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Short Motorcycle Tour Spain

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.

Key information

  • Terrain: tarmac
  • Bike: rental bike (Honda CBF 600, NC750X, CB500X, Honda Hornet, and Yamaha Fazer)
  • Mileage: 576 - 870 kilometers / 360 - 540 miles
  • Daily rides: 192 - 290 kilometers / 120 - 180 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmet, jacket, and gloves; not included: boots and suitable riding trousers
  • Meals: all breakfasts

Meet the guides

Martin & Jose Jorje
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  • 3 full days riding on tarmac
  • Explore Gran Canaria Island
  • Experience the awesomeness of the lovely island
  • Visit, ride, and experience spectacular coastal routes
  • Visit, ride, and climb mountain ranges
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Gran Canaria Airport
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Beauty salon
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers

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 (two-star option)

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.


  • Shopping
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Beauty salon
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance

Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel (four-star option)

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.


  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Squash
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Minibar
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge
  • Swimming pool
  • Rooftop pool
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna


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.

Sample itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Today is your arrival day. After being collected from the airport, Canary Motorcycle Tours takes you to your hotel and gets you settled in.

Day 2: Centre of the island tour

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.

Day 3: The green route

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.

Day 4: The northwest coast 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.

Day 5: Homeward bound

Transport to the airport and home.

Bike information

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.

Riding conditions

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.

Skill level


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions


Martin Flynn

Jose Jorje Herrera


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.


  • Gran Canaria beaches - 15 minutes
  • Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) - 15 minutes
  • Las Palmas - 25 minutes


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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

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.

What's included

  • Full / 3rd-party insurance depending on the motorcycle
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Fuel
  • Guide
  • Helmet, jacket, and gloves rental
  • Motorcycle rental

What's not included

  • Additional activities participated during your day
  • Drinks
  • Entry fee to any additional exhibition / excursion
  • Lunch and evening meals
  • Flights to and from Gran Canaria
  • Boots and suitable riding trousers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

Both hotels are only a short 15 minutes drive from the airport and there are local buses that run from the airport to Vecindario.

Airport: Gran Canaria Airport Airport transfer included: Gran Canaria Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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