From Puerto de la Cruz, you can easily access routes that reach ascents at Mount Teide, Spain’s highest point. Ride into dense forests towards Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz, or head to La Laguna, known as the ‘Florence of the Canary Islands’.
Tenerife’s popular southern coast has a great share of exciting resorts and top, barely-rivalled cycling routes. You could take on a five-hour long, 65km journey that begins in the centre of the island and extends all the way to the water’s edge.
You’ll have the option to stay in action-packed places like Playa de las Americas, with plenty to keep you busy. Costa Adeje’s slightly more sedate, featuring gourmet restaurants and classy boutiques. But either way, you won’t be far from waterparks and golf courses.
Route: Guia de Isora >> Teide National Park >> Cabo Blanco
Climb Level: 5/5
Max Altitude: 2197m
The Route: Cycle through the centre of Teide National Park and take on some mighty climbs on this epic route to witness the island’s oldest volcano.
Route: Adeje >> El Medano >> Costa Adeje
Climb Level: 3/5
Max Altitude: 703m
The Route: This circular route close to the main southern resorts travels along the southern coast of the island before venturing inland. A varied route that allows you to take in the diverse landscapes of the island.
Route: La Orotava >> La Laguna >> La Matanza >> La Orotava
Climb Level: 4/5
Max Altitude: 2302m
The Route: The route begins and finishes in the north of the island, noted for the cooler weather and greener landscape. This challenging route will take you up high into the Mount Teide National park before returning to the area close to Puerto de la Cruz.