Are you looking at Tenerife and wondering, where’s the Port de Pollença of Tenerife?! Let us put you out of your misery. It doesn’t exist.

Trying to decide where to base yourself for a road cycling holiday in Tenerife is not straightforward as there is no obvious cycling mecca and the best rides are spread out. In better news, there’s a good choice of cycling-friendly hotels in Tenerife.

The best place to stay in Tenerife will depend on:

  • How many days of riding you plan to do
  • Whether you’re riding independently (if so, will you have a hire car?) or are looking to join a guided ride
  • Who you’re with – are beaches, bars and restaurants important?
  • How important the weather is
  • How particular you are about your hotel.

Below we’ve given our cyclist’s opinion on the towns, resorts and bike hotels in Tenerife that cyclists should consider. Give us a shout if you have any questions!

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Due to the terrible forest fires in 2023, we understand that some of the roads in Tenerife are closed. Check with the local tourism office, your accommodation or tour operator for the latest news.

Cycling hotels Tenerife: comparison table

Name Location Price Book
Royal Garden Villas Costa Adeje £££ Book here

Hotel Riu Palace


Costa Adeje £££ Book here

Hovima Jardin Caleta


Costa Adeje ££ Book here

Landmar Playa La Arena


Puerto Santiago ££ Book here

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora


Alcalá £££ Book here

Hotel Tigaiga


Puerto de la Cruz £££ Book here

Hotel Riu Garoe


Puerto de la Cruz ££ Book here

Apartments Ambassador


Puerto de la Cruz £ Book here
La Laguna Gran Hotel La Laguna £££ Book here



Parador de las Cañadas del Teide La Orotava ££ Book here



Hotel Arenas del Mar


El Médano ££ Book here


Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

1. Costa Adeje

On the southwest coast of Tenerife, you can expect good weather and plenty of sunshine. Costa Adeje is a solid choice if you’re with non-cyclists and are willing to drive and then ride or pay for a guide with transport.

Costa Adeje beach and coastline


  • Ride Teide from the door (via Arona).
  • Lots of bike rental shops are based in this region (read more). Most of the island’s day tours start from here too.
  • Excellent range of accommodation, including five star hotels and luxury apartments.
  • Close to some of Tenerife’s biggest attractions including Siam Park and Aqualand.
  • Close to Tenerife’s southern airport.


  • The area is very built up, with mile upon mile of hotels and resorts.
  • The roads in the south and southwest corner of the island get a lot of traffic since this is where most visitors stay.
  • You’ll need to drive to get to Masca or Anaga. Some people also suggest it’s better to drive from Costa Adeje to the TF-28 on the other side of the TF-1, which is the island’s main highway.

Cycling hotels in Costa Adeje

Royal Garden Villas

If you’re looking for a peaceful, five star luxury experience (and you’re not with kids), look no further than the Royal Garden Villas Hotel. It comprises 28 individual luxury villas, each with their own pool, and there are plenty of other luxury facilities to enjoy too. For example the Asian-themed spa with jacuzzi, waterfall, waterbeds, Turkish bath, hydro massage showers and ice fountain.

The hotel has a really tranquil atmosphere and attentive service. There’s an excellent restaurant on-site, or you can make use of restaurants in La Caleta that are just a 20 minute walk away. We asked the hotel whether we could store a road bike in our bedroom and they confirmed that was no problem.

  • We love: The fact you get your own private pool, a stunning place to relax at the end of the day.
  • Be aware: This is a true five-star experience, with a five-star price tag too…
  • Best for: Anyone whose idea of the best base for cycling in Tenerife is an incredible luxury resort.

Hotel Riu Palace, Tenerife

Hotel Riu Palace is a four star hotel with excellent service and good food in a quiet, seafront location that’s just a short walk to Caleta in one direction and Adeje in the other. The hotel was completely refurbished in 2015 and remains a pleasant, modern option thanks to good upkeep since then. It’s a good choice for Tenerife cycling holidays for families as, alongside three main pools, there’s a kid’s pool and playground too.

There’s a gym on-site, and a steam room if you need to relax at the end of the day. We’ve checked with the hotel and they’re happy to let guests keep their bikes either in their bedroom or in the hotel’s luggage room.

  • We love: The fantastic service and the great options for kids.
  • Be aware: If you have special dietary requirements, you need to tell the hotel in advance or options are limited.
  • Best for: Families who still want a taste of luxury for their cycling holidays in Tenerife.

Hovima Jardin Caleta

One of the main attractions of staying at the three star Hovima Jardin Caleta is that it is next door to Tenerife’s Top Training facility. This hotel comprises one or two bedroom apartments, each with their own living room, kitchenette, bathroom and balcony. It’s close to the Playa del Duque and La Enramada beaches, and there’s a kids pool and main pool (heated November to March) plus rooftop jacuzzi.

It’s a good choice if you want your own kitchen where you can prep packed lunches before you ride. The hotel confirmed it was possible for guests to store road bikes in their room too.

  • We love: Being so close to the Top Training facility.
  • Be aware: The rooms are a little more dated than in some other hotels nearby.
  • Best for: A hotel-style break near restaurants but with facilities to prepare your own food too.


There is one more option… if you’re looking for a luxury bike hotel in Tenerife, check out our pick in this article!

2. Playa La Arena, Puerto Santiago and Los Gigantes

Heading up the west coast away from Costa Adeje and towards Masca, you find Playa La Arena, Puerto de Santiago and Los Gigantes.

We think these towns are a great choice for cyclists looking for a beach, good weather and access to great riding from the door.

Development means it’s difficult to tell where one starts and the other finishes. Here are some pointers:

  • Playa La Arena is known for its volcanic black sand beach. It’s reputedly one of the best on the island and it is popular. You’ll find it in a sheltered cove below the small promenade of shops, bars and restaurants. Behind those, hotels and apartments climb up the hill. On the horizon is La Gomera and, if you pick the right accommodation (see our choice!) you get fantastic sunset views over the cliffs of Los Gigantes. 
  • You find Puerto de Santiago on the road west from Play de la Arena. It’s a whitewashed town on a hillside that tumbles down to a small black sandy beach. There’s a small harbour and quay as well as fruit shops and cafés.
  • Heading west again you come to Los Gigantes. It’s signposted from all over the island and occupies a stunning location at the foot of towering cliffs. The heart of the village is around the pretty marina, the small church square and one main street just above the marina. The small black sand beach is supplemented by the El Laguillo complex (designed by César Manrique) and Club Oasis. There you’ll find swimming pools, sunbathing and snack bars.

The banner photo is taken from where we stayed: Landmar, Playa La Arena, looking north towards La Gigantes.

If you’re looking for the best bike hotels Tenerife has to offer then we’d suugest checking out this region.

Looking down on Puerto Santiago harbour Puerto Santiago, near Los Gigantes (photo credit: Anilah/
Los Gigantes with its dramatic cliff backdropLos Gigantes (photo credit: Philip Lange/


  • Good range of rides straight from the door: Teide (via Chio), Masca and the Teno lighthouse are all within range, assuming you’re fit.
  • Views of the impressive Los Gigantes cliffs.
  • Less high rise buildings than the Costa Adeje area.
  • Quieter and less traffic than the Costa Adeje area.
  • Climate remains favourable; you’re not in the north!
  • Within an easy 30 minute drive of Costa Adeje’s water parks and around 80 minutes to the famous Loro Park zoo near Puerto de la Cruz. 


  • If you’re hiring a bike, you’ll need to pick it up on the way from the airport since there is no bike hire in the immediate vicinity.
  • The roads up from these coastal villages are steep, more so than in other resorts.
  • While less high rise than the Costa Adeje region, expect to be within a town/resort development. If you want a slice of rural Tenerife, take a look at our Also worth considering section below or head to an inland village and stay in a traditional finca.

Cycling hotels in Playa la Arena

Landmar, Playa la Arena

We spent five nights at Landmar, Playa La Arena. It’s a large hotel with lots of facilities and it’s a good option if you’re travelling with children and/or looking for an all-inclusive package. More information on our stay, here. It’s not a luxury hotel – if you want Tenerife cycling hotels that are more relaxed and casual, this is a good choice.

There’s a lot of kid-friendly activities and a gym and spa too, while the hotel has a wide ranging menu with a different theme every night. There’s dedicated space to store bikes and the option of renting a bike instead, if you don’t want to take one with you.

  • We love: The location and the facilities, especially those for kids.
  • Be aware: Things like the car park and the safe in your room have extra charges.
  • Best for: A relaxing, easy-going break with friends or family members.

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora

Looking for something more luxurious but also around the Playa La Arena area? Check out the five-star Gran Melia Palacio de Isora. It’s just south of Playa La Arena and is an indulgent, slick hotel with superb facilities for families including play area, kids’ pool, mini club (3-12 year olds) and live show for children.

It was voted Best Resort in Spain by Condé Nast Traveler in recent years, and is still recommended by Conde Nast – so if you’re looking for where to stay for cycling in Tenerife, it’s definitely worth considering. The hotel confirmed that they have a cloakroom for bike storage which can only be opened by the Concierge team.

  • We love: The balance of luxurious style and the family-friendly feel of the hotel.
  • Be aware: If you’re not all-inclsive, you may find prices for food and drinks on the expensive side.
  • Best for: A tranquil escape with good service.

3. Puerto de la Cruz

This is Tenerife’s main resort in the north and it’s easily accessible from the northern airport. Purely in terms of cycling, we think it’s the best located of all Tenerife’s resorts. That’s because all the best rides are easy to get to: you can ride up Teide from the door and (depending how fit you are) either ride Masca, Teno lighthouse and Anaga or drive then ride them.

The climate may not be as favourable as in the southern resorts, but if you’re visiting in the summer this may be welcome.

Puerto de la Cruz from abovePuerto de la Cruz from above, including its amazing pools (photo credit: Olga Radchuk/
Outdoor pools at Laguna MartienezWe had an amazing time at Lago Martianez, the outdoor pools come art gallery


  • You’re based on Tenerife’s most attractive coastline (in our opinion!).
  • Superb riding from the door up Teide (via La Oratava). Masca is around 50 km to the west and Anaga is around 40km to the east.
  • Road bike hire shop in town (read more).
  • Attractive pedestrianised seafront promenade.
  • 1km long black sand, Playa Jardín beach that was landscaped by renowned architect and artist César Manrique. It runs from Punta Brava in the old part of town to Castillo de San Felipe in the west of the town.
  • There’s lots to do in addition to the beach:
  • Fabulous Lago Martianez, again designed by César Manrique. This complex of swimming pools and contemporary art sits on the town’s promenade, next to the sea. It’s an unmissable place that both kids and adults will love. Entry is also very reasonably priced.
  • Loro Park zoo is one of Tenerife’s main attractions and is just a few kilometres away. There’s even a little train that takes you there from the centre of town.
  • The town’s botanical gardens are a lush world of lily ponds, exotic plants and giant foliage.


  • The weather is cooler and damper along the northern coast.
  • It’s quite a large town so you’ll need to negotiate some traffic on your way in/out.
  • If your kids are set on water parks, they’re about 1.5 hours’ drive south.  

Cycling hotels in Puerto de la Cruz

Hotel Tigaiga

Hotel Tigaiga is a family-run hotel where friendly service is a feature. It is located on a hill in the Taoro Park with views of the Orotava Valley and Mount Teide, and it’s around a 15-20 minute walk from Puerto de la Cruz. The hotel is surrounded by subtropical gardens too, so there are some lovely views. Alongside the standard bedrooms, some apartments are available.

The hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool, plus table tennis and giant chess to enjoy during downtime. When we asked about the storage of road bikes, we were told they have a garage where you bike can be stored safely.

  • We love: The location and the excellent service from the staff – nothing is too much trouble!
  • Be aware: You’re further from most facilities so need to travel to enjoy different restaurants.
  • Best for: Getting away from the busier locations and having direct access to some fantastic rides.

Hotel Riu Garoe

Hotel Riu Garoe is a three-star hotel where guests are very positive about customer service and many make return visits. It has lots of facilities including an outdoor pool, indoor pool, jacuzzi, solarium terrace, sauna, tennis court, squash, mini golf and table tennis. So, plenty to keep you busy during downtime from cycling.

Staying here you’re around 2km from the Lago Martianez saltwater pools in Puerto de la Cruz, or there is a shuttle bus if you need a rest day from cycling. The hotel has confirmed to us that you can store your bike in your room.

  • We love: The variety of fun activities that the hotel offers.
  • Be aware: It’s specifically popular with Germans so if you like to chat to fellow guests and don’t speak German you may feel isolated.
  • Best for: A fun-packed getaway within easy reach of some great cycling routes.

Apartments Ambassador

Apartments Ambassador offers a selection of one- or two-bedroom, tastefully decorated three-star apartments designed for three to five people. Each apartment has an American kitchen and either a balcony or terrace where you can unwind, and the complex has a courtyard garden and a pool.

The hotel’s in a quiet location situated within walking distance of the botanic gardens, with Playa Martianez beach 2km away and the town centre 2.5 km. The hotel allows guests to put bikes on the terrace or balcony of their apartment.

  • We love: The really peaceful atmosphere of the area had the shared facilities.
  • Be aware: The hotel’s in a quiet residential area and it’s a hilly walk to shops and restaurants.
  • Best for: A recharging break or a quieter spot to unwind after a day’s riding.

4. Also worth considering

La Laguna

If you’re willing to do a two-base holiday, we’d suggest a few days in San Cristobal de La Laguna (known just as La Laguna).

This wonderful town in the northeast peninsula of Tenerife. You can explore the Anaga region and ride Teide from your doorstep. Plus the town is a gem with UNESCO World Heritage status, well preserved cobbled streets and squares lined with mansions. There’s no beach but you’ll get a taste for the real Tenerife.

Combine a stay here with time in Los Gigantes or Costa Adeje and we think you’ve got the makings of a great cycle holiday.

Pretty street with coloured buildings in La LagunaA street of brightly coloured buildings in La Laguna (photo credit: RossHelen/
More colourful streets in La Laguna (photo credit Vaflya/

La Laguna Gran Hotel

La Laguna Gran Hotel is a four star hotel housed in an old tobacco factory close to the centre of La Laguna’s historic town. It’s home to a 22-metre long roof top pool with mountain and city views, and a Michelin starred restaurant (one of only five on Tenerife). The hotel is elegantly decorated in a contemporary style.

There’s an underground parking garage if you’re renting a car while cycling on Tenerife. The hotel has a luggage room where bikes can be stored. We were told that this is located next to reception, is always locked and receptionists accompany the clients to leave/pick up luggage from the room.

  • We love: The roof-top pool – it’s a great place to unwind and soak up the views.
  • Be aware: It’s one of the pricier options for accommodation.
  • Best for: Gourmands or anyone who prefers one of the quiet resorts in Tenerife.

La Orotava

Close to Puerto de la Cruz, but significantly more elegant, is La Orotava. Like La Laguna it’s full of tree lined roads, exquisite mansions and historic beauty. It could be a good option if you want to stay on the north coast but are looking for somewhere more authentic than Puerto de la Cruz. You won’t find all inclusive high rise hotels either – this is a town of small family run bed and breakfasts.

Hotel Rural Victoria would be our suggestion in La Orotava itself. Or check out the legendary Parador de Canadas del Teide, training camp base of the pros:

Views over the roofs to Iglesia de la Convepcion in La Orotava, TenerifeBrightly coloured buildings and the dome of Iglesia de la Concepcion in La Orotava, Tenerife (photo credit: BBA Photography/

Parador de las Cañadas del Teide

The Parador is a mountain lodge in a dramatic location, being the only building in the Mount Teide Nature Reserve. This is where the pros come to sleep at altitude before testing themselves on the slopes of Mount Teide. It’s a hotel with serious cycling pedigree.

The terrace has stunning views over the Roques de Garcia rock formations and there’s an indoor swimming pool if you want to relax. Rooms are traditional with dark wood and old fashioned bedstead, and the hotel has a luggage room where bikes can be stored. We were told that this is located next to reception and is locked.

  • We love: The phenomenal views and the exciting cycling routes.
  • Be aware: The remote location means fewer dining choices and a longer journey from the airport.
  • Best for: Serious cyclists who want to experience a taste of where the pros stay.

El Médano

Stay here if you love windsurfing as much as you love cycling. This small town on the southeast coast is Tenerife’s windsurfing and kiteboarding capital due to the easterly trade winds. You can hire a bike (read more), ride Teide from the door and then flop on the beautiful beach/do a spot of windsurfing.

The town itself is laidback and fun, full of surf shops, restaurants and cafés. It’s popular with surf dudes, families and gentle neo-hippies rather than the all-inclusive crowd. Be aware that you’ll probably hear airplanes during your visit as the flight path goes overhead.

We’d suggest looking at Hotel Arenas del Mar if you fancy staying here:

Beach and mountains at El MédanoSurf vibe at El Médano on Tenerife’s east coast

Hotel Arenas del Mar

Hotel Arenas del Mar is located on the tip of a spectacular bay and orientated towards the sea. It features contemporary and stylish decor with touches like seashell pendant lights. There’s a thalasso therapy spa (including thermal circuit, sauna and jacuzzi) and various activities including a gym, table tennis, darts and a games room.

The outdoor pool area directly above the sea is a great spot to unwind, with far-reaching views. The hotel allows guests to either keep their bike in their room or in a room next to the reception desk. We were told that this is always locked and that they keep the key in reception.

  • We love: The welcoming staff, the varied food and the calm surroundings.
  • Be aware: The hotel is for adults only.
  • Best for: A fun cycling break without the noise that families can bring.

Final thoughts

We hope anyone wanting to know where to stay in Tenerife has found this helpful. The island is an awesome cycling destination and picking the right base for you will make a big difference to your trip. Happy cycling!

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Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

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