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This trip is Guided & Supported giving you the chance to experience the ultimate winter training camp.
This trip is ideal for Seasoned Cyclists looking to perfect their riding or to train for an upcoming sportive.
British Cycling say: Don’t let the breeze disguise the heat. Check out our advice on cycling in the heat. 

Tailor-Made Experiences

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £795.00 per person


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If you want to get some serious winter training in with like minded riders, this is the perfect trip for you. This week is aimed at regular club riders and is ridden at about 25kmph average speed. You can ride all 7 days or pick and choose the days you want to join. Each ride is run every day in the winter but if you happen to be going to Gran Canaria in the summer, you can join the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday rides. If you want to join a similar road riding week but at a slightly slower pace, please see our Intermediate Week or make an enquiry.
DAY 1Soria (Monday)

Your first ride of Gran Canaria will involve 26km of flat riding to Arguineguin and then onto Cercado de Espinos, allowing you to save your energy for the 5km climb to Soria. Once there, you will take a break at a local restaurant, where you can eat freshly baked cinnamon bread. You may see a waterfall from the restaurant, if the mountains have recently had rain. The journey back is the same route.  

Today's cycling is approximately 70km at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 1170m. 

DAY 2Santa Lucia - Fataga (Tuesday)

Today you will head east along the coast, passing an aerodrome before the climb to Santa Lucia. You'll have views of Lomo de Gallego, a huge valley and Fortaleza. The next climb will take you to San Bartolome, where you will then start the descent to Fataga with a few "surprise" climbs.   
Today's cycling is approximately 69km, at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 1320m.

DAY 3Pico East (Wednesday)

Today is a tough ride. You will climb gently until the climb becomes tougher in the morning. You will ascend to 2000m before some incredible quick afternoon descents.
Today's cycling is approximately 101km at 22-27km/h, with an altitude of 2550m.

DAY 4Relaxation Day (Thursday)

Today is a rest day. Enjoy the Gran Canaria sunshine and relax your muscles.

DAY 5Fataga - Santa Lucia (Friday)

A route which makes Gran Canaria great for cyclists! Composed of long and short climbs, the return is wholly declines, interspaced and winding, with a range of lengths allowing you to practice techniques and speed. The east coast tailwinds will play in your favour returning you to Playa del Ingles.  

Today's cycling is approximately 67km at 22-27km/h, with altitude of 1330m.

DAY 6Tauropass (Saturday)

Today you will cycle along the coast to Puerto de Mogan, where the climb will begin. You will take a break in Mogan (249m) then go onto climb Tauropass (915m), with a break in Soria. We recommend trying the papaya juice and freshly baked cinnamon bread! The way back to Playa del Ingles is flat.   

Today's cycling is approximately 92km at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 1770m. 

DAY 7Puerto De Mogan (Sunday)

This road from Playa del Ingles to Puerto de Mogan along the south coast is full of hidden gems, such as the fishing hamlet at Mogan. You will have views of the Atlantic Ocean the entire journey. Once you arrive in Mogan there are multiple cafes situated by the harbour, perfect for relaxing before starting the return route.  

Today's cycling is approximately 67km at 22-27km/h with an altitude of 930m.

DAY 8Departure

Today we will take you back to the airport for your return flight home.


Home to the Valley of the Tears, Gran Canaria is a great option for some warm weather cycling or training. Like Tenerife, there’s plenty of climbing and with slick and well maintained roads, you can truly test yourself on the bike. We recommend basing yourself in the south. Maspalomas is home to a huge number of hotels but for a quieter more luxurious stay, head a few km east to Meloneras.


The Canary Islands and Gran Canaria in particular, enjoy year round sunshine with plenty of breeze. It is much less windy though than it's neighbour Lanzarote and therefore a better bet for cycling in our opinion. Head out in the UK's autumnal, winter or spring months for some great cycling weather.


You will stay at handpicked, great hotels to suit your needs. The price is based on a 4* hotel but we have a range of accommodation from basic to luxury so contact us to tailor your trip. 
You will be met and collected at Gran Canaria airport on your arrival and be provided with a transfer back to the airport on your final day. 
Your stay will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade to half or full board on request. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry. 
The holiday is fully guided and supported. 
The holiday is fully guided and supported with a local experienced guide. With 7 guided routes carefully designed, this epic trip around Gran Canaria fully showcases the island. Our guides are also great at providing coaching and technical tips to improve your riding. 
We have the best road bikes available for hire for your holiday. Simply advise your preferred options and components and we can match the right bike for you. Our essential bike for riding in Gran Canaria is a full carbon road bike with Ultegra groupset. If you would like, you can upgrade your bicycle to a full carbon with Dura Ace or DI2 electric gearing, or to our top specification bicycle - a full carbon road bike with DI2s, upgraded wheels and ultra stiff frame.
Your bike will come equipped with essential tools for you to repair a puncture, replace an inner tube or fix a slipped chain.
Travel to Gran Canaria is not included, but can be arranged.  
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.