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SELF-GUIDED TOURS

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

The Island of Eternal Spring and Endless Adventure

The moment you set foot in Gran Canaria, you will be captivated by its breathtaking landscapes, mild subtropical weather, rich culture, and exceptional cycling experiences. The island’s volcanic mountains, rugged coastline, golden beaches, historic villages, and delectable cuisine await. You can ride your bike year-round thanks to the island’s favorable climate. Discover why Gran Canaria attracts so many global cyclists every year.

Highlights

  • Experience quintessential Canarian island scenery; lush pine forests, dramatic volcanic cliffs, and azure waters!
  • Conquer all of Gran Canaria’s famous climbs; including Pico de las Nieves, Valley of the Tears, and the challenging coastal routes.
  • Explore the charming towns of Teror, Agüimes, and Tejeda.
  • Enjoy the subtropical, mild temperatures of this idyllic island.
  • Stay at a selection of hand-picked hotels.

Highlights for foodies: Discover Canary Islands’ cuisine, with its fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and flavourful spices.

Day 1: Las Palmas!

Welcome to Las Palmas!

Explore this charming coastal town, its historic old center, and the beautiful beach. We’ll rendezvous at the agreed time to deliver your bikes, ensure a proper fit, and thoroughly discuss the week’s plans.

Day 2: ARUCAS & TEROR

You’ll kick off this fantastic cycling adventure on this stunning island with an exhilarating first ride through renowned towns such as Arucas and Teror, offering three routes tailored to different skill levels.

  • Sweet: Teror Route. 41 km. 1700 m Elevation
  • Salty: Firgas Route. 53 km. 2000 m elevation
  • Spicy: Arteaga Challenge. 73 km 2600 m Elevation
Day 3: ARTENARA & TEJEDA

Today we traverse dramatic gorges and valleys, where sheer cliffs and lush greenery create a mesmerizing backdrop, riding through the town of Artenara, perched atop a rugged mountain, offering panoramic views of Gran Canaria’s vast landscape.

  • Sweet: Artenara Loop. 48.7 km. 1,262 m Elevation.
  • Salty: Las Hoyas Loop. 66.1 km. 1,794 m Elevation.
  • Spicy: El Sao Challenge. 72.8 km. 1,954 m Elevation.

 

Day 4: DESCENT TO MASPALOMAS

Today’s ride features a thrilling descent from the center of the island to the coast, boasting significant elevation loss. The route finishes in Maspalomas, a unique town famous for its stunning dunes, where golden sands meet the blue ocean, creating a spectacular and serene landscape.

  • Sweet: Fataga Route. 51 km. 560 m Elevation
  • Salty: Santa Lucia Route. 73 km. 760 m Elevation
  • Spicy: Aguimes Challenge. 89 km. 110 m Elevation
Day 5: PUERTO MOGÁN

Today, we will ride inland towards the Natural Reserve of the Pilancones, where the volcanic landscape beautifully blends with pine trees. Our final destination is Puerto Mogan, a picturesque port town known for its charming atmosphere.

  • Sweet: Shuttle from Puerto Mogán. 54 km 1100 m Elevation.
  • Salty: Puerto Mogán Loop 72 km. 1300 m Elevation *Includes short boat ride.
  • Spicy: Pilancones Challenge. 87 km 1950 m Elevation.
Day 6: AYAGUARES & DEPARTURE

If your schedule and energy levels allow, we have one last bike ride for you: a short loop to Ayaguares. Alternatively, you can relax in Maspalomas, enjoy the beach, get a massage, and savor your final moments on this beautiful island.

At the agreed time, a private shuttle is arranged to seamlessly transfer you to the airport.

  • Sweet: Ayaguares Loop. 31 km. 600 m Elevation

* If you would like more time by the beach in Maspalomas, we can easily extend your stay in this wonderful destination.

Dates & Prices

Your choice of dates and length of the trip.
Below you may download our standard self-guided tour for Gran Canaria

5 nights from 2600€ per person

What is included?
  • 5 nights hotel with breakfast.
  • Arrival and departure private transfer to the airport.
  • Luggage transfer between hotels.
  • 5 days bike rental. Choose between a top range road bike or e-bike.
  • GPX tracks and GPS device.
  • A package with a basic tool kit, spare tubes, levers and pump.
  • Foodie Cycling planning fees and in-person host support.
  • A detailed list of carefully selected recommendations for restaurants, cultural highlights and shopping. We can make bookings for you.
  • Tourist tax and 21% VAT
What is not included?
  • Travel to Gran Canaria.
  • Meals, except for breakfast.
  • Ticket to monuments or others.
  • Travel & Health Insurance.
  • Extra services such as shuttles, massages, or any other extra.
  • Anything not specified as included.
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