Difficulty Rating : 6 Start: Costa Teguise Finish: Porta del Carmen Terrain: ndulating terrain, first day's ride is more demanding but generally easy to intermediate level Daily Average: 40-53km Weekly Average: 241-320km Tour Type: Self Guided Teaser: Enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe.
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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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Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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 and Costa Tequisa
  • 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
€170.00 Carbon road bike
€195.00 E-bike
€240.00 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

Bike hire is not included in the tour price.
You can rent 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 or a road bike as well.
Helmets are included in the bike rental.

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
• swimwear

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)

€1090 per person sharing in a twin/double room
€1340 single room (if traveling with others) 
€150 solo traveler supplement (if traveling alone)

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 (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

Costa Tequise

Day 1: Hotel Melia Salinas

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Day 2: Villa Lola & Juan

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Day 3 & 4: Hotel Palacio Ico

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Playa Blanca

Day 5 & 6: H10 Sentido White Suites Boutique Hotel

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Day 7: Gran Hotel Arrecife

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If you have been on a previous tour, there is a €50.00 discount on our week long tours in Ireland (unfortunately this discount does not apply to other European trips)

A €250.00 deposit is required for each person booking on a holiday. The Balance payment is required two month prior to the starting date. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a cancellation of your booking. The balancing payment is also non-refundable in the event of the cancellation occuring within 14 days of the tour starting date. All transactions are taken in Euro.

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Irish Cycling Safaris Ltd (“the Company”) accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

  • The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Irish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the company sends a confirmation. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and comes into existence the company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. The company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.
  • To secure a booking the Company or their agent requires a completed booking form and the necessary deposit. (Full payment if travel within 60 days). The first named client must be over 18 years of age. Clients booking by telephone, by website/E-mail or fax will be deemed to have signed the booking form and read and accepted our terms of booking. The person signing, or being deemed to sign, the booking form warrants that he/she has full authority to do so on behalf of all persons whose names appear thereon, and confirms that all such persons are fully aware of and accept these conditions.
  • The balance of all monies due, including any surcharges applicable at the time, must be paid to the company or their agents not later than 60 days before departure. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date the Company reserves the right to cancel your booking and cancellation charges will apply. If any cheque is dishonoured we reserve the right to charge €25 to cover administration costs.
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a tour organised by the Company. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover.
  • An administration fee of €25 per booking plus any additional costs incurred will be charged if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred to a different departure date or tour, up to 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and subject to the relevant charges. Changes are subject to availability. For an administration fee of €25 you may request a credit voucher. This must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and must be used against a new booking. The voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. In certain circumstances, which the Company considers reasonable, the booking may be transferred to another suitable person; however the tour arrangements must remain the same and will only be allowed if all suppliers agree to accept the name change. If a transfer is allowed an administration charge of €25 per person will be charged plus any extra charges levied by suppliers.
  • Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

    > 60 days before departure – retention of deposit

    60-14 days before departure – 50%

    < 14 days before departure – 100%

  • Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal items etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.
  • Should the client have a reason to complain, you must immediately notify our representative and the relevant supplier. If the client’s complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily at the time, they must write to us with full details of the complaint within 28 days of the end of the tour. Failure to notify complaints entirely within accordance of this clause will diminish or extinguish the client’s ability to claim compensation.
  • The company provides all services on a “ground only” basis. The client is responsible for arranging their own travel to the designated start points of each tour. The company cannot accept any liability for any delay/cancellation in your transportation and cannot offer any refunds for lost holiday time.
  • Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on the tour with the company. If in the opinion of such persons the health, level of fitness or conduct of a client at any time before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour the client may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. In the case of ill health the company may make such arrangements as it sees fit and recover the costs thereof from the client. If a client commits an illegal act the client may be excluded from the tour and the Company shall cease to have responsibility to/for them. If you are affected by a condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect you or affect other people’s enjoyment or active participation of the tour, you must advise us at the time of booking. No refund will be given for any unused services.
  • The Company will use its best endeavours to operate all tours as advertised. However, it reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices or itineraries described in our brochure/website. If a major change is necessary or deemed advisable, the company will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible, if there is no time before departure. A major change does not apply to a change of transport or named accommodation, but is usually considered a major change in itinerary or change in duration of a client’s holiday. If advised of a major change before departure, the client will have the choice of accepting changes (at additional cost if applicable), purchasing another available tour from the company, or cancelling the tour with a full refund.

    Provided that the major change is not as a result of situations outside the company’s control or consolidation, compensation will be paid as follows:

    Notification Period Given / Compensation Per Person

    More than 30 days: Nil

    14-30 days: €40

    Less than 14 days: €50

  • Force Majeure. We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons of circumstance amounting to “force majeure”. In these conditions “force majeure” means any event which we the supplier of services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, epidemics or health risks and all similar events outside our control.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 4 weeks before departure except for “force majeure”, consolidation, or the client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance, the company, upon cancellation will return all monies paid to it, or offer the client an alternative holiday of comparable standard if available (if less expensive than original we will refund the difference, if more expensive, the client will have to pay the difference). Compensation will not be payable (1) where the company is forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) where an insufficient number of people book the clients chosen holiday and we notify we are cancelling for this reason not less than 28 days before departure. In all cases our liability is limited to offering the above choices and the compensation payments (where applicable) set out in clause 11. No compensation is payable if we notify you of cancellation more than 8 weeks before departure. We cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses you may have as a result of cancellation.
  • Client’s bookings are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks inherent in adventure travel and that they undertake the tours featured in our programme at their own volition. Our obligations, and those of any suppliers providing any service or facility involved in any travel arrangements you book with us, are to provide services and facilities with reasonable care and skill. Facilities will be provided to the realistic minimum standard recommended by the regulatory authorities responsible.
  • Bike Hire: The equipment including all accessories supplied is let out on hire. The equipment remains the property of the company and the Client will not sell, hire out or otherwise part with the possessions thereof.

    The Client undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear accepted). The company shall be entitled to charge the client for any damages caused to equipment during the period of hire. In event of a breakdown, other than a result of the Clients misuse, the company will use its best endeavours to repair or procure repair of the equipment.

    The company will not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, through breakdown or other defect in the equipment or other circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Client shall indemnify the company with respect to all costs, claims, expenses and demands suffered or incurred which arise directly or indirectly out of the use of the equipment during the period of hire. The company reserves the right to charge the client for partial or full settlement of any claim. In the event of the equipment being stolen or lost, the company reserves the right to call upon the client to indemnify the company the replacement of the equipment. However, should the equipment subsequently be returned in a satisfactory condition, the company undertakes to refund the clients indemnity within 14 days.

    The Client will ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use, will not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and will immediately notify the company in the event of breakdown or loss of equipment.

  • Clients bringing their own bikes do so on the proviso that their equipment is in a suitable condition for participation in a tour. Responsibility for maintenance of bicycles brought by clients rests with the client. The company will endeavour to accommodate such clients, but cannot guarantee that correct tools and spares will be available, given the wide range of possibilities that exist.