How we got there

Cyclist - - Tenerife -

Travel

Cy­clist flew from Lon­don Gatwick to Tener­ife with Easy­jet. Flights start from around £40 each way, plus £35 each way for a bike bag. Once we’d landed we hired a car through Hertz (hertz.co.uk) from £37 per day.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion

We stayed at the Hovima Jardin Caleta in Costa Adeje (hov­ima­ho­tels.com, £47-£117 per night) on the south of the is­land, from where there is easy ac­cess to Tener­ife’s cy­cle-friendly roads. The ho­tel is a part­ner of the nearby Tener­ife Top Train­ing fa­cil­ity, which of­fers ev­ery­thing from pools and gyms to coach­ing and re­cov­ery mas­sages. You can store your bike in your room and the ho­tel serves carb-heavy buf­fets to fuel long days in the sad­dle.

Guid­ing

Tener­ife Bike Train­ing (tener­ifebike­train­ing.com) of­fers guided tours, such as the week­long Vol­cano tour that in­cludes ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion, a half-board meal plan, trans­fers and a sup­port van, start­ing at £695. Be­spoke pack­ages are also avail­able. Visit webtener­ife.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion on the is­land it­self.

The de­scent to Granadilla is a blast, but does in­volve hav­ing to hit the brakes in places if you want to avoid join­ing the Wild West scenery

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