Gran Canaria offers smooth roads, sweeping vistas and an average temperature of 18 degrees in January and February.
Join our Ride Camp to enjoy early season base miles in a mild climate and get a head start for the cycling season ahead. Whilst there is plenty of climbing there will be freedom to ride at your own pace and take a break whenever you need to.
Gran Canaria is packed with varied landscapes & micro-climates, and a third of the island is protected as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.
Arrival in Gran Canaria, Transfers to Maspalomas
Warm up ride to Anfi, 44 km, 500 m
Pico de las Nieves, 117 km, 2,600 m
The Valley of the Tears, 141 km, 3,400 m
Santa Lucia, 120 km, 2,300 m
Cruz de Tejeda, 130 km, 3,300 m
The Gran Canaria Ride Camp is focused on early season base miles to prepare you for the season ahead. Whilst there is plenty of climbing, there will be freedom to go at your own pace and miss out climbs because we understand that fitness is not its highest that early in the year.
The support vehicle will never be from the group should you wish to take a break, 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.
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.
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 specialities, including chorizo, goat’s cheese and honey.
The tour is half-board, including breakfast and evening meals at our hotel. For lunch choose from the menu at our favourite cafes on route.
Don Gregory by Dunas, San Augustin * * * *
Located next to Gran Canaria’s Las Burras Beach, in the San Agustín area of Playa del Inglés. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and gym.
All air-conditioned rooms at the Don Gregory have a private balcony with views of the Atlantic Ocean views. Enjoy the hotel’s garden, sun terraces and poolside bar.
*Hotel shown is subject to availability at the time of booking.
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.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
RIDLEY HELIUM X
RIDLEY FENIX DISC
Arrive: Fly in to Gran Canaria Airport, a 20 min transfer to Playa Ingles. Land in time for an 11:00 group transfer.
Depart: Fly out of Gran Canaria Airport, a 20 min transfer from Playa Ingles. Book flights departing after 13:30 for a group transfer departing at 11:00.
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Food: Half board
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group airport transfers as described
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.
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
Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.
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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Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.