Ascend to the highest point of Gran Canaria, Pico de las Nieves
Explore historic Agüimes, with its narrow streets and charming squares
Marvel at the dramatic rock formations of Roque Nublo
Immerse yourself in the UNESCO-listed Risco Caído
Cycle through the desert-like landscapes of the Tirajana region
Discover the vibrant towns of Teror, Arucas, and Galdar, with their rich history
Experience the stunning coastal cliffs of the Tamadaba Natural Park
Upon your arrival at Gran Canaria airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in the historic center of Agüimes. You’ll have the rest of the day to explore the charming town, with its narrow streets, charming bars, and restaurants around the main Rosario Square. Agüimes has a long history dating back to the Spanish conquest of Gran Canaria in the 15th century and offers an authentic experience of the island.
Hotel in Agüimes
You will begin our ride with a gentle climb from the coast into the desert-like Tirajana region, offering spectacular views along the way. We’ll make a coffee stop at the picturesque village of San Bartolomé before embarking on a rolling descent through the village of Fataga to Maspalomas where your accommodation awaits.
Hotel in Maspalomas
52.8 km, 1133 m of elevation gain
Today’s ride takes us to the highest point on Gran Canaria, Pico de las Nieves. The climb is long but mostly gentle, allowing you to settle into a nice rhythm and take in the stunning views from the top, which includes a vantage point overlooking the neighboring island of Tenerife. From there, the longer route includes a shorter climb while the shorter route descends to your hotel, set in the heart of the island at 1,400m altitude. Surrounded by imposing volcanic mountains and charming villages, with unforgettable views of the iconic Roque Nublo.
Hotel in Cruz de Tejeda
54.4 km, 2229 m of elevation gain
Today’s ride is more leisurely, allowing you to take in the beauty and charm of inland Gran Canaria. You’ll follow quiet, winding roads, staying at high altitude throughout the ride, and enjoying views of every corner of the island. You will visit the beautiful village of Tejeda and the dramatic rock formations of Roque Nublo before returning to your hotel.
31.2 km, 897 m of elevation gain
Today’s route is the longest but also the easiest, as we descend from the Tejeda region all the way down to Gran Canaria’s northern coast. The scenery changes as we pass through vibrant green hillsides, banana plantations, and dramatic coastal cliffs, almost like entering a completely different country. We’ll visit Teror, Arucas, and Galdar – three of the oldest towns in Gran Canaria, all with lively old towns and charming squares full of traditional Canarian bars and cafes. We’ll finish the routes in Agaete, where you can enjoy the views of the Tamadaba Natural Park, including a series of spectacular cliffs that extend along the coast.
Hotel in Agaete
96.5 km, 2034 m of elevation gain
Today, you will head south from Agaete, following a scenic road that climbs inland, running parallel to the coast with picturesque sea views. Near the top of the climb, we’ll reach Risco Caído – a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. The Risco Caído is home to cave-houses and agricultural buildings, dating from before the Spanish conquest of the Canary Islands. It was also the site of an ancient astronomical observatory, probably an important religious site of the indigenous Guanche culture.
Hotel in La Aldea de San Nicolas de Tolentino
58.7 km, 1830 m of elevation gain
On the seventh day of the tour, you will start with a climb out of La Aldea towards the town of Mogán. The surroundings become more desert-like, and you will see dramatic rock formations and cacti once again.
You will descend to the charming coastal village of Puerto de Mogán, which is an ideal spot for a coffee or lunch break. From here, you can take a short ferry ride to the neighboring town and finish the day with a fantastic ride along the coast until you reach the finish line of this wonderful cycling tour right back to where you started in Agüimes.
96.7 km, 2024 m of elevation gain
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. You will depart from Gran Canaria, filled with great memories and an experience you will never forget!
If you would like to extend your holiday, we would be happy to arrange it for you and transfer you to your next accommodation.
Some popular options for extensions include staying on the coast around Maspalomas or visiting the city of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria.
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
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Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your tour
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Accommodation as per itinerary
Discover the captivating beauty and rich cultural heritage of Gran Canaria with the Cycling Tour of Gran Canaria! From the moment you arrive in the historic center of Agüimes, you’ll be enchanted by the island’s authentic charm.
Embark on a series of exhilarating rides that showcase Gran Canaria’s diverse landscapes. Ascend from the coast to the desert-like Tirajana region, where spectacular views unfold before your eyes. Stop for a refreshing break in the picturesque village of San Bartolomé before descending through Santa Lucía.
Challenge yourself with a climb to Pico de las Nieves, the highest point on the island, where panoramic views reward your efforts.
You will explore the captivating inland regions as you cycle through winding roads, taking in breathtaking vistas at every turn. Visit the beautiful village of Tejeda and marvel at the dramatic rock formations of Roque Nublo.
Descend from the Tejeda region to the island’s northern coast, where verdant hillsides, banana plantations, and dramatic cliffs create a striking contrast. Discover the charming towns of Teror, Arucas, and Galdar, each with its own unique character and historical treasures. You will conclude your journey in Agaete, where the Tamadaba Natural Park’s coastal cliffs offer a breathtaking backdrop.
Cycle south from Agaete, relishing the scenic coastal road and reaching the UNESCO-listed Risco Caído. Explore cave houses, ancient agricultural buildings, and remnants of an astronomical observatory that bear witness to Gran Canaria’s ancient past.
Conclude your cycling adventure with a climb from La Aldea to Mogán, passing through desert-like landscapes adorned with impressive rock formations and cacti. Take in the beauty of the coastal village of Puerto de Mogán, offering magnificent views before descending back to the finish line of this lengthy, challenging but mesmerizing tour.
Throughout your journey, Gran Canaria will captivate you with its diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and warm hospitality. Let this thoughtfully crafted itinerary immerse you in the island’s natural wonders and cultural treasures, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your cycling adventure in this captivating destination.
Embark on a truly personalized adventure with our self-guided option. We create a custom handout exclusively designed to cater to your preferences, enabling you to explore at your own relaxed pace. Take pleasurable breaks and immerse yourself in captivating surroundings at your leisure. Rest assured, our dedicated 24/7 support is readily available, ensuring a seamless and worry-free journey throughout.
Self-guided cycling tours offer a customized and adaptable way to enjoy cycling vacations, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace and adjust your itinerary or timetable as needed. Our team manages all the details, including lodging, comprehensive schedules, GPS routes, and continuous support, providing a relaxing and interactive journey that delivers autonomy, personalization, and genuine cultural experiences.
We are dedicated to finding the ideal match for you. We collaborate with various accommodation providers that meet our criteria, but their availability may differ, especially during peak seasons. Moreover, we can personalize your vacation based on your preferences and budget, making sure we discover the most fitting solution for your needs.
We advise booking your tour as early as possible, especially for popular tourist destinations where accommodation options are limited. The best choices are often booked out for summer before spring even arrives.
Most tours can still take place in light rain as long as you dress appropriately. During the summer months, afternoon thunderstorms are common, so it’s best to start the tour early. If the weather looks particularly bad, we can try to make adjustments to the tour ahead of time.
Our tours are specially designed for road bikes, and when it comes to Spain, an endurance road bike would be the most optimal choice. However, using a different type of bike will not pose any issues. Gravel bikes can be an excellent alternative as they offer versatility without compromising road performance.
Rest assured, we can always customize our tours to accommodate your bike. For instance, if you opt for a gravel bike, we can incorporate gravel roads into the itinerary. Regardless of your bike choice, you are more than welcome to join our road cycling tours in Spain, as we will make the necessary adjustments to ensure a seamless experience.
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