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Top tips for an unforgettable cycling holiday to Tenerife

 

The dramatic natural beauty of Tenerife makes it one of the best places to explore on two wheels in Europe.

Coastal roads, rolling hills and stunning mountains - Tenerife has everything you need for a truly unforgettable cycling experience! Routes twist through this volcanic island in dramatic fashion, presenting a natural challenge for seasoned cyclists to tackle, while there are plenty of gentle routes for beginners to conquer, too.

This outdoor playground comes with year-round sunshine, making it the perfect island to test your pedal power, no matter when you decide to visit. Thinking of booking a cycling holiday to Tenerife? Discover some of the top routes to try during a two-wheel adventure, along with a number of tips for while you’re there, from our very-own Sarah Ward, Social Media Assistant at Jet2holidays.

Top routes

Coastal roads

The roads from the valley town of Guimar that run along the coast towards the south of the island will treat you to sea views on one side and mountains on the other. Drink in the scenery as you whizz along – the mostly flat roads make it suitable for all the family to enjoy.

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Rolling hills

Cycle out to Punta de Teno and take on the climb from the coast – you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views as you make your ascent. Your destination is a lighthouse marking the most westerly point of the island, which is the perfect place to refuel and take in the quiet calm that fills the air.

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Stunning mountains

Heading to the north of Tenerife, the lunar-like terrain melts away and a luscious green landscape unfolds before your eyes. The Anaga National Park is the perfect place to test your legs on the climb and your cornering skills on the descent! You’ll feel like a true pro sweeping around hairpin bends on the sensationally smooth roads.

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Epic challenges

No cycling holiday to Tenerife would be complete without taking on the longest continuous climb in Europe – Mount Teide! The demanding route to this epic peak in the heart of the island passes lava canals, rugged rock formations and dense forest. It’s all worth it when you reach the top though, as you’ll be 2,300m above sea level looking down on the most spectacular views.

Another must-do is the climb to Masca, a dinky village set along a dramatic ridge. With an average gradient of 11% from the valley floor, it’s not for the faint hearted – just remember to have a look around as you climb!

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Where to eat: Restaurante La Pandorga – this little gem is popular with locals and full of Spanish delights. It’s the perfect place for a pit stop en route.

Hire bikes from: Bike Point Tenerife

Join a tour: Tenerife Bike Training

Where to stay:

Posted: 4th Jul 2019.

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