Tenerife and la Gomera Cross Country

Welcome to Tenerife,  with its volcano, mount Teide , and at 3760m altitude, the highest island in the Atlantic ocean. A unique and pleasant climate throughout the year, a choice of rides and diversity of scenery, a rich gastronomy, that’s what’s in store for the participants of this trip to the Canaries. This trip also includes two days exploration on the very green  and exotic island of La Gomera, Christopher Colombus’ last stopover  before America.

 

Day 1: Arrival of participants at Reina Sofia, Tenerife’s south airport ( or at the north airport for an extra 50 euros). 15 minute transfer to our hotel in El Médano, the kite and windsurf Mecca right on the seafront. Unpack and set up the bikes followed by a bienvenidos aperitif!

 

Day 2: Transfer direction the village of Vilaflor (1466m), Spain’s highest inhabited village. Start of the first ride on the high ground above Vilaflor through the magnificent Canarian pine forests. Then return towards Lfonche along trails and great singletracks. Lunch in the hamlet of La Escalona in a little typical Canarian restaurant. Transfer to our hotel in El Médano. 30kms +500m-1000m

 

Day 3: Transfer direction the village of Santiago del Teide (1050m) and its famous church. Start of the ride and climb to higher ground, section close to recent lava flow which ravaged the village of Garachico, singletracks up above Santiago, another climb to the spectacular volcanic zone of Arenas Negras then downhill to the picturesque village of Garachico. Lunch on the seafront and swimming in the natural swimming pools. Transfer to our superb Canarian style hotel, El Patio, in the north of the island. 28kms +500m-1500m

 

Day 4: After a transfer we are going to ride in the north-east part of the island, in the Anaga nature park, a superb region, quite different from the rest of the island with its unique Laurisilva vegetation and an area that very few tourists and even locals know about. A one hour bus transfer then start of the ride on singletracks across dense and wild landscape with breathtaking views. Lunch made with local produce in a small village before returning along trails and singletracks with the possibility of prolonging our ride with a 1000m descent swooping down the south slope and a finish in the capital Santa Cruz. Return transfer to our hotel in El Médano. 40kms +800m-1200m

 

Day 5: Free day today with the possibility of hiring kite and windsurfs, going to the beach, shopping, climbing by cablecar to mount Teide etc…

 

Day 6: This morning we catch the ferry at Los Cristianos for a 40 minute crossing to the island of La Gomera, then after a short transfer we follow trails and singletracks along the north coast of the island before stopping for lunch on the seafront near a superb shingle beach. Then we finish our ride by returning to our hotel in the superb village of Hermigua. 28kms +400m-400m

 

Day 7: This morning after a short transfer, we begin our tour near the village of Vallehermoso, a climb in the surrounding densely grown hills to reach approximately 1000m altitude. Lunch in a restaurant with a magnificent view of the north coast. Then an afternoon of singletracks and trails leading to the Santa Clara chapel. Excellent singletracks along a ridge with Tenerife in view then swoop down to Vallehermosa village. Bus transfer direction St Sebastien to catch our ferry around 5 p.m. and then back to our hotel in El Médano. Pack up the bikes followed by evening meal together. 30kms +1000m-1000m

 

Day 8: Transfer to departure airport from our hotel in El Médano. Hasta luego!

 

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:
 1450 CHF ( minimum 5 people)
Groups of 6 people or more : 1290 CHF

 

Included:
- 3 days mountain biking around the island of Tenerife plus 2 days mountain biking  on the island of La Gomera
- 7 nights accommodation while travelling of which 6 in a hotel  on the seafront with breakfast  and 1 night in a Canarian finca with swimming pool
- All transfers ( airports and rides)
- Bus with bike trailer
- Swiss guide
- Driver
- Professional mechanic
- Technical and bike-handling advice
- Return ferry trip

 

Not included :
- Flights to Tenerife and airport taxes

- Personal liability insurance

- Bikes

- Lunches

- Evening meals

- Tips

Dates:november and march

Flight Suggestions:

- Iberia flights at approx 480 CHF from Geneva/ Edelweiss
- Easyjet direct flights from Geneva and Basel between 150 to 400 CHF

 

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

 

Programm PDF