Lanzarote - Land of Volcanoes

Spectacular volcanic landscapes, dramatic coastline, and a benign climate all year round.
  1. 1 Arrival Point Costa Teguise

    Today we arrive in Lanzarote. We taxi from Arrecife Airport to the hotel - 14 km. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise. 

  2. 2 Costa Teguise 34 to 52 km Haría

    Today we ride from Costa Teguise to the inland town of Haría.. En route we have the opportunity to visit Manrique's famous works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the volcanic landscape. We also have the opportunity to visit the volcanic cave of La Cueva de los Verdes. We take in fishing villages without losing sight of the impressive Monte Corona. Finally we arrive in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees. Routes of 34, 45, 52 km - 19, 28, 32 miles

  3. 3 Haría 29 or 43 km San Bartolomé

    From Haría, we take the road down towards Teguise, the one-time capital of the island. Our route gives us spectacular views down over the coast. Teguise itself is a delightful small town with typical architecture and many pleasant bars for refreshment. From here we continue towards San Bartolomé and the fascingating wine-producing area of La Geria to our country hotel where we spend the next two nights. 29 or 43 km - 18 or 28 miles

  4. 4 San Bartolomé 50 km San Bartolomé

    Today is a free day spent in our rural hotel. We can choose to relax, or enjoy a round ride, or even both. Our round ride takes us towards the beautiful beach of Famara with the spectacular backdrop of volcanic cliffs. After following the coast, we head across extensive lava fields and a lunar landscape back to San Bartolomé. 50 km circuit, but shorter route to Fundación César Manrique or Teguise available. 50 km - 31 miles

  5. 5 San Bartolomé 47 or 58 km Playa Blanca

    From San Bartolomé we head towards the islands main attraction, the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. This is where Lanzarote's volcanic nature is at its most spectacular. The eruptions of 1730 - 1736 buried around a quarter of the whole island, including several villages, and gave rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape that we see today. From here we head down to the south of the island, stopping en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before we finally reach the seaside village of Playa Blanca. 47 or 58 km - 29 or 36 miles

  6. 6 Playa Blanca 36 or 70 km Playa Blanca

    Playa Blanca sits at the very south of the island and looks across to Fuerteventura. Today we can take a boat across to Corralejo and enjoy a visit or a ride on another island. Alternatively, we can enjoy a day in Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to visit the nearby coves and beaches of Papagayo, the best on the island and unspoilt by tourism. Another option is to visit El Golfo for a seafood lunch by the beach. Route to El Golfo 36 km. Fuerteventura circuit 70 km. 



  7. 7 Playa Blanca 47 km Arrecife

    From Playa Blanca, we head across the dramatic hills of Femés before heading to the wine country ofLa Geria.Here, the unusual vineyard cultivation techniques have given rise to a fascinating landscape not to be seen anywhere else in the world, and producing some fine wines. We then descend to the coast and  follow  a nice promenade from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife. 47 km - 30 miles

  8. 8 Arrecife Departure point

    A short taxi ride to the airport - 4 km - brings you back to your flight home. 

2017 Prices

1 person in double share - 1070 €

Single person - 1220 €

Bike hire - 99 € / Tandem hire - 158 € / E-bike hire 158 €

 

28 October  - 4 November 2017 (other dates may be available for your group - please consult us for details

  1. Personalise this tour for 6 or more riders

    Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us at info@iberocycle.com if you would like to personalise this tour.

  2. What are the arrival and departure points for the Lanzarote tours?

    Arrival and departure point for this tour in the airport of Lanzarote (Arrecife).

    Please note that at the beginning of the tour, clients are responsible for getting to the first hotel in Costa Teguise (just a short taxi ride from the airport) At the end of the tour on Day Seven, clients take a short taxi or bus ride from Arrecife to the airport. 

  3. Who runs IberoCycle?

    IberoCycle is run by Simon Proffitt. Born in Lancashire, England, Simon has been resident in Northern Spain since 1985. He is a keen amateur cyclist and cycle-tourist, and is well acquainted with Spain and the Spanish way of life. 

  4. What is a guided tour?

    Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points (these are specified in the route guides), unless otherwise stated in the tour descriptor. 

    Luggage is transported by IberoCycle to the next hotel. Cyclists carry just what they need for that day.

    A back-up vehicle and IberoCycle staff member supports cycling stages.

    There are normally 10 - 20 cyclists on each trip. Cyclists choose whether they cycle alone or with other cyclists.

    Clients do not cycle with a cycling guide.

    Cyclists are free in the evenings to dine with other members of the group or to do their own thing. Our representative will organise a meal for those who wish to dine in company.

    Routes have soft options for those cyclists who do not wish to cycle the full stage. Thus the routes are suitable for all levels. Non-cyclists may also participate using our transfer service.

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

    Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.

  5. What is included on a Lanzarote guided tour?

    Accommodation with en-suite bathroom
    Breakfast
    Information Pack (Route Guide and maps)
    Luggage transport between hotels

    IberoCycle guide and vehicle

    Please note that at the beginning of the tour, clients are responsible for getting to the first hotel in Costa Teguise (just a short taxi ride from the airport) At the end of the tour on Day Seven, clients take a short taxi or bus ride from Arreciffe to the airport. 

  6. IberoCycle bikes

    Comfortable fitted and fully-equipped bikes for your cycling pleasure. We use exclusively Trek bikes on all tours except Camino de Santiago / Lanzarote / Portugal (please request information on bike used on these tours).

    You can either make arrangements to bring your own bicycles or hire Iberocycle's own models. Most airlines will carry bicycles for a small extra charge or even free. Cyclists who choose to hire will be provided with a comfortable quality bicycle to suit their particular measurements and preferences. We place great importance on getting the bikes right.

    Too many cyclists on trips with other companies have complained about past experiences where they have had to put up with uncomfortable saddles, the wrong sized bike etc. Measurements are requested on booking so the right bike is waiting for you on arrival.

    You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles from Trek with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes may also be available on request.We can also provide tandems, which make for great cycling fun, and are also ideal for those with children.

    Click on the images below to vist the manufactuters' websites. 

    Ladies bike (Trek 7.2 FX) Men's bike (Trek 7.2 FX)
    Road bike (Trek 1.5 or 1.2) Female road bike (Trek Lexa)
    Tandem (a fun way to ride, and also ideal for helping smaller children - Dawes Duet)



    Equipment depends on the tour option chosen Luggage Service or Independent. Cyclists who choose to carry their own luggage will be provided with spacious waterproof panniers fitted on the rear of the bicycle. Those who take advantage of our luggage service will have their bicycles fitted with two lateral panniers with sufficient space to carry what they need for that particular day.



    Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removed it from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.

    In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request. Iberocycle provides cyclists with a fine bicycle in tip-top condition to make cycling an absolute pleasure.

    Childrens Bikes

    Children's bikes, and child seats are available on request.

    Iberocycle Route Guide and Maps

    Full route directions and general information along with plenty of suggestions for your free days.

    Each tour has its own Route Guide. This booklet is designed to provide constant suggestions for routes and activities so cyclists are never alone but enjoy a supported independence.

    This Guide includes detailed route instructions along with interesting information on landscapes, towns and villages, monuments, alternative route suggestions, timetables for local trains and buses, tips on eating and drinking, an exhaustive gastronomic dictionary and a host of other useful information and suggestions to keep cyclists occupied. Routes are carefully described so no time is wasted on unnecessary deviations. Maps of the area are also provided to support the Route Guide.

    Trips that include more than one night in the same destination include optional round rides of differing lengths for these free days so cyclists will never be at a loose end.

Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

Please contact us at info@iberocycle.com if you would like to personalise this tour.