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For those who truly long to go off the beaten path, featuring one of the most sought-after places in Europe by cyclists who love to ride all year round. It’s a favorite escape and training ground for the Ciclismo guide team, who have been coming here year after year to ride, relax, reconnect, and savor the lush and dramatic landscapes of Gran Canaria.
- Enjoy a classic destination for European cyclists on an island famous for its warm climate all year round
- Dramatic change of landscape including views of the sea, lush forests, deserts, and volcanic mountains
- Explore the second largest of the Canary Islands on exhilarating rides that vary from sea level to 6,300 ft of altitude
- Stays at charming hotels and enchanting country inns
- Don’t miss any extra days of work on a week-long tour
Gran Canaria is located in the Canary Island archipelago in the Atlantic, just off the northwest coast of Africa. The capital of the Spanish island chain, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is located here and was founded in 1478. It was visited by Christopher Columbus on his way to the Americas. It is an island of volcanic origin, formed around 14 million years ago and offers an array of microclimates, vast beaches and sand dunes contrasting with ravines and volcanoes.
Playa de Mogán
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Day 1–2: Santa Brigida, Teror and Vega San Mateo
Day 1: Today we’ll explore the lush, fertile valley of Barranco de Santa Brigida and we’ll climb to Pico de Bandama, the top of a crater of the dormant volcano of Caldera de Bandama.
Day 2: Enjoy the biggest botanic garden of Spain, that boasts over 2000 type of plants indigenous to the Canary Islands. Our bike ride will take us inland through a lush vegetation, gradually gaining elevation on our way to Teror, famous for its white-washed houses.
Day 3–4: Cruz de Tejeda and Pico de Las Nieves
Day 3: Today’s ride will take us through one of the most scenic parts of Gran Canaria which lies over 1500 meters and offers the view of mount Tejeda, alpine forests and the island's reservoirs.
Day 4: The volcanic peak of Pico de Las Nieves is the highest point on the island, at 1949 meters above sea level, a perfect environment for improving your climbing skills while riding on a remote landscape.
Day 5–6: Playa de Mogan and Soria waterfall
Day 5: Our ride goes from 1520 meters down to sea level, nevertheless it will still satisfy your climbing hunger. The extra loop offers a view of one of Gran Canaria's best preserved natural pine forests, the National Park of Tamadaba
Day 6: Our last day features a long gentle climb with twisting hairpin turns which wind up through rock formations and pine trees before descending to Soria’s waterfall and lake, followed by a final coastal ride back to the hotel.
Day 7: Adios!
Stay to enjoy the warm climate of Canary Islands or after breakfast, take our private shuttle back to the Las Palmas airport.