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Gran Canaria Self Guided Cycling Holiday

5 nights from £575.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Scenic rides through the stunning volcanic landscape and parallel to luxurious sandy beaches
  • Incredible warm weather all year round
  • Flexibility with riding difficulty and guides
  • Delightful accommodation throughout the island including in Maspalomas and Meloneras
Gran Canaria Self Guided Cycling Holiday
5 nights from £575.00
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WE LOVESunshine all year round
The Spanish Canary Island is one of the best place to find 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.
WE LOVEIncredible Gran Canaria Landscape
The sunny Spanish Canary Island provides a unique landscape as the impressive volcanic south contrasts with the green Northern region near the capital Las Palmas. Travelling on two wheels is undoubtedly the best way to explore the the impressive scenery.

What's Included

Our suggested Gran Canaria cycling holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrival into Gran Canaria

Upon arrival arrive in Gran Canaria, Love Velo will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Choose from one of our many hotels in Maspalomas or Meloneras or let us know if there is another area you would like to stay in.

Day 2Cycle up to Soria

Gran Canaria is basically a massive Volcano. This means that any attempt at heading inland will involve lots of ascent. Riding to Soria, the most popular route on the island, is no exception. Roads that look brand new twist past jagged hills and valleys all the way to the top of the mountain. Take a chance to refuel once at the summit, as there is a well frequented restaurant and the views are fantastic.

Total distance66.8kmTotal climb1243m
Day 3Leisurely Ride to Dam Gambuesa

A fairly easy route, you’ll gradually ascend into deeply cut valleys that cradle the shrub covered, dry landscape. Have a Glimpse at the deep Dam Gambuesa before the final steep climb that leads to Los Palmitos. Truly incredible scenery at the peak overlooks a barren void of a valley, which could easily be located on Mars.

Total distance31kmTotal climb643m
Day 4Loop Up and Around Fataga

Gruelling climbs scattered throughout today’s ride let you know why some pro cycling teams choose to train here. Firstly though, a beautiful roll North along the flat coastal roads. Like a snake, the road then slithers upwards, winding around mountains scaled with earthy rocks. From Fataga, just after the second ascent, feast your eyes upon the incredible expanse folding out around you – a valley worth the effort.

Total distance83.1kmTotal climb1899m
Day 5Bike the Coast to Taurito

Clear sparkling sea. Pristine roads. Volcanic rock coastal landscapes. The route to Taurito has it all. Simply follow the one road westward up and down short inclines through seafronts and between craggy walls. Once at Taurito, an abundance of cafe’s make it hard to say no to a coffee. Head back on the Atlantic sea road, and perhaps even take a quick dip in one of the various beaches that tempt you along the way…

Total distance53.9kmTotal climb830m
Day 6Departure from Gran Canaria

Let us know your flight times and we can transfer you from your hotel to the airport. Or, extend your stay and spend more time discovering the island on our number of alternative cycling routes.

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What to ExpectFrom guaranteed sunshine to luxurious coastal riding

Home to the Valley of the Tears, Gran Canaria is a great option if you’re looking for warm weather training. Like Tenerife, there’s plenty of climbing and with slick and well maintained roads, you can truly test yourself on the bike.

It is also a great destination for less seasoned riders, offering benefits to people with varying levels of experience. 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.

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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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