700
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16000
+m+

GRAVEL

route

Mixed-terrain route that goes by fast gravel roads and secondary paved roads, avoiding rocky single tracks or sandy sections. For gravel bikes with low gearing and minimum 40mm wide tires.

ROUTE ALERTS: Tenerife: double tracks are closed after the summer wildfire, follow the alternative route.

70%

unpaved

2.300mt

highest point

ROUTE
GPX
+
1 hour

hike-a-bike

7-10

days

It’s a demanding route for experienced riders.

Includes serious climbs,

high mountains, and remote areas.

Experienced means well trained,

technically skilled, and wisely equipped.

Download the route tracks for free from the link above.

The route may include pedestrian areas or natural parks where cycling is forbidden. You’ll need to dismount and push your bike.

The route is constantly updated with track conditions, road closures and natural area restrictions: don’t trust any other source to download the route!

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Terms of use: ride the routes at your own risk and responsibility. Always check local weather, road closures and natural park rules. Respect public and private land restrictions and traffic laws. Carry proper safety and navigation equipment. Follow the Leave no Trace rules. The information found here is just a planning resource, a starting point to plan your trip with due diligence and common sense. We are in no way liable for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other such situation that might happen to individual riders cycling or following this route.

The route is well connected by fast and frequent ferries summing up about 7 hours on board and 200€ total amount.

You can easily buy tickets online or directly at the harbour.

The ferry timetable can change with short notice, always check on ferry company websites.

Check ferries timetable.

The route can be ridden all year long, fall and spring is the best season.

The landscape is ever-changing because the weather is ever-changing. The islands have different microclimates, depending on altitude, exposure, time of the day, and wind direction.

Expect dry and sunny weather at sea level, mist or rain on the north slopes, and strong winds in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. During the winter, expect cold or freezing temperatures above 1000 meters. 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.

Fly to Lanzarote – fly back from Tenerife South

The route starts in Lanzarote, 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.

Resupply

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.

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

Free Motion – Los Cristianos

Bike Point – Las Americas, El Medano

Vadebicis – Chafiras

They sell cardboard boxes for 10€ and offer 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 20kg excluding water. You could avoid tents and stoves: bivy camp at lower altitudes, find accommodations in high mountains and resupply in bars and supermarkets.

Avoid high-profile rims as side winds can be an issue. Avoid fancy bikes as storing them on ferries may result in scratches or cosmetic damage.

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.

LEARN MORE

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LEAVE NO TRACE

Leave everything as you found it, or better.

Dispose of, remove and recycle waste.

Never start campfires.

Learn more.

1.LZ

110 km
LANZAROTE
2.000 m+

Black lava fields, white houses, and green vineyards.

Lanzarote is a ride on the moon

ORZOLA
30 km
1200 m+
4 hrs

○ Haria: historic town.

TEGUISE

Historic Town, former capital.

25 km
150 m+
2 hrs
EL JABLE

Sandy desert

○ Famara – surf village, impressive sandy beach that lays under a massive cliff

LA SANTA
35 km
500 m+
3 hrs
TIMANFAYA

National Park result of the 17th-century volcanic eruption. Unique and extraterrestrial landscape.

LA GERIA

Vineyards cultivated digging circular pits in the volcanic ash. A unique technique that produces excellent Malvasia wines and creates an impressive landscape.

YAiZA
25 km
100 m+
1 hrs
PAPAGAYO

Sandy beaches with cristal clear water.

PLAYA BLANCA
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LOGISTICS

Camp: no official camping areas on the route. In need of an emergency shelter set up late and strike early. Never start campfires.

Accommodation: Santa Rosa Costa Teguise, Finca la Corona Ye, Finca la Crucita 80€ Haría, Palacio Ico 125€ Teguise, La Era BnB 85€ Yaiza, Casona 65€ Yaiza, hotels in Playa Blanca.

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2.FV

160 km
Fuerteventura
2.300 m+

White beaches, sand dunes, and remote deserts.

Fuerteventura feels like Africa.

Corralejo
30 km
100 m+
2 hrs
NORTH SHORE

Scenic coastline, sandy beaches.

COTILLO
65 km
1.200 m+
6 hrs
TYNDAYA

Rocky desert.

○ Puertito: village, beach

○ Llanos de Concepción

○ Bentancuria – Historic Town, oldest spanish town on the archipelago, colonial arquitecture.

PAJARA
30 km
600 m+
2 hrs

○ La Pared: beach

COSTA CALMA
30 km
400 m+
2 hrs
SOTAVENTO

Sandy beach, lagoons.

MORRO JABLE
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LOGISTICS

Camp: no official camping areas on the route. In need of an emergency shelter set up late and strike early. Never start campfires.

Accommodation: Hotel Rural Huerto Viejo Tesejerague 75€, hotels and AirBnB in Corralejo and Costa Calma

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3.GC

140 km
GRAN CANARIA
3.950 m+

Deep ravines, enormous cliffs,

and aboriginal caves.

LAS PALMAS
40 km
1.000 m+
4 hrs

Lively city by the beach. La Vegueta is a must-see old colonial district.

○ Telde – Historyc Town

INGENIO
RESUPPLY
40 km
1.800 m+
5 hrs
GUAYADEQUE

Deep ravine, notable for pre-hispanic remains and house-caves.

□ Llanos de Pez: camping area, water

TEJEDA

Historic town – RESUPPLY

60 km
1.300 m+
5 hrs
SACRED MOUNTAINS

Scenic landscape made of peaks, cliffs and ravines. Vestige of a pre-hispanic culture with thousands of caves and ritual temples. UNESCO world heritage.

TAMADABA
Pristine pine forest on a huge cliff that plummets to the coastline.
TIRMA

Dreamy double track winding into a deep ravine.

AGAETE
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LOGISTICS

Camp: El Bailico (no services), Llanos de la Pez (water, wc, bbq).

Resupply: Ingenio, before the long climb. Tejeda, before entering Tirma remote area

Accommodation: Parador 120€ Cruz de Tejeda, Casa Calma 17€ Agaete, Hotel Puerto Las Nieves 50€ Agaete.

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4.TF

170 km
TENERIFE
4.600 m+

Enchanted forests, old colonial towns

and a massive volcano.

Santa Cruz
55 km
1.700 m+
5 hrs
ANAGA

Rugged peaks and deep ravines, covered by a lush green laurel tree forest, usually shrouded in mist well deserves the name of “enchanted forest”.

✻ Cold – Wet Weather

○ LA LAGUNA – funded by the end of the 15th century, former capital and oldest university of the canary islands. It’s the first non-fortified Spanish colonial city.

UNESCO world heritage site.

LA Esperanza
RESUPPLY !!!
95 km
2.650 m+
10 hrs
□ La Caldera: camping area, water □ El Caminero: bbq area, water
Mt. TEIDE

Massive volcano rising 3700 meters above the ocean and over the clouds. Covered in snow during the winter, it’s surrounded by lava fields and pine forests. UNESCO world heritage site.

◇ 30 minutes hike-a-bike at km 130

□ Madre del Agua: camping area, water

VILAFLOR
Historic town
25 km
0 m+
1 hrs
LOS CRISTIANOS
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LOGISTICS

Camp: La Caldera (water, wc, bbq), Madre del Agua (water)

Resupply: La Esperanza, before the long climb to Mt. Teide

Accommodation: Albergue de Anaga 20€ Anaga, Patio Hostel  20€ La Laguna, Aguere Nest Hostel 20€ La Laguna, Grand Hotel 80€ La Laguna, Hotel las Cañadas 35€ La Esperanza, Hospedaje tu Sitio 45€ La Esperanza, Parador 100€ Cañadas del Teide, Spa Villalba 150€ Vilaflor, Hotel Rural 30€ Vilaflor

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5.EH

120 km
EL Hierro
3.900 m+

Once considered the westernmost land, was used as prime meridian.

El Hierro feels like the edge of the world.

LA ESTACA
10 km
600 m+
1 hrs
VALVERDE
30 km
1.100 m+
3 hrs
○ Mirador de la Peña – view point, bar
RISCO DE TIBATAJE

massive cliff plumbing over the ocean

FRONTERA

RESUPPLY

60 km
1.700 m+
6 hrs

Playa del Verodal – Beach

SABINAR

Juniper trees shaped by trade winds in twisted sculptures. 

MAR DE LAS CALMAS

Climb overlooking the blue horizon.

□ hoya del Morcillo – camping area , water, wc

EL PINAR
20 km
350 m+
4 hrs
◇ exposed and windy descent
LA ESTACA
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LOGISTICS

Camp: Hoya del Morcillo (water, wc, bbq)

Resupply: Frontera

Accommodation: hotel boomerang 50€ Valverde Parador del Hierro 150€ Las Playas

Fly back home: the best option is Tenerife South airport. Take the ferry back to Tenerife Los Cristianos, arrange a cardboard bike box in one of the many bike shops in town and take a taxi to the airport, it’s just 20 minutes drive.

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