Tenerife & La Gomera Cycling Camp

Tenerife & La Gomera Cycling Camp

The training ground of choice for so many pro riders preparing the Tour de France

Tenerife has become the preferred training destination of pro riders and this is your opportunity to discover just what is so special about this island.

Overview

Details

Next Departure

February 14th 2021

Price

USD $2,795

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

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Rental Bike

USD $500

Ride Program

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Overview

Tenerife is the ideal destination for those looking to improve their fitness and escape the colder weather during the off-season. The island is of course famous for the climb to Mount Teide, where you’ll find the majority of pro riders in June, as they fine-tune their fitness for the Tour de France.

But there’s a lot more to our cycling camp than just Teide. You’ll take the short ferry ride over to the neighbouring island of La Gomera for an absolutely incredible day of riding. Competing with La Gomera and Teide for the ride of the week is the breathtakingly beautiful cliff road to the village of Masca, an amazing ride that will no doubt claim it’s spot in your all-time Top 10 rides.

Join us for a week of phenomenal riding and return home with fantastic fitness and a killer cycling tan that will make you the envy of your local grupetto!


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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Welcome to Tenerife! Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
02 Mount Teide from Los Gigantes Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
03 The spectacular cliff road to Masca Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
04 Mount Teide from Granadilla Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
05 El Chirche Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
06 The island of La Gomera Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
07 The North Coast Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
08 Adios!
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Day 1

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Welcome to Tenerife!

Your Cycling Camp starts at Tenerife South Airport where our staff will meet you before the short transfer to the 5-star Palacio de Isora Hotel.

After lunch, orientation meeting and bike build-up, you’ll head out for your first ride in Tenerife, a gentle introduction to riding on the island with the 9km (6 miles) climb to Guia de Isora.

Day 2

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Mount Teide from Los Gigantes

The first of your long rides and no better way to kick things off than the climb to Mount Teide.

On todays climb to Teide you’ll take the western approach from Los Gigantes. From the hotel you have a 4.5km (3 miles) “warm-up” before arriving in Los Gigantes and the start of the climb to Teide. The summit lies 50km (31 miles) ahead at just over 2,300m (7,500ft). Continue over the top to Las Canadas, through the dramatic lava fields that lie in the shadow of the 3,700m (12,000ft)volcano. After a coffee-stop in Las Canadas it’s time to head back to the hotel and enjoy one of the longest descents ever!

Day 3

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The spectacular cliff road to Masca

Today you’ll head for the north shore of the island. The ride starts the same as the warm-up ride, with the climb to Guia de Isora but then continues climbing to the Alto de Arguayo and eventually to the Puerto de Erjos.

Enjoy the stunning views from the switchbacks on the descent from El Tanque which takes us to the North Shore of the island. You’ll ride along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to Buenavista del Norte where the spectacular cliff road takes us through Masca to Santiago del Teide. This is one of the most impressive and dramatic roads you’ll ever ride, with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean hundreds of metres below. Save something in the tank for the climb out of Masca, it’s unbelievably beautiful – but also unbelievably steep!

Map & Profile

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Climbs

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Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
2 Guia de Isora (from San Juan) 01 54 5.8%
HC Mount Teide (from Los Gigantes) 02 125 4.6%
HC Alto de Arguayo (from San Juan) 03 79 5.6%
3 Puerto de Erjos (from Santiage del Teide) 03 30 5%
1 Monte Del Agua (from Buenavista del Norte) 03 63 5.8%
2 Masca Summit (from Masca) 03 91 11.1%
1 La Escalona (from La Camella) 04 72 6.6%
HC Mount Teide (from Granadilla De Abona) 04 117 6%
2 Guia de Isora (from San Juan) 05 54 5.8%
2 El Chirche (from Guia de Isora) 05 88 11.6%
2 Alto de Arguayo (from Chio) 05 49 6.6%
2 Tunel Cumbre (from San Sebastian) 06 81 8.2%
2 Las Rosas (from Santa Catalina) 06 69 7%
HC Garajonay Cruce (from Vallehermoso) 06 108 7.4%
3 Pajarito (from Chipude) 06 29 4%
2 Masca Summit (from Los Gigantes) 07 59 6%
2 La Arenas (from Los Silos) 07 109 13.8%
1 Los Llanos (from Genoves) 07 71 6.3%
3 Alto de Arguayo (from Santiago del Teide) 07 34 6%
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Dates & Prices

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2021
Mar 14 - Mar 21
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USD $2,795
USD $950
USD $1,120
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Nov 14 - Nov 21
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations (at the 5-star Gran Melia Palacio de Isora)
    • All breakfasts (buffet)
    • All dinners (buffet)
    • 1 lunch (on arrival day)
    • Transportation arrow
    • Arrival: Transfer from Tenerife South airport to the Hotel Palacio de Isora (approx. 30 minutes)
    • Departure: Transfer from the Hotel Palacio de Isora to Tenerife South airport (approx. 30 minutes)
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • Minimum of 1 Support Van & 1 Ride Leader
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Fresh fruit
    • Bottled water
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    • Please note: this trip is not eligible for our Frequent Rider Program
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations (at the 5-star Gran Melia Palacio de Isora)
    • All breakfasts (buffet)
    • All dinners (buffet)
    • 1 lunch (on arrival day)
    • Transportation arrow
    • Arrival: Transfer from Tenerife South airport to the Hotel Palacio de Isora (approx. 30 minutes)
    • Departure: Transfer from the Hotel Palacio de Isora to Tenerife South airport (approx. 30 minutes)
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • Minimum of 1 Support Van & 1 Ride Leader
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Fresh fruit
    • Bottled water
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    • Please note: this trip is not eligible for our Frequent Rider Program

    Travel details - airport departures

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Tenerife South Airport

    10:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Tenerife South Airport

    8:00am


    Rental Bikes

    Made by hand in Italy, the Basso Bikes Diamante is exactly what a fine, authentic, Italian road bike should be. The classic lines, flawless geometry and rounded tube shapes offer performance and ultimate versatility.

    Frame

    Basso Diamante

    Groupset

    Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 (Electronic Shifting)

    Weight

    8kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Microtech MR38 Disc Carbon Clincher

    Chainrings

    50x34

    Cassette

    11-32

    Sizes

    45, 48, 51, 53, 56, 58, 61

    Price

    USD $500

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    Basso Bikes Diamante Opal White with Disc brakes


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