaxing garden and courtyard and is situated less than 200m from the coast.

La Orotava

In La Orotava you stay in a small, boutique hotel set in the oldest villa in the historic town. The rooms are styled individually and all of them reflect the impressive history of both this hotel and the region as a whole.

La Laguna

On the final night you stay in the best hotel in La Laguna, a beautiful **** spa complex situated on the edge of the main square. It is housed in a 16th century mansion and is located entirely within the old town - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Tenerife is the winter training destination for many professional cycling teams, with the warm weather, hilly terrain and fantastic scenery making it such a popular choice.

This holiday crosses through the lunar landscape of the Teide National Park, as well as visiting the secret pirate hideaway in Masca and the dramatic scenery of the Anaga Natural Park.

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Route Maps/Gps
  • Transfers

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