Welcome in cycling paradise

Only a few hours by plane

Just 4 hours from Amsterdam, you' ll find the island of Gran Canaria. Together with Tenerife, it's destination that hugely popular amongst cyclists. And with good reason, because on the Canary Islands, the weather's good pretty much year round. It doesn't get much colder than 20 degrees. And even if you're not riding, there are plenty of things to do. 

Weather

Unique weather system

The climate on the canary islands is quite unique. On the south side, it's very dry and warm year round, whilst on the north side, it rains more often. Temperatures below 20 are rare, no matter what time of year to go. If you're looking to ride a week in the sun, Canaria is a good destination all year round. It can be hot in the summer, but it's never too extreme. October and November are the most rainy months. But even then, most of the days, the sun will be out.

Where to go

On the south side of the island several seaside resorts can be found. Maspalomas is probably the largest and most well-known. This town consists of multiple neighbourhoods, each with their own character. Playa del Ingles is the oldest one. Close to the coast, one can find Meloneras, which is the the newest and most luxurious area. Here you find nice shops, good restaurants and high end hotels. On the south side there are more villages, such as Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogán and Tauro. For cyclists, Maspalomas is however the best place to be, because it's located on an intersection. This means you have 3 roads to start or begin your ride with. 

Cycling

Cycling hotels in Gran Canaria

Where cyclists are more than special

Gran Canaria has several hotels that focus specifically on cyclists. Things like a bike shed, special meals, laundry service are mostly standard. Obviously, you're more than welcome to bring your family as well. 

   

Gran Canaria Bike Week

La Ciclotourista

Cycling in summer circumstances during the winter.

4-11 December 2021, Maspalomas.

8 stages, 555km/12475m.

It is a week bike event on Gran Canaria that we celebrated since 1988. Special moments and unforgettable editions with routes that go through the island where fun is guaranteed kilometer after kilometer.

Training and bike tours

Start your training when it is cold at home. Prepare for the season and get a head start on your cycling friends.

Discover cycling paradise Gran Canaria by a guided tour or training camp. The professional local organizations bring you to the best places of the island. Fully organized, you only have to pedal.

   

Routes

Gran Canaria has lots of possibilities for cycling. In Komoot you find dozens of routes. You will always find some that fit to you.

CycloWorld has over 10 years of experience with cycling on the island. We've created our own unique collection of GPX routes on Komoot. Have a look and discover the island! Ranging from 30 km with 500 meters of climbing, tot 150 km with over 3000 meters of elevation, there's something for everyone.


Bike shops and rentals

Quality bikes & tours

Renting a bike on Gran Canaria couldn't be easier. CycloWorld knows the best places to rent a bike. Quality bikes at fair prices. Most of them organize guided tours too. 


   

What cycling clothes do I need?

In the summer you won't need anything else but your summer apparel. In spring and fall, a set of arm warmers and a wind jacket or gilet can come in handy. Gran Canaria is famous for 4 seasons in one day. The temperature on the summit is about 12 degrees lower than at the coast. Having said that, when it's sunny it's usually far from cold, even in the winter. In the winter, it's important to read the weather. Don't to all the way to the top when it's in the clouds. There's much more interesting stuff besides the top :) 

Bike transportation

Lay back and relax: let a professional bike transport company take care of your bike. Solutions for cyclists:

  • Transport from your home country to Gran Canaria (delivery at the hotel)
  • Transport of bike case from the airport to your hotel
  • Assembly and disassembly of your bike including packing and unpacking of the bike case
  • Drop off service for the north side of the island


   

Tourism

Things to do

There are many things to do besides cyclings. Some examples...

  • Palmitos Park: a small zoo with dolphins
  • There are to water parks with very challenging sliders (the most well-know one is called Aqualand)
  • Beautiful hikes through the sand dunes
  • Dolphin spotting by boat from Puerto Rico
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Scuba divingen
  • Day trip tor Puerto Mogan
  • Rent a convertible and discovery the mountains
  • There's a small fairground at Holiday World (incl. bowling)
  • Several golf courses

Rent a car

Renting a car is an excellent idea, whether you are cycling or not. Discover the mountains and visit the beautiful north side. Canaria Car Rental has special rates for CycloWorld visitors. All their cars are in excellent condition. Competitive rates and free booster seats for kids!



   

Terrain and roads

The road quality on Gran Canaria is mostly very good. Apart from the coastal road, it's not quite flat. Gran Canaria is a vulcanic island, which means gradients tend to be variable. Traffic rules are the same as back home. The island has an extensive network of trails for mountainbikes as well. 

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