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Hi guys has been asked before, but am thinking of taking my bike to tenerife in march, and was wondering if it is gud for cycling

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pablo [207 posts] 3 years ago
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done gran Caneria and it's brilliant Tenerife is the opposite island. The roads are perfect and the climbs long. Tenerife is supposedly similar. Can be windy.

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ianrobo [1215 posts] 3 years ago
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There is a reason Sky and others go to Tenerife. If you can go, do it and climb Mt Tiede from Las Americas

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Pret [39 posts] 3 years ago
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Hi, just returned from Tenerife. Main reason most pro teams go there is vulcano El Teide. From my own experience its a killer climb. You can start at sea level and finish at around 2200m. I stayed near Las Americas and roads were pretty busy. In general if you dont mind traffic it could by nice cycling holiday.

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CXR94Di2 [2251 posts] 3 years ago
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I believe it has one of the longest climbs around in ahem"europe" at 30 km long and pretty steep as well.

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Marauder [275 posts] 3 years ago
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I am going out to Tenerife next month near Las Americas and planning on seeing what an HC climb is like and how far I get up.

I will be just hiring a bike for the odd day when I can get time off from the family but really looking forward to it.

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rjfrussell [492 posts] 3 years ago
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does anyone have any recommendations for good road bike hire in Tenerife?

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issacforce [212 posts] 3 years ago
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First of all thanx for the replies, rj i hav no idea bout bike hire, but I am buying a bike box from bike box Alan , a lot of money I know but imo after u have hired a bike a couple of times abroad, ur bike box would hav been paid for, plus it's only £70 return on most airlines, just come back from annecy and hav been bitten by the cycling abroad bug, that's why I'm taking my own happy cycling

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Marauder [275 posts] 3 years ago
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rjfrussell wrote:

does anyone have any recommendations for good road bike hire in Tenerife?

I guess it depends where you are staying on the island but I have been looking at http://www.bikepointtenerife.com/bike-hire/hire-road-bikes-tenerife who have a branch in Las Americas (South West) and El Medano (South East).

I would be interested to see if anyone has any alternatives.

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bfslxo [146 posts] 3 years ago
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Tenerife is bloody brilliant (although in fairness I have not been to Gran Canaria), there are HC climbs & all sorts.
As mention there is a reason pro teams go there, go there & you’ll find this out.. oh yes you will I have been twice now, hired bike first time from Bike Point & second time brought my own.
Bike Point are excellent are very good value as well as very good English (to my shame I know no Spanish!) - http://www.bikepointtenerife.com/

Also two Belgium lads run this guide service, honestly don’t waste your time thinking you’re saving money by figuring your own routes off Strava (unless your just knockin in less than 20)
They have different routes every day, day in day out, month in month out (except Sunday) & you can drop in & out as you please, they will even collect u from your hotel door & return & you can chose to do all the usual big name climbs with lots of other choices too. Seriously do the Masca day, it is a part of the island most cyclists don’t go to, it will just blow you away!

https://www.facebook.com/RAFHAcycling?fref=ts

Seriously even if u only go with them 1 or 2 days it is so worth it & will change your cycling experience of hey that was good to a lifetime memory instead..

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Al__S [1293 posts] 3 years ago
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I went to Tenerife at the end of March/start of April last year. Hired from Bike Point, who are excellent. For flights & accommodation my mate and I got a self-catering package at a Thomas Cook place in Costa Adeje. Outside of half term it's VERY cheap. Teide is the first mountain I'd ridden. No point in starting small I guess?

Word of warning. Supposedly the weather's very reliable! hah. First attempt up the mountain, the weather went bad. Then it went terrible. We're talking 5°C, howling wind, pissing rain and even some hail. Stopped at Villaflor where there's a very accommodating café, to find the Norwegians that had passed us earlier and a group of Lithuanians that had ridden up on TF21 rather than TF51 (the main route) were inside, huddling round a patio heater. There were some rapha-clad Londoners who passed through and still headed up- they gave us the best tip ever for getting back down- disposable gloves from the petrol station under our summer mits.

Getting back down was terrifying. Terrible visibility, still raining, still windy, sheer drops awaiting if you got it wrong.

Two days later, in much better weather, we went again. Beautiful. Painful, Got a bit cloudy and cool through the forest above Villaflor, and the "turn around" demons struck up a chorus for a long time. I ignored them, got up into the sunshine again and made it to the initial summit. Fantastic feeling of achievement. saw multiple teams out training- thankfully none passed us going uphill though.

If I went back, I'd definitely head on into the crater and ride all the way up to the cable car base station. I'd investigate getting a lift to Puerto de la Cruz to ride up that side, and I'd like to try the longer ridge route from the north end- indeed, also explore the island north of the North airport.

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Tebike [1 post] 1 month ago
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Hey there ! 
I've been cycling in Tenerife for many and find it really good ! You do have to like climbing though... But where are you going to find a 2000m climb which you can go up in shorts in january ? Tenerife off course !! 

I personally do some short local rides myelf in the area i'm staying and for longer days I always go with a guide. The 2 belgians bfslxo mentioned above I had as a guide several times, and boy these guys know the roads, and are very good cyclists thereselves !  The good thing about them is that they're always aware of road works, know where the quieter roads are, work with pick up & drop offs,... the complete package !

But they are now working under the name Raffa Tours and they even offer mtb tours as well. 
You can always check there facebook and get in touch with them. 
https://www.facebook.com/Raffa-tours-132188164093292/

 

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CXR94Di2 [2251 posts] 1 month ago
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This will be my third trip to Tenerife for cycling training this winter. Really enjoy it and have made some good buddies, which I'm riding again with.

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d10brp [8 posts] 1 month ago
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I love Tenerife and did a couple of rides in April when I was out there. The roads are fantastic and the long climbs are unlike anything if ridden on over here. I wouldn't bother taking my own bike as the rentals are great. I used Freemotion, they had a great selection and good advice on routes. I think they run group rides too. I rented from their La Caleta base which is closed for the summer but they also have a shop on Los Christianos.

If you want to stay somewhere a bit more relaxed check out the north end of Costa Adeje or La Caleta (highly recommend the Char steakhouse)