Cycling in Tenerife

Björk Kristjánsdóttir

Spain

Cycling in Tenerife

I've spent total of 9 weeks cycling in Tenerife. It is a great island for road biking and training. The traffic is forgiving, the island has a lot of epic climbs and perfect temperatures when my other favourite island, Iceland is too cold! Generally the service level is good and the food is nice.

Bike services & tours

These two places I can recommend for renting a bike. You can also join a tour with these operators.

Image - Bike Point Tenerife
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Bike Point Tenerife
Björk :Best service, hands down
Image - Free Motion - Los Cristianos
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Free Motion - Los Cristianos
Björk :Great selection of rental bikes
Image - Club Activo Cycling
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Club Activo Cycling
Björk :They operate daytours and have quality service. Roadbike tours, e-bike tours, etc.

Where to ride

Visit these places on your bike.

Image - Mount Teide
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Mount Teide
Björk :From Costa Adeje to Teide national park, the longest continuous climb in Europe. 0 to around 2000 meters.
Image - Masca
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Masca
Björk :One of the most epic climbs.
Image - Acantilados de los Gigantes
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Acantilados de los Gigantes
Björk :Stop at the viewing platform above the town before continuing towards Masca.
Image - Güímar
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Güímar
Björk :Have somebody drop you off here and ride TF28 to the beach. If you want to make the day longer try some of the climbs around Guimar first.
Image - La Escalona
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La Escalona
Björk :The town is in about 1100 meters on the way to el Teide by road TF21. If you are looking for a shorter day it is great to ride there.
Image - Vilaflor
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Vilaflor
Björk :On the way to Teide via TF21 is another benchmark, Vilaflor in around 1300 meters. Groups often stop there for refreshments.

Where to eat

When riding long days, good food is just as important as air!

Image - Restaurante La Nonna.
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Restaurante La Nonna.
Björk :Nice Italian food but also steaks and more.
Image - Oriental Slow Boat
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Oriental Slow Boat
Björk :You have to try the duck starter. Please note the portion size is a full meal for one person.
Image - Hard Rock Cafe
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Hard Rock Cafe
Björk :Just because they have deserts the size of my head!
Image - hacienda miranda
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hacienda miranda
Björk :Excellent Mexican food.
Image - Restaurante Bianco 88 S.L.
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Restaurante Bianco 88 S.L.
Björk :Enough good high carb dishes to keep you going for days, pizzas especially good.

Great entertainment

Not only for the kids, also the older kids.

Image - Siam Park
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Siam Park
Björk :The best waterpark. A must. Equally fun for adults and kids!
Image - Loro Park
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Loro Park
Björk :This is THE zoo in Tenerife, extremely good. Close to the capital city of Tenerife but worth the 2 hour drive from playa de las americas.
Image - Zoo Tenerife Monkey Park
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Zoo Tenerife Monkey Park
Björk :A small zoo close to playa de las americas. Nice for a part of a day.

Shopping

If you need groceries, clothes, etc.

Image - Siam Mall
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Siam Mall
Björk :Best selection
Image - Oasis Shopping Center
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Oasis Shopping Center
Björk :Does not have the large stores, such as Zara, etc but some smaller stores
Image - C.C Parque Santiago 6
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C.C Parque Santiago 6
Björk :To find the more expensive labels

Hotels

Hotels/apartments I've stayed at

Image - GF Gran Costa Adeje
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GF Gran Costa Adeje
Björk :A bit more pricey but nicer. Located at the Costa Adeje beach, which is a bit more fancy than the Americas.
Image - GF Fañabé
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GF Fañabé
Björk :A bit aged but ok value for price. Simple but got everything one needs for a cycling holiday. Located at the Costa Adeje beach.
Image - Hotel Catalonia Oro Negro
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Hotel Catalonia Oro Negro
Björk :It is a few minutes walk from the hotel to the Americas beach. Very simple, small rooms but ok value for money.
Image - Sol Tenerife
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Sol Tenerife
Björk :This is the group's destination for 2019. Right by the beach.