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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tenerife has lots of possibilities for cycling. In Komoot you find dozens of routes. You will always find some that fit to you.
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.
Lay back and relax: let a professional bike transport company take care of your bike. Solutions for cyclists:
There are many things to do besides cyclings. Some examples...
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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!
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.