Seaside volcano crater at El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Stefan Krause

Cactus flower on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands. Photo via Flickr:malink_78

Lanzarote, a Canary Island Bike Tour

Spain Bike Tours

Bike the Easternmost Canary Island

  • This self guided or guided bike tour in Lanzarote, the most easterly of the Canary Islands, is a unique offering in one of the most dramatic landscapes in all of Europe. Due to the recent volcanic eruptions during the 18th and 19th Centuries, many parts of Lanzarote appear other worldy, even lunar. So unique is this dark landscape, and the rare mix of geology and ecology, the island is registered as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.

    The architectural works of César Manrique, Lanzarote born and world renowned architect and artist, are an incredible complement to the volcanic environment. His goal was to make Lanzarote the most beautiful of all the islands, fusing the spectacular landscape with his own style of art.

    The benign climate, truly an eternal Spring, provides for year round cycling.

    Highlights:

    • Dramatic and unique landscape
    • Pristine waters, home to a huge variety of sea life
    • Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago
    • Parque Nacional de Timanfaya
    • Playa Blanca
    • San Bartolomé
    • Works of Cesar Manrique

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  • Guided: 
    Double/twin: £ 1132 $ 1,806 1189 NOK 11890 kr 10975 $ 1,427 Single room: £ 1275 $ 2,034 1339 NOK 13390 kr 12360 $ 1,607

    Self-guided:
    Double/twin: £ 937 $ 1,495 984 NOK 9840 kr 9083 $ 1,181 *High season supplement: £ 71 $ 114 75 NOK 750 kr 692 $ 90 Single room: £ 1128 $ 1,798 1184 NOK 11840 kr 10929 $ 1,421 *High season supplement: £ 62 $ 99 65 NOK 650 kr 600 $ 78 *July 1 up to and including September 8 (tours beginning September 9 are low season) and April 16 (Easter), December 24 and December 31 departures.

    Please ask us for extra night pricing as this varies depending on season and location.

    extra options

    Supplements:
    Electric bike or tandem: £ 56 $ 90 59 NOK 590 kr 545 $ 71 Road bike: £ 39 $ 62 41 NOK 410 kr 378 $ 49

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Arrecife Airport (ACE) in San Bartolemé, Las Palmas.

    Local Travel

    It is advised to take a taxi to your first hotel, Costa Teguise, approximately 14 km from the airport.

    Climate

    The weather in Lanzarote means that cycling is possible all year round. The island avoids extremes of temperature both in the winter and in the summer. Please check local conditions before your arrival. A very good website to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall and more is weatherbase.com.

    Remarks

    You can rent a hybrid bike, road bike, or electric bike for this tour. It is possible to add extra nights before, after or during tour. Please ask us for pricing.


Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations range from a luxury 5 star spa hotel to a lovely restored Spanish finca.

What’s Included

  • Self guided:
  • Accommodations for 7 nights with breakfast
  • Maps and route descriptions
  • Hybrid Bike rental with helmet, basic toolkit, lock and pump (road bike can be rented with supplement)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Hotline
  • Guided
  • All of the above
  • 5 evening meal (buffets) except for Days 1 and 2
  • Cycling guide
  • Support vehicle

What’s Not Included

  • All meals other than those included
  • Beverages
TourBike
TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From984 Rates
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Tour Dates

2017

Self guided: Arrival dates every Saturday, all year round.

Guided: October 28, 2017.

*Special tour dates can be arranged for 4 or more riders.

Skill Level

Terrain is undulating and at times flat. There is one short but steep climb on Day 7. Distances are not excessive, and 2 free days are included in which you can decide to cycle or not.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Lanzarote, a Canary Island Bike Tour Map

Day 1:  Arrival in Lanzarote
Day 2:  Costa Teguise – Haría, 20 - 32 mi. (33 - 51 km)
Day 3:  Haría – San Bartolomé, 17- 29 mi. (27- 47 km)
Day 4: San Bartolomé, round trip or rest, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 5: San Bartolomé – Playa Blanca, 29 or 36 mi. (47 or 58 km)
Day 6: Playa Blanca, round trip or rest, varying lengths
Day 7: Playa Blanca – Arrecife , 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 8: Departure or extension

Day 1 Arrival in Lanzarote
Upon arriving at Arrecige Airport in Lanzarote, it is recommended to take a taxi to your first hotel which is approximately 14 km from the airport. After settling in to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.

Day 2:  Costa Teguise – Haría, 20-32 mi. (33 - 51 km)
The ride today leads from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría. En route, you will have opportunity to visit the famous works of César Manrique, native of Lanzarote and a world renowned artist and architect. His creations, integrated in the natural landscape are notorious for their simplicity. His works are recognized unanimously by the intellectuals as well as the esthetes. As an interior architect he has accomplished a harmony of space and volume. Your itinerary includes the works El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, and El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. You will also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. The route leads through typical fishing villages with the  impressive Monte Corona as your backdrop. The picturesque village of Haría, surrounded by its uncountable palm trees, is your day's destination.

Day 3:  Haría – San Bartolomé, 17 or 29 mi. (27 or 47 km)
From Haría, you cycle to Teguise, the one-time capital of the island, through spectacular scenery along the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. The route then continues to San Bartolomé and the fascinating wine-producing area of La Geria to the  country hotel where you will spend the next two nights.

Day 4: San Bartolomé, round trip or rest, 31 mi. (50 km)
Today is a free day. You choose to take a break from the bike, or to enjoy a round trip ride around the town, or both! The cycling includes the beach of Famara with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs,  in the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago. This beach is well know by surfers from all over the globe who come to tackle this "European Hawaii".  After following the coast, you will pedal across extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to San Bartolomé.  A shorter route is possible to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise.

Day 5: San Bartolomé – Playa Blanca, 29 or 36 mi. (47 or 58 km)
First on the cycling agenda is the island’s main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, where Lanzarote’s volcanic nature is at its most spectacular. The eruptions of 1730 – 1736 buried around a quarter of the whole island, including several villages, and gave rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape of today. Next, heading south, you will stop en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before finally reaching the seaside village of Playa Blanca.

Day 6: Playa Blanca, round trip or rest, 23 or 44 mi. (36 or 70 km)
Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura. Today there is opportunity to take a boat across to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a ride on another island. Alternatively, you can enjoy the day in Playa Blanca, visit the nearby coves and secluded beaches of Papagayo, or visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach.

Day 7: Playa Blanca – Arrecife , 29 mi. (46 km)
From Playa Blanca, you pedal across the  dramatic hills of Femés before heading to the wine country of La Geria. Here, the unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have given rise to a fascinating landscape not to be seen anywhere else in the world, not to mention, also producing some fine wines! The route then descends to the coast and follows a nice promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife.

Day 8: Departure or extension

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