It’s a demanding routes for experienced riders.
Includes serious climbs,
high mountains, and remote areas.
Experienced means well trained,
technically skilled, and wisely equipped.
Generally mild, dry and sunny all year long, with temperatures between 15 and 25 ˚C at sea level. The route can be ridden all year long, fall and spring is the best time.
The landscape is ever-changing because the islands have different microclimates, depending on altitude, exposure, time of the day, and wind direction. Be prepared for wet weather on north faces, heat on south faces, and strong winds. Expect cold or freezing temperatures in the mountains during January and February. Sun radiation is strong all year long.
In case of unexpected bad weather in the mountains, riding downhill to a lower altitude is always a safe option. Riding the route in the reverse direction is not recommendable because of strong headwinds in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
The route requires some planning in stages and resupplies, as it could be a long ride to the next town. There are no natural water sources, so you must buy all your water.
Camp and accommodations
Camping is recommended as an enriching experience but only allowed in camping areas. In need of an emergency shelter set up late, strike early and never start fires—plenty of other accommodation options.
The route starts in Lanzarote – Orzola, just a 40km ride from Lanzarote airport.
The routes end in La Palma, La Gomera or El Hierro, small islands with no international flight connections. To fly back home, you must take the ferry back to Tenerife and fly from Tenerife South airport.
Bike box transfer from Lanzarote to Tenerife
From 250€ pp –
Including hotel accommodations
Booking and information HERE.
For 60€ pp –
Only bike box transfer, provided by Vadebicis bike shops
Drop your box at Vadebis Lanzarote – 4 km from Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
Mon-Fri: 10 AM to 6 PM / Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Pick Up your box at Vadebicis Chafiras, Tenerife – 4 km from Tenerife South Airport (TFS)
Mon-Fri: 10 AM to 8 PM / Sat: 10 AM to 1 PM / Closed on Sunday
Delivery time 5 working days.
Booking and information HERE.
Cardboard bike box
In Tenerife, you can arrange a cardboard bike box at
They sell cardboard boxes for 10€ and offer eventual bike cleaning and packing for 30€, please check availability. Then call a taxi to the airport, it’s just a 20-minute drive.
Pack wisely and keep it as light as possible, elevation gain is massive. Bikes shouldn’t weigh more than 18-20kg excluding water. You could avoid tents and stoves: cowboy camp at lower altitudes, find accommodations in high mountains and resupply in bars and supermarkets.
BIKE: low gearing and comfortable tire width.
GEAR: min 2 litres of water capacity, night lights, GPS device.
TOOL KIT: multi-tool, chain lube, chain tool, chain links, tubeless repair kit, spare tube, brake pad, valve core.
CLOTHING: thermal gloves, waterproof jacket, down jacket.
EXTRAS: sunscreen, water purification tablets, mosquito repellent.
SLEEPING SYSTEM: keep it light, go with a bivy setup and sleep at low altitudes.
The route is planned in three options
for any choice of bike and terrain