TENERIFE

GRAVEL

- loop -

400

km

11.000

+m+

8 days - 7 nights

Sunday to Sunday

4☆ hotels

8 participants

2 route leaders

support van

Tenerife Gravel Loop, Canary Islands

High mountains, colonial towns, remote beaches, tropical forests and moon-like volcanic landscapes. The Tenerife Gravel Loop is a call for adventure! A great chance to discover the island unique landscape and rich heritage, while riding endless gravel roads, iconic climbs and secondary lanes.

2.150

€ pp

 

30% - deposit

will secure a place in the route

70% - balance

due 2 months before departure

 

Supported Route

All-included and fully-supported cycling route focused on discovery and community. Expect a relaxed pace, coffee stops, sunset rides and charming accommodations. Outer Detours supported routes are not focused on performance or training, but are a great chance to experience a region and connect with like-minded people.

- Route -

Details

Accommodation

7 nights in charming hotels.

Preferably outside tourist areas.

Check the day-by-day itinerary.

Full Board

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Healthy picnic lunch.

Dinner at the hotel or selected restaurants.

Airport Transfers

From Tenerife South Airport to the first hotel.

From the last hotel to Tenerife South Airport.

Luggage Transfer

To the next hotel.

One bag, max 20kg.

Bike Box Transfer

From the first Hotel

To the last hotel.

Support Van

Luggage transfer to the next hotel.
Healthy picnic lunch with seasonal food, fruit and drinks.

Bike tools and spares to solve common mechanicals.

Support Crew

The route is hosted by 2 experienced cyclists,

providing practical tips about

equipment, mechanics and navigation.

Routes and tracking

Support crew will assist in setting routes on your GPS. 

All the participants will be tracked in real time,

giving everyone the chance to ride safely at his own pace.

Please Note

A supported route is not a guided route. While a tour leader will be riding with participants to assist in case of mechanicals or emergencies, participants are fully responsible for respecting local laws and natural areas, they must be self-sufficient in following the route, bring all the mandatory equipment, and commit to the day-by-day itinerary. The support van may not be immediately available and in most countries is not even allowed to carry participants as passengers. Participants must accept and sign our rider agreement before taking part in the route.

Advanced

Demanding route for cyclists who ride regularly

and want back-to-back challenging days.

Includes continuous climbs and long descents.

Includes rides before sunrise and after sunset.

Check the day-by-day Itinerary

for the daily amount of kilometres and elevation.

Ride at your pace

We can wait to regroup participants,

split into two groups or chose a shorter route.

You can always choose to ride at your pace,

being faster or slower.

We will make sure you have the right route on your GPS

and we will keep an eye on your real time position.

Bike Setup

Bring your trusted gravel or mountain bike,

We don’t recommend renting a bike,

but we can arrange it.

1.5 litres minimum water capacity,

40mm minimum tyre width,

30mm maximum rim profile,

gravel shoes and pedals,

tubeless setup.

Tools and Spares

multi-tool, inner tube,

tubeless repair kit,

hand pump, chain link.

Electronics

GPS device,

front light (min 600lm),

rear light.

Clothing

rain jacket, mid layer,

waterproof gloves

and shoe covers.

Bags

saddle or frame bag

(about 4 litres)

for equipment and snacks.

– for safety reasons –

always bring this gear on the bike

Get Here

Fly to and from

Tenerife

South Airport (TFS)

we will arrange a transfer to the first Hotel

and from the last Hotel to the airport

Meeting

From Sunday

We meet after at 2 pm at the first hotel.

We go for an afternoon ride

and welcome participants all afternoon long.

To Sunday

We go for a morning ride,

pack our bikes and say good bye at 2 pm.

Bike Rental

Contact Us

for availability

Flights

Plane

Tickets

Drinks

Beer, Wine,

extra drinks

Single Room

Available

with a supplement

Insurance

that covers illness, rescue, injury and repatriation

while cycling in the destination country.

We will ask a copy of your policy.

PaymentS
– 1 –
30%
Deposit

will secure a place

in the route

– 2 –
70%
Balance

due 60 days

before departure

Cancellation

more than

60 DAYS

before departure

40%

refund

more than

30 DAYS

before departure

20%

refund

less than

30 DAYS

before departure

NO

refund

- Route -

Highlights

Day-by-Day

Itinerary

dist.
20
km
elev.
650
+m+
max alt.
1950
m

We meet at the hotel at 2 pm and go for a short ride in the pine forest to be back at the hotel before sunset.

Our support staff stays at the hotel to welcome other participants arriving during the afternoon. All together we have dinner and a chat about the route with insights about navigation and GPS devices.

Breakfast
not included
picnic
Lunch
en-route
menu
Dinner
at the Hotel
Vilaflor
4☆
dist.
75
km
elev.
1550
+m+
max alt.
2200
m

After crossing the volcanic landscape of Mt teide, we descend by endless switchbacks into deep ravines to reach the charming village of Masca. We keep descending to Buenavista on the north shore of Tenerife, our hotel is in a bananas plantation, next to the beach.

buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
menu
Dinner
Local Restaurant
Buenavista
4☆
Rural
dist.
35
km
elev.
900
+m+
max alt.
350
m

An easy ride to Teno lighthouse, the easternmost point of the island. We first cross banana plantations and then enter a volcanic landscape on a scenic road only accessible by bike. We reach the lighthouse and spend a few hours by the beach before riding back at the hotel.

buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
Menu
Dinner
local restaurant
Buenavista
4☆
Rural
dist.
30
km
elev.
1350
+m+
max alt.
1200
m

We start climbing from the shore on a quiet paved road, the landscape changes as we gain altitude, and cactuses leave place to palm trees until we take a gravel road that enters a groovy laurel forest usually shredded in the mist. We finally climb above the clouds and make it to our accommodation, a cosy mountain hut on the slopes of magnificent Mt Teide.

buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
home made
Dinner
at the Hotel
Mt Teide
3☆
Rural
dist.
95
km
elev.
2000
+m+
max alt.
2350
m

We ride on fast double tracks across the pine forest on the slopes of Mt Teide, then climb on red gravel roads in a surreal volcanic landscape made of red lava and black ash. From there it’s a quick descent on a paved road to the hotel in La Laguna, a 15th-century colonial town declared UNESCO world heritage.

buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
menu
Dinner
at Restaurant
La
Laguna
4☆
dist.
70
km
elev.
2450
+m+
max alt.
2350
m

We leave town and ride the scenic roads of the Anaga Mountains in a lush green forest usually shrouded in the mist. A quiet road winds down to the small village of Taganaga and reaches the remote beach of Benijo, we stop for lunch and swim in the ocean. A short, but steep climb and we are back at the hotel in La Laguna.

buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
menu
Dinner
at Restaurant
La
Laguna
4☆
dist.
85
km
elev.
2700
+m+
max alt.
2350
m

It’s a long climb to Mount Teide, a massive volcano rising at 3700 meters above the ocean. The climb mainly goes on hard-packed double tracks in the pine forest to reach the moon-like volcanic landscape of Cañadas above 2000 meters, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The route quickly descends on paved roads to the hotel. It’s a long day, but we can take some shortcuts in the afternoon.

buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
menu
Dinner
at the Hotel
Vilaflor
4☆
We could go for a short morning ride, stay at the pool or stroll around town. Time to pack our bikes and say goodbye. We arrange your transfer to Tenerife South Airport.
buffet
Breakfast
at the Hotel
picnic
Lunch
en-route
Dates &

Booking

Sunday

3 Nov 24

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Route
Leaders
Daniela
Kirchner

Daniela likes the most adventurous and challenging part of cycling, she won extreme ultra-cycling races and explored remote countries on her bike. She likes to ride far away from her comfort zone, camp out in pristine nature and get in touch with local communities, always with an easy-going attitude and open-minded approach.

Matteo
Minelli

Like everybody else, Matteo learned to ride a bike as a kid, and never quit. After many years and countless miles, he is still amazed by the gyroscopic balance given by the spinning wheels, the instant pleasure of moving forward pushing on the pedals, the endless freedom of climbing mountains and crossing the landscape.

Tricks &

Workshops