Tour of Gran Canaria
The Tour of Gran Canaria is a 6 days guided & supported epic road trip all around the mountainous island of Gran Canaria.
The Tour of Gran Canaria is 6 day guided & supported epic road trip all round the mountainous island of Gran Canaria. We stay in luxurious hotels right across the island, starting from the hot and arid south, to the cool forests in the interior, then moving down to the windy north west coast, before making our way down the spine of the west coast, crossing 3 weather zones to arrive back in the south, a last valiant effort takes back up to the centre almost to the top, before we descend again to the south and our last night with a big party!
Bike Basque is happy to partner with “Cycle Gran Canaria” and to propose you this fantastic trip to still enjoy to ride in winter under a sunny weather.
Gran Canaria has always been a pro cycling destination, old photos of Merckx, Indurain & Pantani adorn some of the old cyclists restaurants,now again with some professional teams, the island has a second birth in the modern times. The governement has responded positively by resurfacing nearly all of the roads to F1 quality, opening new tunnels to syphon of the majority of the traffic along the coast roads. The climbs are still long and steep but consistent and also with plateaus so one can recover, repare and go again.
All the hotels are bike friendly and the local traffic are resoundingly polite and shout encouragement to you, no doubt some of them are reliving past glory days, because the typical Canarian man or woman will have done some sport and all will have respect for you in facing their mountains!
Sat 28th Dec – Sat 4th Jan
Sat 15 Feb – Sat 22 Feb
Sat 21 Mar – Sat 28 Mar
Sat 25 Apr – Sat 02 May
Sat 31 Oct – Sat 07 Nov
Sat 21 Nov – Sat 28 Nov
Maspalomas to Maspalomas – Easy
Masapalomas, Temisas to San Bartholome – Hard
Ride distance 68 km (45 miles) with 1823 metres of ascent and 866 metres of descent.