Gran Canaria Advanced Cycling Week

7 nights from £795.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Testing yourself with challenging training routes
  • Completely flexible holiday allowing you to ride all 7 days or less if you prefer
  • Ride the intermediate groups if you prefer a slightly slower pace
  • Gran Canaria sunshine
Gran Canaria Advanced Cycling Week
7 nights from £795.00
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WE LOVEThe Climbing
The mountainous landscape in Gran Canaria offers many great climbing challenges including the ascent of Santa Lucia and the famous Tauropass at 915 metres. These climbs make Gran Canaria the ideal place for seasoned riders looking to train.
WE LOVEGreat Weather All Year Round
The Canary Island provides riders with incredible weather for the majority of the year. There is a good breeze and the wind is less intense than its neighbour Lanzarote, making it an ideal place to ride.

What's Included

Our suggested Gran Canaria cycling week

We can tailor make this trip for you
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 is ridden at approximately 22-27km/h.

Total distance70kmTotal climb1170m
Day 2Santa Lucia to 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, an impressive valley, and Fortaleza. The next climb will take you to San Bartolome, where you will then start the descent to Fataga. Today is ridden at approximately 22-27km/h.

Total distance69kmTotal climb1320m
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 is ridden at approximately 22-27km/h.

Total distance101kmTotal climb2550m
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, inter-spaced 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 is ridden at approximately 22-27km/h.

Total distance67kmTotal climb1330m
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 is ridden at approximately 22-27km/h.

Total distance92kmTotal climb1770m
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 is ridden at approximately 22-27km/h.

Total distance67kmTotal climb930m
Day 8Departure

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

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What to ExpectFrom famous climbs to unforgettable coastal rides

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.

8day holiday
Or tailor your trip
80km avg
Expect to ride about 80km per day
1400m avg
Expect to climb about 1400m per day

How's the Weather? in Gran Canaria

The SpringMarch to May
Spring in March, April and May offers the best riding. There will be lots of other cyclists on the road whilst the temperature and breeze provide perfect conditions.
The SummerJune to August
Gran Canaria is hot in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the breeze on the coast so you can enjoy some excellent coastal cycling as well as early morning rides.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle in Gran Canaria. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes perfect for cycling.
The WinterDecember to February
In the Winter the temperatures drop slightly and rain is more likely but cycling conditions can still be very good.

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