With temperatures ranging between 17˚ and 22˚ centigrade from October to May, Lanzarote is a great choice for a winter cycling holiday. An impressive network of quiet, silky-smooth roads unveils awe-inspiring volcanic scenery, rugged coastlines and fabulous beaches. On this tour you’ll stay in quaint Canarian villages and pleasant, beach resorts.
This route leads you on a circular tour of the island, taking in the many, varied sights of this unique place. Starting from Costa Teguise on the east coast you’ll head into the sparsely populated and dramatic landscape to the north that few visitors see. Following a night in the pleasant and remote town of Haria you’ll ascend to the cliffs of Famara for some jaw-dropping views of the coast below before enjoying an exhilarating descent to the charming cobbled streets of Teguise.
The above video was shot in December 2023 and shows sights and scenes from the route
Lanzarote is a volcanic island and in the Timanfaya National Park you can learn about the lengthy and devastating eruptions that took place here between 1730 and 1824. You’ll also be able to see evidence of the of the magma still bubbling away beneath your feet!
In the charming fishing village of El Golfo you can enjoy a seafood meal at one of the many seafood restaurants before cycling along an incredibly smooth and scenic coast road to Playa Blanca on the island’s southern tip.
On day six the optional ride on neighbouring Fuerteventura is quite challenging but you could of course just relax on the fabulous beaches on the outskirts of Playa Blanca.
The final ride brings you through the unique, ash-covered vineyards of La Geria to Puerto del Carmen and then along the coast to Arrecife, where you’ll stay in a lovely beachside hotel.
The route will appeal to regular cyclists who don’t mind a few climbs but that said, there are shorter route options on most days and on two occasions you can actually choose to take the day off as you’ll be staying 2 nights in the same hotel. We also offer an e-bike option on this tour which would bring it within the capabilities of even the most leisurely cyclists.