Tour of Gran Canaria & Tenerife

Scheduled

6 nights

Advanced

595 km

13065 m

Canary Islands
Canary IslandsTour of Gran Canaria & Tenerife

Summary

The Canary Islands are a paradise for cyclists seeking to escape winter and enjoy warm temperatures and long climbs.

Begin the adventure in the south of the island with two nights in the picturesque Puerto de Mogan. Climb up to the centre of the volcanic island to Pico de las Nieves – the highest point of Gran Canaria and home to spectacular 360 degree views. On a clear day it’s possible to see Mont Teide on Tenerife. From Puerto Mogan ride north via the leg-busting, breathtaking Valley of the Tears – a climb that will break the legs of the strongest cyclist (don’t worry, we’ll be on hand to support every pedal stroke and offer a ride to the top!) but rewards the effort with stunning scenery all the way up. At the top of the climb is our resting place for the night in the Parador at the Cruz de Tejedor, a rural retreat in the clouds. The following day brings respite as our route descends to the north of the island and the volcanic beach of Agaete. Choose to ride further out and back along the rugged coast road or check-in to the hotel spa & relax!

Day 5 brings an early start & ferry ride across to Tenerife. Climb from the coast to the summit of Mont Teide, a climb that represents a huge challenge to cyclists from all over the world every year. Enjoy an evening on Tenerife before returning to Gran Canaria for our final ride of the tour, a rollercoaster ride through the lush green landscapes & villages in the north of Gran Canaria.

Stay in handpicked 4* hotels throughout the tour, enjoy a wide range of dining experiences selected to showcase the best cuisine on the islands and enjoy full support from the Eat Sleep Cycle team.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

595 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Canary Islands

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

85 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 15 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.299

TOUR highlights

Valley of the Tears

Pico de las Nieves

Cruz de Tejeda

Roque Nublo

Mont Teide

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Gran Canaria

Meet the Eat Sleep Cycle team in Las Palmas airport in time for the group transfer to Puerto Mogan. Enjoy a light lunch before a warm-up ride along the coast to check your bike & body are ready for the climbs ahead.

EAT

Light lunch on arrival. Enjoy an evening meal with the group at the Puerto Mogan harbour.

SLEEP

Hotel Puerto de Mogán

CYCLE

Warm up ride to Playa Amadores, 25 km, 500 m

Day 1

Pico de las Nieves

Day 2 brings the first big challenge of the tour, a classic Gran Canaria climb to Pico del las Nieves.

EAT

Start the day with big breakfast, stop for lunch at our favourite cyclists's bar. Evening meal with the group in Puerto Mogan.

SLEEP

Hotel Puerto de Mogán

CYCLE

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

Day 1

Valley of the Tears

Ride point to point to the centre of the island via the most brutal climb on the island, the Valley of the Tears. Stay the night in peace & tranquility at the fabulous Parador Cruz de Tejeda.

EAT

Breakfast buffet, picnic lunch en route, evening meal in the restuarant at the Parador.

SLEEP

Parador Cruz de Tejeda

CYCLE

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

Day 1

The volcanic beaches of Agaete

Today brings an opportunity to rest as our route takes us downhill to the north of the island and the black beaches of Agaete. Our spa hotel boasts views of the ocean & is just a couple of minutes walk from natural rock pools for bathing. Opt to finish the ride here or continue to ride out & back along the quiet coastal road that hugs the cliffs. Enjoy a relaxed evening at your own pace - we'll provide recommendations for dinner & guests are free to do their own thing.

EAT

Breakfast buffet, lunch in Agaete, free evening in Agaete.

SLEEP

Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra

CYCLE

Cruz de Tejeda to Agaete, 47 km, 590 m. Option to extend the ride along the coast, 90 km, 1,900 m

Day 1

Mont Teide and Tenerife

Wake up as the sun rises and take the first ferry out of Agaete to Tenerife. The Queen stage of the trip is calling, the climb of the mighty Teide. It's a challenge that features on the bucket list of many cyclist as Europe's longest continuous climb. Start at sea level & climb up to 2,200m. Our support vehicle offers riders full flexiblity today & our team in on hand to ensure everyone achieves their personal goals for the day. Celebrate the day beachside in Tenerife before bed & ferry back to Gran Canaria the next day.

EAT

Breakfast buffet, picnic lunch in a scenic spot, evening meal in Tenerife

SLEEP

Jardin de la Paz

CYCLE

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

Day 1

The lush north

After breakfast and a ferry ride back across to Agaete enjoy a ride through the lush green landscape of the north of the island. Our last evening of the trip is enjoyed together at a traditional seafood restaurant harbourside in Agaete. Swap stories of the week & celebrate new friendships.

EAT

Breakfast buffet, pincic lunch in a scenic spot, evening meal at a traditional harbour side fish restaurant in Agaete.

SLEEP

Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra

CYCLE

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

Day 1

Departures from Gran Canaria

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! Join our group transfer after to breakfast to Las Palmas airport.

EAT

Breakfast at the hotel

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

Premium Upgrade

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Laura

Laura is a guide, professional cycling coach and endurance cyclist who has completed some of the coolest ultradistance gravel events (which she absolutely loved!). Laura loves guiding as she really enjoys empowering people to ride their bikes and discover new places, help their cycling adventures come true, and share unforgettable moments together.

Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Fly in and out of Palma airport on Gran Canaria

MEETING POINT

Palma Airport

TIME

11:00

DEPARTURE

Book flights from Palma airport departing after 14:00

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Full Support

ACCOMMODATION

4* Hotels

FOOD

Full board - breakfast, lunch and 4 evening meals

TRANSFERS

Group transfers included to and from Palma Airport

BIKE RENTAL

Included in the tour

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Canary Islands

From Gran Canaria to Tenerife and with amazing year-round weather, the Canary Islands are the perfect melting pot of challenging climbs, stunning coastal routes and never-ending winding roads. Conquer climbs such as the Valley of the Tears, Mont Teide and Pico de las Nieves, before refuelling with a plate of fresh fish and papas arrugas.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €599
Monday

3 March 2025

Sunday

9 March 2025

€3.299Book now
Monday

27 October 2025

Sunday

2 November 2025

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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