An Atlantic island-hopping adventure
8 days & 7 nights
Lanzarote island, Fuerteventura island, Gran Canaria island
Total elevation gain
Start / Finish
Lanzarote – Gran Canaria
February 17-24, 2024
The Canary Islands are a very special and unique destination, unknown to most of the world, and definitely a great winter cycling destination. Even though they belong to Spain, they sit in a subtropical climate located off the coast of northern Africa. The island’s volcanic beauty, surprising landscapes, and fascinating gastronomy & lifestyle will astound you for sure.
This trip is designed to allow you to experience three of the islands, which are all very distinct. You will see the volcanoes of the Timanfaya National Park, charming whitewashed towns, spectacular lookouts, incredible meandering roads, thrilling gravel sections, and the possibility to climb very high in the mountains.
This is an adventure for the ones who look for the uncommon, who want to experience Spain from a different perspective, and who want to taste the most delicious fish the Atlantic Ocean has to offer.
Three islands, three widely different landscapes, always incredible scenery
We start off in Lanzarote where spectacular volcanoes, small meandering roads, and charming white-washed villages will make you think you are in a postcard-like movie set. In those early days, we will learn about the fascinating extreme volcanic wine culture.
The next stop will be Fuerteventura, one of the least known islands due to its big extension and high winds. Luckily, we will have the trade winds on our back as we cross the island from north to south and explore some of the more remote and spectacular corners that the islands have to offer. You will have downtime to relax on the dreamy beaches or go explore some gravel roads to the very edges of the island.
Our last island will be Gran Canaria. With its high-altitude volcanoes, the orography is very different from the previous islands and we will ride through lush tropical landscapes, the amazing and wild coastline, and beautiful banana plantations on our way to the highest point of the island. We will finish this trip with a good celebration and share all the great moments shared at the lively capital of Las Palmas.
Day by day.
Day 1: Arrival, 30km +500m
Day 2: 80km +1,200m
Day 3: 120km +1,800m
Day 4: Rest day or 70km +900m
Day 5: 60km +1,500m
Day 6: 80km +2,500m
Day 7: 60km +600m
Day 8: Departure