A Winter Bike Tour at Canarie, a trip not to be missed!
Enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. These islands are of volcanic origin. Lanzarote suffered a series of eruptions in the 18th century and as a result has some fascinating landscapes with volcanoes everywhere we look and immense lava flows – some of the most unique riding you are likely to encounter anywhere.
The unique architectural works of César Manrique form a valuable complement to the volcanic environment, and his enduring influence and ecological concern has meant that the island has escaped the excesses of modern-day mass tourism.
Last but not least, the benign climate, neither hot in summer nor cold in winter, means that cycling is possible all year round.
Our combination of rides and free days mean you can choose whether you ride or take the occasional day off.
Day by Day
DAY 1 Bienvendos in Lanzarote, Costa Teguise
Today you arrive in Lanzarote. Transfer from Arrecife Airport to the hotel – 14 km. The rest of the day you will be free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
DAY 2 Haria. Distance 35, 45 or 52 km
bike ride from Arrecife to Haria. Today You will ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría. En route you have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. You also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. You will take in fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona. Finally you arrive in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.
DAY 3 San Bartolomè, Distance 29 or 43 km
Bike ride from Haria to San Bartolomè. Starting from Haría, you take the road down towards Teguise, the one-time capital of the island. Your route gives you spectacular views down over the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. From here you continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascingating wine-producing area of La Geria to our country hotel where you spend the next two nights.
DAY 4 San Bartolomè, Distance 50 km
Loop bike ride or rest day. Today is a free day spent in our rural hotel. We can choose to relax, or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Our round ride takes us towards the beautiful beach of Famara with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs. After following the coast, we head across extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to San Bartolomé. 50 km circuit, but shorter route to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise available.
DAY 5 Playa Blanca, Distance 70 km
Bike ride from San Bartolomé to Playa Blanca. Today you head towards the islands main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. This is where Lanzarote’s volcanic nature is at its most spectacular. The eruptions of 1730 – 1736 buried around a quarter of the whole island, including several villages, and gave rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape that we see today. From here you head down to the south of the island, stopping en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before you finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca.
DAY 6 Playa Blanca, Distance 36 or 70 km
Loop bike ride or rest day. Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura. Today you can take a boat across to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a ride on another island. Alternatively, you can enjoy a day in Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to visit the nearby coves and beaches of Papagayo, the best on the island and unspoilt by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach.
DAY 7 Arrecife, Distance 47 km
From Playa Blanca, you head across the dramatic hills of Femés before heading to the wine country of La Geria. Here, the unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have given rise to a fascinating landscape not to be seen anywhere else in the world, and producing some fine wines. You then descend to the coast and follow a nice promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife.
DAY 8 Hasta Luego
Departure to Airport – A short taxi ride to the airport – 4 km – brings you back to your flight home.
Cost: € 1270 p/person
Tour name: Lanzarote by Bike
Tour type: Self Guided Cycling Tour
Price based on double accommodation, it can change according to the period
Single occupancy: 250 €
Single traveler: 450 €
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Difficulty : easy going to moderate OR moderate to challenging; 2 options each day
- 7 nights in excellent four three-star superior hotels
- 7 breakfasts
- Bike delivery in Arrecife and professional bike fitting
- Route notes, maps, elevation gain and city map
- Sightseeing, restaurant and shopping suggestions
- All Baggage transfers
- Drop Off bike and gear in Arrecife
- Keepsake water bottle
- All tax and service charges
- City tax: each village charge a tax per each day between euro 0,70 to 2,50 this can be paid only in cash to hotel for local administration
- Bike Rental: Touring/hybrid bike euro 140 p/week. Race bike euro 180 p/week, Ebike euro 210p/week.
Tour Departures: From January to March 2020
Airport Arrival/Depart: Arrecife