800
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20000
+m+

TRAIL

route

Unpaved route with considerable elevation gain. Mainly goes on double tracks, includes a few rocky single tracks, sandy sections, short hike-a-bikes, and a minimal amount of tarmac to connect everything. For hardtail mountain bikes with low gearing and min 2.2″ 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
+
3 hours

hike-a-bike

8-12

days

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.

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 with no need to book in advance.

Check ferries timetable.

Download the route tracks for free from the link above.

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

You can download the GPX files with no need to create an account on Ride With GPS:

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>> Export as File

>> GPX track (.gpx)

>> Download .gpx File

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

120 km
LANZAROTE
2.450 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

RESUPPLY

30 km
600 m+
4 hrs
LOS AJACHES

Remote desert made of arid mountains, rocky ravines, and black sand beaches.

◇ hike-a-bike sections

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.

Resupply: Yaiza, before entering Los Ajaches remote area.

Accommodation: Sands Beach 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
2.600 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
75 km
1.500 m+
6 hrs
TYNDAYA

Rocky desert.

○ Puertito: village, beach

○ Llanos de Concepción – RESUPPLY

BETANCURIA

Remote rocky desert.

◇ hike-a-bike sections

○ Ajuy: village, beach

PAJARA
30 km
600 m+
2 hrs
○ Tesejerague
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.

Resupply: Llanos de Concepción, before entering Betancuria desert.

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
30 km
600 m+
2 hrs
Lively city by the beach. La Vegueta is a must-see old colonial district.
TELDE
RESUPPLY
50 km
2.100 m+
6 hrs

Epic sea to summit climb.

□ 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: Telde, before the long climb. Tejeda, before entering Tirma remote area

Accommodation: Finca la Isa 25€ Tejeda, 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.LP

190 km
LA PALMA
6.450 m+

Pristine forests, bananas plantations,

rugged volcanoes, and clear night skies.

SANTA Cruz
Historic city
20 km
800 m+
2 hrs

Bananas plantations

Puntallana

RESUPPLY !!!

45 km
2.050 m+
6 hrs
Roque De Los Muchachos

Epic sea to summit climb.

 

Roque del Faro

abandoned town

50 km
1.400 m+
4 hrs
CUMBRE NUEVA

Fast double track in a pristine pine forest.

TAZACORTE
10 km
650 m+
2 hrs

□ Los Llanos – Historic Town surrounded by bananas plantations

EL PASO
60 km
1.550 m+
6 hrs
CUMBRE VIEJA

Recent volcanic eruptions that created a unique landscape made of green pine trees, black lava and red volcanic gravel.

SANTA CRUZ
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LOGISTICS

Camp: El Pilar (water, wc, bbq), Madre del Agua (water)

Resupply: Puntalla, before the endless climb to Roque de Los Muchachos. Roque Faro, restaurant open from 7 am to 9 pm and closed on Sunday. El Paso, before the loop around Cumbre Vieja.

Accommodation: Hotelito 27 50€ Santa Cruz, Hacienda de Abajo 170€ Tazacorte, Hostel Vagamundo 17€ Llanos de Aridane Albergue Casa Jurado 20€ El Paso Parador de la Palma 120€ Breña Baja.
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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