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HIDDEN GEM

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6 NIGHTS

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4* HOTELS

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LEVEL 2-3

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503 KM

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13,200 M

EXPERIENCE GRAN CANARIA

Our Gran Canaria Experience for cyclists who love to explore the landscapes, climbs & culture of a destination. The itinerary takes in the highlights of the riding in the south of the island as well as the lesser known north, where local riders replace the tourists. The tour culminates with a day-trip to Tenerife & an ascent of Mont Teide, a volcano often part of the view from Gran Canaria.

Stay in the islands best hotels in locations selected for their combination of culture & quality cycling. Enjoy the full support of a vehicle & guides and discover the best cycling & food the island has to offer.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Gran Canaria, Transfer to Puerto Mogan (50 mins)
Warm up ride to Playa Amadores, 25 km, 500 m

Day 2:

Pico de las Nieves, 117 km, 2,800 m

Day 3:

Puerto Mogan to Cruz de Tejeda via The Valley of the Tears, 75 km, 3,041 m

Day 4:

Cruz de Tejeda to Agaete, 90 km, 1,900 m
*option to stop the ride in Agaete at 47 km, 590 m

Day 5:

Tenerife & Mont Teide, 75 km, 3,000 m

Day 6:

Montaña Alta & the North of the Island, 93 km, 2,200 m

Day 7:

Departure transfers

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The Gran Canaria Experience is for cyclists looking for a tour which is as much about experiencing the culture of the island as it is about the cycling.

Enjoy the flexibility offered by a dedicated support vehicle & support team. Guests are invited to take climbs at their own pace. The support vehicle will never be far from the group making this tour accessible for Level 2 (Intermediate) riders looking for a challenge.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • VALLEY OF THE TEARS
  • PICO DE LAS NIEVES
  • CRUZ DE TEJEDA
  • ROQUE NUBLO
  • MONT TEIDE

GRAN CANARIA EXPERIENCE

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Enjoy first class guiding, vehicle & mechanical support from our dedicated team throughout the tour.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.

We’re experts at tailoring a tour to meet the needs of our guests, be that adapting rides and ride nutrition or working with our host hotels.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • THE ISLAND IS 47KM ACROSS
  • THE HIGHEST POINT ID POZO DE LAS NIEVES AT 1,949M
  • GRAN CANARIA IS THE THIRD LARGEST ISLAND IN THE CANARIES

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Half Board

The cuisine of the Canary Islands combines traditional Spanish recipes with African and Latin-American influences. Some recipes have been imported from the Spanish mainland, but many original flavours can be found in the Canarian specialities. The basis of the typical local cuisine is a variety of vegetables, fruit and fish. Meat usually features as part of a stew and steaks are mostly imported from mainland Spain or South America. Colourful local markets in every town offer an abundance of seasonal produce that is fresh and inexpensive. Sample locally-made specialties, including chorizo, goat’s cheese and honey.

The tour includes 5 evening meals, breakfast every day & ride nutrition. We’ll stop at our favourite cafés en route for lunch where guests are free to choose from the menu.

Island Hospitality

The Hotel Puerto de Mogán, Senses Collection * * * * (2 nights)

A beautiful hotel fusing tradition and modernity in a prime location on the Puerto de Mogán marina. Enjoy comfortable rooms, the onsite spa & pool and a restaurant with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean.

Parador Cruz de Tejeda * * * * (1 night)

Spend one night in a natural paradise in the heart of Gran Canaria. Relax in the spa & swimming pool which extends into the surrounding pine wood. Take in views of cliffs and ravines overlooking the ocean at 1,500 meters above sea level.

Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra, Agaete * * * * (3 nights)

Our final hotel is uniquely located on the cliffs of Agaete & 2 mins away from saltwater rock pools. With newly renovated rooms, each with a balcony & stunning views of the coastline, a swimming pool, spa & restaurant this a perfect oasis to spend the last half of our tour.

*Hotels shown are subject to availability at the time of booking.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

2nd – 8th February 2020

On demand for groups

Available as a custom tour 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,299

Single Supplement €599

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: Fly in to Gran Canaria Airport, a 50 min transfer to Puerto de Mogán. Land in time for an 11:00 group transfer.

Depart: Fly out of Gran Canaria Airport, a 45 min transfer from Agaete. Book flights departing after 13:15 for a group transfer departing at 10:30.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel
insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Food: 5 evening meals, breakfast & ride nutrition
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group airport transfers as described

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

The enthusiasm of Louise, Lee and Brian is so highly addictive, it makes me regret I was able to spend only 2 days cycling with them. They take care of everything and show you around like a good friend would. Impossible not to love this small business!

Charlotte Meerscchaut

I had a terrific trip. Definitely the best organised cycle trip I’ve been on, in a beautiful part of the world.

Geoff Trimm

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

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5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

BOOK A PRIVATE DEPARTURE FOR YOUR GROUP

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