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Enjoy a short break on the wonderful island of Gran Canaria, biking's best kept secret. Gran Canaria is a hidden gem for bikers. Come and explore the vast mountain ranges, the rugged and spectacular northwest coast, or the amazing yet unspoiled north coast. Join the tour and explore more the breathtaking views of Gran Canaria for a short break.
You have a choice of hotels during this tour. Both hotels are located in the local town of Vecindario. It takes 15 minutes from the airport and easily accessible for mountain riders, evening out in the tourist resorts or a quick visit to the capital on your last day - time permitting.
Avenida De Gran Canaria is centrally based and is ideally located for local amenities such as shopping, bars, transport links, and restaurants. The staff is delightful and the food is home-cooked, delicious, and extremely reasonably priced too. This is a cozy and comfortable hotel which many of guests stay in time and time again.
The air-conditioned hotel has a total of 60 rooms including double rooms (with two separate beds or a double), single rooms, triples, and suites. In addition, the hotel also provides one room with wheelchair access.
Furthermore, the hotel includes a lobby, 24-hour reception with a hotel safe, lift, cafe, bar, breakfast room, and TV room. Guests may also make use of the conference facilities, internet access, laundry service, and the garage.
Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel is a charming, luxury hotel. It can be found in the local town of Vecindario, part of Santa Lucía district, three kilometers from Pozo Izquierdo Beach, famous for its windsurfing.
It features a rooftop terrace and swimming pool. The rooms at Elba Vecindario are equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. They also include a bathroom complete with a hairdryer. Please note there is no tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
Elba Business and Convention Hotel offers an extensive buffet breakfast. The El Lagar restaurant serves regional and international cuisine, and the hotel also has a snack bar. The fitness center at Vecindario Aeropuerto includes a gym, sauna, and massage services. There are also squash facilities.
Canary Motorcycle Tours have worked hard to devise several memorable, affordable, short but unforgettable motorcycle breaks for you. This is an example of short break, ideal for a long weekend.
There are more than six full days riding here on Gran Canaria so the routes below are examples of routes available but other routes could be used instead. These routes are a selection of what Canary Motorcycle Tours has to offer.
So take a proper and deep look at Gran Canaria on Google maps and see how this island is the real hairpin heaven with hundreds of ranges and terrains. See if you can count the hairpins!
These routes may change depending on weather, local fiesta, road works, and routes already covered by riders taking part in the full week tour.
In summary, you will leave at 9:30 a.m. You will spend a full day riding, no short measure here. You ride will include quick comfort and mid-morning coffee break as you head off up the mountains.
After a few hours of riding, you will stop for lunch at some beautiful, quaint, and picturesque villages for lunch before heading back down the mountains via traditional villages and arriving back between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
You will feel exhausted yet extremely satisfied. After a good feed and a good night sleep, you set off again for another day of adventure, another route, another experience, and another challenge.
Today is your arrival day. After being collected from the airport, Canary Motorcycle Tours takes you to your hotel and gets you settled in.
After completing relevant paperwork, getting geared up, and having a short safety briefing, you set off from Canary Motorcycle Tours unit in Vecindario and fuel up.
You set off from town at about 9:30 a.m. and head straight up into the mountains for the center of the island route visiting Santa Lucia, Tejeda, and Artenara for a lunch stop.
Then, you continue riding to Acusa, Carrizal de Tejeda, Fataga, and back to Vecindario at about 5:00 p.m depending on the traffic.
Again, leaving at 9:30 a.m., you head east towards Las Palmas but turn off for Marzigan, San Mateo, Moya, Galdar in the northwest for lunch. Then, back towards the east of the Island via the highest point, Pico de Las Nieves, and back down to Vecindario via the amazing low road.
With another 9:30 a.m. start, you head out for your favorite route which is stunning, spectacular, and beautiful. Words and photos do not do justice to this road, you have to experience the ride yourself.
Today, you head north through some amazing sweeping roads towards the port of Agaete but first, call into Sardina for lunch. From there, you tackle the most amazing road the island has with a high cliff edge road, remarkable sea views.
Experience a trip through the newly opened cliff tunnel towards Mogan before turning north towards Stelvio Pass - 32 hairpins in 10 minutes, before heading east towards Vecindario, aiming to get back at 5:30 p.m.
Transport to the airport and home.
The fleet includes two Honda CBF 600, three NC750X, one CB500X, one Honda Hornet, and a super Yamaha Fazer. These are Canary Motorcycle Tours bikes, not hired in, so they know their history and how well maintained they are.
This tour is not for a novice rider. The riding is technical, involving thousands of hairpins and mountain climbs. While the average day involves riding between 192 - 290 kilometers / 120 - 180 miles, in this terrain it will take take you all day. With Canary Motorcycle Tours, it is not about the speed or mileage, it is about the riding and the experience.
Canary Motorcycle Tours was started 7 years ago by Martin and his partner Joy, who give friendly, informal and flexible approach to touring while offering the best riding experience and by providing informal guided tours for you instead of you spending half the day map reading. After lots of research, Joy and Martin began 'Canary Motorcycle Tours'. With knowledge of the Island, and Martin professional and extensive knowledge of motorcycles, you can be assured of a professional and friendly time that is excellent value. 2020 sees Martin and Joy beginning a new venture in Slovenia. Stay tuned.
Jose is a native Canarian and has a lifetime of knowledge and experience riding roads in the Canary Islands. He has successfully completed numerous tours including riding from Europe's most southern point to its most Northern point. Jose is an energetic character, very entertaining, and currently rides a BMW 1200.
Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel is situated on Avenida del Atlántico, in the local town of Vecindario, part of Santa Lucía District.
The Avenida De Gran Canaria is centrally based, situated on the Avenida De Gran Canaria in Vecindario. It is ideally located for local amenities, in a pedestrianized zone close to shopping, bars, transport links, and restaurants.
The hotels are 25 minutes’ by car from Las Palmas. The beaches in the south of Gran Canaria can be reached within 15 minutes, both hotels are only a 15-minute car journey from the airport.
Both hotels option include breakfasts. Lunches and evening meals are not included in these packages, so please sample the wonderful Canarian cuisine such as ropa vieje, mojo potatoes, paella, and the splendid locally caught fish.
The hotels do cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten and other food allergies, and often the local restaurants have their menus clearly marked with information relating to food content. There is also usually a vegetarian meal on their 'menu of the day'. The food in the Canaries is delicious with meat and seafood featuring heavily, however, non-meat options are readily available too.
On a mini tour, there won’t be much free time as you will be riding full days. Should you, however, wish to extend your stay to incorporate other activities Canary Motorcycle Tours has so much to offer from boat trips, beaches, aquarium, museums, churches, cathedrals, sports, extreme sports to wine tasting, and an open-air cinema.
Gran Canaria Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). Transfer from and to the airport is included in the price. Canary Motorcycle Tours will pick you up from the airport. Most major airlines fly directly from all European countries. Gran Canaria is one of the seven Canary Islands.
Both hotels are only a short 15 minutes drive from the airport and there are local buses that run from the airport to Vecindario.
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