Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the best of the Canary islands when it comes to gentle cycling. Both islands are rather flat or undulating, feature unique Volcanic and desert like landscapes with plenty of agriculture squeezed into the lava fields. The sites created by Cesar Manrique, the Lanzarote’s most prolific artist, are spectacularly set and all is surrounded by the great and blue Atlantic Ocean and some fine, white beaches.
Arrive to Arrecife airport, transfer to hotel in Costa Teguise.
We drive to Hermita de las Nieves and cycle to the lovely village Haria in the Valley of the 1000 palms. Later, we continue to Cesar Manrique’s Jameos de Agua and Cactus Garden – two of the most stunning sites created by the artist.
A bus transfer brings us to Orzola fishing village where we take the ferry to untouched and charming La Graciosa island for a shorter bike tour here. Depending on currents we might have a chance for a swim from one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.
We drive by bus to our next hotel in the centre of the island, drop off luggage and then cycle into Timanfaya National park with its lunar landscape dating from lava eruptions in the 18th century. Later we pass through the pretty villages of Yaiza and La Geria where unique vineyards built into lava ashes are producing grapes known for making some excellent sweet wines.
Today is left free for e.g. exploring Caldera Blanca on foot, one of the most spectacular craters of the island. Alternatively spend time at the wonderful Famara beach.
In the early morning we drive to Playa Blanca to catch the ferry to Fuerteventura. Another transfer takes us to Tindaya village, next to the magic mountain of the indigenous Guanches. We cycle from here to La Oliva and finally to the old fishing village El Cotillo. Some beautiful beaches may tempt you to go for a dip in the Ocean before dinner.
We drive to Betancuria, the old capital of the island, cycle through palm tree orchards before we cross beautiful scenery reminiscent of a Moroccan oasis on foot (2h walking, undemanding) and continue on bikes to Ajuy fishing village.
Transfer to Fuerteventura airport.
Recommended airports: Arrecife + Fuerteventura
Highlights: Timanfaya NP, La Graciosa island, Cesar Manriques Jameos de Agua and Jardin de Cactus, Betancuria and Ajuy
Season: October – April (winter)
More info about this tour