Spain Self Guided Biking / Canary Islands: Lanzarote

/Spain Self Guided Biking / Canary Islands: Lanzarote

Spain Self Guided Biking / Canary Islands: Lanzarote

Tour Dates: Year-round Departures, 8 days, 7 nights

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Enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. Perfect climate year around for cycling – neither hot in summer nor cold in winter. The island of Lanzarote has escaped the excesses of modern-day mass tourism. Our combination of rides and free days mean you can choose whether you ride or take the occasional day off. Definitely a trip not to be missed!

On our Canary Islands Self Guided Bike Tours on Lanzarote, you will 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 exceptional 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. Definitely a trip not to be missed!

2019 Price: €1050 Euros
pp double occupancy

High Season Supplement€80 Euros per person,
High season dates:  December 22 – January 6, March 24 – April 7 and July – August

Single Supplement€210 Euros/single occupancy

  • Hybrid Bike Rental: €110 Euros
  • Road Bike Rental: €150 Euros
  • Tandem Bike Rental: €200 Euros
  • Electric Bike Rental: €175 Euros
Price Includes:
  • 7 nights hotel with breakfast
  • Route guide and maps
  • luggage transfers
Price Does Not Include:

International flights, Bike Rental, airport taxi transfers, dinners, beverages, Boat to Fuerteventura (optional day 6), Entrance fee to Timanfaya Park

Tour Difficulty

The island has a variety of terrain, rolling hills, some cruising stretches and some fun hills. Most days you have a choice of short and long rides and you will always be able to add miles. There are 2 days that you can choose to do the loop rides or just relax.

  • Difficulty: Very Hilly
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
  • Recommended Bike: Hybrid or Road

Tour Highlights

  • fascinating landscapes with volcanoes
  • exceptional architectural works of César Manrique
  • magnificent views over the cliffs of Famara
  • the wine country of La Geria
  • Uncrowded roads
  • Year round perfect climate for cycling!

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Lanzarote

Taxi from Arrecife Airport to hotel in Costa Teguise (14 km). Late afternoon bike fitting and you will receive maps and route notes for the tour. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.

Day 2 – Costa Teguise – Haría (34-52 km)

Today we ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría. A variety of routes range from 34, 45, 52 km or 19, 28, 32 miles. En route we have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as La Cueva de los Verdes, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. We take in fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona. Finally we arrive in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.

Day 3 – Haría – San Bartolomé (43 km)

From Haría, we take the road down towards Teguise, the one-time capital of the island. Our route gives us spectacular views down over the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. From here we continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascingating wine-producing area of La Geria to our country hotel where we spend the next two nights. 29 or 43 km – 18 or 28 miles

Day 4 – San Bartolomé Loop Ride (50 km) * or option for a 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 loop 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. This is a 50 km circuit, but a shorter route to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise is available. 50 km or 31 miles

Day 5 – San Bartolomé – Playa Blanca (50 km)

From San Bartolomé we head towards the island’s 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 we head down to the south of the island, stopping en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before we finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca. 47 or 58 km – 29 or 36 miles

Day 6 – Playa Blanca Loop Ride (36 or 70 km) *or option for a rest day

Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura. Today we can take a boat across to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a ride on another island. Alternatively, we 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 unspoiled by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach. Route to El Golfo 36 km or 20 miles. Fuerteventura circuit 70 km or 43 miles.

Day 7 – Playa Blanca – Puerto del Carmen (47 km)

From Playa Blanca, we 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. We then descend to the coast and follow a nice promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife. 47 km or 30 miles

Day 8

Tour ends after breakfast. Taxi (4 km) on your own to the airport for departure flights. Or ask us to book extra nights so that you can relax and see more of the island.

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