Day 1 – Arrival in Lanzarote
Taxi from Arrecife Airport to hotel in Costa Teguise (14 km). Late afternoon bike fitting and you will receive maps and route notes for the tour. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
Day 2 – Costa Teguise – Haría (34-52 km)
Today we ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría. A variety of routes range from 34, 45, 52 km or 19, 28, 32 miles. En route we have the opportunity to visit Manrique’s famous works such as La Cueva de los Verdes, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. We take in fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona. Finally we arrive in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.
Day 3 – Haría – San Bartolomé (43 km)
From Haría, we take the road down towards Teguise, the one-time capital of the island. Our route gives us spectacular views down over the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. From here we continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascingating wine-producing area of La Geria to our country hotel where we spend the next two nights. 29 or 43 km – 18 or 28 miles
Day 4 – San Bartolomé Loop Ride (50 km) * or option for a rest day
Today is a free day spent in our rural hotel. We can choose to relax, or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Our loop ride takes us towards the beautiful beach of Famara with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs. After following the coast, we head across extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to San Bartolomé. This is a 50 km circuit, but a shorter route to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise is available. 50 km or 31 miles
Day 5 – San Bartolomé – Playa Blanca (50 km)
From San Bartolomé we head towards the island’s main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. This is where Lanzarote’s volcanic nature is at its most spectacular. The eruptions of 1730 – 1736 buried around a quarter of the whole island, including several villages, and gave rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape that we see today. From here we head down to the south of the island, stopping en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before we finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca. 47 or 58 km – 29 or 36 miles
Day 6 – Playa Blanca Loop Ride (36 or 70 km) *or option for a rest day
Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura. Today we can take a boat across to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a ride on another island. Alternatively, we can enjoy a day in Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to visit the nearby coves and beaches of Papagayo, the best on the island and unspoiled by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach. Route to El Golfo 36 km or 20 miles. Fuerteventura circuit 70 km or 43 miles.
Day 7 – Playa Blanca – Puerto del Carmen (47 km)
From Playa Blanca, we head across the dramatic hills of Femés before heading to the wine country of La Geria.Here, the unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have given rise to a fascinating landscape not to be seen anywhere else in the world, and producing some fine wines. We then descend to the coast and follow a nice promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife. 47 km or 30 miles
Tour ends after breakfast. Taxi (4 km) on your own to the airport for departure flights. Or ask us to book extra nights so that you can relax and see more of the island.