Tenerife

Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, situated 200 miles off the coast of Africa, it has an ideal climate for cycling all year round. Tenerife is dominated by Mount Teide. At 3718m above sea level, it is the third largest volcano in the world. The south side of the Island is in the rain shadow of Mount Teide and is dry and barren, but the north is more lush and green. This gives a great variety of riding available on this small Island.

Tenerife

Tenerife is a dramatic, rugged and unique Island. Only 223 miles in circumference, the climate varies from one side to the other, becasue of the imposing Mount Tieda. Mount Tieda itself is the longest continuous road ascent in Europe. Although not the highest, the altitiude affect make's Tenerife a firm favourite with the Pro Peleton. 

 

Costa Adeje

Situated on the south west tip of the Island. This resort contains many amenities, and is the perfect place to stay if you like a beer or two. It's ideally situated to access all the best riding. 

Puerto de La cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is a city on the north coast of Tenerife. It’s known for its dark, volcanic-sand beaches and has a famous saltwater pool complex. The riding round here is lush and slightly easier than on the other side of the Island.

Los Gigantes

Situated at the bottom of the steepest way up to Mt.Tieda, Los Gigantes is a small resort with a great sunset over the Ocean. 

 

Bike highlights

Route highlight

Mount Tiede is without a doubt the highlight of the Island. The road at the top sits at 2300m above sea level. There are multiple routes to it's summit and many rides that take you half way up. It is easy to rack up 4000m days on the Island in a realtively short amount of time. 

Bike difficulty

Difficulty level

The roads are smooth, but the riding is challenging. You need a good base level of fitness to enjoy riding here, as the climbing is unavoidable and the altitude takes affect the further you ride up Mt. Tiede. The gradients are however easier than many mainland European and UK climbs and it is a question of endurance rather than strength.

Bike best times

Best time to go

It is possible to ride in Tenerife all year round. Even in winter the temperatures can get up to 26°C. We would avoid July and August, when the temperatures are too hot to cycle, and make sure to pack an extra layer at all times because the temperature differentiation from the top to the bottom of the Island is large!

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