ROAD BIKE TOUR TENERIFE: VILAFLOR TOUR

MTB PUEBLO DE VILAFLOR – CORONA FORESTAL

Off-road bike tour between the volcano and the countryside

Itinerary

The tour will start with the pick-up from your hotel by minivan, with Vilaflor as our destination, at 1400 meters above sea level, an obligatory tourist destination on the south-east slope of the Teide volcano.

After the initial briefing and after individually setting up and adjusting your bikes, we will proceed to the beginning of our off-road route, covering a few kilometers on asphalt to linger long enough in front of the majestic Pino Gordo, the oldest and largest Canarian pine in the archipelago, 1000 years old, 45 meters high and 9 meters in diameter.

We will continue off-road towards Madre de Agua for about 13 kilometers until we reach the entrance to the path to the Barranco del Rio, where we will travel on foot for about 5 minutes, along a stream of water surrounded by total greenery. We will jump aboard our bikes again until we arrive at El Salto, where we will stop one last time before returning to the meeting point with our minivan, going down towards the sea and crossing nature, sometimes on asphalted sections, sometimes on simple dirt roads.

Difficulty

The tour is of medium difficulty, both on a mountain bike and on an e-bike. During the ride, we will encounter some short stretches between the Barranco del Rio and El Salto that will have to be crossed on foot, and others that are quite technical and require good skills in off-road cycling downhill.

The Tour Guide

Accompanying you will be an experienced and professional guide, speaking English / Spanish / Italian, who will be able to give the right cycling tips to enable you to fully enjoy the landscapes you are going to discover.

EXCURSION DETAILS

Price:
100€ 1-3 people / 90€ 4+ people

Excursion duration 4/5 hours
lenght 40 km with 500 meters of altitude gain – Medium level (with e-bike) – Medium level with mountain bike
level Medium level (with e-bike) – Medium level with mountain bike
Meeting point At your hotel
Period All year (depending on weather conditions)

FAQ

For the entire duration of the excursion you will be accompanied and supported by qualified multilingual ENG / ITA / SPA guides. The price is to be considered per person, on an all-inclusive basis.

The All-Inclusive basis includes:

  • Professional MTB rental, Shimano transmission hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Accessories (helmet, repair kit);
  • ITA / ENG / SPA qualified guide
  • Pick-up / Drop-off at your hotel
  • Water, fruit or snacks.
  • Meeting point at your hotel
What to pack before departure?

We strongly recommend that you bring at least your personal clothing (shirt and shorts) with you and, if you have space in your suitcase, also pedal clips, shoes, helmet, windbreaker or vest. If this is not possible, you will have the opportunity to rent them from us upon notice.

What should I wear during my tour?

It is important that on your cycling tour you have the right clothing for the season and the altitude you intend to reach based on the description of the tour.

The minimum obligatory equipment necessary for the tour is:

  • sports clothing suitable for cycling
  • cycling shoes (we will provide the pedals) or hiking or similar closed shoes.
  • ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN: sandals or flip flops.
  • sunglasses to protect the eyes from insects and vegetation.
  • sun protection cream

It is possible to bring a change of clothes or a backpack to leave in the car if not necessary during the tour.

Is it possible to buy suitable clothing or equipment?

You will find at our bike point everything you need: outfits, jerseys, energy bars, water bottles, gloves, sunglasses.

Is it possible to request a home pick-up?

If you have no way of arriving independently at the starting point, we are able to offer pick-up and drop-off. Ask for a quote when booking.

Is it possible to request home delivery of the bicycle?

Certainly! If you have no way of getting to the shop independently, we are able to offer home delivery and collection of the bicycle, at a minimum cost of 10 euros within a radius of 10 km from our base.

What will be delivered to me with the bike when I rent it?

The bike will be delivered to you with a repair kit that includes tire remover levers, a new spare tube, a small pump, 2 bottle cages.

Is there any insurance that covers damage caused by me to the bicycle?

In Spain, in the Canary Islands, it is not possible to insure damage caused to bicycles during the rental, so you will be 100% responsible for damage caused or theft – even of accessories- of what is delivered to you upon signing the contract.

What equipment can I rent besides the bike?

We offer the possibility of renting – subject to confirmation during the booking phase – a vast assortment of equipment

  • Shoes from size EU 38 to EU 48 at a cost of 5 EUROS per day including pedals.
  • Helmets from size S to size XL at a cost of  3 EUROS for the entire duration of the rental
  • Pedals: Look Keo, Shimano spd-sl (street version plastic clips), Shimano spd (metal clips mtb version), Speedplay for 1 EURO per day
  • Handlebar phone holder for 1 EURO per day
  • Windproof jacket from S to XL for 2 EUROS per day
  • Bicycle specific backpack with different compartments for 2 EUROS per day
  • Parcel holder for 2 EUROS per day – Bicycle bags (of at least 15 liters each) for 3 EUROS per day
  • 8 pax minivan with driver / mechanic (ask for price when booking)
Will I be covered by insurance during the tour?

Yes, our company provides insurance coverage for customers who have an accident during the guided tour, as long as it is caused by a malfunction of the bike and not by misuse of the bicycle.

What temperatures will I encounter in Tenerife?

Tenerife is a very large island that has the Teide volcano as its highest point. It is almost always sunny for at least 10 months a year, but the difference in altitude exposes us to sudden changes in temperature, so to give specific forecasts for a given time of year is quite complicated. For a rough estimate, please refer to the local weather forecast site www.meteosat.com/tiempo/tenerife/tiempo-adeje.html

When can I consider my booking confirmed?

After having confirmed all the details of your booking through our booking office, you will be sent an email requesting a deposit – via Pay Pal or Stripe – of a percentage of your total amount. Only after paying this deposit can you consider your request confirmed. It should be noted that the payment of the deposit does not need to be with Paypal or Stripe, and that credit or debit cards can also be used

Is there a cancellation policy?

Yes, our cancellation policy guarantees the customer a refund of the prepaid percentage during the booking phase in the following way: within 72 hours full refund, within 48 hours 50% refund – within 24 hours no refund.

Can I request a transfer for myself and the bike to the starting point of my excursion?

Thanks to our 8-seater minivan with bike transport trolley, we can transport you throughout Tenerife (request a quote when booking).

Is it possible to request a luggage transfer for my self-guided tour of Tenerife?

Yes, we are able to provide this service. We will take care of transporting any luggage that cannot be taken on the bikes during the tours. (request a quote when booking).

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