Gran Fondo Tenerife with Sportive Breaks
The Giro d’Italia is following the very successful L’Etape by Tour de France amateur event series by organising a Giro d’Italia Ride Like A Pro race. Taking place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2022, the first edition of Gran Fondo Tenerife will take place this year.
This will be a special edition, full of surprises to celebrate the first edition of this Gran Fondo. This is your opportunity to climb the famous Mount Teide and take part in two epic rides.
The race is reserved for amateur cyclists (no racing license needed) but will be organised just like a pro stage of the Giro d’Italia, complete with closed roads, festive start/finish expo and Maglia Rosa jerseys for the fastest male and female finishers.
• Day 1 on Saturday 19th November – 80km including Mount Teide
• Day 2 on Sunday 20th November – 140km
Many professional cycling teams have done their preparation in Tenerife. Famously it was on Tenerife’s good quality roads that Team Sky prepared their Tour de France successes. Tenerife is well-known for its “eternal spring”. The average temperature ranges between 15ºC minimum and 30ºC maximum throughout the year. The opportunity of cycling at 2,330 metres above sea level is something you will find in very few places in the world. Especially in the European winter when everyone is skiing. Climbing from sea level up to 2,330 metres in just a few hours make Tenerife different and unique in the world as a cycling destination. There are over 20 distinct routes with climbs that rival the toughest of the Alps. There is low to almost non-existent traffic on endless, smooth mountain roads. The island has embraced its’ growing two-wheeled culture, offering ample bike resources and a positive attitude towards cyclists.
Ride with Giro legends: Before and after the start you will be able to rub shoulders with ex-pro cyclists from the Giro d'Italia's past
Ride two stages 'Like a Pro': Ride two fully supported and timed stages. Expect full professional road support and conditions.
Event Entry for one or both stages: 15% discounted entry for female riders.
Gran Fondo Tenerife
The promise of the new Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro event series is to give the participants the chance to live a unique and unforgettable experience. By including those who ride out of mere passion and those who experience cycling more competitively, the Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro races have been conceived to convey the emotions of living one day as a real champion. Competitive spirit, fun, passion, Italian atmosphere: these are the elements that every rider will “bring back home” after participating in a Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro event. The Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro Tenerife will be part of an exclusive international circuit.
Route details coming soon
We will run transfers from Tenerife South Airport for you with luggage and a bike box on arrival on Thursday and on departure on Monday throughout the day. Group transfers at set times are included but should you wish to book private transfers at additional cost, please contact us. [email protected]
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