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Road cycling tours info

Together with you, I will be guiding you towards the nicest roads, exploring the most beautiful places and hidden gems of the island of eternal spring.
During these tours, you will see an incredible landscape and the most stunning views.
Together, we are tackling the most challenging climbs, and experience riding on the same roads where the pro riders also train. It is not uncommon to come across some of them!
 
I ride in small groups or private road cycling tours.
All road cycling tours will start in in the area of the south coast, depending where you live.
All road cycling tours include photos, energy bars, energy gels, isotonic drinks, water, small breaks, and a lunch.
There is also a pick up transfer when it is necessary.
Reminder: don't forget arm warmers, a gilet, a raincoat and gloves.
Especially for the tours in the North, during the period of September till May.
A gilet and armwarmers can also be useful for the rest of the year.

You can't find a tour please contact me!

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Monday

Masca Valley challenge Tour

133 km   -   3350 m   -   very hard

B option* 110 km   -   2500 m   -   hard

Start time: 8.30 am

Start time B*: 9.45 am (in Chio)

Incl. 3 energy bars, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 2 small breaks.

During this road cycling tour, we will start cycling from sea level, climbing from Las Americas to Chio.

In Chio, cyclists of the 100 km (B*) tour have the option to join us.

After a small coffee break, we will have a short downhill towards Taimaimo, after which we will start to climb to Santiago del Teide.

Then we climbing the first of three steep hills, all of which is done surrounded by the spectacular Masca Valley.

Hopefully, after having cycled through the Masca area, you will start to understand why this area is protected by Unesco: it will take your breath away (and not just due to the climb).

After the last steep hill, we make a long decent down to Buenavista del Norte, where we will have a break.

After the break, we cycle via a rural road to Las Cruces where we will start to climb over nice quiet roads back to Erjos.

While we are climbing, again we see stunning views, this time over the northen island and the coast with lots of banana plantations on oursides.

At a later section of this climb, you can clearly see "the peak" of El Teide appearing on our left side.

Back in Santiago del Teide, we will have a short break to catch our breath and reflect on the landscapes and journey we just made.

After this, we will climb up until the village Arguayo where then a long decent awaits us.

These roads will lead us via Chio, with just a few hills inbetween, back to our starting (and finish) point in Las Americas.

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Tuesday

El Teide Parador challenge Tour

108 km   -   2600 m   -   hard

Start time: 9 am

Incl. 2 energy bars, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks, a lunch and a small break.

We start this road cycling tour at sea level at Las Americas, from which we will take the shortest road to El Teide.

This means a continuous 34k uphill is awaiting for us, meaning we know one thing for sure: we have lots of climbing pleasure.

Via a rural road, we climb to La Camella, which is the hardest part of the tour, having that done at the beginning for sure it will give you a great feeling.

After La Camella, we climb all the way up to Vilaflor with a spectacular view over the south coast for the biggest part of the uphill. In Vilaflor, we have a break to regain our energy for the second part off the climb to El Teide.

Upon reaching the national park, we have a nice short descend to the crater where we can spot Teide’s majestic peak.

We will then cycle 7 km through the crater until the Parador hotel for the closest view of the peak.

If we are lucky, we will be able to spot some pro-cyclists in front of the Parador Hotel.

They often come at this hotel, they use it as their home base when training on the island of Tenerife. After this, we will be cycling via the crater a long and easy descend to Chio so that we can make a stop at the famous cyclingbar Parada. This again could be a place where we can spot the pros.

From Chio we are almost making a straight descend with a few hilly meters up back finishing at our starting point in Las Americas.

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Wednesday

Montaña Roja Tour

70 km   -   1100 m   -   easy/ medium

B option* 80 km   -   1400 m   -   easy/ medium

Start time: 9.30 AM

Incl. 1 energy bar, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks and a lunch.

This tour is an easy/medium tour when you have a “normal” level.            

That means you will train at regular base on a turbo-trainer in combination with outside kilometres.

If you hesitate about the level take an E-road bike. 

With an E-road bike this is a tour for every level.

In this tour (a) we will ride more “canarian” flat.

In the (b) tour it will be a little bit more hilly and we will stop at mirador La Centinella for a stunning

view.

Overthere you can enjoy a wide view over the south-east coast and Montaña Roja.

In the tour I decide together with you which option we take of course depending of your level.

We will start with cycling from Las Americas to direction east.

We will take some local roads which lead us to Las Chafiras.

After Las Chafiras we reach finally more rural roads till San Isidro with nice views over the coastline

and Montaña Roja.

After a short decend we will arrive in lovely El Medano where we enjoy our break and we will have a

look at Medano beach.

This area is loved by surfers.

We will follow the coastroad to Los Abrigos while we cycle along Montañna Roja. We will see this

mysterious mountain for several times in our tour. After that we will be climbing out of Amarilla

Golf/ Golf del Sur between the golfcourses.

As last we will cycle the Las Galletas coastal loop before we go back to Las Americas.

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Friday

East coast climbing challenge Tour

128 km   -   2450 m   -   hard

B option* 100 km   -   1850 m   -   medium

Start time: 9 AM

Incl. 2 energy bars, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks and a lunch and a small break.

During this road cycling tour, we will ride gentle hills, leading to quite an elevation gain, however with hardly noticing it.

There will only be one steeper climb during this tour. We start by cycling from Las Americas, Los Cristianos and Las Chafiras, more to the east side of the island.

After Las Chafiras we reach more rural roads and via San Isidro and Chimiche we come on de TF 28 "the old road" but also called the "rolling hills" because of the nice and easy climbing.

During our effort, we cycle through picturesque Canarian villages while having a beautiful view over the north Atlantic ocean on our right side.

At Arico Viejo, the last one of the three Arico villages, the riders of the short tour have the possibility to stop for their break, while the head cycling group will go on till Fasnia.

From there, we begin to climb to the highest point of the cycling tour, to the village of La Zarza, where we are rewarded with a nice view over whole the east coast.

With a short steep descend, we cycling back to Arico Viejo, where we will have our break before we dropping down to Poris de Abona.

At this point, the one and only real climb starts, but it is while cycling in a beautiful area with a lot of windmills. Could be worse!

We cycle uphill over nice tarmac and a quiet road, leading us again to the first of the Arico Villages, Villa de Arico.

Then, we follow de TF 28 back to our starting and finish point, Las Americas, with one more serious climbing session half way, to Granadilla.

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Saturday (even week)

El Teide north-east challenge Tour

170 km   -   4000 m   -   very hard

Start time: 8 AM

Incl. 4 energy bars, 2 energy gels, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 2 small breaks.

This tour is aimed at the well-trained cyclist.  The climbing pace is approximately between 12-15 km/h.
We start by cycling at sea level and climbour way up a steep rural road from Las Americas to La Camella, in order to avoid the traffic on the mainroad.
From there on, we take the TF-28 "the old road" , which leads us all the way up to Guimar.
This hilly section serves as a good warm up for our main climb to the cablecar at Pico del Teide, the highest point of this tour.
On the road to Guimar, we already immediately enjoy a beautiful view over the Atlantic Ocean, visible on our right side, as well as several authentic villages where we are cycling through.
Between Guimar and Arafo, we enjoy short break to refuel through drinks and a lunch before we begin the climb to El Teide.
One of the highlights of this tour is the view over the Atlantic ocean fort he entire first 20km of our climb.
After this, we will head left and take the main road of the TF-24, leading us up through the forest in the, direction of the national park El Teide. From here on our view of the Atlantic Ocean is still present, but now no longer on the right side but on the left side.
After a while, we pass the observatory, where we cycle over small hills to El Portilo.
From El Portilo, we cycle the last 10 km in the beautiful crater of Teide.
This section of the tour could feel quite tough, that’s why we make a small break halfway through and with the level of difficulty, you just have to keep in mind that the satisfaction will be the sweeter as we climb our way meter by meter closer to the Pico del Teide at the cablecar, the finish of the climb. From this highest point on, the road will go more downwards with a little bit of "Canarian flat" till Boca Tauce, where we will climb out of the crater.
After this section, a long descent follows, leading us back to the coast via the villages Vilaflor, Arona to our start and finish point Las Americas.

Saturday (uneven week)

El Teide north-west challenge Tour

168 km   -   4250 m   -   very hard

Start time: 8 AM

Incl. 4 energy bars, 2 energy gels, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 2 small breaks.

This road cycling tour is for the well-trained cyclist, with a climbing pace of approximately between 12-15 km/h.

The tour starts with cycling at sea level, climbing up from Las Americas, Chio, Taimaimo, Santiago del Teide, through the area of Erjos.

While cycling, we can spot the peak of El Teide for the entire day on our right side.

Our first break will be after passing Chinyero forest area, between El Amparo and La  Guancha.

At our left side we will have for the entire day the beautiful view on the Atlantic Ocean; we will make a short stop at the viewpoint Point El Lance to soak up all its beauty.

From this point, you can see whole the coast to the North of Tenerife, given the sky is clear.

Before we begin to climb the  44 km uphill to the cablecar at Pico del Teide, we will take first a break to fully regain our strength.

The hardest part of this climb will be at the end, so we need to make sure to pace our energy accordingly and not burn out at the start.

After 30 km of climbing, we reach El Portillo, where you can see the start of  the crater when arriving from the North side as we do during this tour.

The last 10 km can be really tough, as headwind at this point is not unlikely.

Don't worry, though, in the middle of this climb, we have a small break, and you will get pure satisfaction as when meter by meter goes by, the closer we are to the Pico del Teide cablecar, the end point of the climb.

From here, the road will go more down (with a little bit of Canarian flat) till Boca Tauce.

From here, we make the last climbing meters out of the crater before finishing with a long descend back to the coast via the villages Vilaflor and Arona to Las Americas.

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On request

Los Gigantes

72 km   -   1600 m   -   medium

Start time: 9 AM

Incl. 1 energy bar, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks and a lunch.

In this road cycling tour you can acquaintance with hill climbing and we visit Puerto Santiago for a magnificant view over Los Gigantes.

We will start with cycling from Las Americas to La Caleta.

After that we will start with climbing along the golf courses, out of the turistic areas.

From the village Armine we will riding along the coast Canarian flat till Playa San Juan. We will have a nice view on La Gomera at our left side. 

In Playa San Juan we will start climbing for 8 km between the banana plantations.

Infront of Guia de Isora we bend left, where we will start decending via a quiet rural road.

At the maine road we will cycling to Puerto Santiago where we will have a look at Los Gigantes.

The spectacular cliffs in front of the Masca area is forsure a highlight in this tour.

After that we will climbing to Taimaimo where we will take a break for to refill our energy.

After the break during the climbing you will see a beautiful view over first Puerto Santiago and later on over whole the south coast.

Before Chio we will start with a long decent via the village Guia de Isora in direcion of Adeje back to Las Americas.

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On request

Chio Tour

60 km   -   1250 m   -   easy/ medium

Start time: 9.30 AM

Incl. 1 energy bar, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks and a lunch.

This tour is an easy/medium tour when you have a normal level.

That means you will train at regular base on a turbo-trainer in combination with outside

kilometres.

If you hesitate about the level take an E-road bike.

With an E-road bike this tour is for every level.

We will start with cycling from Las Americas to La Caleta.

In La Caleta, we will cycle uphill along the golfcourses, making our way out of the touristic areas.

From the village Armine, we will cycle along the coast until we reach Playa San Juan. During

cycling the coast road you can enjoy a beautiful view of La Gomera.

In Playa San Juan, we will start with climbing of a magnificant 10 km “banana” climb.

As the name already says, through many banana plantations.

This will be the climb of the day.

After this you will have definitely become acquainted with mountain climbing in Tenerife.

This is a good experience to start with. 

In front of Guia de Isora we bent left and the road will go up a little bit, but not like before, till

Chio.

There we will have a break in one of the most famoust cyclingbars of the Island,  Parada.

Inside you will see a lot of photos of famous proriders who also come over here when they are

training and you can taste a real cycling atmosphere.

Maybe you will have luck and meet them by yourself. 

After the break we will start with a long descent via the village Giua de Isora which leads us in

the direction of Adeje back to Las Americas. During the descent you can enjoy the nice coastal views.

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On request

North to South challenge Tour

140 km   -   2550 m   -   hard

Start time: by mutual agreement

Incl. 3 energy bars, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 2 small breaks.

This road cycling tour is a combination of the gorgeous area of Anaga together with an experience of the TF 28 "the old road".

Before starting cycling, we take a transfer to the capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife, from where we will hop on our bikes and head towards the north of the island and out of the city.

In this way, we will be properly warmed up before we start climbing in the Anaga area.

In San Andres, we head left towards a section you cannot capture into words but will definitely make you understand why Anaga is Unesco protected.

We climb all the way up over a road with great switchbacks in a beautiful green blanket.

During this climb, you have breathtaking views and you will find yourself further and further away from civilization and more in tune with nature.

This is one of these tours in which you will experience a little bit the ambiance of this splendid area.

We cycle the main road, climbing 20 km, and upon reaching the highest point we leave Anaga via downhill switchbacks, crossing through San Cristobal de la Laguna.

When cycling out of "La Laguna", we take the TF-28 "the old road”, leading us back to the south of the island. The TF-28 offers nice cycling combined with a few hilly climbs, doing its name “the rolling hills” justice.

We will cycle through beautifully picturesque places, as well as having a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean on our left side.

The hardest climb will be in the beginning of this tour, after which the course will feel easier.

It is not necessarily the sections but more the duration of this tour which makes it an advanced tour, but the sweeter the satisfaction of reaching the finish in Las Americas.

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On request

Anaga Tour

95 km   -   2500 m   -   hard

Start time: by mutual agreement

Incl. 3 energy bars, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 1 small breaks.

This road cycling tour is leading you through one of the most fantastic parts of the Island.

No matter where you look - you will fall in love with all you can see.

This is breathtakingly beautiful ride, one for the soul, as you’ll come across a variety of stunning rock formations, endless greenery, and fantastic roads.

Before starting the tour, we will take a transfer to the capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

From there, we start to cycle near the outerskirts of the city, making our way to the north.

This allows us to already have had a proper warm up before we start the climb in the Anaga area.

In San Andres, we head left and what unfolds in the following kilometers is something you can’t capture in words but will need to experience this with your own eyes, and you will come to understand why Anaga is a Unesco-protected area.

We climb all the way up over a road full of switchbacks, located between a beautiful green blanket. During the climb, we will be able to experience spectacular views as we get further and further away from civilization.

Our first direction is Almaciga, which we will reach through cycling through a tunnel.

From there, we take a steep and swirling descend, finishing with a sight of beautiful and mysterious-looking rock formations in the ocean.

After this, we climb the same road again all the way up to go to our next destination, Chamorga.

We again cycle through a beautiful green area with these lovely switchback roads.

It starts of with some uphills and finishes with more of a descend.

By climbing the same road up, you will experience the road in a different way and notice things you may have missed during the descend.

When we are back on the main road, we eventually reach a bar where we will have our well-deserved break.

After this short break, we will reach the highest point of this tour and as such we soon will leave this beloved area.

Through a long descend via San Cristobal de la Laguna, we cycle back to the capital city, our end point of today’s tour.

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On request

Anaga challenge Tour

135 km   -   4150 m   -   very hard

Start time: by mutual agreement

Incl. 4 energy bars, 2 energy gels, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 2 small breaks.

This road cycling tour is aimed at the well-trained cyclist.

The climbing pace will be between 12-15 km/h , for the last climbs it will be around 9-12 km/h.

This is for sure one of the most fantastic areas on the Island, you will find your self falling in love with every part of it.

No matter where you look - you will fall in love with all you can see.

This is breathtakingly beautiful ride, one for the soul, as you’ll come across a variety of stunning rock formations, endless greenery, and fantastic roads.

First we will take a transfer to the capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Before starting the tour, we will take a transfer to the capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

From there, we start to cycle near the outerskirts of the city, making our way to the north.

This allows us to already have had a proper warm up before we start the climb in the Anaga area.

In San Andres, we head left and what unfolds in the following kilometers is something you can’t capture in words but will need to experience this with your own eyes, and you will come to understand why Anaga is a Unesco-protected area.

We climb all the way up over a road full of switchbacks, located between a beautiful green blanket. During the climb, we will be able to experience spectacular views as we get further and further away from civilization.

Our first direction is Almaciga, after this we will cycle through a tunnel.

We will take a steep and descend of switchbacks, after which beautiful rock formations in the ocean will start to appear.

Then we will climb the same road again all the way up to go towards our next destination, Chamorga. While cycling the switchbacks, we will be surrounded by a beautiful green area, first cycling more uphill and having more of a downhill in the second part of the section.

We will climb the same road up again, which allows you to spot things you hadn’t noticed during the descend. When back on the main road, we eventually reach a bar where we will have our well-deserved break.

After this break, we will decending and climbing until we reach the villages of Afur, Taborno, Chinamada and Los Batanes - this is what makes this tour really hard.

In the end, we will have cycled the whole area, ensuring we miss nothing of this magical part of the island.

After the last climb, we will cycle a long descend via San Cristobal de la Laguna back to the capital city, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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On request

La Gomera Tour

86 km   -   2500 m   -   hard

Start time: by mutual agreement

Incl. 3 energy bars, 1 energy gel, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 1 small breaks.

This road cycling tour is only possible with minimum of 3 cyclists signing up.

First, we take a boat transfer to the island behind Tenerife, La Gomera.

This tour is one for the soul with its stunning viewpoints and ever-changing colorful areas.

Each one seemingly more beautiful than the other.

This area is picturesque and it feels as if you are disappearing into a different world.

There is for sure less traffic on the roads, giving a welcoming invitation to cycle this tour.

We start in the port of San Sebastian de la Gomera with a 25 km climb through the Garajonay national Park.

This will also be the biggest climb of the tour. 

In the national park, we will be cycling through a fairytale forest, resembling views of the Lord of the Rings or Jurassic Park with plenty of majestic trees and moss grass landscapes.

After cycling through this forest, we enter a valley where we pass the charming village of Vallehermoso, which is surrounded by green canyons.

Upon leaving the village, we climb to Las Rosas, where we will be enjoying our break. Lastly, we cycle our final climb, with the starting point being Hermigua.

The area of Hermigua is a protected nature reservation, surrounded by two huge cliffs.

Via a tunnel, we cycle a long descend back to the port. From there we will take the boat back to our start and finish point Los Cristianos, Tenerife.

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On request

Around the island challenge tour

220 km   -   4000 m   -   very hard

Start time: 8.30 AM

Incl. 4 energy bars, 2 energy gels, isotonic drinks, a lunch and 2 small breaks.

This road cycling tour is aimed at the well-trained cyclist.

If you want to be able to say "I cycled around the entire island" then this is the perfect tour for you.

During the entire ride, we are rewarded with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean as we cross authentic Canarian villages, each with their own unique character.

There will for sure be plenty to see when cycling on the road as the scenery keeps on changes when riding from south to north part of the island. Additionally, you will also have accumulated a beautiful amount of 4000 meters of elevation gain to your day.

We will the ride, with climbing from Las Americas, Chio, Santiago del Teide to Erjos.

This is followed by a long descent to San Juan Del Reparo, where we will follow the road to Icod de los Vinos, Los Realejos, Santa Ursula and eventually El Sauzal, where we refuel and regain our energy. Of course, we will also be making a few short breaks throughout the ride itself.

After El Sauzal, we head to San Christobal de La Laguna, after which we start cycling the beautiful TF-28 "the old road".

It could be that the roads are a bit busier before reaching San Christobal de La Laguna but this section, when cycling on the TF-28, we are rewarded with peace and quietness again, along with beautiful scenery and the colorful villages.

We start cyling the TF-28  in San Isidro and continue towards Candelaria, Guimar, Fasnia, the Arico villages, Chimiche, Granadilla, after which we have a long descent back to our start and finish point in Las Americas.

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