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

March 24th 2024

From

USD $3,595

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

Yes

Rental Bike

USD $550

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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Ok, Tenerife & La Gomera is my 9 trip with Thomson Bike Tours. This trip is another outstanding cycling experience. Peter Thomson is always looking ...

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Challenging rides on well-designed routes through some of the most amazing scenery I’ve ever experienced on a bike, or otherwise. Highly recommend Thomson, and specifically ...

Dave Castellano, USA — 2022

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This was an early season camp. The riding was hard but this is what it is meant to be! The staff are amazing and encouraging. ...

Richard Jones, Canada — 2022

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Welcome to Tenerife! Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
02 Mount Teide from Los Gigantes Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
03 The spectacular cliff road to Masca Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
04 Anaga Natural Park Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
05 El Chirche Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
06 The island of La Gomera Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
07 The North Coast Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena
08 Adios!
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Itinerary Detail

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 Landmar Hotel in Puerto de Santiago.

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!

Day 4

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Anaga Natural Park

A stunning ride today through the Anaga Natural Park in the north-east of the island.

To get to this remote part of the island you’ll have a short transfer to San Andres, where the ride starts with the 1st of 4 spectacular climbs. Enjoy the mix of sea and mountain scenery as you ride through vast forests, high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, craggy peaks and remote mountain villages.

Local riders claim this is the most beautiful ride on Tenerife – we’ll let you be the judge.

Day 5

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El Chirche

After the long rides of the past 3 days, you’ll have a shorter ride today and rest up for the final 2 big days of riding.

It may be a short ride but it has it’s challenges! Close to the hotel is the climb through El Chirche, one of the steepest segments in Tenerife and we just couldn’t resist giving it a shot. The KOM list on the Strava segment is quite impressive: Wout Van Aert has the KOM in 10:40 with Tadej Pogacar, Steven Kruijswijk, Chris Froome, Richie Porte, Romain Bardet and Jai Hindley all appearing in the Top 25. It’s also worth mentioning that our ride leader, Llibert Sendros, is in 14th position just 35 seconds behind Tadej Pogacar! Check out the segment here: https://www.strava.com/segments/14764537

Day 6

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The island of La Gomera

Previous guests have listed this ride as one of their top rides ever. It really is a spectacularly beautiful ride: great climbs, stunning views, charming villages, perfect road surface and no traffic!

 

In the morning, a 50 minute ferry crossing will take you to the neighbouring small island of La Gomera. The ride starts from the port of San Sebastian de La Gomera and it won’t be long before you’re climbing the first of the 4 climbs on today’s ride. The island is essentially a mountain in the middle of the ocean with the highest peaks reaching 1,400m (4,600ft). A magnificent Natural Park covers all of the interior and you’ll be riding through this National Park during the entire ride. These are some of the most beautiful roads in the Canary Islands with some of the most impressive vistas. Enjoy this epic and exceptional ride!

Day 7

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The North Coast

Today you’ll head back towards the cliff roads in Masca – but from the opposite side.

 

From Los Gigantes you’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, (very) steep surprise awaits in the form of the climb to Tierra del Trigo before you head back up the Puerto de Erjos, this time from La Vega. The final descent back to the hotel through Chio and Playa San Juan closes off a week of epic riding!

 

In the evening, join us at the hotel bar where beers and cocktails are in order to toast a fantastic week of riding!

Day 8

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Adios!

Unfortunately, our Tenerife Cycling Camp has come to an end.

 

Our shuttle will drop you off at Tenerife South Airport.

Map & Profile

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5% 3
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11.1% 2
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from San Andres
6.7% 2
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from Roque de las Bodegas
10% 2
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6.7% 2
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7.7% 2
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5.8% 2
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6.6% 2
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from San Sebastian
8.2% 2
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7% 2
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7.4% HC
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4% 3
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6% 2
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13.8% 2
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6.3% 1
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No major climbs today

Climbs

Day 01
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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%
2 Cruce Bailadero (from San Andres) 04 78 6.7%
2 Taganana (from Roque de las Bodegas) 04 98 10%
2 La Ensillada (from Chamorga) 04 57 6.7%
2 Cruce Pico del Inglés (from Las Carboneras) 04 65 7.7%
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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2024
Mar 24 - 31
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USD $3,595
USD $1,000
USD $1,030
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    Trip Hotels

    Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena


    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • 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 Landmar Hotel 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
    • 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 Landmar Hotel 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

    Pick-up/Drop-off Info

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Time

    Tenerife South Airport

    10:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    Tenerife South Airport

    8:00am


    Rental Bikes

    Felt FR Advanced

    Frame

    Felt FR Advanced

    Groupset

    2023 SRAM Force AXS 12-speed

    Weight

    7.7kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Reynolds AR46 DB Custom

    Chainrings

    48x35

    Cassette

    10-33

    Sizes

    47, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61

    USD $550

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