LANZAROTE – Volcanic adventure

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LANZAROTE

Lanzarote, the most pristine of the Canary Islands, with its 400 volcanoes, wild nature and its eternal spring climate, is the perfect place for those who want to spend an “active” holiday on the pedals in winter.

This small island of 70 km in length facing the coasts of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean, like the entire Canary archipelago, was formed by continuous volcanic eruptions that occurred over the millennia, of which the last of the most “explosive” , at the end of 1700 when the lava spill increased its size in a few years by over 30%.

Lanzarote is famous, in addition to its sometimes lunar landscape, also for its vegetation made of cactus, aloe and colorful bougainvillea that contrast with the black of the volcanic rock and the blue of the sky and the sea.

Our journey will take us to touch the nature described on our beloved mountain bikes among secondary roads, off road and single trail. We will cross fishing villages and ancient towns in the hinterland, lava flows and millennial aloe crops, we will enter breathtaking national parks and touch the protective walls of the particular native vines of La Geria that will soon enter by singularity and merit to be part of the heritage protected by UNESCO.

The island, already known and exploited since Roman times for aloe, considered by the ancients the “silent medicine”, also offers a lot from a cultural point of view thanks to the imprint left by the architect and artist Cesàr Manrique. His architectural works scattered everywhere, of a naturalistic mold and of which we will have the opportunity to know in depth during the daily raids, respect and make this island even more unique, which despite its sisters island, has managed to maintain a taste of authenticity, so much so as to be called the wildest of the Canaries. Cesàr Manrique has succeeded, through his creativity, in achieving a perfect marriage between nature and man’s creativity, which does not violate and does not exploit, but follows what the world already offers in abundance.

 

THE JOURNEY NUMBERS

5 exciting MTB excursions

350 Km of pure fun

250 Km of off road

4.100 m of total height difference seeing 400 volcanoes and craters and 5 among parks, protected areas and places of naturalistic interest

 

  • Minimum number of participants: 5

 

 

Refund and cancellation
Where, for whatever reason, one person is obliged to withdraw, the person must give written notice to Projecting Adventure Cyclism.
Refund will be calculated with this penalty:

Within 45 days from date of departure the penalty fare is 10% of the total cost of the trip.
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Within 30 days from departure the penalty fare is 30% of the total cost of the trip.
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Within 21 days from departure the penalty fare is 60% of the total cost of the trip.
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Within 14 days from departure the penalty fare is 75 % of the total cost of the trip.
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After this date no refund will be given.

No refunds for those who will not show at the start or withdraw during the course of the tour.
No refunds for those who could not make the tour due to lack or inaccuracy of the personal travel documents (i.e Visa or Passport).

Traveler understands that some destinations pose more risk than other destinations due to weather conditions, political conditions and the geography of the region. Traveler acknowledges that factors such as, but not limited to, weather conditions, landslides, floods, flight cancelations or delays, strikes, labor troubles, failure of power, restrictive governmental laws or regulations, riots, insurrection, war or other reason of a like nature not the fault of Projecting Adventure Cyclism (hereinafter “Force Majeure Event”) can hinder, delay or even prevent the Traveler’s ability to make or complete the trip. Traveler acknowledges that the Projecting Adventure Cyclism shall not be liable to Traveler for any delay or cancelation of the trip due to a Force Majeure Event. Traveler shall not be entitled to a refund or any other payment for damages from the Projecting Adventure Cyclism in the event that the trip is cancelled or delayed due to a Force Majeure Event. Please note that we are never responsible for any airfare ticket expenses.
THE PRICE INCLUDE

- Support followed with mechanical assistance
- Half board in a 4 **** hotel in a double room
- Drinks included during meals (only those provided by special dispensers)
- Airport Transfer - Hotel - Airport on departure and arrival days
- 5 days of cycling tours with a guide according to schedule
- Enter the parks or attractions as planned

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

- Plane tickets
- Services, excursions and extra activities
- Single room surcharge (€ 290,00)
- Bike rental for the 5-day raid (€ 95,00)
- Electric MTB rental for the 5-day raid (€ 125,00)
- Drinks not included and extra drinks
- Possible tips
- Everything not present in "The price include"
7 days 4.100 m
350 km Medium
1.350 €
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Good to know

Your Head Tour Guide

Julian Bueno

We have over 15 Years
of experience

excellent care
and service

Guides & helpers speak
multiple
languages

Travel Stages

09 November 2019

Day of arrival in Lanzarote. An organization transfer will take guests to the chosen 4-star resort in Puerto del Carmen. The first afternoon welcome meeting will be an opportunity to get to know each other, to better illustrate the excursions of the following days, to establish the rules of conduct. Afternoon free to settle in place and learn more about Puerto del Carmen, its streets, its beaches, clubs and shops.

10 November 2019

Stage 01 – 65 km – 650 m

Meeting at 8.30 am and after a first set up of the bikes and the definition of the last details, we will start the first 65Km raid and 650m height difference that will take us through the town of Tias, up to Masdache in the heart of the island and from where we will walk the plateau of La Geria, famous for its typical “dwarf” Malvasia vines under the protection of UNESCO. We will pass the pleasant Yaiza to go back down to El Golfo, passing through the centuries-old salt marshes of Janubio and the Hervideros, or lava caves sculpted by the force of the sea: a spectacle not to be missed, nicknamed by the locals “The gates of hell “. From El Golfo, a small fishing village famous for its emerald-colored pond inside a crater literally exploded between land and sea, you will go up the island to return to Puerto del Carmen, descending a couple of calderas and down at full speed for the final descent.

11 November 2019

Stage 02 – 64 km – 1.115 m

The day will take us to the youngest part of Lanzarote, namely the Timanfaya National Park, formed during the last major eruption between 1730 and 1736 and recognized by UNESCO as a biospheric reserve. The seismic and eruptive activity is still alive, just think that at just 13m of depth the temperatures oscillate between 100 ° and 600°. You will ride from the morning through lunar landscapes, breathtaking lava flows, bypassing “caldere” to the most suggestive point of the Timanfaya where we will be able to catch up, have a mid-day snack and if the weather will allow us to make the guided tour of the park for about 20-30 minutes. In the afternoon we will leave behind the park direction Yaiza and then go down the plateau of La Geria and launch ourselves towards “home” for a well-deserved rest.

12 November 2019

Stage 03 – 55 km – 750 m

Direction South of Lanzarote for a day that promises to be unforgettable. You will pass the small and exclusive resort of Puerto Calero up to the fishing village of Playa Quemada. From here the discovery of the wildest and most unexplored part of Lanzarote inaccessible also for the support means will start. A series of “eat and drink” and single trails to be enjoyed, even overlooking the sea, right up to the natural reserve of Papagayo: a series of suggestive beaches from which you can admire the shores of the island of Fuerteventura in the distance. A few photographs and a little breath, and then proceed to the charming town of Playa Blanca where we will have a refreshing break. The second part of the day will take us home via Femes, one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the south of Lanzarote.

13 November 2019

Stage 04 – 78 km – 880 m

Going up to the heart of Lanzarote, you will ride on the plateau passing through the Cueva de los Naturalistas between lava flows and plantations of vines and aloes. At La Vegueta we will start off the road by touching Mancha Blancha and then down to the ocean sent towards La Santa, a town famous for being a meeting place for several cycling teams and marathon runners for their winter preparation.

Walking along the sea for a nice single trek, our destination for the mid-day break, perhaps to enjoy a typical plancha-like pulpo with a cold beer by the sea, is Caleta de Famara, also called surfer’s beach. In the afternoon we will go up a dirt road halfway up the hill to Teguise, the ancient capital of the island, theater of battles and piracy attacks passed into history. An excellent opportunity to spend a few moments of rest in its beautiful historic center, giving us time to breathe and then leave for Puerto del Carmen via San Bartolomè.

14 November 2019

Stage 05 – 71 km – 860 m

From the charming town of Costa Teguise along off-road trails we will reach Jameos of Agua, a series of three lava cavities: the Jameo Grande, the Jameo Chico and the Jameo de la Cazuela. Particular is the underground auditorium, with incomparable acoustics, while observing the blue of the Canarian sky from the bottom of a volcanic crater is a truly unique experience. Jameos of Agua was the first great creation of Cesar Manrique, the Canarian architect and artist who admired the harmony and grace of nature, conceiving art as his respectful embellishment never in imbalance with it.

After the necessary stop, you will go up by paved roads with little traffic to the most striking point of view most striking in Lanzarote: El Mirador del Rio, which directly overlooking the northernmost island of the Canaries, the beautiful La Graciosa, will leave you completely to mouth open. The day and with it our bike tours, is about to come to an end going back to Costa Teguise, where we will be waiting for a transfer to Puerto del Carmen.

15 November 2019

Day off.

16 November 2019

Transfer to the airport.

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About your guide

Julian Bueno is a geographer, photographer, traveler, digital-map-maker, bike lover and route & event designer. In this way, and as an active and passionate person, Julian has collaborated and published several spanish mountain bike guide books and he is an active member of the Spanish Mountain Bike School (EEMTB). He likes to share his passions and to discover new routes and friends, spending also time steering many people through different cycling destinations. Overall, he feels movement as part of his life and he used to participate in marathon, roller skates challenges and general long distance events. You can chat with him about life, GPS secrets and innovative cycling gadgets. Now, he is part of the Projecting Adventure Cyclism.

 

 

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