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The Gran Canaria Mountain Bike Camp

The Mountain Bike Camp

Gran Canaria is for mountain biking is what Mars is for space exploration! There’s just and is still, an enormous amount of undiscovered trails and tracks that only the really intrepid bikers can explore and map.

So with our help, we can at least show you what you can do, to whet your appetite for longer, more diverse rides in the future. Cycle Gran Canaria with our partners Free Motion bring it all together so that you can hit the single track straightaway on your first morning at 3 levels and fully guided.

It’s certainly tough riding here, but you’ll have the latest in mountain biking 2021 technology supplied by Cannondale and Specialised to ensure you cope with the varied terrain and changing surfaces. You can upgrade too and try out something really advanced!

All riders are shuttled up to the trailheads, where you’ll get prepped to spend a glorious day cutting and carving your way back down to the coast, through the best scenery the island has to offer.Each day is a different trail in a different part of the island.

Our Content

The GC MTB Camp includes the following: 7 Nights at Cordial Green Golf/Gloria Palace Self Service Bed & Breakfast or 7 Nights at Gloria Palace 4* Or Dunas Hotels & Suites with Half Board . All Airport and internal Transfers,Hotel transfer and shuttle to the tour start** / 5 Great and Guided MTB Tours! 6 days rental bike (Lynx 5 Alu | 29″ All Mountain (2020) Professional English speaking guides All trailhead shuttles 1 Sandwich package. 2 drinking bottles, water included 1 Trail Tee Shirt 10€ voucher for MTB bike wear collection. Bike insurance (ride without worries) Technical tips and riding techniques Mechanical service during the whole week. Professional customer care at all times by the team Complimentary internet access at the bike center Safe and secure bike storage, with bike wash facilities Bike workstation with professional mechanics **shuttle depending on tour, Hotel transfer from the areas Pasito Blanco until Puerto de Mogán + €15 per person/tour

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.

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. Hotel transfer and shuttle to the tour start**

Your Dates

The Gran Canaria Mountain Bike Camp runs weekly right through the winter season from Oct 1 2017 to the end of May 2018. Tours every Monday and finishes on Friday. All Tours start at 9.00am from Bike Centre.

Our Bikes

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

Why Choose Gran Canaria as your Mountain Biking destination?

  • 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

  • Technical Single Track Riding

    All the tracks & trails here are a mix of fireroad, rocky descents, rocky singletrack and loose climbs

  • Challenging Climbs and Gnarly Descents

    Check out the info presented here on the top climbs on Gran Canaria

  • Diverse Mountain Biking Routes

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

  • 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.

  • Luxury Hotels

    For all our cycling holidays, we only choose the best hotels for your cycling holiday.

Is This Mountain Bike Camp For You?

Only for experienced mountain bikers. Variable and difficult terrain conditions. Not suitable for beginners! Advanced MTB riding skills are necessary for all tours from level 3. See Below

To make sure you have the best possible experience on tour with us, it's essential that you choose a level that fits your abilities. Take into consideration that you're going to ride on a volcanic, rocky island. The surface is most likely a bit rougher than what you are used to when cycling in Middle- and Northern Europe.

Remember You Are On Holiday! 

 

To make sure you have a fun experience all throughout the tour, please be honest with yourself when choosing tour level. With enough energy, you will be able to enjoy the ride fully, stay safe and get back with a smile on your face. 

All the tracks & trails here are a mix of fireroad, rocky descents, rocky singletrack and loose climbs, there are no soft landings, except perhaps on some of the trails in the north, so bring your knee and elbow pads or rent them from us here.

If you're not sure which level to choose, it's recommended to book the lower level. The first few kilometers on each tour, both levels ride together. When we split the group, there is still the possibility to down- or upgrade the pre-booked level. Our guides are there to suggest the best option for you and to ensure "The Perfect Ride!"

Moderate Level                                                                            Demanding Level

1 of 4                                                                                             2 of 4

Difficult Level                                                                               Very Difficult Level

3/4                                                                                                 4/4

 

 
Fitness: 1 of 4 pointsFitness: 2 of 4 dots
Moderately Condition, max 400hm, max 8%, low paceGood Condition, max 600 meters up, max 15%, moderate pace
Technique: 1 of 4 dotsTechnique: 2 of 4 dots
Basic knowledge of riding, braking and gear systems, some experience on the off road on some coarse gravelly or rocky ground.You have good bike control on coarse gravelly or sandy tracks and are confident on some steep ascents and descents.
Fitness: 3 of 4 dotsFitness: 4 of 4 dots
Physically Fit, max 800 meters up, max 20%, moderate pacePhysically Fit, max 1.200 meters up, max 25%, moderate pace
Technique: 3 of 4 dotsTechnique: 4 of 4 dots
You have good competent bike control on technical singletrack as well as on climbs and descents with rough gravelly slopes where the surface is mostly loose and inconsistent.You have very professional bike control on any terrain with steep slopes, rocky loose sections and varied single track.

 

  • 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.

  • 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! ;-)

  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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!

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 Mountain 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€1050.00€1100.00Reserve
Nov 1st Nov 31stGuarenteed€1150.00€1300.00Reserve
Dec 1st Dec 23rdGuarenteed€1050€1100.00Reserve
Dec 23rd Jan 1st

Guarenteed

€1375.00€1600.00Reserve
     

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€1150.00€1100.00Reserve
Feb 1st Feb 27thGuarenteed€1150.00

€1250.00

Reserve
Mar 1st Mar 31stGuarenteed€1150.00€1150.00Reserve
Apr 1st Apr 30thGuarenteed€1050.00€1000.00Reserve
May 1st May 30thGuarenteed€1050.00€1000.00Reserve
  • Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29 Alloy (2020)

    From 2-5 Days € 36,00
    Decades of proven excellence!

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  • raymond@cyclegrancanaria.com
  • (+ 34) 617 799 924
  • Calle Antonio Lopez San Fernando Las Palmas Gran Canaria

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