La Graciosa MTB Adventure – Book now!

Next tour Tuesday 21st April Cost 90 Deposit required 45 (refundable if tour is cancelled due to sailing cancellation)

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This is not just any MTB ride, this is an adventure. You will be transferred to the beautiful fishing village of Orzola where you will enjoy a boat trip or indeed a catamaran, as sometimes is the case, to the island of La Graciosa.

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This is a full day excursion 8.30am – 6.00pm Departure Pick-up Points

  • Puerto del Carmen 8.30am sharp at bike shop partners
  • Costa Teguise 9.00am

Cost

  • €90 including bike hire, transfers and boat trip
  • Optional extra high quality lunch roll €4 for during the tour.

Included

  • Coffee and tapas by the sea-front at the end of the 37km
  • Complimentary pictures e-mailed to participants
  • Transfers and boat ride

Note: This tour requires a booking deposit of 45.

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Technicality level Low

Fitness Level Medium

Fun Factor High

Distance 37km

Minimum number of participants 4

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We’re expanding #BikeHolidays

Our latest project in the making….Bike Holidays.cropped-bueno-bike-freestyle-33.png We are inviting Holiday Tour Operators to join us in providing the very best Bike Tour Holidays!

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What we provide. Solely dedicated to bike tours in a fun, safe environment. We have built relationships with the best bike rental providers on the island of Lanzarote who provide the bikes to our customers for the bike tours.

What we are looking for. A tour operator / travel agent who can provide the entire package i.e. flights and accommodation combined with our bike tours.

Our vision of the bike holiday package A memorable 3 days (with options to do more) of biking spread over the course of a weeks holidays on the island of lanzarote, providing the perfect family / bike time balance.

Interested? Contact us at buenobike@gmail.com We have lots of ideas and we would be very interested to hear yours!

“It’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.

Founder of Cycle Against Suicide, Jim Breen with Mick at the top of Femes, Lanzarote in 2014.

26th April, 2015, Mick from Bueno Bike Lanzarote will be taking up the task of climbing Tabayesco 13 times to raise awareness for mental health, in particular the awareness campaign of the Cycle Against Suicicide.

It´s fair to say, that on the day, it will be ok for him not to feel ok :-) and it will be absolutely ok for him to ask for help.

From 7am, he will begin the first ascent of Tabayesco. He will do this 13 times, climbing in excess of 10,000m in one day!

How can you help

  • Join him on your bike
  • Wear something Orange
  • Make a donation

The Cycle Against Suicide community is determined to let people know that; it’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.

Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can Break the Cycle of Suicide

New MTB Tour – MTB Santa Barbara

Nothing gives us a bigger buzz than bringing a new tour on stream. A day off for us normally means a day of discovery and out of that we give you MTB Santa Barbara.

Available from Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise

45km, 70% off-road, with a variation of 4×4 tracks, single track and most spectacularly, a single track circumnavigation of the top of a Volcano!

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The famous “Rollercoaster” section is also incorporated into the route.

You will pass through one of the few placess on the island where you can see almost the entire island from one point.

Price : €39 excluding bike hire

Day:     Any – Booking essential

Time : Costa Teguise 9am-2.30pm, Puerto del Carmen 10am-3.30pm

Coffee / Tea included & Complimentary pictures e-mailed afterwards!!!!

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The route is suitable for most levels of cyclist.

Technical ability: Low

Fitness level: Medium

Fun element: High

El Grifo Wine & Museum Tour

The Bodega El Grifo Wine and Museum tour is back for 2015, probably one of the best days out on a bike in any person´s language!

Time 10am – 2.30pm from Bike Tour Partners shops in Puerto del Carmen

Cost

  • €50 including Hybrid Bike
  • Electric Bike €5 supplement

Note: Booking is essential for this tour.

Level Basic

Distance 30km

The Bike Tour will be visiting El Grifo Museo Del Vino the oldest winery in the Canary Islands located in the heart of “La Geria”.  There the participants will partake in a fully guided historical tour of the winery and museum and afterwards will get to sample the beautiful El Grifo wines.  (www.elgrifo.com)

Complimentary pictures are taken by the guide and are e-mailed to participants afterwards!

We also stop at a Canarian Bakery on the way home for a complimentary coffee.

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A Bike Tour Guide Adventure

6.50am, sunrise will be upon me in a few minutes, no tour today. Normally that means a bike free day…..but today is another “adventure day”. Everything is laid out from the night before, so breakfast is a rather calm affair. Porridge with a big spoon of raspberry jam. Whoever said porridge was only for a cold morning?

I know, but I don’t know, where I’m going on the mountain bike. I’ve never been in this lava field that I plan to visit. Even so, a map is left on the table with a series of circles, numbered from 1 to 8. It’s easier to explain where I am if something goes wrong. 2 phone call times are scheduled in as well.

I love “adventure days”, I love my MTB and Lanzarote’s got that unique off-road terrain that quells my hunger for more of it. Will today uncover a new route? Can I add in changes to existing tours? Who knows, but I’m like a boy at Christmas and even though the legs might be lethargic for the first while, that excitement for what lies ahead makes the lactic acid from a hard week disappear very quickly.

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Once I get to the general “zone”, it’s about getting on the first unfamiliar dust track or lava path. I’ve looked at the google map in detail from the night before and from the track, I’m expecting to go around the top of a Volcano. I’m about 30 minutes into it when I realise that my expectations are not going to be met. The loop simply circumnavigates the base of two Volcanoes and comes back out again…..a little like a “lollipop” route. It doesn’t matter…..behind every cloud, lies a silver lining, well, at least the saying has an air of motivation about it and I like it.

Half way around the volcanoes and the scenery is just off the reichter scale, the only problem is, I ain’t on it, I’m about 3km away from where I now want to roll. “Stick to the plan” I’m thinking, “get around the volcanoes and come back”….and so, it’s another half an hour of going through the motions. I can’t wait to get up on this new play ground.

It becomes a tough ride as narrow 4×4 track turns to pecan single track. Nevertheless, it’s special and you get that feeling it’s only going to get better! Those thoughts are confirmed as I reach the top edge of the Volcano.

 

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The Volcano is a work of art…..the beauty is of a different planet. The thought process immediately turns to bike tour potential. Right at that moment, it has tour wrote all over it…..but for now it’s about finding a different route back out. That’s when it all went “pete tom”.

The route quickly becomes invisible, steep and snow deep in pecan if that makes any sense. In between slaloming down the volcano, I stop on occasion to relieve my footwear of pecan chips. But the fun or maybe not such much fun was just about to begin for the next 2 hours.

Back on track in the middle of the lava field, the terrain was rough. It’s an Armageddon playground, except this looked like an old quarry that had been well tidied up and restored to liken the natural terrain……the pathway must lead somewhere. 30 minutes later, I’m in a dead end. Going backwards is the best option if I want to get out of there. If I do, I am going to see all that fabulous terrain for a 2nd time in one day, but what lies ahead? What lies undiscovered?

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It’s super rough, the bike is on my shoulder. I can see where I want to go, but the terrain dictates that I cannot go in a straight line. What looks like an easy 15 minutes takes 1 hour and 35 minutes!

Finally, I’m back on some “ruta unica”, I’m ready for home. Another hour and a half of time standing still in my head until I get home – a watch really has no place on a bike tour guides wrist. Put it in your back pocket, forget the time and enjoy your bike. Will any of the route become a bike tour? I already kind of know the answer, but I’m going to sleep soundly on it tonight!

The Sunday Road Bike Spin

The beauty of a Sunday morning in Lanzarote is that you are guaranteed the weather! You don’t have to wait up ’til late for a club up-date on the weather…..we’re going and we’re going every Sunday from now on!
What’s the spin like? It’s just like the Sportives of old, where everybody is relaxed, enjoying their bike, revelling in good company and exchanging stories and life’s experiences.
Speed? 22-27kmph depending on the group. It’s a sportif pace, we stick together as a group for most of the spin. For the climb of the day, Tabayesco, stronger riders have a licence to tear up the climb. Such is the atmosphere, stronger riders very often come back down to join the grupetto and then we regroup at the top.
Distance? 85km
Where? Puerto del Carmen – Costa Teguise – Tabayesco – Teguise – Puerto del Carmen – Costa Teguise
Time?
Puerto del Carmen
– Revolution Bike 9.00am
– Lanzarote Cycling 9.02am
– Bike Boys 9.04am
– ProAction BH 9.07am
Costa Teguise
– Evolution Bike 10.00am (be outside Los Zocos Hotel)

The Coffee Stop
Our tours are unique, you don’t pay for your coffee and you’ll even be treated to a pastry of your choice at the café stop. We pride ourselves in supporting local business, so you’ll be visiting a typical Canarian establishment for that real Canarian, rural hospitality and friendly smile!

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Complimentary pictures (25-50) are e-mailed to you afterwards to remind of the day!

Price €29 excluding bike hire. Booking is essential.
Contact any of our Bike Tour Partners or buenobike@gmail.com

What they had to say….

“…it set up my whole week on the bike” – John C. Manchester, UK

“…I got home on time so the family were happy” – Bruno W. Flanders, Belgium

“…fabulous scenery, splendid company” – George D. London, UK

“…we were on great roads and Tabayesco is ticked off my list” – Michal S. Hamburg, Germany.

Take them as fast or as slow as you like.

Some MTB with descents that you can take as fast or as slow as you like and some single track thrown in for good measure. Filmed on one of our routes during the week, either side of Uga, Lanzarote. Enjoy!

If you would like to go on tour with us, just call into any of these Bike Shops and tell them you would like to “go on tour with Mick” :-)

Setting ourselves a challenge, “Everesting” – 13 reps of Tabayesco in 1 day!

Setting a challenge is one thing, doing it, is obviously another, but putting it on paper or putting it out there on social media makes it kind of difficult to back out.

The challenge

We are climbing the cumulative elevation of Mt. Everest on a bike.

That is 8,848 meters (29,029ft) – no small feat, but to do it in a day!

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Where?

Tabayesco, rising from 30metres to around 580metres over 10km, where better to do it? What better way to celebrate the legendary climb? Climbing over the course of the 10km amounts to around 695 metres of climbing, 13 repetitions of the climb will get us beyond our target.

When?

Sunday 26th April, starting at 7am. Our training camps will be over and it will happen before the release of our MTB & Sportif Holiday Tours.

For what? Charity

We decided to do the event for the Cycle Against Suicide.

For lots of reasons including that their awareness campaign involves a lot of cycling and getting people out and talking #ItsOkNotToFeelOk and essentially they are saving lives and they are changing the culture and stigma attached to mental illness.

Here’s our charity page, but only donate if you can, we are firm believers in the saying that “Charity starts at home”!

So let’s get it started right here….

  • Start time for the first ascent, 7am, Sunday 26th April, 2015.
  • Cyclists, spectators….come out and join us even for just one climb
  • If you have a business, cycling or non-cycling related and you would like to get involved…talk to us
  • Have a day out at Restaurante Los Helechos at the top and lend your verbal support throughout the day

Stay tuned, we want this idea to grow arms & legs, so there will be lots of edits over the coming weeks.

Training Camps – Pick & Choose your session

Due to demand, the training camps are now available to cyclists who have booked their own accommodation and flights. Even better, you can pick and choose the days that suits you best.

How does it work?

Check out the bike tour schedule, click on the day that you would like and the detail for that particular training session will come up. To book simply contact us at buenobike@gmail.com or call into any of our Bike Tour Partners

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Days are booking quickly …..Tuesdays & Thursdays are booked out for all of the camps!

Cost (excluding bike hire)

  • 1 session €50
  • 2 sessions €40 each
  • 3 sessions €35 each
  • 4 or more sessions €30 each

Contact us for group / club discounts