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Tour Details

Duration
8 days / 7 nights
2017 Tour dates
January 14th -  January 22nd
Start/End Location = Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
Tour Starts -January 15th , after airport pick up
Tour ends – January 22nd
Airport – Gran Canaria Airport
Accommodations
4 Star hotels
5 nights on island of Gran Canaria(3 nights in Maspalomas/2 nights Agaete) 2 nights on island of Tenefrife
5 group dinners and all breakfast is included
Price Per Person(Double Occupancy)
$2998
Single Supplement
$600
(Limited Availability)
Difficulty Level
Intermediate to Advanced ****
Daily Ride Averages
35mi-75mi
3,500-9000ft
Terrain
Rolling to Coastal & High Mountainous Terrain
Non Rider discount (20%)

What’s Included
8 days / 7 nights fully supported and accompanied trip
All breakfasts
5 out of 7 dinners
Pick-up at Gran Canaria Airport
Drop-off at Gran Canaria Airport
All ground transportation
All luggage transfer
Support and services of our expert guides
Support vehicles
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What’s Not Included
Airfare
Travel and personal insurance
Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
Lunches
Bike Rental

Tour Highlights

Take the cold & rainy winter blues away and join us on Breaking Away’s cycling vacation to Europe’s number one vacation spot to what is also quickly becoming the coolest new cycling destination… the Canary Islands. There is a reason why the Greeks and Romans called this group of Islands – “the Happy Islands, Garden of Hesperides, or Atlantida…(Atlantis). These islands are volcanic in origin and offer a terrain of endless sandy black & white beaches, high mountain vistas and diverse landscape. which makes it a cyclist’s paradise of fantastic routes and climbs that rival any of the toughest peaks in the Alpes. This is a perfect tour to bring on your non-cycling, significant other – since on this tour, we will be spending multiple nights between two locations on the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife. You will transported to a climber’s paradise that many pro teams like Tinkoff and Cannondale/Garmin take advantage of during the winter months to train on the islands cyclist friendly, uncrowded roads.  Enjoy the benefits of wonderful dry year-round climate with constant mild temperatures and little rain, its splendid, high mountains & coastal vistas while cycling  on serpentine like roads during the mornings and afternoons.  When your fantastic day of cycling is over take advantage of the hotel  facilities and get pampered at our luxurious spa hotel with it’s sprawling pools or take advantage of the nearby spectacular beaches.  In the evenings sample the very best of the traditional cuisine of Canary Islands, which combines regional Spanish recipes with African and Latin-American influences.  Come and ride with us on this Spanish archipelago in the middle of Atlantic Ocean, while having legendary Breaking Away staff supporting and cheering you every step of the way.

Daily Itinerary

January 14th: Depart the USA for Gran Canaria, Spain.
January 15th: Welcome to island of Gran Canaria, Spain.  Airport pick up  hotel transfer to our hotel in Maspalomas. Hotel check in.  Our mechanics will be happy to help you unpack, build your bike and do all the final adjustments for your bikes.  Tonight meet your fellow guests at our “Welcome Meeting/ Group Dinner Party”
January 16th: Today is your first big day of cycling throughout the island’s mountain range.  First we will head out along the Atlantic coast,  but not before long, the road turns upwards stair-stepping up the island’s mountains. Today’s route takes us towards the north side of the island.  Make sure to take photos and capture your memories as you’ll be cycling through quaint little villages like Tejeda-which are set amongst scenic mountain vistas, narrow winding roads and pine tree forests. We will make our way to the northern part of Gran Canaria and the port town of Agaete. Overnight in Agaete. Open night for dinner.
120 km/3000m
January 17th: After an early breakfast of freshly baked regional delicacies, we will take a ferry transfer to Tenerife.  Today’s ride is all about cycling up a volcano.  The route will take us from sea level over Mount Teide (3718m) which is Europe’s longest climb with nearly 50km of climbing and over two thousand meters of elevation gain.  Our lodging for two nights will be at Rural Hotel Casablanca in Tenerife.  This mountainside hotel has magnificent views of Mount Teide and the ocean.  Group dinner.
100 km/2500m
January 18th: Today you will cycle a loop that gives you a chance to continue exploring the beautiful island of Tenerife.  This route will take you through the hillside town of Buenavista del Norte and a small mountain village, Masca which also happens to be one of the most picturesque parts of the island.   After lunch we will finally head back to our mountainside hotel, Rural Casablanca.  Group dinner.
90 km/2000m
January 19th: Today’s route takes us through the scenic island villages of Santiago Villaflor, Granadilla and finally El Medano, After finishing today’s ride and lunch, say goodbye to the Island of Tenerife as we will have a short transfer to the north side of the island’s ferry station, followed by a ocean ferry transfer back to the port town of Agaete on the north side of Gran Canaria. Overnight in Agaete. Open night for dinner.
110 km/2500
January 20th: After breakfast and hotel check out, we will say goodbye to this beautiful part of the island, but not before we ride over the highest point on the island of Gran Caneria (Pico de las Nieves/1,949m (6,394 ft. above sea level). After a fast descent, today’s route take us through the interior of Gran Canaria and back to Maspalomas for a two night stay. Open night for dinner.
110 km/2500
January 21st: Today is you last big day on the island of Gran Caneria-and it’s all about cycling a superb local loop out of Maspalomas. First, we will head out by the east shore of Gran Canaria on the way up to the Bandama Volcano overlooking the island of Las Palmas in the distance. Later that evening, share the memories of your trip and say goodbye to your newly made friends during our final group meeting and farewell dinner party. 90km/2000m
January 22nd: After early morning breakfast and hotel check out, airport transfers.