Spain: Lanzarote – The Land Of Volcanoes
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Enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. These islands, located off the African coastline are of volcanic origin. Lanzarote suffered a series of eruptions in the 18th century and as a result has some fascinating landscapes with volcanoes everywhere we look and immense lava flows - some of the most unique riding you are likely to encounter anywhere.
The unique architectural works of Cesar Manrique form a valuable complement to the volcanic environment, and his enduring influence and ecological concern has meant that the island has escaped the excesses of modern-day mass tourism.
Last but not least, the benign climate, neither hot in summer nor cold in winter, means that cycling is possible all year round. Our combination of rides and free days mean you can choose whether you ride or take the occasional day off. Definitely a trip not to be missed!
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Arrive in Lanzarote
Arrival in Lanzarote in Arrecife Airport you will be met and brought to your hotel. The day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
Costa Teguise ~ Haría (34 / 52km)
Today you cycle from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría. En route, you have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as El Jardín de Cactus which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape as well as the volcanic cave of La Cueva de Los Verdes. You cycle past fishing villages before arriving in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.
Haría ~ Teguise (33 / 52 km)
From Haría, you cycle towards Teguise, the one-time capital of the island. Your route gives spectacular views down over the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. From here you continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascinating wine-producing area of La Geria to your country hotel where you spend the next two nights in or near Teguise.
Teguise (50 km)
Today is a free day spent in or near Teguise. You can choose to relax or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Your cycle takes you towards the beautiful beach of Famara with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs. After following the coast, you head across extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to Teguise.
Teguise ~ Playa Blanca (50 km)
You cycle towards the island’s main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. This is where Lanzarote’s volcanic nature is at its most spectacular. From here you head down to the south of the island, stopping en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before you finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca Loop (36 or 70 km)
Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura which you can visit via ferry. Alternatively, you can enjoy a day in Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to visit the nearby coves and beaches of Papagayo, the best on the island and unspoilt by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golgo for a seafood lunch by the beach.
Playa Blanca ~ Arrecife (47km)
From Playa Blanca, you cycle across the dramatic hills of Femés before heading to the wine country of La Geria. The unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have given rise to a fascinating landscape not to be seen anywhere else in the world and producing some fine wines. You then descend to the coast and follow a lovely promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife.
- 7 nights ensuite accommodation 4 & 5 star hotels and country inns with breakfast
- Arrival and departure transfer from/to Arrecife Airport
- Daily baggage transfers
- Route notes and map
- GPS files ( device not included )
Bike rental is not included in the tour price. This is an additional:
€130.00 Touring bike
€160.00 Carbon road bike
€235.00 E-Road bike, E-MTB bike
€50.00 If bringing your own bike, this is the charge to transferring your bike case
On a self guided tour we will organize your bike hire, the accommodation and the luggage transfer. On this tour we will also organize your airport transfers for you. Your tour package will be waiting for you in your first night’s accommodation. You will set off by yourself and the luggage will be transferred to the next stop by our local taxi transfers.
You can start the cycling tour on any day that suits you.
On a self guided tour it is possible to add extra days or shorten the trip if you wish to or we can customize the route for you.
As this is a self-led trip you do not have the back-up of a guide and support van. Our aim is to allow you to feel like an independent traveler, free to cycle each day at your own pace while at the same time having the security of knowing that your luggage will be waiting for you in your next accommodation.
If you experience small problems with the bike (e.g., a puncture) you will have a spare tube, pump and tire lever. You also have access to a 24-hour helpline.
If you prefer to cycle with a support van and/or guide we are happy to send you a customized quote for this
ike hire is included in the tour package.
You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles from Trek with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes may also be available on request. We can also provide tandems, children’s bikes, tow bikes and child seats for those with children.
Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removable from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.
In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request.
You can book an e-bike for an additional €30. Road bike is an extra €30.
Tandems available on request for an extra €30
On a scale from 1 - 10 (1 being the easiest and 10 being the hardest) we are giving this tour 6 points.
The island is not flat. Terrain is undulating and at times flat. One short but steep climb on Day 7. Distances are not excessive, and 2 free days are included where the rider decides whether to cycle or not.
There are some great beaches to stop for, but not many interesting sites for children. the child should be well used to cycling longer distances and hills to be able to enjoy the trip.
Each morning you will be provided with a buffet breakfast. Lunches and evening meals are not included.
Specialized cycle clothing may be handy but not strictly necessary. What you do need (among other things) is the following:
• shorts/ long trousers/ tracksuit/ legging
• shirts/ sweater/ rain clothing
• gloves (only when you book a tour in April. It can be chilly in the morning at that time of year!)
• good shoes
• sunglasses/ cap/ swimming costume
• extra towel
• soap/ insect repellent
Many thanks for a fantastic cycling in Lanzarote. The directions were superb. The hotels were fabulous.. We didn’t expect half board on 2 of the nights. Being picked up and dropped to the airport was another unexpected bonus. Looking forward to our next trip.
Mary Rowan (Lanzarote 2020)
2023 SELF GUIDED TOUR
Self led low season
8 January - 24 June ( except Easter holidays ) & 1 September - 17 December
€1020 per person sharing
€1250 single occupancy
Self led High season
2 April - 16 April ( Easter ), 25 June - 31 August, 18 December - 7 January 2024
€1215 per person sharing
€1445 single occupancy
€150 solo traveler supplement
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour can star on any day all year round. From 1 January - 31 December
How to get to the start point:
Arrival at Lanzarote (Arrecife) Airport a transfer to Costa Teguise is included in the tour price (approx 15 mins)
As always please contact us in the office for more information (email@example.com).
Day 1: Hotel Melia Salinas
Day 2: Villa Lola & Juan
Day 3 & 4: Hotel Palacio Ico
Day 5 & 6: H10 Sentido White Suites Boutique Hotel
Day 7: Gran Hotel Arrecife