Tenerife, a veritable playground for 2-wheel enthusiasts. Whether you pedal at sea level or at an altitude of more than 2000m, beginner or professional, a wide range of courses awaits you with sports circuits or leisure cycling, so many cycling routes to discover the island of Tenerife.
A unique possibility of “off-roading” across the Island
For mountain bikers, there are about 200 km of routes that cover the whole island. With routes so varied both in terms of landscape but also in difficulty, Tenerife offers a complete network of tracks that allows you to make many combinations and make the routes different from each other. The different routes allow everyone to create their tailor-made circuit according to the number of kms and the magnificent scenery.
Tenerife, a favorite place for cyclists
Up to 2,000 meters above sea level at the foot of Teide or at sea level, routes await you. From unique places await cyclists enthusiasts for training and excellent facilities await top cyclists. Every year renowned professionals come to Tenerife to prepare their participation in events such as the Tour de France, the World Championships and even the Olympic Games.
A “cycling friendly” island
Tenerife has facilities for cyclists and professionals in particular, with establishments that offer special services for these athletes, from storage rooms for their bikes to repair shops. A separate section is dedicated to them in the list of accommodations.
The Tour of Teide: exceptional route to experience only once a year
In addition to offering many cycling routes, Tenerife offers you the possibility of cycling around the volcano, once a year, on the occasion of this dedicated festival. Several routes exist, depending on your place of departure and your form, but will in all cases be one of the most demanding and thrilling routes, with a relentless ascent, offering an unobstructed panorama over its 175km of route and 4400m of elevation. Prepare, train, and join the Vuelta al Teide in 2023!
Tenerife, a complete destination
For the traveler, Tenerife is a destination that offers varied vacation opportunities with the best climate in the world. The average annual temperature of 22 degrees, which makes the difference between winter and summer almost imperceptible, is one of the main assets of the island, but not the only one.
It is not only due to the climate. Many other factors have made the island one of Europe’s most popular destinations, with six million visitors a year (before the pandemic). Why does Tenerife attract so many travellers? Its nature and landscapes, which range from lush laurel forests to miles of beaches, or the Teide National Park, the most precious example of its volcanic origin, its leisure activities for the whole family, its charming historic centers, its hundreds of incredible traditions and original and fresh gastronomy are just some of the ingredients of an innovative and modern destination that adapts to the tastes of new travelers. The geographical location of the island is another key to its success. Between 2 and 4 hours of flight separate it from the main Spanish and European airports. From the two airports of Tenerife North and Tenerife South there are around 150 flights worldwide.
In recent years, healthy lifestyles have become increasingly popular and Tenerife has been re-evaluated as a place where holidays can be combined with sports and outdoor activities. This is why the island is striving to consolidate the Charter of Sustainability and Excellence with Nature Activities, which aims to preserve the developing environment of nature tourism activities.
Where to stay ?
The island offers travelers who are fond of sports activities a number of diverse and varied accommodations comprising establishments of all categories, from hotels to country houses, including apartments or holiday homes. There are also lodges and hostels located in the midst of the sublime natural landscapes of the island, among which stands out the Parador de Turismo in the Teide National Park, accommodation in an exceptional setting. The list of recommended accommodations and associated companies, according to their specialization in each sport or activity, can be found on our website.
Tenerife in a few figures
Tenerife has a total area of 2,034 square kilometers. It is the largest of the Canary Islands.
The mean annual temperature is of 22 degrees Celsius.
The population is of 928,604 inhabitants (ISTAC data, in January 2021).
The protected areas represent 48.6% of area and cover 988.8 square kilometers.
the Teide national park covers an area of 189.9 square kilometers.
More than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.
Getting to Tenerife
The 2 airports of the island are easily accessible by plane from France, with many connections from Paris and the provinces, by direct flights, including low-cost companies. There are air connections with approximately 150 cities worldwide. You can also go to Tenerife through his Port of Santa Cruz, Muelle Ribera, with island and international traffic; or via the Port of Los Cristianos, with island traffic and daily tourist excursions