It’s a ride to the next ferry that goes island to island, east to west: La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma. Expect everything: easy gravel roads, single tracks, some sandy sections, possibly mud, few short hike-a-bikes and the minimal amount of tarmac to connect everything. It’s a demanding route for experienced riders as includes serious climbs, technical descents, high mountains and remote areas. Experienced means well trained, technically skilled and wisely equipped.
Generally mild, dry and sunny all year long. Expect a good cycling weather with temperatures between 15 to 25 ˚C. Get ready for cold nights in the mountains as part of the route is above 2000 meters. The route can be ridden all year long, fall to spring is the best time.
Next town is usually not too far, so the route only requires minimum planning in stages and resupplies. Camping is recommended as an enriching experience but only allowed in camping areas. Plenty of other accommodation options. Each island is well connected to other islands by ferries and flights operated by local companies binter and canaryfly. The biggest islands has many direct flights to most European cities.