Tenerife, family and road bike

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  • ugarizza
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    Anyone recommend a quiet but sunny part of the island? prefer quiet and Spanish, preferably near a bike rental and nice road routes.
    Thinking el medano?
    Going in April.
    Thanks

    Premier Icon chipster
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    A mate of mine has been road riding recently, he went out with Ridebase. He said he can’t recommend them enough. Not sure what it’s like for families, though.

    RIDE BASE Tenerife

    Calle Avenida Francisco Afonso Carillo, Edificio Playa Bahia II, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
    +34 822 61 04 87 https://g.co/kgs/WDmosP

    ugarizza
    Member

    Thanks!
    Actually thinking about that area before you posted the link.
    Puerto de la Cruz and area looks a lot nicer than the South.

    Got fam on Tenerife so go often.

    Puerto de la Cruz is more “authentic” – but El Medano is not too bad, certainly the best of the south bit. That said if you know where to look there are still some great restaurants in the over developed places.

    The routes up to Villaflor are a good challenge and then round the National Park to Tiede or both if you can..be prepared for the wind though! There is a hire shop in Los Cristianos if you are in the south, nice guys.

    MTB – is Lavatrax and Daz there is a sound bloke. https://www.lavatrax.com/

    We stayed in Adeje and rented bikes form a big sporting complex there. Seemed decent prices for very good bikes(Supersix Evo, Shimano Ultegra, Mavic wheels). We tacked Teide via Chio and returned via Villafor and Las Americas. Was a longer and easier way up…about 56km to climb to the summit from our hotel at sea level on the coast, and 30km back from the summit, so an awesome descent which is the way i’d recommend if you’re that side of the island. But either way it’s a pretty brutal climb – seal level to 2,100m non stop climb…not many climbs in the Alps can top that. Had a cracking day.

    We rented a car and went around the opposite end of the island for a day to the Santa Cruz side and came home over the top of Teide….that looked like a brutal way to get upto the top of Teide by bike. You’d better have your climbing game on if you go up that way. Didn’t pass many cyclists heading up that way.

    ugarizza
    Member

    cheers guys. Yeah bit worried about going up the volcano.

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