Why Gran Canaria ?


Most people don’t naturally think of Gran Canaria as a biking destination, and when they lookat it on the map, believe they could ride around the Island in a day. They would be right, youcan ride around the Island in a day, but what you can’t do in 1 day is also explore the vast mountain ranges, or the rugged and spectacular north west coast, or the unspoilt north coast.


Canary Motorcycle Tours have worked hard to devise several memorable routes for you which will take a week long tour to complete. Canary Motorcycle Tours can also offer an additional trip over to Tenerife to ride to the top of Mount Teide. Round the island is just one of our routes, so take a proper in depth look at google maps and see the ranges, the terrains, and see if you can count the hairpins !!!!!


The third-largest Canary Island first appeared on the tourism map as far back as the 19th century and not surprisingly has remained popular ever since due to its vivid landscape and splendour.
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Gran Canaria is cosmopolitan and energetic. However, away from the tourist resorts you will find a different pace of life, with local fiestas, religion, warmth, history and tradition – an unspoilt Gran Canaria that sits high in the mountains or softly along the north coast.


Motorcycling holidays in Gran Canaria have it all. By day, ride through the old-style, uncomplicated and whitewashed villages that glance out from the rugged interior where cliffs and ravines are sooooo dramatic. Stop for a rest on the splendid sands of unblemished coastal towns where you find relaxed stretches of beaches that look out as far as the eye can see. Visit local friendly cafes for lunch that are full of Canarian character and characters !!! The island’s breath-taking beaches have enticed us back year after year. We love this island.


Our motorcycling tours provide sea, sun, sand and enjoyable and delightful roads and mountain passes. These tours are a failsafe choice for year-round getaways. Motorcycle Tours to Gran Canaria are rewarding at any time of year thanks to idyllic summer temperatures and warm sunny winters. There is never a bad time to visit Gran Canaria, it’s an all year round destination. No other European location can match the Canaries for reliable sunshine. December and January see average highs around 20º and 6 hours of sunshine a day! Spring is simply perfect, while summer is heavenly holiday weather, with long days of uninterrupted sunshine. With few days of rainfall, average humidity and heat that never feels punishing, Gran Canaria has a lovely, healthy climate.

The island’s lasting appeal starts with its beaches – of which there are many. There are ‘large-ish’ coastal resorts like Playa Del Ingles and Maspalomas, where sunbathing is taken very seriously, while the nightlife is busy and varied. You also have the choice of quieter towns of Playa de Amadores and Puerto Rico, where the beaches are more spacious and the nightlife is more tranquil.