Tenerife, Canary Islands
This island is a cycling paradise that will exceed your expectations and deliver some challenging climbs, stunning scenery and thrilling descents, including the longest climb from sea level in Europe to the might Teide Volcano!
As a cyclist you will definitely be satisfied with Tenerife and you will find it hard to leave the island at the end of the week having enjoyed, epic climbs, thrilling descents around hairpin bends and some of the most spectacular scenery for cyclists. Above all you will leave a better cyclists, fitness, technique and endurance will be in your suitcase on your return home!
- Mount Teide delivers the longest ascent for cycling in Europe, at 47Km, 2,350m
- Pro cycling teams use the island in Winter & Spring to train at altitude
- You can ride as long as 40km at over 2,000km
- You can approach the mountain from three main cycling routes to the top
The best way to discover the diversity of this beautiful island is of course on two wheels. The island has been host to many of the Pro teams, including SKY and of course also used as a training ground by Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012 in preparation for his victories in the Tour de France and Olympics.
Food of course is important to the cyclist and Tenerife offers a healthy diet for those wanting variety, from high protein freshly caught fish and great Steaks to the local specialty Canarian potatoes offering a high carb load, ready for the next days ride!
- Average flight time from the UK to Tenerife is 4hr 15min
- Tenerife South airport is just 15 miles from the popular resorts
Tenerife is the largest of several Spanish islands located off the coast of North Africa. This destination has been popular for many years with holiday makers due to the all year warm climate, given it’s a lot nearer to the equator than other destinations. Most people who visit the island head for the southern busy resorts of Las Americas, Los Cristianos and the new, more up marker resort of Costa Adeje which offers designer and boutique shopping malls. The north of the island delivers a milder climate by a few degrees and a greener landscape than the southern more desert looking landscape.