Lanzarote: Sun and Cycling Week

Road Cycling
Feb 05
2023

8 people attending

4 places left

Your price
£12.50
Event booking closes on Feb 4 at 20:00:00
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Varied lengths and ascents

Join us for a relaxed week's road cycling in the winter sun on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. 

Lanzarote is a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve, with a unique and varied volcanic landscape that is quite unlike anywhere else in Europe. The island benefits from fine, sunny winter weather of around 21-23C, and varied terrain, making it a mecca for cyclists. It's home to Club La Santa, one of the top winter training destinations for the pros, who you will see out and about while we are there! It is also an affordable, relaxed and easygoing place to holiday.

Programme

There will be an informal programme of cycling throughout the week led by OutdoorLads leaders, which could look like this, subject to the weather and preferences. Click on the red text for the routes or see them all together here

If desired, we will run two groups with Thomas taking a small group on some faster, longer rides than the above. David will lead the shorter rides, he has been visiting Lanzarote every winter for nearly 20 years having only missed one year so far!

Logistics

Please make your own arrangements to suit your needs. The island's airport, Arrecife (ACE) has frequent flights  from most (if not all!) UK airports. 

We will be staying in the resort of Costa Teguise, which is affordable and centrally located for our rides, only a few miles from the airport, and is home to the Lanzarote outpost of the excellent bike hire shop Huerzeler

We will book our accomodation privately, please post below where you have booked.

To get to Costa Teguise from the airport, you can take a taxi taking about 20mins (about 20 euros), or take the bus, changing in Arrecife at the bus station (easy), which will take about 10mins for each leg.  

Pace and Terrain

All on road.

The event pace and routes will be aimed at those who are reasonably bike fit, however each ride is intended to be an exploration of the island rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst going faster in between stops to allow them to develop their technique and fitness. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 60km and who has tackled some hills without too much difficulty will be able to complete the rides. 

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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

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