Welcome in cycling paradise

Only a few hours by plane

Just 4 hours from Amsterdam, you' ll find the island of Tenerife. Together with Gran Canaria, it's a destination that's 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, Tenerife 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, such as Costa Adeje, Garachico, Playa Paraíso and Los Christianos. All of them are excellent as a base for cycling.

Cycling

Cycling hotels in Tenerife

Where cyclists are more than special

Tenerife 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. 

   

El Teide

One of the most challenging climbs in Europe

It's one of the longest climbs in Europe. Depending on which side you're riding, riding to the top involves between 43 and 52 km of climbing. The top lies at 2324 meters, and because you're starting at sea level, you'll have to conquer roughly the same elevation.  When climbing, you can expect great views and perfect road quality. This one is not for the faint hearted. It's a must do, one that every riders wants on his of her palmares.

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 Tenerife 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

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

   

Bike shops and rentals

Quality bikes & tours

Renting a bike on Tenerife 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. Tenerife 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 Tenerife (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...

  • Dolpin spotting trip
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Siam Park: the largest water park in Europe!
  • Jeep Safari
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Several golf courses

And much more. Visit Tripadvisor for more!

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. Tenerife 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 Tenerife is mostly very good. Apart from the coastal road, it's not quite flat. Tenerife 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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