Sunday, 25 December 2011

The verdict

So, what is the final verdict about Tenerife cycling?

I recommend it. I'd give it a 4 out of 5. There are some world class climbs, like the obvious Puerto Cruz to Teide. Just five cycling days (if you climb mostly) will make a wonder of your legs and general fitness. Drivers are friendly and people are helpful and easy going ... ehm, with the exception of sellers of electronic equipment. Puerto Cruz has a lot of spots if you want to relax or party at the end of the day. The slight downside would only be that there are not much different routes to take. To explore the island further it might be wise to change the base every five days. Also, the traffic is denser then I'd like. Judging from the exhaust fumes, some local cars seem to run on wood, so I suggest to take a bandana to cover the mouth until you get high enough out of the traffic zone.

On the way up from Aguamansa.
Near Santiago del Teide.
Looking down to the sea from 2000 m.

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