Ride in the tire tracks of Chris Froome and so many other Tour de France contenders on the famous slopes of Mount Teide!
A new destination to our portfolio of winter cycling camps, Tenerife is the ideal destination for those looking to escape the cold and enjoy some exceptional and challenging riding. Tenerife is of course famous for the climb to Mount Teide which serves as the training ground of choice for all of the GC contenders in the Tour de France. But there’s a lot more to our camp than just Teide: ride the spectacular route through the cliffs to Masca and enjoy an incredible day of riding on the neighbouring island of La Gomera!
Join us for a week of phenomenal riding and return home with fantastic early-season fitness - and a killer cycling tan that will make you the envy of your local grupetto!
Welcome to Tenerife!
Our staff will welcome you at the airport before a very short transfer to our 5-star Palacio de Isora Hotel. We’ll build up bikes, have lunch and an orientation meeting before heading off on a sunny warm-up ride.
Teide from Los Gigantes
The first of our long rides and no better way to kick things off than with the climb to Mount Teide. On todays climb to Teide we’ll take the western approach from Los Gigantes. From the hotel we have a 4.5km “warm-up” before arriving in Los Gigantes and the start of the climb to Teide. The summit lies 50km ahead at just over 2300m. We’ll continue on for a coffee in Las Canadas through 7km of lava fields that lie in the shadow of the 3700m volcano. Spectacular!
We head for the north shore of the island today. First up is the HC Puerto de Erjos which rises to 1100m followed by a fantastic descent through El Tanque to the northern shore of the island. We’ll ride along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to Buenavista del Norte where the spectacular clff road takes us through Masca to Santiago del Teide. See how your time to Masca compares to ex World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski’s best time of 1:07:40.
Puerto de Erjos
A shorter ride today to give the legs a bit of a rest before tomorrows big ride on La Gomera. Even though we’ll be riding for less than 70km, the ride still packs in 2000m of elevation gain - so take it nice’n’easy and enjoy the views! Our first climb takes us up the steep ramps to Chirche then we head north to El Tanque and our final climb over the Puerto de Erjos before the long descent back to our hotel in Alcala.
Today we head over to the neighbouring island of La Gomera for a really magnificent ride into the National Park that covers most of the interior of the island. We’ll take the 50 minute ferry crossing to San Sebastian de La Gomera where we’ll jump on the bikes and head striaght up to the Alto de Garajonay at 1500m. From the Garajonay we’ll ride through the National Park and eventually down to the north coast along some of the most beautiful roads in the Canary Islands.
Today we’ll head back towards the cliff roads in Masca - but from the opposite side. From Los Gigantes we’ll climb all the way to Santiago del Teide then enjoy the stunning descent through Masca and all the way down to the North shore of the island in Buenavista del Norte. A short, steep surprise awaits in the form of the climb to Tierra del Trigo before we head back up the Puerto de Erjos, this time from La Vega. The descent to the hotel will take us through Chio and the Playa San Juan.
Teide from Los Cristianos
Final day and we’ve saved the big one for last - Teide from Los Cristianos! The total climb is 50km, starting at sea level and reaching an elevation of over 2300m. Enjoy!
Unfortunately, our Tenerife experience has come to an end.