MTB Bike Tour Tenerife: Teide Easy Downhill

From Teide to the sea with ease

This mountain bike tour is one of the best sellers offered by Cycling in Tenerife, a leading group in cycling tours in the Canary Islands. The journey on two wheels will this time take us to discover the volcanic landscape of Teide, the giant of Tenerife and the Canaries, an itinerary offered by Cycling in Tenerife that has two characteristics: simplicity (being downhill, therefore also suitable for the less experienced), and the panorama it offers us, taking us to sea level in just over 45 km.

Itinerary

The journey will start from your hotel, where a minivan will take you to Izaña, the largest solar astronomical observatory in the world, located at an altitude of 2390 meters on the Teide volcano.

After the initial briefing and after having set up and adjusted the bikes, we will go to the entrance of our off-road route where, after a few kilometers, we will begin to see the south-east area of ​​the island below, and to admire the municipality of El Medano from a distance, the crystalline waters of the Montana Amarilla bay, and all the old craters, which can be viewed from this altitude.

We will stop for a moment for a customary selfie, and then continue for about 16 kilometers of pure fun in total safety until we reach Valle de Arico, one of the coastal villages. Here we will temporarily leave the off-road itinerary and travel for about 10 km on asphalt and then resume the route off-road around Granadilla until we get to El Medano, where we will stop one last time before returning to the meeting point with our minivan. The tour presents a low level of difficulty both with mountain bikes and e-bikes. During the ride we will cross some short stretches of volcanic sand and packed dirt, but the tour remains simple even for those who do not have experience in off-road cycling, as it has been designed and structured specifically on quite wide and very safe roadways.

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 45 km with 200 meters of altitude gain
level Easy level with e-bike –  Easy 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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