Tour of Gran Canaria Road Bike
Canary Islands & Spain, Bike - Road Cycling, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
By: Helen Kavanagh, Stockport, UK
The whole holiday was fantastic! Ray & Maria were professional, enthusiastic, supportive & fun. The cycling was superb with great bikes, smooth roads, very few vehicles (& well behaved drivers), & stunning views with a great variety of landscapes. It was challenging but achievable & I feel great to have completed it.
By: Alasdair McGregor, Widnes, UK
Excellent holiday, highly recommended. Already considering doing it again! Ray helped make the holiday, good leader on and off bike.
Most enjoyed - The cycling! Island was far more beautiful than expected. All accommodation was good and varied.
By: Richard Balmford, Hampshire, UK
I Most enjoyed; challenging but achievable riding, and the fact that it involved a round tour rather the rides from a fixed base. In this instance I picked a trip which matched a fixed week, the KE trip looked exciting, provided good information, and the staff were very helpful.
By: Catherine Worth, Middlesbrough, UK
The accommodation was fabulous, with beautiful rooms, vast quantities of varied food, swimming pools and friendly staff. We were able to keep our bikes in our rooms. The cycling in Gran Canaria is wonderful, with stunning scenery, great climbs and descents and very good road surfaces. The route was well planned and allowed for extensions on a couple of days when things were going well. Weather fabulous! Don't expect to loose weight though - the food is too plentiful and too good! In 6 days we cycled all over the island - can't recommend this trip highly enough.
Our guides Ray and Maria were fantastic. We were looked after really well, and they organised excellent bikes for us all. Ray was very professional and safety conscious, but also managed to be encouraging and hilarious. Maria drove the support van and always seemed to be around when most needed. They made a fantastic team and helped turn an excellent holiday into a truly memorable one.
This trip was brilliant. A superb way to kick start the season's training. Great cycling and great fun. The fantastic cycling in lovely scenery on good roads in superb weather with great companions and brilliant guides.
By: Rosie Haddock, Lanarkshire, UK
Our guide was very professional but fun at the same time. Considerate and good instruction. Awesome holiday - would highly recommend to any keen cyclist.
By: Rob McGregor, Widnes, UK
You can't beat the warm weather and cycling in Gran Canaria in November. The roads are smooth, quiet and most drivers are considerate to cyclists. Highlights were climbing Serenity, and the descents of the last day towards Masopalomas.
Most enjoyed - The warm weather when it's cold back home, the smooth roads, and riding with the rest of the group. The ride along the sea cliffs on Day 5 was another highlight.
By: Clement Rouleau, Etterbeek, Belgium
First class! I can't find anything negative to say about the local agent/trip leader. Ray and Maria looked after the group extremely well and responded to the individual needs of the each of the riders in the group. Ray knows the Island very well and was able to ensure the group had wonderful experience from start to finish. I really felt that the group was in solid hands.
Most enjoyed - Not having to worry about all the logistics required to support such a trip (hotels, restaurants, stops, routes, etc) and knowing that someone in the group (trip leader) knew the area very well.