Costa Adeje, a paradise for cyclists.

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29 November 2021

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Costa Adeje, a paradise for cyclists.

Tenerife is the best destination in Europe for cycling lovers. According to the website of European Best Destinations, an organization that works to promote culture and tourism in Europe. The survey was conducted this year and more than 82 countries have participated in the vote.


Thanks to the climate, its mountains and its roads, the Island of Tenerife is a paradise for professional or amateur cyclists. A multitude of professional teams from many of the countries of the world chooses Tenerife as a training center for their cyclists.


Today we propose a cycling route through Costa Adeje. This route is designed for the amateur cyclist who, while on vacation at Hotel El Duque, wants to pedal a bit and enjoy the mountain views. This route of low medium difficulty has about 70 km, an average unevenness of 4.4%, and a maximum altitude of 703m.



Technical data


Start: Costa Adeje.
End: Costa Adeje.
Length: 70 km.
Accumulated ascent: 1368 m.
Average slope: 4.4%.
Maximum altitude: 703 m.
Average speed: 22 km / h.
Estimated time: 3 h 10 min.
Difficulty level:


This route is circular, it begins and ends in the tourist urbanization of Costa Adeje. The route takes place in the southern part of the island. It has a fairly complete route, made up of sections that border the coast and others that cross the midlands. You will be able to enjoy different environments and landscapes during the journey.


It starts at Avenida Francisco Ucelay in Costa Adeje, from there go up towards the TF-5 highway and then turn right and take the TF-481 towards San Eugenio. This road continues parallel to the TF-5 until it separates from it at kilometer 1.25. Here you will have to turn left to cross the highway and take Austria avenue. At kilometer 4.25 you have to cross the highway again and take the TF-481 again until the junction with the TF-28, where you will turn right to go down the TF-655. This is a separate carriageway and two lanes in each direction that will take you to Los Cristianos.


Once the TF-655 road intersects with Chayofita avenue at a roundabout, you must turn left and circulate along the avenue. Then you will turn left again at the next roundabout to return to the TF-655. Traveling this road you will leave the populated area behind and at kilometer 8, you must take the detour to the left along the TF-662. From here you can see the Guaza mountain on your right. This road passes under the TF-1 motorway and continues parallel to it with a route made up of small hills and little traffic.


Arriving at the junction with the TF-66 you must take this road to the right towards the sea, where the sign indicates Las Galletas. At this time you will be at an altitude of 100 meters. Then you will cross under the TF-1 highway and continue in a continuous descent to Las Galletas, a town located by the sea that we will border on its upper contour. Next, you must take the TF-652 heading north where you will find an uphill section with gentle slopes not exceeding 4%. After the town of Guargacho you will again reach the TF-1 highway where you must turn right to take the TF-655 in the direction of Las Chafiras. After reaching a wide roundabout you must turn right to circulate on the TF-65 and head towards El Guincho and Los Abrigos.


At kilometer 28.5 you will arrive at Los Abrigos, a coastal town, and you must continue along the TF-643, which runs parallel to the coast, with a practically flat profile. At kilometer 32 is Playa de la Tejita and next to it the Montaña Roja, declared a Protected Natural Area. After leaving this mountain behind, you will arrive at El Médano, a coastal town with a large tourist influx and an ideal place to practice numerous water sports. Bordering this town you will reach the junction with the TF-64 highway, which you will join in the direction of the mountain, towards San Isidro. This section develops in a continuous ascent. Without leaving that same route, you will continue ascending until you reach Granadilla, at an altitude of 640 meters with an average slope of 6%.


From this town to the end of the route, the route is carried out along the TF-28 road and it no longer has practically ascent ramps but rather flat and downhill sections. After passing the Charco del Pino and San Miguel, you will find the Mirador de la Centinela, at kilometer 54, which allows you to see the entire southern slope as well as the beautiful mountain of the same name. Later you will cross the towns of Valle San Lorenzo and La Camella, arriving at kilometer 64, at a link next to the TF-1 highway where you must take the TF-481 (one-way service road) towards Las Américas. Always continuing along the same side of the highway, you will connect with Avenida Austria and then Avenida Europa. At the end of the avenue you will come to a roundabout where you will have to turn towards turn right along the TF-481, to cross under the TF-1, and reach the endpoint of the route after having traveled the 70 kilometers.


If you would like more information about this or other routes, contact the reception of Hotel El Duque and we will be happy to help you.


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