Thursday 26th April to Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Do you yearn for some 20deg C bright blue skies and warm (20degC+) sunshine? A break from the weekly grind – an opportunity to keep or get fit in wonderful surroundings and experience activities you already enjoy or ones you would like to experiment. If so, it’s just 4 hours away on the magical island of Lanzarote.
This exciting Sporting Adventure comprises 6 wonderful days of cycling and other optional activities on this amazing island with its wild and mountainous North; the cultural centre; the stunning seascapes; its National Park with its profusion of lava fields and volcanoes; and finally the volcanic South including wild coastlines, a green lagoon, mountain pass and remote beaches.
Lanzarote is the fourth largest island in the Canary Islands, an archipelago just 60 miles off the West African coast and just outside the tropics.
With the cooling breeze for which Lanzarote is noted, the climate is very comfortable all year with temperatures rarely rising above 30 deg C but with daily maximums rarely falling below 20 deg C even in winter (which feels like a good English spring). Evenings are always pleasant and nights rarely sticky and humid as they can be in Spain in the hot months. Lanzarote is the driest of the Canary Islands with only 6 inches of rain a year giving it that semi-arid exotic feel.
The island is only 60km in length and 25 km at its widest point. It is mostly peppered with dormant volcanoes and lava fields but nevertheless has an amazing variety of magnificent scenery and a stunning and varied coastline and contrary to general perception has all shades of sand from white through golden brown to black.
Cycling and hiking is exhilarating with constant wide vistas of volcanic landscapes and seascapes. Of course there are many other outside activities to enjoy including swimming, kayaking and diving. You are of course exposed to the elements but rain is rare in any month and even outside June to August the sun is strong but perfect for outside activities particularly from October through April despite the occasional infamous Lanzarote breeze.
There are so many things to see, both natural and man-made. Development has been strongly influenced and contained by the late artist Cesar Manrique who ensured that touristic development was congruous to the natural surroundings. Many of the attractions therefore have been designed or influenced by this artist and his influence remains to this day.
So in our opinion Lanzarote is the best Canary Island to visit for an active experience holiday. So come and join us with myself, Jonathan Friend, cycling guide Julian Payne, trainers and nutritionists Paul and Vlad plus Jonathan of CycleFriendly on an exciting healthy holiday.
Accomodation at Santa Rosa
Sharing in one bedroom apartments on the Santa Rosa Complex in Costa Teguise just 3 minutes walk from the sea.
There is a 25m heated indoor pool at Santa Rosa plus an outside pool. In addition just 10 minutes walk away is the protected bay where you can swim 200m lengths in safe still waters. The sea is usually warmer than the outdoor pools. There is also a sauna and Jacuzzi.
Swimming Pool at hotel
The gym is fully fitted with several resistance machines, running and cycling machines and free weights. Trainers will provide 1 to 1 training in the use of equipment, provide nutritional advice and discuss your overall activity programme and personal targets for the week
Here are the Activities in which you can participate in Lanzarote.
Cycling - both road and mountain biking - YOU CAN CYCLE EVERY DAY IF YOU WISH with good quality road and mountain bikes
Swimming – in a heated indoor 25m pool or outside pools and the sea in a safe sheltered location
Triathlon – incorporation all the above
Diving and Scuba Diving
Gym – including ‘state of the art’ resistance machines, free weights and aerobic machines
Each activity will be supervised by one of the Support Team of CycleFriendly as well as local island experts particularly for kayaking, diving and scuba diving.
For 7 days, 6 nights fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, all activities and tours including all supervision, advice and 1 to 1s ( except kayaking and diving and entrance fees) , but excluding flights and holiday insurance £750 pp sharing. A single supplement of £100pp. Return flights from London airports are still available for under £200.