La Palma Enduro/All-mountain

The genuine grass roots trip with five days riding on the most beautiful trails of the greenest island of the Canary islands. Here, nature, tranquility and a choice of rides are on offer including the longest ride on the Canary islands from Roque de los Muchachos(2400m) down to sea level as well as crossing through the volcanic region, three hours of volcanic singletrack down to the sea!

 

Day 1 : Meet participants at La Palma airport. Ten minute transfer to apartments. Unpacking and preparation of bikes.

 

Day 2 : Transfer towards the El Pilar refuge hut and start of the descent on a track just to adjust the bikes and warm-up. Then 30 mins cycling and 15 mins bike carrying before hitting a great shingle singletrack passing close to a superb lava pipe, cross over the lava flow then drop towards San Nicolas for a tapas meal. A short transfer followed by a varied singletrack alternating between trial-like sections and fast dirt and lava gravel sections. Finish in Mazo and return to the hotel. +400m -2200m

 

Day 3 : Transfer in direction of Roque de los Muchachos(2400)m for the longest downhill of the Canaries. This spectacular singletrail which begins along the edge of La Caldera will then
lead you into an incredible series of switchbacks, a technical achievement as well, with the finish at Tazacorte beach, 0m altitude! Swimming and a meal on the seafront. +100m-2300m

 

Day 4 : A unique day and ride along part of the Volcanoes route, spectacular crossing of the most volcanic landscape of La Palma along superb volcanic gravel singletracks, 40 mins pedaling followed by several 15 min bike carrying sections into a final descent from 1950m to 0m passing close by the youngest volcano of the Canary islands(1971) and to a great finish where you can discover the joys of cycling over lava shingle, ending the ride with a swim in the sea! +500m-1950m

 

Day 5 : Free day for relaxing : the beach, hiking, sampling local fare, shopping, visiting a cigar factory or the observatory etc…

 

Day 6 : After a bit of pedaling and bike-carrying , we leave Pico de la Nieve(2232m) for a superb up-and-down volcanic gravel singletrack overlooking the left side of La Caldera. What follows next is quite simply a great fast singletrack with several short technical sections and all this above a sea of clouds. Next a drop down into the forest where a super fun singletrack awaits us. Then a final ride in a humid ,tropical atmosphere along a super fun dirt singletrack with great hairpin bends finishing in the old town of Santa Cruz. +300m-200m

 

Day 7 : Transfer direction Pico de la Cruz and a technical downhill northwards, pause to admire the Impressive view then second half along a fun singletrack with an incredible finish of hairpin bends in tropical surroundings! Meal in El Faro then we continue our descent in the forest passing by one of the most typical villages on the island before we finish the ride with a spectacular singletrack down to the sea! +50m-2300m
Evening meal together and visit to the local bars!

 

Day 8 : Transfer to the departure airport

 

P.S: The number of kilometers and the altitude profiles can vary slightly as the rides are adaptable (where possible) on site and depending on levels and requests.

Details

Prices:
5-6 peoples 1030 CHF or 950 euros
Groups of seven or more people 930 CHF or 850 euros

Dates next departure : 11-18 november 2017/10-17 march/14-21 april  or on request october, november, march, april, grup of 4-7

Singles welcome!
 

Included:
- Seven nights accommodation in a fully-equipped typical Canaries-style apartment

- Five days of rides all over the island
- All transfers, airports and rides
- Bus with bike trailer
- French, Spanish, German and English speaking Swiss guides and a Canary Island expert
- Driver
- Professional mechanic

-T-shirts besttrails

 

Not included :
- Flights and airport taxes

- Meals

- Personal liability insurance

- Tips

Technical level : intermédaire to expert
Physical level : basic to expert

 

Programm PDF

 

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