Tenerife and Gran Canaria Cycling Tour

7 nights from £1475.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • All inclusive cycling tour on ‘the islands of pros’
  • 300 days of sunshine a year
  • Conquering the Pico de las Nieves (1,956m) and El Teide (2,350m)
  • Guided rides along incredible coastal routes
Tenerife and Gran Canaria Cycling Tour
7 nights from £1475.00
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WE LOVEUnforgettable Road Cycling
Tenerife and Gran Canaria are two of the most world-renowned cycling destinations. The islands offer incredible, smooth, traffic-free roads which traverse along coastal routes and up to some of Europe's most recognisable climbs.
WE LOVEFamous Climbs
Beginning in Gran Canaria, you'll have the chance to climb the Pico de las Nieves (1,956m). This memorable ascent will only be contested in magnificence by the following rides in Tenerife. Here, you'll have the chance to ride the Masca Ridge before ascending the famous Mount Teide (2,350m).

What's Included

Our suggested cycling holiday on two islands

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

Your trip begins in Gran Canaria on the Saturday you choose to travel. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel where you will be based for the next 4 days. There is no ride today as everyone takes some time to settle in and get their bikes sorted ahead of the first day on the bike tomorrow. Your hotel is a beautiful 4* residence in the south of the island. Relax, get a taste for the incredible food, chill out by the pool and enjoy your first day in the Canary Islands.

Day 2Gran Canaria - Warm up Ride

Today you’ll be introduced to the joys of cycling in the Canary Islands. Following breakfast at the hotel, jump on the bike and set off for what will be the perfect introductory day, riding a total of 54km and climbing 1,600m. This is the shortest distance covered over the week to take in the views, get to know your knowledgeable guides and enjoy the easier ride before the days get gradually more challenging throughout the week.

Enjoy a lunch in the quiet hills of Gran Canaria before returning to your hotel for a delicious dinner this evening. Rest up ahead of taking on the island’s famous climb tomorrow.

Total distance54kmTotal climb1600m
Day 3Gran Canaria - Climb the Pico de las Nieves

Today you will climb the Pico de las Nieves. Gran Canaria’s 1,949m climb is one of the most scenic amongst the Canary Islands and provides those who conquer the ascent with truly remarkable views above the clouds. At the summit, you’ll look out and see the peak of Mount Teide. Towering over the rolling hills of Gran Canaria and dominating the skyline, Tiede will be your next great challenge on this cycling holiday. Take some time to fully appreciate the views from the Pico de las Nieves before enjoying the twisting, smooth ride back down to your hotel on the south coast.

This will be a day that lasts with you forever and riding with your experienced guides will make it an even more enjoyable experience. The restaurant and bar will be a welcome sight after a challenging but rewarding 100km day on the bike.

Total distance102kmTotal climb3200m
Day 4Gran Canaria - Explore the Island

Today is your last day of cycling in Gran Canaria and it will begin with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the food and fuel up before an incredible day on the bike. Today you will ride on roads you’re yet to explore, touring Gran Canaria one final time before moving onto its Canary Islands neighbour, Tenerife.

You will be transferred to Tenerife this afternoon following the morning’s ride. Here, after a seamless checking in process and some time to yourself, dinner will be waiting for you. You’ll have some time to settle in and get used to the new, but just as beautiful, hotel in Los Abrigos in the south of the island. With views over the Atlantic, this is yet another perfect base for the next 3 days on the bike.

Total distance62kmTotal climb2000m
Day 5Tenerife - Masca

Following breakfast at the hotel, day 4 on the bike will begin. Meet your guides and join the rest of the group before setting off into the shadows of Mt Teide. Depending on the weather and how the group are feeling, we will tailor these rides to ensure you get the best views and best experiences on the island each day.

One of the day’s options involves heading along the South West coast up towards Masca and the iconic Masca Ridge. This is one of the most scenic routes to follow on the whole island and, although a challenge, will leave you with lasting memories of cycling in Tenerife.

Total distance80kmTotal climb1700m
Day 6Tenerife - Mount Teide

Today is the day that you’ll ride up to the highest point in Spain. Mount Teide is a slow burner of a climb with a long but gradual ascent all the way to its 3718m peak. Tenerife is a popular training ground for professional rides and this climb only goes to prove why. The return will be exhilarating as you enter and leave the different climates that surround the mountain.

Return back to the hotel with your group and guides where, over some well-deserved drinks and a meal, you can recount the day’s events and pride yourself in conquering such a significant and notable climb.

Total distance108kmTotal climb2700m
Day 7Tenerife - Ride to the North and a traditional, home cooked Paella

The final day on the bike is one you’ll love. Ride from your hotel in the south, around the base of Teide but with a gradual ascent up the side, before arriving in the north where you will be treated to a delicious, home-cooked Paella. This will be your last dinner with your group and your guides before returning back to your hotel for one more night. Relax in the sunny Atlantic one last time before you begin your departures tomorrow.

Total distance90kmTotal climb2800m
Day 8Departure

Sadly, the trip comes to an end today. If you want to extend your stay in Tenerife, this can be easily arranged, just let our cycling experience team know when you enquire about this trip. If you are heading back to the airport then our transfers will pick you up and take you there.

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What to ExpectFrom famous climbs to unforgettable group rides

Home to the Valley of the Tears, Gran Canaria is the perfect option for those seeking warm weather training. The trip then moves on to Tenerife, the island of eternal Spring. It is a Mecca for cycling enthusiasts looking to soak up some winter sunshine and is used by hundreds of pro riders each year to train. The volcanic island offers some spectacular views across the glistening Atlantic, especially from Mount Teide.

8day holiday
Or extend your trip
83km avg
Expect to ride an average of 80km per day
2333m avg
Expect to climb an average of 2,300m per day

How's the Weather? in Canarias

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 and Tenerife are 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 and 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.

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