- On 22 Mar, 2021
- Tags: Escursion
The best bike experience in Tenerife
If you are a passionate biker, and you cannot help but riding your bike everywhere, Tenerife is the right place for you! In Tenerife you will find not only beaches, beautiful sea and trendy bars: it is also wild unspoiled nature, mountains, tracks surrounded by lush vegetations, long roads flaking the coastline… a real paradise for bike lovers!
You will participate in a very exciting experience, surrounded by breath-taking landscapes and you do not even have to pedal since the road is completely downhill!
You can be accompanied by an expert guide and a support vehicle, taking your time having a rest, taking pictures, having a drink, or tasting local tapas. Downhill Bike Tour is an excursion by bike which, leaving from Teide National Park, will reach the sea after passing through forests, volcanic landscapes, villages and desolate moors.
Information and costs
Downhill Bike Tour offers you complete services: when you reserve, you can communicate the place where you are staying so that a minibus can pick you up and lead you to Mount Teide National Park. During the one-hour journey towards the peak at 2,700 meters of height, you will be surrounded by its fascinating and varied landscapes. Once you reach the starting point, you will be given all the security instruction that you need during your tour. You will receive a helmet, gloves, a high-visibility vest and a bike.
If you carry drinks, backpacks or other objects, you can leave them in the support vehicle that will never leave the group. The excursion is at a moderated speed and you will stop every 3 miles to take photos or to eat something. After 2 hours your downhill race will lead you by the sea, where you will toast to celebrate this fantastic experience. You will be taken back to your accommodation by a minibus. Everything is included in the price (Adults: €55, children: €35)
Other MTB tours
There are other ways to visit Tenerife if you are fond of mountain bikes! Tenerife offers 200 km of tracks in the woods. One of the most appreciated tracks goes through the highest part of the island, where the Corona Forestal is. Most of the tracks connect the northern part of the island with the southern one and it offers four main itineraries with different tracks. You can follow the track that you prefer according to the level of difficulty, your physical training or the localities you will cross. You can choose from a great variety of MTB organised tours.
Itineraries on your own
If you are expert enough to create your BTM experience on your own, Tenerife offers many possibilities to trace your customised track.
Here you will find some advice.
Itinerary Loop Garachico
This itinerary is of intermediate difficulty and requires good physical condition and a good level of training. The starting point is Arenas Negras, an evocative volcanic area in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife which you can easily reach by public transport. It crosses Teide National Park and then ends at the starting point.
Itinerary Loop Pista La Rapida from El Rosario
This wonderful track starts from El Rosario, in the last municipality that you encounter before arriving to Mount Tedei.
Itinerary Loop for MTB from La Orotava
This wonderful itinerary crosses Teide National Park, through La Orotava, the municipality in which the park is located.
Itinerary Loop Merendero Casa Carlos from Tegueste
Tegueste is a picturesque municipality located in the municipality of San Cristobal de la Laguna, where an evocative itinerary starts.
These were only some of the opportunities that you are offered in Tenerife. You can also hire a bike if you have not brought your own.
The closest hotels
If you want to explore the hinterland of Tenerife by bike, there are many hotels that are ideal for those who are passionate about this sport. They are surrounded by lush vegetation and offer you the possibility to hire a bike locally. It will be easy to find further information if you are interested in this type of holiday!
Here you will find some hotels:
- Hotel Spa Villalba is certified bike friendly;
- Vincci Tenerife Golf in San Miguel De Abona is very close to the main tracks for MTB of the island;
- Hotel Alta Montaña in Vilaflor is surrounded by tracks for MTB;
Tenerife is a real paradise for those who are fond of bikes!