GRANGUANCHE

canary islands

bikepacking the canary islands

Granguanche is a bike route across the canary islands. Aimed to discover the archipelago’s ever-changing landscape and rich heritage, a chance to wander in the mountains, swim in the ocean and sleep under the stars. It’s a ride to the next ferry that goes island to island, east to west. The route is 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.

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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.

garajonay

national park

la gomera

UNESCO
world heritage
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UNESCO
biosphere reserves

mount teide

national park

tenerife

UNESCO
world heritage

between africa,
europe
and the americas

unique

HERITAGE

sacred mountains

cultural landscape

grancanaria

UNESCO
world heritage

la laguna

historic town

tenerife

UNESCO
world heritage

silbo gomero

whistled language

la gomera

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.