Enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Spain and Europe. This Lanzarote bike tour is a unique ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. The island is marked by its volcanic origins and suffered a series of eruptions in the 18th century. The results are fascinating landscapes with volcanoes and lava flows everywhere. The architectural works of César Manrique form a valuable complement to the volcanic environment and are a must to be seen. The benign climate, neither hot in summer nor cold in winter, means that cycling is possible all year round. And last but not least you will discover the impressive and unique vineyards on volcanic ash.
Day 1: Arrival in Costa Teguise
Today you arrive in Lanzarote. Take a taxi from the Arrecife airport to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
Day 2: Costa Teguise - Haria, ~33 or 51 km/20 or 32 miles
Today you ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría. On your way you have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. You also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. You take in fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona. Finally you arrive in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.
Note: The hotel in Haria is small and often fully booked. In this case you stay for two nights in Costa Teguise. You will have a transfer to Haria to cycle back To Costa Teguise on day 2 and on day 3 there will be a transfer to Haria to start your tour as planned.
Day 3: Haria - San Bartolomé, ~27 or 47 km/17 or 29 miles
From Haría, you take the road down towards Teguise, the one-time capital of the island. Your route gives you spectacular views down over the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. From here you continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascinating wine-producing area of La Geria to your country hotel where you spend the next two nights.
Day 4: San Bartolomé - San Bartolomé, ~50 km/31 miles
Today is a free day spent in your rural hotel. You can choose to relax, or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Your round ride takes you towards the beautiful beach of Famara with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs. After following the coast, you head across extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to San Bartolomé. This circuit is about 50 km long, but shorter tours to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise are available.
Day 5: San Bartolomé - Playa Blanca, ~48 or 57 km/30 or 35 miles
From San Bartolomé you head towards the island’s main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. This is where Lanzarote’s volcanic nature is at its most spectacular. The eruptions of 1730 and 1736 buried around a quarter of the whole island, including several villages, and gave rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape that you can see today. From here you head down to the south of the island, stopping on your way to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before you finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca.
Day 6: Playa Blanca - Playa Blanca, ~36 or 70 km/20 or 43 miles
Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura. Today you can take a boat across to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a ride on another island. Alternatively, you can enjoy a day in Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to visit the nearby coves and beaches of Papagayo, the best on the island and still untouched by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach.
Day 7: Playa Blanca - Arrecife, ~46 km/29 miles
From Playa Blanca, you head across the dramatic hills of Femés before heading to the wine country of La Geria. Here, the unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have given rise to a fascinating landscape not to be seen anywhere else in the world, and producing some fine wines. You then descend to the coast and follow a nice promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife.
Day 8: Departure and transfer to airport or extra nights
A short taxi ride of 4 km to the airport brings you back to your flight home.
7 nights in good hotels or guest houses
transfer from Arrecife Airport to Costa Teguise on arrival
transfer from Arrecife to Arrecife Airport on departure
maps and tour description
GPS tracks on request
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
season I (926 €/person in double)
season II (+174 €/person)
route (2)-(3): ~240-320 km/150-200 miles
The tour has a few climbs. You need to be in good condition.
how to get there
by plane: airport Arrecife
2 transfers from and to the airport are included
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