Leisurely Cycling In Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is a beautiful place for cycling. Although it is known to be quite a difficult place to cycle, we found a way to enjoy the views on a nice leisurely ride. It was the highlight of our holiday.
We stayed in Playa Del Ingles, where there is a bike hire shop called Free Motion. We booked to go on one of their bike tours called 'The TrekkingBike Lake Tour". This tour costs 69 Euros per person.
Playa del Inglés
You are driven in a comfortable minivan 1500 metres up a mountain. When you arrive, there is a quick coffee stop and everyone is given their hire bikes and helmet.
Almost the whole ride involves descending on quiet roads all the way down to the coast.
The two images below show where we stopped for lunch, with a great view and a baguette :-).
On this tour we felt like we saw 'The Real Gran Canaria'. Gran Canaria is known for it's year round warm weather and beautiful beaches, but when you go inland you will be amazed by its beauty. We found November to be a great time to go, as it averaged around 28 degrees while we were there, which was a great cycling temperature (not too hot).
If you are looking for an adventure holiday, I would definitely recommend Gran Canaria and this tour.