Difficulty: Moderate. The sheer number of kilometres added by the variants makes it more demanding.
Best feature: Possibility of intense rides in the heart of the island.
Road safety: Several roads with barely any verge.
December 20, 2018 12:25 pm
  • Distancia 52.80 km
  • Tiempo 2 h 35 min
  • Velocidad 20.0 km/h
  • Min. Elevación 25 m
  • Max. Altura 351 m
  • Desnivel + 659 m
  • Desnivel - 671 m
  • Distance Instructions
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The route: Easy ride with possibility of choosing more demanding variants.

The map shows a short option into the interior of the island and three possible variants are proposed for those looking for a longer ride. The third is, in fact, a combination of variant 1 and 2.

The short route only has two climbs: just as you set off, but it’s not too demanding, and at kilometre 9, which is indeed a steep climb. The rest of the route is mostly flat and the few hill climbs you come across will help you keep pace.

Variant 1. Via Famara (70 km total): In the village of Tiagua take the LZ-401 road to Caleta de Famara, through the El Jable Desert and with views of the cliffs of Famara and the island of La Graciosa. On the return ride from Famara, take the LZ-402 and the LZ-30 up as far as Teguise, and then take the LZ-410 back to the original route.

Variant 2. Via Timanfaya (70.6 km total): This ride takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the island, including Timanfaya National Park. After Masdache, continue along the LZ-30 to Uga then to Yaiza and from there, take the LZ-67 through Timanfaya to Mancha Blanca where you can resume the original route.

Variant 3. Via Timanfaya and Famara (87.2 km total): The combination of variants one and two makes for one of the most attractive cycle rides in Lanzarote. It’s an excellent combination of distance and long climbs set against a backdrop of the most exciting landscapes on the island.