Mount Teide Challenge

Tenerife

Enjoy a spectacular cycling tour in one of the best locations for riding, with year round good weather, dramatic scenery and of course the chance to cycle up a volcano, known locally as 'El Tiede'.

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Mount Tiede forms the centrepiece of our Tenerife Challenge event and provides the opportunity for you to test your own limits both physically and mentally with the constant ascent through almost 50 kilometers, where you reach the cable car at 2,300 meters above sea level

Welcome to the Tenerife! Welcome briefing at Event HQ for the main event.

The Main Event: Northern ascent Mount Teide from Puerto de la Cruz. Your ride guide will lead the group on a ride where you will have the opportunity to cycle through the changing conditions as you ascend the magnificent Mount Tiede. On the route to the top, you will pass through small villages, forest areas and beautiful viewpoints, where there will be lots of opportunities to take photos and to enjoy the view of Puerto de la Cruz, the bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The final 11 kilometers will take you through the Teide national park, with the landscape now shifting to be more raw, appearing more like the surface of the Moon, a really amazing and breathtaking view

For those who are staying for longer, why not consider booking up for our Extra Credit rides before you head back home.

Extra Credit Ride: the climb to Masca village. From Puerto de la Cruz, you will ride towards the small northern harbour town of Buenavista. From here you turn south and into the countryside, where you will start a 12 km ascent before reach the village of Masca, which is well hidden in a beautiful gorge and home to around 90 inhabitants.

 

As your ride continues, you will be challenged by 4 km of incredibly beautiful, but demanding climbs with a lots of twist and turns with an average of approximately 11% incline.

Extra Credit Ride: Anaga Forest route. The route follows the climb towards the Anaga forest, a beautiful national park, ending at Pico del Ingles, the highest point of the area, at 960m above sea level. On arrival you will be greeted by incredibly beautiful views of both Santa Cruz and Mount Teide. Then a delightful descent to the beautiful small town of Bajamar, which is located close to the sea, where coffee and cake can be enjoyed while enjoying breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

What's Included
  • Fully guided cycling experience on the island where the professionals visit for their winter training

  • Unique route led by locally based ride guide

  • Ride the famous Mount Teide, 43km to the summit

  • Roadside mechanical support

  • Challenge event medal

What's Not Included
  • International flights

  • Accommodation - there are many different accommodation options in the area

  • Airport Transfers

  • Bike hire (if required)

  • Extra Credit rides

  • Travel insurance