Lanzarote

Lanzarote: Land of the Volcanoes
(Easy to Moderate/Moderate)

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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.

Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders.

Prices are starting indications, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, and include standard bike hire. Please make a booking enquiry for a confirmed price based on your chosen dates and exact requirements.

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Description

The unique 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!

 

Itinerary

The full eight-day itinerary:
  1. Arrival in Costa Teguise – Today we arrive in Lanzarote. We taxi from Arrecife Airport to the hotel – 14 km. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
  2. Haría – Today we ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría.. En route we have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. We also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. 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. (approx 34, 45 or 52km)
  3. San Bartolomé – 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)
  4. San Bartolomé – Today is a free day spent in our rural hotel. We can choose to relax, or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Our round 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. 50 km circuit, but shorter route to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise available. (approx 50km)
  5. Playa Blanca – From San Bartolomé we head towards the islands 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)
  6. Playa Blanca – 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 unspoilt by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach. (Route to El Golfo approx 36 km,  Fuerteventura circuit approx 70 km)
  7. Arrecife – 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. (approx 47km)
  8. Departure to Airport – A short taxi ride to the airport – 4 km – brings you back to your flight home.

Alternative itinerary (Teguise):
  1. Arrival in Costa Teguise – Today we arrive in Lanzarote. We taxi from Arrecife Airport to the hotel – 14 km. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
  2. Haría – Today we ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría.. En route we have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. We also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. 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. (approx 34, 45 or 52km)
  3. Teguise – 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 fascinating wine-producing area of La Geria. We then return to our hotel in Teguise. (18km or 52 km)
  4. Teguise – Today is a free day spent in our Teguise hotel. We can choose to relax, or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Our round 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 Teguise. (approx 50km)
  5. Playa Blanca – From Teguise we head towards the island’s main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. The eruptions of 1730 – 1736 buried a quarter of the whole island 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 to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before we finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca. (57 or 67 km)
  6. Playa Blanca – 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 unspoilt by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach. (Route to El Golfo approx 36 km,  Fuerteventura circuit approx 70 km)
  7. Arrecife – 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. (approx 47km)
  8. Departure to Airport – A short taxi ride to the airport – 4 km – brings you back to your flight home.

Your Bike

You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes or eBikes are also available on request.

All cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request.

Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day’s cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.

Higher spec bikes are available on request. If you wish to use your own bike, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Additional information

Length

8 days/7 nights

Style

Self-Guided