Lanzarote has been a popular cycling destination for many years, because of his many bike routes. Here you will find the plus of getting to know the island in this way.
The climate is probably Lanzarote’s biggest plus. Being so close to the African coast, the island is drier than Tenerife or Gran Canaria, the other well-known cycling destinations on the Canary Islands archipelago.
The weather is a lot more predictable, you will never be surprised by snow. The monthly average temperatures during the winter are high enough for cycling and in summer you can still enjoy your bike in the morning, although July & August are pretty hot and temperatures can reach above 35C. November is the wettest month and January the coldest.
Having said all that, as far as cycling is concerned, a particular aspect of Lanzarote’s climate has to be taken into account. And that is the wind.
It is windy pretty much all year round with averages speeds of above 10 knots which is around 11mp/h or 18km/h. A cooling summer breeze could be most welcome if you are spending your holiday by the pool, but strong headwind is not something most cyclists enjoy.
I will recommend you to check not only the weather forecast but also the wind forecast, before planing a big cycling adventure.
The island’s terrain also plays an important part in its popularity amongst cyclists. There are plenty of flat and undulating roads in Lanzarote, but there is no shortage of climbs too. Many cycling routes have very little traffic and the drivers are used to cyclists, which makes them patient and courteous.
Some people will describe the volcanic landscape as dramatic but amazing at the same time. Most of you will definitely love it, is unique and offers views quite different than those on mainland Europe or other Mediterranean islands.
Nice and easy routes next to the coast for the whole family
The coastal bike lane which connects Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife and Costa Teguise and also the coast of Playa Blanca allows you to ride without inclination or traffic between 10 and 50 km.
We strongly recommend this kind of routes for families whit children of all ages.