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...Show More 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 ...Show MoreSan 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 approx...Show Moreimately 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 te...Show Morechniques 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...Show More 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....Show More 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.
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.
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 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.