Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
This is a great introduction to the Canary Islands as a cycling destination as compared to Tenerife its mountains are not so high and relatively easier as its highest point is Mount Jandia which stands at a humble 807 metres.
However as the second most populated island in the Canary Islands it offers some long stretches of traffic free roads and rides are available in excess of 100K, so if you are looking for smooth tarmac, rolling hills but with some shorter climbs, then this may be for you. You can always combine a 2- 3 day Fuerteventura min-tour with a few days one of the neighboring islands if you fancy mixing it up a little. Lanzarote been only a 50 minute ferry crossing.
- Cycle past some of Europes most beautiful white sandy beaches, as used in the windsurf world cup
- Enjoy riding in peace and quiet on near traffic free roads, Fuerteventura is the 2nd biggest of the canaries with the least population of the 4 biggest
- Cycle in almost guaranteed sun, due to smaller mountains than the other Canary Islands Fuerteventura experiences less rainfall with over 300 days of sunshine a year
- The average flight time of a direct flight from the UK is approx 4 hours, 30 minutes
- Temperatures average a high of 22 °C (72 °F) and a low of around 15 °C (59 °F)
Fuerteventura, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, sits in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco and the immense volcanic landscapes and pristine beaches earned the entire island the honor of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status in 2009. It’s known primarily as a holiday destination due to its white-sand beaches and year-round warmth cooled by constant winds. The multitude of beaches that wrap around it are interrupted by cliffs and sheltered coves. It's popular for water sports, especially surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing so if you love your watersports, then we could combine this with some cycling which would be an attractive option for you.