GRANGUANCHE

canary islands

bikepacking the canary islands

GranGuanche is a cycling route across the canary islands. It’s a ride to the next ferry planned in three options for any choice of bike and terrain: rough off-road for mountain bikes, smooth unpaved for gravel bikes and tarmac for road bikes.

2.5''
2.4''
2.3''
2.2''
50mm
40mm
35mm
30mm
25mm

800 km

trail

20.000 m+

map

700 km

gravel

16.000 m+

map

600 km

road

14.000 m+

map

From sandy beaches to snowy peaks,

through empty deserts,

enchanted rainforests,

moon-like volcanic landscapes,

lush tropical canyons,

sand dunes,

black lava fields

and ancient pine forests.

This archipelago seems to host every corner of the planet

…and some sights from another world.

Solo Explorations.

Collective Adventures.

Ultracycling Races.

- free -
unsupported

Open to anyone

looking for challenge

and adventure

In the late 1800s endurance cyclists used to join unsupported group-rides to cover long distances in an established time limit to prove themself “audax”, brave in Latin. During the GranGuanche Audax, the time limit is set by the ferry leaving for the next islands. The event follows the classic rules and principles of unsupported ultra-cycling races, but in the spirit of Audax, participants are here allowed to ride in a group and draft each other.

between africa,
europe
and the americas

unique

HERITAGE

garajonay

national park

UNESCO
world heritage
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UNESCO
biosphere reserves

mount teide

national park

UNESCO
world heritage

sacred mountains

cultural landscape
UNESCO
world heritage

la laguna

historic town

UNESCO
world heritage

silbo gomero

whistled language

UNESCO
oral heritage

Guanches are named the aboriginals who first arrived in the Canary Islands from the nearby African mainland.

After the Spanish conquest, the European culture has been imposed and intermixed with Guanche’s traditions.

The archipelago then became a main stopover on the way to the New World, linking its history with the Americas in trades and migration.

This heritage is all around:
aboriginal caves, charming villages, historic cities and unique traditions.