Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary Islands archipelago, and if it’s known for anything it’s the sun, the wind and the gorgeous beaches. Consequently, windsurfers and beach lovers have been flocking here for many years.
In recent times, the local government has been trying to position the island’s sports and environmental credentials to the fore, in an effort to find itself a niche in the over-crowded holiday market.
Cyclists and triathletes are gradually discovering the benefits of a training holiday, as they have done so for many years in the nearby neighbouring Lanzarote.
But Fuerteventura is twice the size of Lanzarote, with half the population. An immediate consequence of this is the peace and tranquility that you will find on the island. There are plenty of small well-surfaced roads, particularly in the centre of the island, that are clear and traffic free. This really helps you relax and fully appreciate the range of stunning, arid landscapes, dotted with little oases and quaint villages.
Cycling here is challenging. While there are no high mountains, the constantly rolling terrain ensures that you will always manage to get a good workout, more so if the wind is blowing strong.
In the past few years, Pro teams such as Blanco Pro Cycling Team (formerly known as Rabobank) and Saxobank have trained here as well as individuals such as Oscar Freire, Alberto Contador, Alejandro Valverde, Fabian Cancellara, and Andy Schleck amongst others. It has also seen a steady increase in the number of world class triathletes, Olympians, and Ironman competitors, such as the Brownlees, Javier Gomez Noya, The Raelert Brothers, Sebastian Kienle, Anja Berenek and Catherine Jameson to name but a very few.
If you would like more information about the routes here, or help planning your rides, we can share with you some of the best routes, no matter your ability.