Tenerife Cycling Tours
The roads of Tenerife are fantastic for cycling at any time of the year, but especially so in the winter, when the weather is generally pleasant with daily temperatures reaching 20c or more and the weather is mostly dry. Cycling in Tenerife is less about the mileage you cover and more about the amount of time you spend in the saddle, as there is a lot of climbing involved as you are in the presence of Spain’s highest mountain.
Volcano Cycling Tour
Our Volcano cycling tour in Tenerife, led by our local guides, consists of amazing cycling rides, 3-8 hours cycling per day and support on the road. It’s a great way of having a challenging cycling holiday in Tenerife and combining it with training.
New Riders Tour
If you are new to riding and are looking for an exciting way to develop your cycling skills, but feel that the standard Volcano Tour is beyond your reach, then we have the answer! You can still book the Volcano Tour, and take up the option of the New Rider version of the tour. The New Rider version follows the same itinerary as the standard Volcano Tour, on the dates specified below, but offers modified versions of the daily rides, to help develop your capabilities in road cycling. Just choose your date from the list below, book as normal, and during the booking process you will be asked if you want to take the New Riders option.
Challenge Cycling Tour
This cycling tour is a perfect way to have a cycling training week in Tenerife with all of the advice, help and support that you can wish for. This is a perfect tour for those riders who would like to take on the Volcano Tour, but want that additional level of difficulty. The Toughest Tour on Tenerife! Perfect for preparing for a big Sportive. Just choose your date from the list below, book as normal, and during the booking process you will be asked if you want to take the Challenge Tour option.
Tenerife Cycling Tours itineraries
Volcano Tour weekly totals – 491km – Elevation Gain: 11950m
New Rider Tour weekly totals – 386km – Elevation Gain: 8150m
Challenge Tour weekly totals – 543km – Elevation Gain: 13500m
DAY 1 – Saturday
Meet at our hotel. For those who want to have an airport transfer at no extra charge please contact us in advance. Contact Sports Tours Cycling Note: Pick up Tenerife airport is for free. We will collect you and we`ll bring you to our hotel on Tenerife. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this Cycling Tenerife program. Evening meal is provided.
DAY 2 – Sunday – Vilaflor East
The route starts from the Paradise Park Hotel in Los Cristianos with a gentle steady climb to our first stop at La Centinela with time to refuel and take in the superb views. We then make our way to the town of Granadilla where we start a smooth 13km climb (average grade of 5-6%) to our cafe stop at Vilaflor. After that you´ll ride an amazing descent to Los Cristianos.
Volcano Tour – 65km – Elevation Gain: 1450m
New Rider Tour – 65km – Elevation Gain: 1400m
Challenge – 73km – Elevation Gain: 1850m
Your first biking day in Tenerife! In the morning or afternoon you can warm up your legs for the upcoming week. This route is “light” so you can warm up for the week to come. Dinner included.
DAY 3 – Monday – Vilaflor South
We start again from the Paradise Park Hotel in Los Cristianos, however we turn left 4kms after our first stop at La Centinela and start an amazing 10km climb to Vilaflor. This climb has an average of 7%, however the last 3kms are quite challenging as the gradient increases slightly. You will arrive at the same cafe as the day before for your well earned rest and beverage, before starting the descent to Los Cristianos through Granadilla. This descent from Vilaflor gives you beautiful scenery and pure cycling fun!
Volcano Tour – 65km – Elevation Gain: 1450m
New Rider Tour – 61km – Elevation Gain: 1400m
Challenge – 70km – Elevation Gain: 1850m
DAY 4 – Tuesday – King’s day
This is the first real challenge of the week. The first part of the route (optional for the New Riders tour) is a small loop and perfect warm up through Tamaimo & Santiago del Teide. At Santiago del Teide you have the option to climb one of the most famous roads in Tenerife: Masca, a climb of just over 1km with an average gradient of 11%. Once at the top you will see the impressive views and village of Masca below. You will then continue to Chio where we start the 24Km climb to the National Park of El Teide. The climbing isn’t over yet as we have a final 3km climb before we start a spectacular descent to Los Cristianos.
Volcano Tour – 101km – Elevation Gain: 2300m
New Rider Tour – 78km – Elevation Gain: 1750m
Challenge – 140km – Elevation Gain: 3200m
DAY 5 – Wednesday – Recovery day
Today is a gentle recovery ride along the coast to the town of El Medano. This is to allow your legs to recover before the Queen’s day, the most challenging route of the tour. At El Medano’s we will stop at one of the many sea-front cafes before returning along the same route.
Volcano Tour – 43km – Elevation Gain: 800m
New Rider Tour – 43km – Elevation Gain: 800m
Challenge – 43km – Elevation Gain: 800m
DAY 6 – Thursday – Queen’s day
You´ll be transfered to Arico where your bike will be waiting for you to start the route. Once we have passed through the picturesque village of Guimar, we start the climb of 34 kms to El Teide National Park. Breathtaking scenery awaits you, probably the most impressive landscapes Tenerife has to offer. After a cafe stop at the mythical Parador hotel and a photograph opportunity with Mount Teide in the background there is only 3kms more of climbing before another spectacular descent to Los Cristianos (same as King’s Day).
Volcano Tour – 135km – Elevation Gain: 3200m
New Rider Tour – 78km – Elevation Gain: 1400m
Challenge – 135km – Elevation Gain: 3200m
DAY 7 – Friday – Vilaflor + Paella Party
After 5 days of a great cycling we give you the option to start from Vilaflor (1,400m altitude) or start from the hotel (an extra 22kms and 1,400m of climbing). Either way you will arrive at the Parador hotel for a quick cafe stop and your last photo opportunity with El Teide. Only 5kms of climbing before we start one of the most beautiful descents to La Orotava for the Paella party at the Delgado’s family home in the countryside. Mama Delgado will greet you there with a warm smile and the wonderful aroma of her delicious cooking; the centre piece of which is a huge PAELLA, cooked the traditional way, of course
Volcano Tour – 82km – Elevation Gain: 2750m
New Rider Tour – 61km – Elevation Gain: 1450m
Challenge – 82km – Elevation Gain: 2600m
DAY 8 – Departure day
Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Tenerife. Transfers to the Airport station will be made by the Tour guides.