Spain Self Guided Biking / Canary Islands: Lanzarote

Year-round Departures!

Tour can begin any day of the week, 8 days, 7 nights

Enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. Perfect climate year around for cycling – neither hot in summer nor cold in winter. The island of Lanzarote has escaped the excesses of modern-day mass tourism. Our combination of rides and free days mean you can choose whether you ride or take the occasional day off. Definitely a trip not to be missed!

On our Canary Islands Self Guided Bike Tours on Lanzarote, you will enjoy a ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. These islands are of volcanic origin. Lanzarote suffered a series of eruptions in the 18th century and as a result has some fascinating landscapes with volcanoes everywhere we look and immense lava flows – some of the most unique riding you are likely to encounter anywhere. The exceptional architectural works of César Manrique form a valuable complement to the volcanic environment, and his enduring influence and ecological concern has meant that the island has escaped the excesses of modern-day mass tourism. Last but not least, the benign climate, neither hot in summer nor cold in winter, means that cycling is possible all year round. Our combination of rides and free days mean you can choose whether you ride or take the occasional day off. Definitely a trip not to be missed!

2023 Price: From €1175 Euros pp double occupancy

High Season Supplement€175 Euros per person,
High season dates:  April 1-18 (Easter), June 23 – Aug 31 & Dec 13 – Jan 6 (Christmas & New Years)

Single Supplement€225 Euros/single occupancy when traveling with others

  • Hybrid Bike Rental: €125 Euros
    Road Bike Rental: €155 Euros
  • Electric Bike Rental: €155 Euros
Price Includes:
  • 7 nights hotel with breakfast
  • Route guide and maps, local cell phone support when needed
  • luggage transfers

Tour Difficulty

The island has a variety of terrain, rolling hills, some cruising stretches and some fun hills. Most days you have a choice of short and long rides and you will always be able to add miles. There are 2 days that you can choose to do the loop rides or just relax.

  • Difficulty: Very Hilly
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
  • Recommended Bike: Hybrid or Road

Tour Highlights

  • fascinating landscapes with volcanoes
  • exceptional architectural works of César Manrique
  • magnificent views over the cliffs of Famara
  • the wine country of La Geria
  • Uncrowded roads
  • Year round perfect climate for cycling!

“We were very impressed by the comprehensive planning of the island growth forwarded by Manrique in an effort to minimize building and tourist impact; no high rise buildings, recycling promoted, and no trash!  The hotels were much nicer than we expected, the food was delicious, and staff at hotels and bike shop were gracious.”

~ Denise & Don, Self Guided Canary Islands Bike Tour


Day 1 – Arrival in Lanzarote

Transfer on your own from  Arrecife Airport to hotel in Costa Teguise (14 km).  The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.

Day 2 – Costa Teguise – Haría (33-51 km)

Pick up and fit bikes after breakfast and off you go! Visit César Manrique’s famous and unique architectectural works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los
Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the landscape. We also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva
de los Verdes. We take in fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona volcano. Finally we arrive in the picturesque village of Haría
surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.

Day 3 – Haría – Teguise (33 – 52 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
fascinating wine-producing area of La Geria to our hotel where we spend the next two nights in or near Teguise.

Day 4 – Teguise Loop Ride (50 km) * or option for a rest day

Today is a free day spent in or near Teguise. We can choose to relax, or enjoy around ride, or even both. Our round 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

Day 5 – Teguise – Playa Blanca (50 km)

From Teguise, 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.

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 – Arrecife (50 km)

From Playa Blanca, we head 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 with its charming inland harbour of El Charco.

Day 8

Tour ends after breakfast. Transfer on your own to the airport for departure flights.