Upon arrival in Tenerife South airport, you will be picked up and taken to the hotel, the 5* Barcelo in the south of the island. Check in, relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Today your gravel route will take you to Palmar. You will ride through the dry south of the island over rocky terrain, in the south east of Tenerife. Mount Teide will loom over you for the entire ride and after around 20km, you will get a great view over La Gomera as you climb to the highest point of the ride. From there, it’s a descent and then a mostly flat and undulating ride.
Today you will ride the gravel routes of the north eastern coast. The ride starts in Chio, just north of Guia de Isora and the western ascent of Teide and heads towards the Masca Valley. When you reach Santiago del Teide, instead of descending into the valley, you will descend to Garachico on the northern coast.
Today is one of the most beautiful days on the ride as you head through the northern coast. Your ride will take you through pine forests as you climb steadily for the first section of your ride, before plateauing and then descending after another burst uphill. Today is the longest day of the ride as you make your way to La Orotava.
Today will see you ride gravel routes into Teide Nationa Park and the crater. Most cyclist’s who come to Tenerife never see this part of the island and it’s pretty much undiscovered amongst tourists.
Today is the longest day you will have in the saddle as you make your way out of the northern part of the crater, all the way to the southern coast. Your ride takes in over 100km with over 2,700m of climbing which is not to be underestimated on gravel roads. It’s a spectacular day of riding through breathtaking scenery.
Today is your final day on the bike and see you start your ride in Vilaflor, the highest town in Spain and ride back to the northern coast. Today is a shorter ride than the last few days but still takes on 2,000m of climbing.
Today you will be taken back to the airport for your return flight home from your cycling holiday in Tenerife.
Tenerife is where so many cycling enthusiasts take on Teide but this trip provides an experience of parts of the island others just don’t get to see. Gravel routes will take you right to the north of the island before you head into the north eastern part of Teide National Park.