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Winter bike training in the sun

Updated: Oct 22, 2019


Tenerife has the longest continuous ascent in Europe: from sea level to 2,350m it's an ongoing uphill climb over 47 km. It's one of the reasons cycling greats come here in winter to train.

In May 2019 Chris Froome (Team Ineos) claimed the KOM of Mount Teide. The four-time Tour de France winner completed his "morning ride" in a time of 5-42-06 at an average speed of 28km/h and a total elevation of more than 4,000 metres. Fancy chasing that target?

Join one of our training camps.

Sir Bradley Wiggins prepared for his 2012 success by racking up the miles in the saddle over winter in Tenerife too.

The island is the preferred training ground of many of the Tour de France contenders - but has plenty to offer the amateur cyclist too, as long as you are properly guided to match your ability.

Our base is located near the highest village in Spain, Vilaflor. This means you will stay up high, not just train at altitude. Villagers in Vilaflor are locally famous for their robust health and longevity.

Add in the year-round spring-like temperatures, cycling above the clouds and mile upon mile of recently-resurfaced roads that feel like silk under your tyres. Bike heaven.

Want to know more? Contact TenerifeVelo via Extraordinary bike trips with own accommodation on the iconic Teide climb. Fully ABTA covered so you can book with confidence.

"Unlike the Balearics, another popular winter cycling destination, the weather is much more stable and predictable in Tenerife. Even in December when we visited temperatures can reach as high as 26°C in the day and they remain a comfortable 10-15°C at night. Having had snow in Mallorca February and March, I’d much prefer to go to Tenerife to get a cyclist’s tan." Cycling Weekly

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