Lanzarote: The Land of the Volcanoes
8 days / 7 nights | Self-guided
A unique ride through some of the most dramatic landscapes to be found in Europe. These islands are of volcanic origin. Lanzarote suffered a series of eruptions in the 18th century and as a result has some fascinating volcano and lava scenery. The architectural works of César Manrique form a valuable complement to the volcanic environment and are a must. The benign climate, neither hot in summer nor cold in winter, means that cycling is possible all year round.
Highlights of this bike and boat trip
✔ Unique vulcanic lunar-like landscapes
✔ Wine country of Geria
✔ Beach of Famara
✔ 1 Day cycling on Fuertaventura
Day 1: Arrival in Costa Teguise
Today we arrive in Lanzarote. Transfer from Arrecife Airport to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach resort of Costa Teguise.
Day 2: Costa Teguise – Haría (Cycling 33 or 51 km/ 20 or 32 miles)
Pick up and fit bikes after breakfast and off you go! Visit César Manrique's famous and unique architectural works such as El Jardín de Cactus, Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Río which form an integral part of the 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 volcano. Finally we arrive in the picturesque village of Haría surrounded by its uncountable palm trees.
Day 3: Haría – Teguise (Cycling 33 or 52 km/ 20 or 33 miles)
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 fascinating wine-producing area of La Geria to our hotel where we spend the next two nights in or near Teguise.
Day 4: Roundride from Teguise (Cycling 50 km/ 32 miles)
Today is a free day spent in or near Teguise. 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 Teguise.
Day 5: Teguise – Playa Blanca (Cycling 50 km/ 32 miles)
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 a quarter of the whole island, including several villages, and gave rise to the impressive lava and volcano landscape that we see today. Then to the south of the island, stopping en route to visit the seaside volcanic crater of El Golfo before we finally reach Playa Blanca.
Day 6: Roundride from Playa Blanca (Cycling 36 or 70 km/ 21 or 43 miles)
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
Day 7: Playa Blanca – Arrecife (Cycling 50 km/ 32 miles)
From Playa Blanca, we head to the wine country of La 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 with its charming inland harbour of El Charco.
Day 8: Departure from Arrecife
Short transfer from Arrecife to Lanzarote Airport.