Vuelta al Teide has already collected 6 editions which, in its short history has become a cycling benchmark in the islands. Do you want to know everything to join its next edition?
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Why should you experience the Vuelta al Teide?
A cycling event, whose epicenter is the ascent of Mount Teide, is already a strong argument in itself. Climbing this colossus of Tenerife is not within everyone’s reach, and being able to enjoy it by sharing a hobby with many other cycling enthusiasts is a plus. In addition, the advantage of being able to choose between two possible distances for the ascent is an added bonus.
On the other hand, the registration fees are designed for all budgets, so there is no excuse not to register.
When is the Vuelta al Teide 2023 scheduled?
The sixth edition of Vuelta al Teide is scheduled on May 6, 2023.
Distances and Routes?
Vuelta del Teide has two distances: 175 km and 4,400 m vertical drop, or the possibility of a half-return to Teide, with 95 km and 2,000 m positive slope.
The long route runs along the roads with the most spectacular landscapes of the Island of Tenerife, including passing through Parque Rural de Teno (Puerto de Masca) and Parque Nacional de El Teide (ascent to Teide), with 30 km to over 2,000 m altitude. It will be 175 km and 4,400+ m, on the same roads used by professional cycling teams in their season training.
The short route also ascents to Mount Teide, till 2,361 m altitude, but avoiding climbs such as Masca. Starting in the town of Santiago del Teide, while the entire route departs from Puerto de la Cruz.
Registration fees and how can I register?
You can register for Vuelta al Teide through their website at a reduced price of €55 and for the Half Vuelta al Teide for €45 (prices valid until 28 February or until end of registration). After this time, the registration fees will be €65 and €55 respectively.
Bike Rental for Vuelta al Teide?
If you plan to participate in the Vuelta del Teide but you don’t feel like carrying your bike, you can rent one for the event. At Cycling Friendly you can rent bikes of all possible ranges and colors in Tenerife. No excuses: you can participate with the best on the market.
Where to stay for the Vuelta al Teide?
Santiago del Teide and Puerto de la Cruz are the two starting points for the Vuelta al Teide and the Half Vuelta al Teide, respectively. In both cases, you can have specialized cycling accommodations. But if you opt for accommodations in other municipalities, you will find a wide range to enjoy a perfect cycling holiday in Tenerife.
Any pre-race recommendations to consider
It’s not every day that you climb a 30 km ascent. So the best thing to do if you want to be ready for the day of the event is to train on long climbs, because these are the ones that will best help you impose your tempo. Patience and endurance in the moments when you feel weaker will be necessary, and it will always be better if you have already experienced a similar situation in your previous training sessions.