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Tenerife by eBike

Ebike tour Tenerife

Tenerife, the land of eternal spring. It is true that coastal areas in southern parts of Tenerife have long ago been overrun by mass tourism. However, that’s only a small percentage of this beautiful island. We have hiked and biked all over the peaceful parts and behold: Old forests, original towns, lush vegetation, desert, volcanos… It would be a crime not to offer environmentally friendly e-mtb adventures here. Come and see the other side of Tenerife!

Tenerife eBike Tour

  • Start/end: Start: Aldea Blanca, End: Puertito de Guimar
  • Duration 6 days, 5 nights
  • Highlights: Mountain views, sunshine, picturesque villages, Spanish cuisine, swimming, Orotava Valley, old forests, Mount Teide
  • Self-guided (GPS)
  • Difficulty: Moderate +, cycling experience and moderate fitness is required. Some remote tracks and steep ascents/descents.
  • 1.February – 20.March, start any day
  • Price 890 eur/person

Included

  • eBike, GPS, bike bags, other bike equipment
  • Pre-planned route
  • Points of Interest (POI’s)
  • Accommodations: Bed & Breakfast style
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Support level: C (see “Info”)

Not included

  • Insurances
  • Meals or drinks (breakfast is included)
  • Tickets to museums, cruises or such
  • Flight tickets
  • Baggage transfers
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Day 1 (15 km)

Start from Aldea Blanca. Cycle to Vilaflor, situated at 1500m. Not many kilometres, but quite enough climbing! As you approach the mountains, air will get cooler and vegetation greener. Vilaflor is a pretty village with a couple of nice restaurants. At night the tempereature can drop close to zero, and air is crystal clear. You can almost touch the stars in the night sky. Overnight in Vilaflor.

Day 2 (35 km)

In the morning start climbing to the Teide crater. Carry food and water. Once you get to the rim, the view is magnificent. The sun behind you and Mount Teide in front. At this point you are often above the clouds. Teide is actually Spain’s highest peak (3718m). Cross crater on west side. Descend on tarmac at first, then take an enjoyable forest path and enjoy sporty riding downhill to Valle de Ariba, where you will overnight.

Day 3 (35 km)

Day starts with a great “jungle trail” through ancient laurisilva forests. Subtropical vegetation surrounds you. Enjoy the silence and solitude. Cycle through valley of El Palmar, descending to the coast. Take small coastal roads to Garachico, nestled between mountains and Atlantic swells. Swimming is usually possible only in the man-made rock pools. Have some lunch and take in the atmosphere of small cobbled streets and old buildings. In the afternoon, continue to Icod de los Vinos, principal town in the area. Walk the steep streets at night and admire the grand houses, palaces, and churches, many of which date from 16th century. Overnight in Icod de los Vinos.

Day 4 (30 km)

A good breakfast, extra snacks and water. That’s what’s needed today, as you start climbing towards the green pine forests up in the mountains. Leave the cars behind and enjoy the scenery. Follow the gravel roads east, and after some hours you will reach a magnificent escarpment. Now the trail will flow downwards into the Orotava valley. Stop and admire the huge panorama over the whole valley. It is dramatically situated between high mountains ridges. It’s a looong downhill ride to Orotava town. Check in your hotel and head out to explore this charming center of Tenerife culture. Don’t forget to taste the local wines, they grow well in the vulcanic soil. Overnight in Orotava area.

Day 5 (35 km)

Continue east and tackle a short, tough climb on the outskirts of green and lush Resbala protected area. From Pino Alto, look back towards Teide. What a view! Ride through small towns and over numerous “barrancos”. Be careful, some are very steep. Depending on your wishes, you may now head down to the seaside village of El Pris for a swim, or cycle on narrow countryside roads straight to San Cristobal de la Laguna, a Unesco World Heritage site. We recommend saving some daylight hours for wandering around the streets of Laguna, the architecture and hundreds of protected old buildings are truly a wonderful experience. Overnight in Laguna area.

Day 6 (50 km)

In the morning you will cycle west towards the mountain town La Esperanza. From there, leave the road and cycle on forest tracks, higher and higher to the top of the mountain ridge. Stop for food and refreshments in Bar Las Lagunetas. On chilly days there will be a fire in the fireplace. Enjoy the cozy feeling. Then continue on the main road to reach a forest trail, which will take you along the steep mountain side for 10 km. Some magnificent viewpoints en-route. When you reach tarmac, head down. But be very careful! It’s a roller coaster ride for 20 km, with 1300 meters of descent to Guimar town. You can enjoy Guimar’s cafes for a moment or continue straight downhill for another 5 km to Puertito Guimar. We recommend cycling straight to Bar Las Palmeras. Have a cold beer, enjoy the Atlantic views and wait for us to pick up the e-bikes. We are sure you will remember this tour for a long time to come.

        

    

Photos: Timo Leppäharju &  Happy eBikers © Happy eBikers 2017.