Cycling in Tenerife: How to prepare for an adventure in the Canary Islands

30 March 2024

Many people wonder how to prepare and often underestimate the fact that Tenerife has very challenging cycling routes. So it's important to be well prepared, especially as the terrain and weather conditions can vary depending on the location and season.

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Research and planning

Before you go, it's important to do your research and plan your trip carefully. You can do this via our routes or simply plan your routes yourself via Komoot or Strava. Find the routes you want to cycle, taking into account your level and experience. Also consider the weather and season, as this can affect road conditions. If you are not sure, choose to cycle along with our guided rides.
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Physical Preparation

Make sure you are sufficiently trained and don't think that after a winter of barely cycling you can immediately reach the Teide. It is important to work on your endurance, strength and climbing techniques before arriving. You also prefer to go on a skiing holiday without taking lessons. This is no different than cycling, so make sure you have a base.

Don't forget to also bring gloves, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
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Hydration and Nutrition

Make sure you never run out of fuel. Stay hydrated and consume enough carbohydrates during your rides. This can be done by eating energy bars, dried fruit or gels. We have all the necessary sports nutrition in our store so that you never run out of fuel.

Finally, be flexible and enjoy the adventure. Cycling in Tenerife offers a unique opportunity to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, local culture and challenging rides. Don't forget to stop every now and then and take pictures.

With good preparation and a positive attitude, you are ready for an unforgettable cycling adventure on the beautiful island of Tenerife. Have fun and safe rides!

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