Aspirations to outdoor activities quite often come to an end with viewing of video reports on another’s adventures and dreams to appear sometime on a place of these people. But to begin where it is simpler, than it seems! The Canary Islands suggest to carry out unforgettable "two-wheeled" rest to harmonies with the body and the nature.
All seven Canary Islands are literally captured by a cycle tourism: their eternal sun, various landscapes and a large quantity of routes of different complexity are simply created for fans of sports. They combine physical activities and pleasure from uncommon landscapes. The archipelago all the year round is a place of pilgrimage of veloturist from all over the world. Constantly changing panorama of volcanic mountains, magnificent greens of the dense woods, ocean noise – not all that involves athletes: lifting on kilometer heights, feeling of flight on soft descents, is replaced here by serene hours on immense hot beaches. The world fades, it is necessary to stop and listen to splash of waves and to feel tender breath of Atlantic.
The special pleasure brings morning driving when the horizon is painted by an unimaginable palette of paints. Each travel is a complex from several extreme and exotic types of tourism. For beginners probably training is direct during arrival. Financial expenses at such rest are minimum – all equipment is given in hire, it is possible to arrive to one or the big company. On each island and in each city there are special equipped routes for cyclists. Here it is not obligatory to plan a difficult ascension for a volcano to Teyda or conquest of other not less interesting mountains: it is possible to organize велотур on ancient small streets of the ancient cities, to get acquainted with life of local population, to open for itself a set of interesting places about which will not write guidebooks. So you can stop where and when want.
In one place the force of nature, as on Lansarota so is not felt. The island of golden beaches through рассечен велотропами, lying through the reserved woods. Numerous volcanic craters, magnificent vineyards and the real lava fields – not all that will be opened before you by local routes. Also they pass by such sights as an architectural monument Los Hameos Del Agva (los Jameos del Agua) or Kaktusnogo of a garden (The Jardin de Cactus). Every year here one of the most difficult cycle races in the world of Ironman which represents an improbable show is carried out. One of the most popular tracks of the island – a circular route from Playa-Blanca (Playa Blanca) through Femes (Femes) and Punta Papagayo (Punta Papagayo). On the way it crosses some ravines, mountains and rocks, and passes along the coast. The route which begins at Puerto-del-Carmen and Puerto-Kalero intersection is not less interesting. From there велотропа goes north and then on the West to the White Mountain. It comes to an end nearby to Tegoyo Asomad (Tegoyo-La Asomada) where comes back to a starting point.
Unforgettable driving waits for fans of mountain bicycles on the island of Tenerife, whose mountains are captured by one hundred routes for the driving, bending around National park to Teyda and hills round La-Esperan (La Esperanza). From Las-Amerikas it is possible to rise to the highest city of Spain Vilafor (Vilaflor, 1400 meters above sea level) to have a rest at top to take pleasure in the wonderful nature and fresh air. One more fascinating route – in vicinities of Boka-del-Valye (Boca Del Valle) – lies through beauty spots in the north of the island.
On the island of Grand Canary more than 25 various routes which the liftings and a variety can compete to the severe Alps. The same routes differs also La Homer. If you prefer heavy descents or overcoming of big distances, to you, undoubtedly, here. Mountain and road routes here are characterized by almost total absence of plains. The bicycle becomes the ideal partner for studying of this fine island which call the tiny continent where 32 protected natural territories, eight reserves and about 100 exclusive types of plants – to look really is on what. To cross Grand Canary, it is necessary to go to the center of the island and from there already on a bicycle from Piko de la Niyeves (Pico de la Nieves) to proceed on the South. This route passes on the mountain district, crosses some borders of municipalities, conducts through Monte Leon (Monte Leon) and comes to the end in Maspalomas (Maspalomas). And on purpose properly to experience to La Homer, it is better to choose a route through mountain tracks from the island center on its West. The track passes and on the asphalted routes through Pavon’s (Pavon) small towns and Temokod (Temocoda), and comes to the end on the coast La Playa (La Playa).
Fuerteventura will be suitable for quiet driving more. The second-large island of the archipelago is crossed by equal deserted roads. Also here kilometer coastlines with white beaches and turquoise water, the Rocky Mountains, sandy deserts, rocky plateaus, green fields, volcanoes and wood valleys. In recent years on Fuerteventura gather more and more the athletes coming on preparation for competitions on a thriathlon. At a choice of a track pay attention to a route from Puerto-Rosario, passing through Trikivikhat (Triquivijate), Las Posetas (Las Pocetas), Casillas Morales (Casillas Morales), and terminating at Tarakhalekho (Tarajalejo).
The island La-Palma, as well as Yerro’s Ale, costs away from mass tourism. There are no noisy beaches and stormy night life. Here travelers are waited by the boundless woods, volcanoes, and beaches with black volcanic sand. On islands also there are centers where it is possible to lease a bicycle and necessary equipment. These islands become a find if you prefer quiet rest and the untouched nature. The most unusual track on the island La-Palma – Ultra Bike La Palma – originates almost from the center of the island in the small town Paso’s (El Paso) Ale, goes down to the most southern point (To Salinas de Fuenkalyenta, Salinas De Fuancaliente), and again aspires up islands, to its western part – to the small town Los Kankakhos (Los Cancajos). And to round Yerro’s all Ale, proceed Transcanaria route – it begins in Vilya de Valverda (Villa de Valverde), passes through ridges of all island, and then on the southern slope of these mountains comes back back to the North, to the final point in Puerto de la Estaka (Puerto de la Estaca).
Any most professional and high-quality shooting will not present to you feeling of freedom. However, having arrived to the Canary Islands, having subdued mountains and volcanoes, having felt this freedom, do not forget to embody the feelings on a film, then an archipelago slice forever remains with you. And if you are tormented by doubts, will tell in confidence – beaches will not object, if you for a while prefer them mountains!