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The Gran Canaria Road Bike Camp

Gran Canaria’s reputation as a destination for winter training camps has accelerated in the last few years. For all the different levels of cycling ability and fitness, there’s a constant series of riding challenges. Gran Canaria is never mundane and is always diverse, that’s why so many riders keep coming back for more!

Even the fittest & strongest of riders who’ve been coming here for years, will admit to accepting there are still some routes they have yet to ride!

The Island Authorities too have seen the increase in cycling and have maintained all the island’s roads to an F1 standard! With average temp of 22º-24º, and wide blue skies all year round, it makes for the perfect cycling holiday.

For you we know the hotel is just as important as the riding, because you really spend more time there than at any other activity! So we have increased the quality of our offer , 3 levels of hotel,Gloria Palace 4* and Cordial Green Golf 2* Aparthotel and with our new partnership with Dunas, we can now stay at Hotel Suites & Villas. Both Gloria Palace and Hotel Suites & Villas, have bike stations where you can pick up your rental bike. All hotels are bike friendly. This means they have made alterations to their protocol to actively welcome cyclists.

As always you have the very best range of new Cannondale, Specialised and Pinarello bikes to choose from every year,and this year we have the new disc brake models to choose from, though I’m still not convinced anyone needs them!!

Go to Bike Rental. We’ve kept very competitive rates so that you know you’re getting the very best for your money. We do various promotions & offers during the season so please join the mailing list. Go to Dates & Prices

Our Bikes

With our bike partners, we have the latest and best from Cannondale, Specialised, BH, and Pinarello. Di2 and disc brake bikes too. All models are 2020-21 versions. Private bikes are also welcome.

Our Content

7 Nights Bed & Breakfast/Half Board.Private Airport Transfers at any hour. Full Route Tech Spec Personalised Bike Fitting Professional English/German/Spanish speaking Guides Daily Water & Energy Food Bike Mechanic Services Fully Stocked & Equipped Bikecentre 5 Guided Tours on Stunning Diverse Routes 1 Optional Rest Day Photo & Video Service Ride Coaching Fixed Dates all Winter Go to Booking Page **Half Board in Gloria Palace 4* Hotel Only.

Your Dates

The Gran Canaria Road Camp runs weekly right through the winter season from Oct 1 2020 to the end of May 2021. Tours every Monday and finishes on Friday with an option of add a tour on the Saturday if you leave on the Sunday. All Tours start at 9.45am from Bike Centre.

Our Transfers

We meet all flights whatever the time with a private coach with a driver who knows your name and will be waiting with a Cycle Gran Canaria logo, travel time to all hotel 30min -/+. Returning flights, we leave 2.30min before flight departure.

Your Hotels

We have 3 hotels to choose from. Gloria Palace 4 stars with Bike Station and Half Board, Dunas Hotels & Suites with Bike Station and Half Board. Cordial Green Golf with Breakfast and/or Half board. All have heated pools and space to wander with palm trees rustling in the breeze.

Why Choose Gran Canaria as your cycling destination?

  • Luxury Hotels

    For all our cycling holidays, we only choose the best hotels for your cycling holiday. All except one are 4*, all have pools and large comfortable rooms with space to breathe.

  • Year Round Sunshine

    Temperatures here on Gran Canaria, always hover at 22º 24º at the sub 400m zone, prevailing winds from the north keep the temperature pleasant.

  • Diverse Cycling Routes

    What sets Gran Canaria apart of the diversity of cycling routes, no two days are the same! There

  • Challenging Climbs

    The 4 most famous are the dreaded VOTT 25km with max 26% , the most beautiful is Serenity 9km ave 8%, the most fun Soria 6km ave 7% and my favourite Fataga/Pipeline 4.25 ave 8%. And the biggest Pico de Las Nieves 45km ave 7%.

  • Quality Roads

    We are proud to present the cleanest, safest, perfectly smooth asphalted roads for your cycling pleasure.

  • Astonishing Landscapes

    Gran Canaria is a visual treat for cyclists, the best way to prove this is to watch this amazing video of cycling on Gran Canaria

Is This Cycling Holiday For You?

We take our cue from what type of riders we have had over the last 11 years. Usually over 30 and not older than 70, yes really!, Sportive riders, professional people who do other sports like running, swimming etc.

Above all you are seeking a good challenge, but you like the guide being there as insurance and you like a nice comfortable hotel with a nice glass of wine with like minded people. A sense of camaraderie develops during the week, and there’s never any pressure on people to ride faster, you're on holiday so you ride how you like, it's not the army.

If you want to bring your own bike, you must make sure it’s well serviced and everything functions like it should!

Approx 45% of our riders are repeat clients, why is this? I think it's down the majority of our clients are professional people with sometimes hectic lives, and it's easier when you know what you are getting, the sun, the roads, the bikes, the lack of stress, it can be booked with a text to me, just like that. We keep it content rich and hassle free!

And that’s good for us and good for you!

Testimonials

  • Trip ToGC Ray was an excellent leader. He did a good job of looking after a mixed ability group, & was very good at encouraging me to continue when I was struggling without being pushy. His enthusiasm was infectious! The cycling was superb with great bikes, smooth roads, very few vehicles & stunning views with a great variety of landscapes. It was challenging but achievable & I feel great to have completed it. Helen K UK

    Helen K UK

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Thanks to both you and Maria. Great week. Best to you both and hope to do it again in 2020. Gary Lake UK

    Gary Lake UK

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Trip ToGC ;Janice and I had a terrific holiday with you a couple of weeks ago and definitely intend on returning at some point in the future. I told all my cycling friends I rode with ‘Saxo Bank Tinkoff’(very briefly)! Rob & Janice UK

    Rob & Janice UK

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • UK Trip ToGC.Can't fault Ray and Maria and their team work to keep us safe, fed and watered.From the daily mileage on the itinerary, I thought the trip would be easy. However, with 10000m of climbing, it definitely wasn't. I found the pace good and enjoyed the 'competition' on some of the longer climbs.The long ride along the sea cliffs on Day 5 was another highlight. Rob Mac

    Rob Mac UK

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • I know I shared this post ride comment with you in the van on the way to Las Palmas, but I’ll reiterate it. Although the week on the bike in the mountains of Gran Canaria was the hardest cycling I’ve ever done, it was an amazing experience. It was also just what I needed at that point in my life…a crazy intense over the top week of challenging riding in a totally new environment to get me out of my rut. You and Maria were great guides and hosts. I came back from that journey feeling both exhausted and renewed…so thank you for making that possible! Andrew Broan USA

    Andrew Broan USA

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Very challenging.The support provided by the local agent/trip leader was key in making the trip a success.Highly recommended. Clement F Canada

    Clement F Canada

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Tour of Gran Canaria. Great trip with KE & Ray.By offering his experience on technique and riding skills, so I personally learned a lot and became more aware how much more I need to learn. If there is any more accolade I can give his company, is I am returning in December!

    Rome Bamra

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Thanks Ray, it was awesome, never thought on Monday I'd get to Friday, but I did! All things being, I and Ian want to do this again, thanks for the great jokes too, still laughing! Thanks Jen and Ian.

    Jennifer Taylor

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • That’s what I said: the weather on GC is WARM when the rest of Spain is much colder. I enjoyed bragging about you and your tour, how you knew so many locals, how I learned to be more confident during descents, the terrific foods, and of course the hotels and swimming in the ocean and lovely hotel pools. Such a fantastic experience for me!!

    Allison Murray

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Trip ToGC:Thank you so much for a brilliant week last week - I absolutely loved it! Alexa Mair

    Alexa Mair

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Hi Ray! Quick note to say thanks very much for an excellent holiday, great riding, great accommodation and great company and to let you know I've put my pics up on Facebook if you want to have a look at life from the rear of the peloton. Cheers Ali Ali Mac UK

    Ali Mac UK

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Thanks very much to you and Maria for giving me a great week of cycling last week, I really enjoyed it all from the challenging climbs, sweeping down hills, views, nibbles from the van to having a post cycling beer!!Would be great if the photo of the Contador peloton could be included!Back to the office tomorrow, shame! Adrian S UK

    Adrian S UK

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Thank you again for my awesome trip. (I told John how you kept me on as a sole participant even after the other three former participants had to change dates... he was quite impressed... as I was as well.) Happy new year, Allison

    Kibbe MacClod

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Thanks for a fantastic week. We will be recommending you guys to others! Rosie Haddock

    Rosie Haddock

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Excellent,Well organised trip,exceeded expectations.Great fun all week!

    Patrick S Ireland

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Excellant,Ray and Maria were fantastic, very intelligent and made the trip stimulating as well as the cycling challenge!great balance of the cycling, good hotels away from the coast, good group leaders

    Ian SP Scotland

    GC Roac Camp
  • "Nothing beats the warm weather of cycling in Gran Canaria in January. The roads are generally smooth and drivers are considerate to cyclists. Highlights: climbing serenity and the long descent towards Maspalomas on the last day."

    Cath Worth

    Tour of Gran Canaria
  • Apart Hotel Cordial Green Golf in Maspalomas

    Official category: Apartments 2 keys.You’ll be very welcome you to the Bungalows Cordial Green Golf! The location of the establishment next to the golf course of Maspalomas, its colourful and cheerful architecture, the great pools and spacious solariums make this resort a great place to enjoy a wonderful holiday with family or friends.

    Right next to the Maspalomas Golf Course and within distance of the iconic golden sand dunes of Maspalomas in one of the most beautiful spots of the island.Both, Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, offer countless day and night-leisure opportunities, idyllic beaches, restaurants, bars and shops for all tastes.

    Extensive solariums with sunbeds and awnings for shade.Two pools (One heated in winter).Animation for adults and children several times a week

    In 500m there is the possibility to play tennis, squash or paddle. There is also a nearby gym (extra charge).Free WiFi throughout the property. In the same gym area, a massage can be booked, please contact Miriam on 0034 610989182 Rates in the region of 50.00€ for a long hour.

  • Hotel Dunas Suites & Villas 4* in Maspalomas

    Welcome to our newest hotel partner, Hotel Suites & Villas by Dunas. Cycle Gran Canaria is always optimising the best conditions, based on our policy to "keep it the same, but do it better". Suites offers better bigger apartments, always with the sun, and always with more space.

    The Hotel has a fully equipped bike station from where you can store your bike, buy clothing, buy energy gels, pump tyres etc. Private seats and own pedals can be fitted smartly, you only leave when you are happy with set up. You can start right from the hotel, with none of the queuing and waiting. You can exit the complex on quiet safe roads, so we start and finish safe and sound

    So choose here to experience a stay full of peace and relaxation. Enjoy winter sun and exclusivity in one of our dreamlike suites at the most beautiful place in the world. Here the sun shines every morning between our palm trees and fills our pools with warmth. Our suites and villas are located close to natural heaven, the Dunes of Maspalomas, in the middle of the unique Tony Gallardo Park. Come and relax in one of our suites and villas in Maspalomas.

    The hotel is the official sponsor of the Cicloturista Gran Canaria Bike Week this coming December 2020 and also boasts the Cycling Friendly Gold quality certification.

    Drive time to the hotel with our private airport transfer is approx 30 mins. We meet all flights arriving and departing, so the cycling holiday starts as soon as you land and we take your bags. Bike boxes too! ;-)

  • Hotel Gloria Palace 4* in San Agustin

    Gloria Palace San Agustin has been a bike friendly hotel supporting cycling events for many many years, and we are very happy to be partnered with them. Equipped with the latest technology, Thalasso Gloria San Agustín is one of the world’s most modern talasoterapia centres with approximately 7,000 m2 dedicated to health treatments with seawater.

    The Hotel has a fully equipped bike station from where you can store your bike, buy clothing, buy energy gels, pump tyres etc. Private seats and own pedals can be fitted smartly, you only leave when you are happy with set up.

    The colourful rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. They also have en suite bathrooms, and balconies with sea, pool or garden views. Some suites add living areas. Room service is available.

    Dining options include 4 hotel bars, a rooftop bar/lounge with panoramic views, as well as a buffet-style eatery and a formal International restaurant with ocean views. Other amenities include kids’ activities, a game room and 2 outdoor pools (1 is on the rooftop). There’s a free shuttle to the beach. Sports facilities, golf and spa treatments have a fee.

English and French and German Speaking tour guides.
Vehicle support with trip leader
Baggage transfer between overnight stops
Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
All meals as detailed in the itinerary

Download Itinerary PDF

Travel insurance
Visas (if required)
Airport transfers unless purchased separately
Miscellaneous personal expenses – tips drinks and souvenirs etc
Bike Carriage on the flights – please contact your carrier for charges

Gran Canaria

The quality of food in the hotels is very high, though not sophisticated, but always healthy and nutritious, the same is siad for the mountain cafes where we stop for lunch. I highly reccomend the "potage" soup, very rich and nutritious, but light in stomach and better than a hard dull energy bar.

France

Breakfasts are usually continental style. Lunches will be fresh and tasty picnics provided by our vehicle support crew. Dinner will be taken at our accommodation. The hotels we use are used to feeding hungry cyclists and generally provide a three-course evening meal, with tasty and large portions of quality local cuisine.

Gran Canaria

Both the Road Camp and TOGC have breakfast and evening meals. Lunch is on the road as local restaurants, budget for 10 Euros

France

All meals are included in the trip price from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7
 

Gran Canaria

We meet all flights whatever the time with a private coach with a driver who knows your name and will be waiting with a Cycle Gran Canaria logo, travel time to all hotel 30min -/+. Returning flights, we leave 2.30min before flight departure.

France

Customized pick up at your arrival location can be arranged. Introduction to our partners at  Bike Basque staff, go over the schedule, route, safety as you traverse the Pyrenees, and respond to any questions left unanswered. Gift bags that include a Bike Basque cycling jersey, water bottles and road book will be distributed to each guest, and for those who have chosen to rent a bike from Bike Basque, we will assist in setting it up to your specs.

Gran Canaria

For you we know the hotel is just as important as the riding, because you really spend more time there than at any other activity! So we have increased the quality of our offer , 3 levels of hotel,Gloria Palace 4* and Cordial Green Golf 2* Aparthotel and with our new partnership with Dunas, we can now stay at Hotel Suites & Villas. Both Gloria Palace and Hotel Suites & Villas, have bike stations where you can pick up your rental bike. All hotels are bike friendly. This means they have made alterations to their protocol to actively welcome cyclists.

For the Tour of Gran Canaria, we use these are other hotels to the same standard, go to the trip page to see more detail.

We do not force share. Sharing is only possible as mutual agreement between 2 clients

France

Whilst on the Raid Pyreneen tour, accommodation is on a twin-share basis in comfortable, family run 2 and 3-star hotels. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up another single traveller of the same sex.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used.

A professional English speaking Cycle Gran Canaria biking leader will accompany the group together with a support vehicle and driver on both the Tour of Gran Canaria, Raid Pyrneens. and Gran Canaria Road Camp

We recommend that £150 (or the equivalent in US dollars or euros) will be sufficient for your miscellaneous expenditure and should also cover your bar bills – beer, wine and soft drinks are available every night. By far the easiest way to obtain your travel cash is from ATM’s using a credit card or a debit card – there are ATM facilities at Toulouse and Perpignan airports and in Colioure at the start of the ride, as well as in the majority of the larger towns on our route.

Taking a bike on an aircraft is usually straightforward. Different airlines have differing policies with regard to baggage allowances and transporting bikes. We strongly advise that you check the current policy of your chosen airline for carrying bikes and their baggage allowances before purchasing your air ticket. The baggage section on your chosen airline’s website will usually contain this information. We suggest that you are aware of the weight and dimensions of your intended check-in baggage in advance of your arrival at the airport as airlines may charge for both excess and oversize baggage, or refuse to carry oversized baggage. If you are using a domestic flight to connect with your International flight then it is likely that a different baggage policy will exist for the domestic and international flight sections. Again you should check the baggage policy with your chosen domestic airline prior to booking your domestic flight tickets. Any additional charges incurred for transporting your bike on any of the flights required for this adventure (international, domestic and internal flights within the trip itinerary – if applicable) are the responsibility of each individual client.

A road bike or standard touring bike is recommended for this trip. It should be fitted with a compact or triple chainset and a 10 or 11-speed cassette. Please call if you are unsure about the suitability of your bike. We cannot stress enough the importance of ensuring that your bike is in perfect working condition before you start this trip. You are depending on your bike to transport you throughout your trip, across demanding terrain. It is VITAL to ensure it is THOROUGHLY SERVICED to guarantee it is in good mechanical order before departure. If you are not mechanically minded, get your local bike mechanic to service it for you. For home mechanics, points to note particularly are:

a) Check rims and if they are worn, cracked or dented replace with a new rim or wheel to avoid wheel failure. It is especially important to check that the rims on rim-braked bikes are not worn concave by the brake blocks -replace them if they are.

b) Check wheels are true and spoke tension is tight.

c) Check ALL bearings and quick release skewers and, if required, adjust, grease or replace.

d) Check and, if required, replace brake and gear cables.

e) Check brake pads, mounts and cables / hydraulic lines and replace if necessary.

f) Check and lube, threadlock and tighten all bolts (esp. suspension pivots, bottom brackets, disc rotor bolts and brake calliper mounting bolts).

g) Check chain, cassette and chain rings for wear and replace as necessary.

h) Make sure you have the right tyres, inner tubes and BIKE SPECIFIC SPARES for your bike.

Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs to your bike e.g. fixing a puncture, changing an inner tube. Naturally our bike guide will be happy to assist with any repairs, but due to the often remote nature of our trips, being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and the inconvenience of waiting for assistance.

Travelling with a bike is usually as straightforward as travelling with any other type of baggage, providing you have packed it adequately. We have many years experience of travelling with our bikes, and nowadays we think that the best way to travel and fly with a bike is to partially dismantle it and put it into a purpose made soft bike bag. Although more expensive than a cardboard bike box, they are smaller in size to transport and are considerably easier to handle. To pack your bike you simply remove both wheels and pedals and prepare it for travel as follows. Obviously, extra care when packing your bike can minimise the chances of accidental damage occurring in transit. Ask your local bike store for plastic wheel hub protectors (which will prevent damage to your bike bag) and plastic fork and frame spacers, insert the spacers into the dropouts, tape them in place and then put extra padding over this area. Use pipe insulation lagging (from your local DIY store) to cover frame tubes, forks and seat post. If required, remove your bars from the stem and attach them carefully to your frame/forks using plastic ties or pvc tape -ensure that your Ergo/Sti levers are well padded to minimise the chance of damage. You may also wish to remove your rear gear mech, pad it with foam and tape it to the chainstay out of harm’s way. Finally, you should partly deflate your tyres, but leave some air in them to help absorb any impact on the wheels. Don’t forget to pack wheel skewers, pedals and any bolts you have removed, these are the items that tend to get left behind. Finally, find an old cardboard bike box and cut out panels to fit inside your soft bike bag for extra protection. Don’t forget to bring sufficient packing materials to pack your bike on the way home. PLEASE DO NOT USE a purpose-made rigid bike box -these are heavy (which can put you over your baggage allowance) and are also too bulky to be easily stored or transported on the group’s support vehicle.

France and Gran Canaria

Throughout the entirety of the trip we have the back up of our support vehicle. Each morning our main baggage will be loaded onto the support vehicle and transported to our next night’s accommodation. During our morning’s ride and on the big climbs the support vehicle will sweep through the group and provide extra water and assistance as required. The vehicle will then stop at a designated rendezvous for the picnic lunch. After lunch the support vehicle will drive onto our next accommodation. We want everyone to enjoy their cycling experience on this trip and we recognise the importance for group members to ride at their own pace. On our road biking trips it is usual for there to be some distance between the front and rear cyclists in the group and there may be times when other group members, vehicle support and the Cycle Gran Canaria are out of sight. You will be provided with detailed ‘road books’ and GPS stats to assist with route finding and the cycling leader will keep a watch at strategic locations. The cycling leader and support vehicle driver will be contactable at all times by mobile phone. Should a breakdown or an emergency arise during your cycling day they will respond as soon as is possible. Whilst our support vehicle cannot transport the whole group, baggage and bikes, it is also there to assist the occasional tired cyclist. So if you want to opt out of a morning, afternoon or even a full day of cycling, it may be possible to travel in the vehicle.

Gran Canaria

Cycle Gran Canaria has with our Bike Free Motion you can pick the latest models from Cannondale, Specialized, Pinarello, BH or Haibike. Our E-bikes benefit from the best Bosch and Yamaha drives. However you like to ride, we have has a bike that’s fully equipped for your needs.Private Bikes also welcome. Go to Bike Rental for all the info.

Pyrenees France.

Our partner Bike Basque also works closely with the Basque brand Orbea, and so has a fleet of 8 road-bikes available for renting, the model is:

The Orca M20 19 have a full carbon frame and fork and is equipped with a Shimano 11-speed Ultegra groupset. Weighing in at 7.8 kg, it represent a perfect blend of lightweight performance and precision, and will help you fly effortlessly over the Basque and Pyrenean climbs. All of our road-bikes come with two water bottles cages, a repair kit (tubes, tire-levers, multi-tool) and pump.

We also sell Bike Basque jersey for 75€, and rent Gps Garmin Edge 820 with uploaded rides up to your needs for 15€ per day.

1 day:      60 €         5 days: 180 €
2 days:    90 €         6 days: 210 €
3 days: 120 €         7 days: 240 €
4 days: 150 €         Over 7 days: +20 €/day

Rental from 3 to 6 days: 1 Bike Basque bottle
Rental over 7 days: 2 Bike Basque bottles

 

 

 

 

 

The altitudes attained on this holiday are not extreme and the maximum altitude attained is no more than the equivalent of a pressurised cabin on an international flight. You may ‘feel’ the altitude the first time you cycle at 2000 metres plus but all that is required is a slower pace to compensate. You should pay particular attention to your hydration levels whilst cycling up to and above 2000 metres.

The following is a basic checklist to help you with your packing. We recommend using the layering principle of clothing for varying climatic conditions. Good padded cycling shorts are essential.

Your Bike MUST be a road bike or standard cycle-touring bike fitted with a compact or triple chainset and a nine or ten speed cassette. It is vital that your bike is THOROUGHLY SERVICED and in perfect working condition before the trip.
PERSONAL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
Feet

Road or touring cycling shoes

Waterproof cycling overshoes

Torso

Base-layer – short sleeve cycling top (x 2)

Long sleeved cycling top (x 1)

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Lightweight Fleece top or jumper

Lightweight windproof gillet

Hands

Regular biking gloves

Long fingered gloves

Legs

Padded cycling shorts (x 2)

Cycling tights or tracksters

Head

Eyewear – Biking glasses

Cycling helmet – mandatory

KE Trek Bag Contents

Travel and apres biking clothes

Training/Leisure shoes for apres biking

Wash bag and toiletries

Swimwear

Chamois Cream (e.g. Assos or Ozone)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

To be carried on the bike in your jersey pockets or in a small saddle bag.

Mobile phone (optional)

Mini-pump

Multi-tool

Puncture repair kit & tyre levers

Inner tube

Small camera

Sun cream

Other items affixed to your bike

1 or 2 waterbottles
GPS (Optional)

To be carried in the support vehicle in your day-pack for easy access

Lightweight waterproof top

Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters, insect repellent (75-100% DEET) and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

PERSONAL TOOLS AND SPARES

Please note: If you are hiring a bike you do not need to bring spares – just a pump, repair kit and a couple of inner tubes.

If you are taking your own bike, you should bring the following with you. Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs e.g. fixing a puncture, changing an inner tube. Naturally our bike guide will always be happy to assist with any repairs, but due to the often remote nature of our trips, being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and inconenience waiting for assistance.

Pump

Plastic tyre levers

1 rear brake cable

1 rear gear cable

Spare set of brake blocks (front and rear)

2 spare spokes for front and rear wheels

Spoke key

4 x inner tubes

Spare chain links

Liquid chain lube

Multi-tool with Allen keys

Chain link extractor (if not on multi-tool)

2x puncture repair kits

A rag and brush for cleaning bike and drive train.

Any spares specific to your bike

KE tools and spares

On all of our trips we carry a track pump, toolkit and a basic range of spares for emergencies. If any other spare parts are needed our support vehicle will make a detour to the nearest bike shop, which can be found in some of the larger towns en route.
Energy Gels/Sports Drinks/Power Bars

Our back up vehicle will carry ample supplies of water, snacks and lunches but if you like a particular energy gel, sports drink or power bar we suggest you bring a selection of your preferred choice along.

Please do not hesitate to call us for further advice about what to bring or any other aspect of this trip. We are more than happy to offer you the benefit of our experience. Further helpful information can also be found in the Your Bike, Baggage Allowances, Climate and Travelling with Your Bike sections of the detailed trip notes.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements. But we are always flexible so get in touch!

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

The better conditioned you are the more you will enjoy your trip. We suggest that you adopt a sensible weekly exercise regime and fit in a number of long cycle rides in hilly country to ensure you are physically capable of taking part in this trip – this will also provide you with an opportunity to make sure all your riding kit is tried and tested before you travel. Cycling is obviously the best activity to prepare for this trip, however, running, squash and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and stamina. However the most common reason given for cancelling or postponing their cycling holiday, has been trainig injuries.So please keep that in mind!

As a reputable Cycling tour operator, Cycle Gran Canaria and their partners respects each country's Consulars ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable their citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all Cycle Gran Canaria travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on their official FO website. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html or for Canada https://travel.gc.ca/ for essential travel advice and tips.

Cycle Gran Canaria and their partners treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe. Should any FO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation. We receive regular updates direct from the FOs and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground. If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

Gran Canaria

With average annual temperatures ranging from 18 to 25 degrees centigrade, Gran Canaria maintains a mild and benign climate practically all year round. The island’s great weather is a product of its fresh and humid tradewinds coming in from the anticyclone from the Azores. These tradewinds, along with the mountainous layout of the island, provide the coastal areas with one of the best climates not only in the Canary Islands, but also in the whole of Europe.

The UV rateing can be quite high, 10 and higher, if you are fair skinned, Factor 50 is heaviliy adviseable to the point of using sun protecting arm covers, like arm warmers but usally white and light. Regular water stops too are encouraged.

Pyrenees France

The temperatures that we can expect to encounter during the day will be reasonably warm, ranging from 18 to 28 degrees Centigrade. It can be cool in the evenings at our highest overnight stopping places and chilly at the highest passes on the route. The weather is usually stable during the early summer and autumn months in the Pyrenees, but mountainous areas do generate their own weather systems and occasional rain and even stormy weather cannot be ruled out.

 

Gran Canaria Road Bike Camp Winter / Spring 2020-21

 

( For periods longer or shorter than 7 days, please contact me directly for a good price ;-))

 

Dates    Winter 2020

Status

Cordial Green Golf Aparthotel

Gloria Palace San Agustin & Dunas Hotel and Suites 4 Stars

 

Any 7 Day Peroid

 

Per person sharing 7 nights,sharing with BB. Single Supplement €275.00

Per person sharing with Half Board. Single Supplement €180.00

 
Oct 1st Oct 31stGuarenteed€725.00€875.00Reserve
Nov 1st Nov 31stGuarenteed€950.00€1025.00Reserve
Dec 1st Dec 23rdGuarenteed€725.00€950.00Reserve
Dec 23rd Jan 1st

Guarenteed

€1250.00€1450.00Reserve
     

Dates   Spring 2021

Status

Cordial Green Golf Aparthotel

Gloria Palace San Agustin & Dunas Hotel and Suites 4 Stars

 

Any 7 Day Peroid

 

Per person sharing 7 nights,sharing with BB. Single Supplement €275.00

Per person sharing with Half Board. Single Supplement €180.00

 
Jan 2nd Jan 31stGuarenteed€875.00€1025.00Reserve
Feb 1st Feb 27thGuarenteed€950.00€1050.00Reserve
Mar 1st Mar 31stGuarenteed€950.00€1050.00Reserve
Apr 1st Apr 30thGuarenteed€775.00€925.00Reserve
May 1st May 30thGuarenteed€725.00€925.00Reserve
  • Cannondale
    Supersix EVO Ultegra Di2

    From 24€ / day
    Race Geometry (2018)

  • Specialized Roubaix Ultegra Comp Disc 2020

    From 25€ / day
    Endurance Geometry (2019)

  • Specialized
    Tarmac SL6 Comp

    From 30€ 2-5 days
    Race Geometry (2020)

  • BH
    Quartz Ultegra Disc 2020

    From 21€ / day
    Endurance Geometry (2018)

  • BH
    Quartz 105 3.0 (2020)

    2-5 Days € 20,00
    Endurance Geometry

  • Cannondale Supersix EVO Ultegra Disc 2020

    2-5 Days € 30,00
    Race geometry bike (2020)

Choose your trip!

Step 1


Tell us about you!

Step 2


Please make them aware you've given us their number why we'd call them. The calling number will be 0034617799924

Father, sister, wife?

Now we get to the dream machines!

Step 3


A compact gear is reccomended with a minimun 28 cassette on the back, 32 is a deal.

Cycling / Health Information

Step 4


or give me your Strava name if you have one, so i can guage your level.

I will discuss directly with you if need be.

It's better that we're discreetly aware and can accomodate where need be.

We can have a chat on Skype and get loads done in one call if you prefer?

Please tick yes, because I always have something interesting to say!

All Shimano 105 bikes listed 21€ for up to 7 days, 2€ per day additional +100€ excess. Ultegra bikes 28€ up to 7 days, 3€ per additional day+100€ excess. Di2 & Dura Ace 35€ up to 7 days, 5€ per additional day+200€ excess. Bike theft is not covered by this insurance.

Road Bike Camp Tour Schedule 2018/2019 Season

Hobby Class 20/25Kph

6 stages, 5 stages inc in package, 1 optional rest day.

DayRouteRoute DescriptionTechnical Data
MondaySoriasGreat starter route, rolling start, long flat to climb, lunch and return with epic descent to final punisher ramps!
TuesdaySanta LuciaStraight into ave 7% climb for 7km, fast descent & climb to 980m, descend to 600m,lunch, then rolling twisty descent and heavy tail or head wind home70kms-1375m. Max12% at KM22
WednesdayPico de las NievesZero to Hero! Same ride to 980m as yesterday. Conserve, eat little and often. Focus from KM36 onwards, save energy for 45km descent home with climbs.95kms-2500m. Max16% at KM39
ThursdayMonte Leon16km flat with abrupt climb to 480m, long descent with 2 punisher climbs, then coffee stop and home.51kms-820m. Max14% at KM18
FridayFour PortsLong run into usual headwind, direction LPA, following flat contours, come back same way with heavy tail or headwind.76kms- 920m. Max8% at KM70
SaturdaySerenity PassNice day ahead, 35km rolling terrain with some traffic to Mogan, turn inland, climb to 885m on Serenity, then technical descent to Soria lunch, then home as Monday’s return.70kms-1170m. Max12.5% at KM28
Totals  432kms 7950m
 

 

Sport Class 22/27Kph

DayRouteRoute DescriptionTechnical Data
MondaySoriaGreat starter route, rolling start, long flat to climb, lunch and return with epic descent to final punisher ramps!
70kms-1170m. Max12.5% at KM28
TuesdayTemisas FatagaLong headwind flat to LPA with short climb inland to Aguimes, from there 16km climb to lunch Santa Lucia, then climb 300m to 980m and descend to Fataga, save some for 2 punisher climbs before final 7km descent to home.85kms-1750m. Max14% at KM75
WednesdayPico de las NievesZero to Hero! Same ride to 980m as yesterday. Conserve and focus from KM36 onwards, save energy for 45km descent home with final punisher climbs.95kms-2500m. Max16% at KM39
ThursdayMonte Leon16km flat with abrupt climb to 480m, long descent with 2 punisher climbs, then coffee stop and home.    51kms-820m. Max14% at KM18
FridayFour PortsLong run into usual headwind, direction LPA, following flat contours, come back same way with heavy tail or headwind.82kms- 1100m. Max8% at KM70
SaturdaySerenity PassNice day ahead, 35km rolling terrain with some traffic to Mogan, turn inland, climb to 885m on Serenity, then technical descent to Soria lunch, then home as Monday’s return.70kms-1170m. Max12.5% at KM28
Totals  92kms-1650m. Max12.5% at KM28
 
 

Sport XL Class 22/27Kph

DayRouteRoute DescriptionTechnical Data
MondayPresa le Las NinasRolling seaside start, long flat inland, to continuous climb to 890m, last 300m very technical, then 16km to 1300m at Ayacata, lunch and descend through Fataga to home and final climbs. It’s XL alright.
87kms-1850m. Max16% at KM37
TuesdayTemisas FatagaLong headwind flat to LPA with short climb inland to Aguimes, from there 16km climb to lunch Santa Lucia, then climb 300m to 980m and descend to Fataga, save some for 2 punisher climbs before final 7km descent to home.85kms-1375m. Max12% at KM22
WednesdayPico de las NievesZero to Hero! Same ride to 980m as yesterday. Conserve, eat little and often. Focus from KM36 onwards, save energy for 45km descent home with climbs.995kms-2500m. Max16% at KM39
ThursdayMonte Leon16km flat with abrupt climb to 480m, long descent with 2 punisher climbs, then coffee stop and home.64kms-1330m. Max14% at KM18
FridayFour PortsLong run into usual headwind, direction LPA, following flat contours but finding hills all the same, come back same way with heavy tail or headwind.100kms- 1100m. Max8% at KM70
SaturdaySerenity PassNice day ahead, 35km rolling terrain with some traffic to Mogan, turn inland, climb to 885m on Serenity, then technical descent to Soria lunch, then home as Monday’s return.92kms-1170m. Max12.5% at KM28
Totals  605kms 9325m

 

 

 

 

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