“Nothing beats the simple pleasure of taking a bike ride”John F. Kennedy
Experience an unforgettable vacation on a road bike or MTB between the volcanoes and the ocean.
If you like to take your bike and journey for kilometers enjoying a unique landscape, Lanzarote is the perfect place for you. A pleasant and stable climate throughout the year with good roads and paths is the perfect setting for a holiday on wheels.
The island of Lanzarote offers the best conditions for cyclists: good quality asphalt roads that pass through volcanic landscapes, with little traffic and diverse topography that allows both basic training for amateurs and resistance training for the most demanding, as well as a temperate climate, with a temperature around 20º that also give you the opportunity to swim throughout the year in the Atlantic.
Pro tip: The best season to visit the island is from September to May. From June to August, the winds are demanding.
For lovers of mountain biking, the island has many routes in which to enjoy doing kilometers through unique landscapes, thanks to the uniqueness and beauty of Lanzarote. In addition, you can visit the island of La Graciosa and add new routes to your experience.
Sandos Papagayo and Sandos Atlantic Gardens
At our hotel, Sandos Papagayo, you will have the possibility to spend a family vacation surrounded by nature and, in addition, discover the fabulous Timanfaya National Park with its routes, including our fabulous excursion to Los Ajaches that is included in the Live the Nature Experience.
Depending on your needs, you can enjoy one type of service or another. You can check them here:
You can check the safety and hygiene measures that we have established in our accommodation here.
Also, remember that we have different offers depending on what you need. If you travel alone, as a family, with a partner, or if you are over 55 years old, you will find offers and promotions so that you can enjoy your next vacation at the best price.
At our hotel, Sandos Atlantic Gardens, you will find the peace and tranquility necessary to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in an idyllic and natural setting where you can reconnect with yourself.
You will be able to spend a romantic vacation surrounded by nature and also discover the fabulous Timanfaya National Park with its routes, including our fantastic excursion to La Montaña Roja that is included in the Live the Volcano Experience.
You can also consult the safety and hygiene measures that we have established in our accommodation here and travel safely since the Canary Islands government has reinforced its commitment to travelers’ safety and tranquility.
They offer a guaranteed travel coverage that covers medical expenses, medical repatriation, and the need for extension of quarantine. See here for more information.
Also, remember that we have different offers depending on what you need. If you travel alone, as a couple, or if you are over 55 years old, you will find offers and promotions so that you can enjoy your next vacation at the best price. See offers
1. Roll at the foot of the La Corona volcano
Discover a route of contrasts that begins in Arrieta’s coastal town, in the northeast of Lanzarote, and ends on the beach of Caleta Famara. A journey of 103 kilometers, which ‘touches’ the foot of the enigmatic volcano of La Corona, and reaches the seaside enclave of Órzola.
From this point on, the coast is left in search of unique interior landscapes, such as Malpaís de La Corona, in Haría, with the most challenging slopes!
2. Enjoy the end route in Caleta de Famara
Experience a magical place of contrasts with your bike, which unleashes the volcanic black sand terrain where the grape that produces the famous island wines grows. La Geria is enjoyed at the stroke of a pedal until contemplating the towns of Uga and Yaiza, which head northwest, towards the Timanfaya National Park.
Here you roll between lava fields and craters, in the middle of a superb landscape, to continue to the La Santa facilities and tackle the end of the route in Caleta de Famara, with its wild and unique beach.
3. Ironman on the island of volcanoes
Without a doubt, you cannot miss this great event; ideal for sports lovers: their Ironman. A 180-kilometer route starting and ending in Puerto del Carmen, located in the south of the island. The bike route alone already means undertaking a demanding day of 2,130 meters of unevenness!
Below is complementary information that we invite you to read for the 5 best routes for mountain biking that the Lanzarote European Sports Destination has developed.
ROUTE 1: Discovering the east coast of the Conejera
The route starts in Costa Teguise towards Los Ancones and goes to Los Cocoteros, crossing Charco del Palo, Mala, Arrieta, and Punta Mujeres. From here, the ascent begins to Máguez continuing to Guinate.
It continues along the Barranco de Guinate to El Gallo, descends again to Máguez, passes through Tabayesco, and continues through the upper part of Mala and Guatiza until reaching the arches. Then you go back to Costa Teguise.
Total Km: 69 Km.% Asphalt: 18’8% (12’9 Km)
ROUTE 2: Tour of the Valley of the Thousand Palms
This route begins in the vicinity of Haría. We will go to the center of town and then travel to the Barranco de Haría and go up to the Ermita de Las Nieves. From there, we head towards El Mojón to continue descending towards Costa Teguise, connecting with Route 1 at Km 60.
Total Km: 25 Km.% Asphalt: 26% (6.5 Km)
ROUTE 3: A Look Into the Volcanic Interior of the Island
This route starts at the Monumento al Campesino, and from there, it goes to La Florida, from where it crosses a volcano area that leads to the vicinity of Tinguatón. It continues towards the Tenesar area to later enter Tinajo. Continue to Mancha Blanca, pass through La Vegueta, and from there to Mozaga to finish again at the Monument to the Peasant.
Total Km: 32’1 Km.% Asphalt: 60% (19’3 Km.)
ROUTE 4: Pedaling with Aromas of Malvasia
This route begins in Puerto del Carmen and connects at the top with the Barranco del Quíquere. From there, it continues in Mácher, crosses the entire valley of Mácher towards the Yaiza institute, and continues to Uga.
From Uga, it crosses the areas of La Geria and connects with La Asomada to then pass through Tegoyo and Conil. Continue through the upper part of La Candelaria and Güime to descend again towards Puerto del Carmen.
Total Km: 36’6 Km.% Asphalt: 23’2% (8’5 Km)
ROUTE 5: Delve into the Southern Volcanic Massifs
The tour begins in Playa Blanca and goes through Los Ajaches to reach Playa Quemada. From there, continue towards Uga, but before reaching Uga, you will pass by Las Casitas de Femés. It continues towards Yaiza, passes through Las Breñas, and from there towards Playa Blanca to finish the route.
Total Km: 43’5 Km.% Asphalt: 19’7% (8’6 Km)
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If you are a hiking lover, do not miss out on our article: Hiking in Lanzarote: the definitive guide. If you are interested in knowing more about the famous Timanfaya National Park, read: A getaway to Lanzarote’s volcanoes. If you want to do a small tour of the quiet island, discover the best spots to visit in our article Lanzarote, the quiet island.