Rent a bike on La Palma, Canary Islands

Rent a bike on La Palma ?

La Palma

La Palma, also called “La Isla Bonita”, is perhaps the most beautiful island of the Canary archipelago. It has beautiful landscapes, which you will not find on other Canary Islands. The island offers all its visitors a huge natural wealth, which you can enjoy during your bike rides. The Caldera de Taburiente and the water tunnels at Marcos y Cordero are unique landscapes. The larger cities of La Palma are very lively and the atmosphere is South American.

Cycling on Palma

Cyclists will have fun cycling on La Palma, although you have to be in good shape, since there are almost no flat roads. Both the main roads and the smaller roads are in good condition. There are several popular cycling routes, and there is usually little traffic on the roads. A bike ride to the highest point of the island, the Roque de los Muchachos (2,423 m) is a trip that you will not forget. The climb is 28 km long (from Garafía), with an average gradient of 7.3%. The highest point is reached at 2.400m.

Mountain biking on La Palma

Cycling over the volcanic rocks can be a real pleasure for mountain bike fans. A large number of roads and paths lead you through pine trees, laurel forests, volcanoes and along the coast of La Palma. The variety is enormous: From lush mountains to the dry volcanic landscapes in the south, which house the youngest volcanoes in Spain. Cycling along forest paths of the Cumbre Vieja is an unforgettable experience. This is a fairly easy route along the lava flows from former volcanic eruptions. From there you can cycle towards the vineyards of Fuencaliente, up to the Teneguía volcano.
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Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the windiest island. It is a paradise for beach lovers with its golden sand and turquoise seas. Although Fuerteventura is close to Lanzarote, the landscape is very different. Here you will find a desert-like landscape with bizarre lava domes, sparse, scattered villages, and a few lively holiday resorts. The dunes of Corralejo form a kind of mini Sahara. Because of the wind, the hills have assumed soft and round shapes. The landscape also looks African, partly because of the goats that roam freely through the orange colored hills.

Cycling on Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura may not be as well known for cycling, but that is precisely the charm. It is the second largest island of the Canary archipelago, and at the same time the least populated island. It is therefore a very interesting destination for cyclists, since the well-constructed roads are very quiet. The bike is a perfect way to get to know the island. You see more and more cyclists on Fuerteventura, alone or in groups, who enjoy their training or just for fun.
Since Fuerteventura is very close to the African continent, the climate on the island can be considered the best of all Canary Islands. Because of the mild, summery climate you can cycle all year round on Fuerteventura. The best time is from February to May and October / November.

Bike rides on Fuerteventura

The quiet, well-built roads on Fuerteventura offer good training conditions. They are ideal for mountain bikers and racing cyclists.
In the north of the island you will find easy and medium-weight bike rides, especially near La Oliva and Corralejo. In the south, for example at La Pared, it is possible to make some more sunny trips. For trips over El Cardon or the mountains around Pajara you have to be physically fit because there are much longer climbs with relatively steep sections. In the center of the island (Tuineje and Antigua) you can make comparatively easy cycle tours.
Almost always there is a strong, not to be underestimated wind, especially in the summer months.
Mountain bike enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to step outside the paved roads. However, If you fall, the sharp volcano rocks can be dangerous.

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Bike Island Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of the most authentic islands of the Canarias. The local hero César Manrique was an environmentally friendly visionary who prevented local politicians from ruining the landscape with high-rise buildings in the seaside resorts. The low population density caused by the poor agricultural land ensures that Canarian culture is not as strong on Lanzarote as on other islands. Lanzarote is on the east side of the archipelago, and has little green. In recent years, the island has increasingly attracted athletes, including cyclists. Like other eastern islands, Lanzarote has many beaches, which is something that the western islands can only be jealous of.

The landscape on Lanzarote is rather arid, with black sandy beaches. The landscape looks a bit like a windy lunar landscape and is dotted with characteristic white villages.
On Lanzarote many cycling routes are possible, with climbs that will take you through the mysterious, volcanic landscape.

Lanzarote on the road bike

Different routes are possible on the road bike.

Tabayesco

The Tabayesco climb is the longest climb on Lanzarote: just over 10 km long. The average slope of 5.5% remains very consistent throughout the climb with occasional slopes up to 8%.

Femés

The steepest cycling climb on the island; the Femés climb starts from the southernmost resort of the island, Playa Blanca. The real climbing starts after the Papagayo roundabout. In the last kilometers there are some hairpin bends with more than 15% percentage increase.

Mirador Del Rio

This is the most beautiful climb known from the Ironman Lanzarote. It is a short climb of 3km to a height of about 475m. It is a rugged but beautiful climb, with beautiful views of La Isla Graciosa. This climb can be combined with the de Orzola climb, which is mentioned below.

Los Valles

From Teguise to the highest point on Lanzarote. The climb itself begins a few kilometers after Teguise along the road LZ 10. The road winds up through the picturesque village of Los Valles, facing the north. The highest point of the island is on the Penas del Chache (670m). The Los Valles climb is not exceptionally steep or difficult.

Orzola

From the most northerly point on the island at Orzola. In the north of Lanzarote lies the small port city of Orzola. The road south of Orzola has a really beautiful climb, one of the best on the island. The climb from Orzola is only about 5 kilometers long, but it can be combined with the Mirador De Rio to make an almost 10 km long climb.

La Geria

Through the volcanic vineyards, this is one of the best cycling routes of Lanzarote. In the rugged landscape of La Geria there are fertile soils that, together with the mild climate, ensure an excellent wine culture. The landscape is characterized by black soils and the vines are almost buried in protective round holes. The landscape looks like a lunar landscape.

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