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Tenerife Cycling Volcano Tour 2015 & 2016

September 2015 - June 2016 (See below for dates)

Enjoy a week of cycling in Tenerife riding many of the roads used by top cycling professionals, such as Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Team Sky, to perfect their cycling form in time for major cycling races.

Our Volcano cycling tour in Tenerife, in conjunction with the Delgado brothers of Tenerife Bike Training, 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.  

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.

New Riders:
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 same dates, 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.

2015 Dates for the Tenerife Volcano Tour:

19th-26th September
26th September - 3rd October
24th-31st October
31st October-7th November
21st-28th October
12th-19th December
26th December - 02nd January

2016 Dates of the Tenerife Volcano Tour:

9th - 16th January
30th January - 6th February
6th - 13th February
5th - 12th March
19th - 26th March
26th March - 2nd April
9th - 16th April
30th April - 7th May
7th - 14th May
28th May - 4th June
11th June - 18th June

We also offer other cycling tours in Tenerife, the intermediate Tenerife Cycling Lunar tour and the opportunity to cycle on two landscapes, Tenerife and La Gomera : the Two Islands cycling tour 

Tenerife cycling routes for the Volcano cycling tour include:
Warming up route  
 - 43km starting and finishing in Los Cristianos and climbing over 500m, passing through the banana plantations and over the coastal cliffs.  This is a good introduction to cycling in Tenerife.

Vilaflor - approximately 64km starting from our hotel in Los Cristianos.  This ride will takes us 1380m up to Vilaflor, the highest town in Spain.  It's steep in places, but well worth the effort as the terrain and views change the higher up the mountain you cycle.  The route back down the mountain is fast and you will speed through the corners quickly with exhilarating descents - really worth it!

Queens Day - this is the hardest day of the week.  Starting in Arico, we are going to ride 130km and ascend 3300m.  This is the equivalent of a hard day in the mountains during the Tour de France!  We're basically riding all the way from sea level to the top of Teide and then back down again.  Hopefully the early days this week will have aclimatised you for this.

Optional ride or rest day - another hard day, but should be easier than the Queens Day!  59km over 6-7 hours covering 1380m of climbing.  You will have great views of the landscape as you ride along.

Kings Day - The second big challenge of the week. Today you will start in San Juan before riding to Santiago del Teide.  From here you will start the 1380 m climb before a final finish in Los Cristianos.

Vilaflor + Paella Party - Today we will ride 60km from Vilaflor with a 1,200m elevation gain to a finish in La Orotava. We'll cross the whole National Park el Teide and we'll finish the route in La Orotava, in a typical Canarian House where a delicious Paella hosted by Delgado family will be waiting for you. 

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Prices of the Volcano cycling tour:
£629 per person, based on twin share, except the tour starting on 26/12/15 which is £749 due to it being New Year and includes a Gala Meal at the hotel.
A £200 deposit is required at the time of booking.
£70 single supplement (£100 for the New Year week).

What is included in the Volcano cycling tour?
  • 7 nights of accommodation at Hotel Paradise Park in Los Cristianos on half board accommodation. 
  • airport transfers from Tenerife South (TFS) airport.
  • 6 mapped and prepared cycling routes for you, designed by local Delgado brothers: Alberto & Marcos.
  • team leader on each route
  • back up van support with water and nutrition at each stage.
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Briefings, daily maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles for each stage
  • 1 TBT cycling jersey
  • paella party for lunch on the final day, hosted by the Delgado family.  Starters: homemade guacamole, Serrano ham & Chorizo sausage. Wine & beer are included in the price. 

Not included (not exhaustive):

  • flights to Tenerife
  • lunch on each day
  • any hotel extras
  • travel insurance
How to book:

Click here to book your 2015 tour. 

Click here to book your 2016 tour.

Important Information:
Visas are not required to enter Spain. You need a passport or a National Identity Card (see the website of the Identity and Passport Service (IPS)) to enter Spain. As a British passport holder or National Identity Card holder you may stay as a visitor for three months.
General Travel Information is available also.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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