How we got there
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.
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.
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