Road Bike Tours Tenerife - Masca Tour Cycling in Tenerife

ROAD BIKE TOUR TENERIFE: MASCA TOUR

With our Road Bike Tour Tenerife “Masca Tour”, you will discover the Teno Mountains cycling with your favourite road bike.

A Road Bike Tour Tenerife to the discovery of Masca Village

Masca is a small mountain village located 650 m above sea level in the northwest at the foot of the Teno Mountains. The natural beauty of Masca and the scenery on the way are breathtaking, one of the picturesque parts of Tenerife. Ride with us on Masca and discover the Teno Mountains, the lovely and peaceful villages, enjoy the 20 km downhill to Garachico, explore the northern coast of the Island, the cypresses and palm’s forests, the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Masca BIke Tour – Cycling between the sea and the green

This bike tour offered by the Cycling in Tenerife staff will lead us to discover some of the most attractive corners of the north-west area of Tenerife, between nature, art and characteristic flavors. An immersion in the landscape of the island, a tour that, on request, can be customized according to your physical ability, with Easy, Medium or Expert options, with departures from different altitudes.

We will start from our base on the Adeje coast – or from your hotel – in the direction of Playa Fenabè -La Caleta, from where we will continue for about 3 km of climbing (with about a 6% gradient) until we leave the tourist center and reach the state road. Skirting a golf course, we will continue in fantastic climbs and descend for about 12 km towards Armenime – Playa San Juan, and then turn right for our Bananas climb. It is a route of about 7 km, away from the tourist itineraries and immersed in the lush green of papaya and banana plantations, which will take us to Guia de Isora, where we can admire the sixteenth-century monumental church of “Our Lady of Light”.

We will continue our ride for about 5 km downhill towards Cueva del Polvo, until we can see Los Gigantes, the famous cliff of vertical walls 700 meters high overlooking the sea. From here we will start our climbing divided into different stages. The first, of about 5 km, will take us to the municipality of Tamaimo; from here, a second stage of 6 km will lead us to Santiago del Teide, a village a thousand meters above sea level, the scene of the imposing lava eruption of the Chinyero volcano in 1909 and a tourist destination for lovers of good food, nature and ceramics.

We will start from here the first 2 km of the climb up to the Mirador del Teno, and from here a fairly technical descent will take us to Masca, a small mountain village 650 meters above sea level, at the foot of Mount Teno. The beauty of Masca’s natural landscape and the scenery along the way is breathtaking, and certainly among the most stunning in Tenerife.

From this point begins the most demanding climb in all of Tenerife: the legendary climb of Contador, 4.2 km with slopes that in some places reach a 22% gradient, with an average of 14.5%, which will take us back to the top of the Mirador del Teno. The last stretch will be about 3 km towards Arguayo, arriving in the characteristic town of Chios at the end of 5 km, where we will make our refueling stop at a local cyclists’ bar. Here we can taste the Canarian fruit batido, prepared with everything that seasonal nature offers us.  The return to the base will be a fun downhill of about 18 km.

BIKE TOUR TENERIFE MASCA TOUR

MASCA – LEVEL PRO

135km / +3200mt
Price:
100€ 1-3 people / 90€ 4+ people

TYPE TRACK DISTANCE DIFFICULTY
Climb La Caleta-Costa Adeje Golf Club 3 km *
Mixed Track Armenime-Playa San Juan 12 km *
Climb Banana’s climb 9 km ***
Climb Guia de Isola-Chio 5 km *
Downhill Chio-Tamaimo 4 km **
Climb Tamaimo-Santiago del Teide 6 km ***
Climb Santiago del Teide-Puerto de Erjos 4 km ***
Downhill Puerto de Erjos-El Tanque 10 km ****
Downhill Las Cruces 10 km *****
Climb Buenavista del Norte-Masca 18 km ****
Climb Masca’s Wall 3.6 km *****
Climb Arguayo 3 km ****
Downhill Arguayo-Chio 4.5 km ****
Downhill Chio-Costa Adeje 20 km **

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 light carbon road bike shimano ultegra group set 50-34 / 11-32
  • 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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