Lanzarote Multi-Activity Holiday with CycleFriendly
Wednesday 30th March to Wednesday 6th April 2022
Now that Covid restrictions are more relaxed, travel to The Canary Islands is less complicated and safer. So, it’s a good time to return to Lanzarote for bright blue skies and warm (20degC+) sunshine. It’s a great break from grey skies and the weekly grind – an opportunity to keep or get fit in wonderful surroundings and experience activities you already enjoy or ones with which you would like to experiment. Just 4 hours away, come to the magical island of Lanzarote.
This exciting holiday comprises 7 wonderful days of optional activities on this amazing island with its wild and mountainous North; the cultural centre with stunning seascapes; its National Park with its profusion of lava fields and volcanoes; and the volcanic South of 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 degC 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 just 60 km in length and 25 km at its widest point. Despite being mostly peppered with dormant volcanoes and lava fields, the island 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. Although exposed to the elements, rain is rare in any month, the sun is strong but perfect for outside activities particularly in March/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 have been designed or influenced by this artist and his influence remains to this day.
Accommodation at the 3* Aparthotel Santa Rosa, Costa Teguise
Sharing in one bedroom bungalows and apartments on the Santa Rosa Complex in Costa Teguise
just 3 minutes walk from the sea with a single occupancy option.
There is a 25m heated indoor pool at Santa Rosa plus a partially heated 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.
The gym is fully fitted with several resistance machines, running and cycling machines and free weights. There would be the opportunity for optional 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 (all optional) in which you can participate in Lanzarote.
Cycling, both road and mountain biking
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 can be arranged by me and local island experts particularly for kayaking, diving and scuba diving.
Incorporated in the Registration Form, you will be asked which activities you wish to focus on and if there any others you wish to sample. From this information, a timetable of sessions will be compiled and you will be able to review this and amend as necessary. You will have full flexibility on what you wish to do.
For 8 days, 7 nights half board accommodation, Lanzarote airport transfers (cycling and organised
tours extra), and excluding lunches and snacks, flights and holiday insurance £395pp sharing a one bedroomed bungalow apartment. A single supplement of £195pp. Return flights from London airports are available for around £100 before adding luggage.
You will arrive at Arrecife airport and be transferred to Santa Rosa (20 minutes) for lunch on the first day. During the afternoon you will have a short introductory walk up the local volcano from which most of the island can be seen, after which there will be an introductory session to go through your personalised planned itinerary.
Here are details of the available activities:-
You can join in fully escorted half or full day rides from the hotel which can both be on or off road. Some full day rides will include short transfers to the most spectacular parts of the island. Good quality road and mountain bikes can be hired.
Escorted hikes on volcanoes and through the lava fields of the National Park, plus spectacular coastal and mountain hikes. These range from very simple walks with guides explaining about the island’s unique geology, flora and birds to volcanoes with climbs of varying intensities. All are non-technical and need no special equipment except good strong walking shoes
Running and Swimming
The promenade at Cost Teguise is 4 km long and is perfect as a safe and interesting running course. These can of course be short running bursts either independently or escorted. A pre-breakfast favourite is a 3km run plus a swim in the sea on the way back. You don’t even need a towel – you’ll be dry the time you reach the hotel!
A triathlon ( cycling, swimming and running) can be set up on the Costa Teguise promenade which gives a straight forward and outstanding route for various triathlon levels to suit everyone
Kayaking, scuba and diving
Local expert tuition and equipment for is available for an extra charge.
Gym and Nutritional Advice
The hotel has a fully fitted gym with quality Hi Power Resistance machines, free weights and static running and cycling equipment. There are also spinning machines. Use of equipment can be supervised or unsupervised.
Cultural and touring exploring
There will be ample opportunities to explore the island of Lanzarote at leisure which will include visits to the Timanfaya National Park information centre, the National Park itself with its ‘Volcano Experience’; lunches at fabulous fish restaurants around the coast; tours to view points; possible tours to the neighbouring small island of La Graciosa to see beaches comparable to The Caribbean; cultural visits to Cesar Manrique landmarks which include caves, viewpoints and museums.