Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Picturesque towns with views over the beautiful Atlantic
  • The spectacular Mount Teide and other incredible rides
  • Incredible warm weather all year round
  • Flexibility with riding difficulty and guides
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Tenerife Self Guided Cycling Holiday

A fully flexible cycling holiday in Tenerife

What we love about your Tenerife self guided cycling holiday

We love...The Views
There are exceptional views all over the island from stunning expansive outlooks from the top of Mount Teide to the picturesque villages on the Atlantic Coast. Tenerife is a beautiful place to explore on two wheels.
We love...Breathtaking Riding
Tenerife is known for its smooth, tarmacked roads. Enjoy exhilarating descents zipping along the perfect surface and of course the climb of the legendary Mt Teide and Masca Valley
We love...Sunshine all year round
The 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.

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Your Tenerife self guided cycling holiday

Day by Day

Day 1Arrival into Tenerife

Remember this trip can be tailor made and is completely flexible. This itinerary is simply a suggestion and you can enjoy as many days on the island as you like.

The best airport to arrive into is Tenerife South. From there we will pick you up and take you to your hotel. We have a variety of accommodation for you to choose from including apartments, villas, 3, 4 or 5* hotels. The best areas to stay are Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas.

Choose from different hotels, different models of bike and holiday dates and times to suit you.

Day 2Acclimatisation

Tenerife is dominated by Mount Teide and so much of the island involves a lot climbing. We recommend an acclimatisation day and to head up the west coast towards Los Gigantes Valley. You can hug the coast through Adeje and head north before climbing from Tamaimo to Arguayo. The climb is relatively steady and you will pass up over lava fields before topping out and enjoying a lovely descent back towards the coast. A climb back up to the quieter roads of Tenerife gives you fantastic views over La Gomera before you descend back to your hotel. We love this ride as it’s a short 50km ride with 1,200m of climbing and a great introduction to the island.

Day 3Teide West

If you’re in Tenerife, it’s likely you’re there for Teide. The looming peak of the volcano can be seen from nearly every point on the island and it dominates Tenerife’s landscape. Today, we recommend the beautiful climb through Vilaflor. You will head out from your hotel towards Granadilla before turning up towards the volcano. You will ride through Vilaflor, a sleepy and typically Canarian village on the slopes of the volcano. The climb from Vilaflor is relentless and a great test of your abilities. As you head into the national park, the slopes become darker with black volcanic rock, with vibrant green trees springing up from the hillsides. You have a choice of skirting the crater and descending, or making your way all the way to the cable car station at Teide. The ride home is an exhilarating descent zipping all the way down on almost perfect tarmac. The ride can be anything from 75km to 100km with between 1,400m – 2,000m of climbing depending on your preference.

Day 4Teide or Masca

Depending on what you achieved yesterday, you can ascend Teide from a different side or take on the Masca Valley.

If you choose Teide, we recommend heading up through the banana plantations just below Guia de Isora. Ride up towards Chio and enjoy an espresso in the cafe which has beautiful views over La Gomera. Then head straight up for an intense 40km of climbing into the crater. You can choose to skirt the crater’s edges or ride all the way to the centre of the national park where Teide’s peak proudly sits.

If you prefer an alternative route, the climb to Masca Valley is sensational. You can follow the road from Guia de Isora towards Masca or approach Santiago del Teide via the lower roads. We recommend riding up as early as possible as in the hieght of the season, Masca’s incredible views attract tourists from all over the island.

Day 5Departure (or extend your trip)

Today we will give you a return transfer back to the airport or if you prefer, you can extend your trip for as long as you like.

Key Stats

108km long with 2,500m ascent
Teide from Vilaflor
125km long with 3,300m ascent
Masca Valley from Los Cristianos
55km long with 1,400m ascent
Vilaflor Loop from Los Cristianos

How's the Weather? in Tenerife

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
Tenerife 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 Tenerife. 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.

What to ExpectFrom famous climbing opportunities to unforgettable coastal cycling

The island of eternal Spring is a Mecca for cycling enthusiasts looking to soak up some winter sunshine. The volcanic island offers some spectacular views across the glistening Atlantic, especially from Mount Teide.

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