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Granguanche Canaries

Post by robbie » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:28 am

https://granguanche.com/
Any one had a look at this?
Think I might give it a go.

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by Dave Barter » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:58 am

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by Mike » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:11 am

:-bd yes please, after riding in fv a few weeks ago id be well up for more of that winter sun and over all the islands too! One for british winter time :grin:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:17 am

Ooh that does look good. No shortage of up.
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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by robbie » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:51 am

I had been toying with the idea of doing my own winter trip taking in a few of the islands after a couple of road bike trips to Tenerife then stumbled upon it.
Who's up for the test ride in April then? :-bd

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:26 pm

Anyone enlighten me as to what the weather is likely to be around Nov time? Ta.
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Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:41 pm

This look really interesting.

Pity it's in April, not a few weeks earlier; April looks good for riding, but hopefully the UK might be better by then as well.

https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/canary-islands

Very tempted to do the test ride, if I can get the time off work. And the coronavirus doesn't stop all travel! Easy Jet shares have taken a hit recently, which doesn't bode well for where the speculators think this is going...

Anybody worked out the ferry costs yet?

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:23 pm

Anybody worked out the ferry costs yet?
I think the organisers estimate about 200 euro.
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Post by Mike » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:23 pm

If i cant make the april date then im well up for this in Nov when im off 25th to 6th dec....sounds like a great winter time ride :grin:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:03 am

If i cant make the april date then im well up for this in Nov when im off 25th to 6th dec....sounds like a great winter time ride
I could well be up for something towards the tail-end of the year fella.
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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:19 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:03 am
If i cant make the april date then im well up for this in Nov when im off 25th to 6th dec....sounds like a great winter time ride
I could well be up for something towards the tail-end of the year fella.
Don’t think the April 2020 dates will work for me either, so could also be up for it next winter.

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by Chew » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:21 pm

Looking for a bike adventure this year, so keep us in the loop if you fancy going later in the year

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by FLV » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:29 pm

I rode teneriffe and tiede for a mini tour a few years ago, it was great. February, warm, sunny, mild chill in the evenings high up. Wasnt too hard to find bivi spots.

I could be up for this

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by FLV » Fri May 22, 2020 4:10 pm

Had a bit (only a bit) of a sniff at this from a logistics point of view.
There's a whole lot ferry faffing. I reckon its a two week trip, 12 days at best if you plan to sleep very close to to a couple of the ferry ports and only spend 2 days riding on Tenerife and La Palma. The rest is taken up getting to the start and / or from the finish. Mainly due to ferry times.
I can share my reckoning if anyone wants to see, but I'm aware may prefer not to details stuff like this and just go for it
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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by robbie » Fri May 22, 2020 8:21 pm

FLV wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Had a bit (only a bit) of a sniff at this from a logistics point of view.
There's a whole lot ferry faffing. I reckon its a two week trip, 12 days at best if you plan to sleep very close to to a couple of the ferry ports and only spend 2 days riding on Tenerife and La Palma. The rest is taken up getting to the start and / or from the finish. Mainly due to ferry times.
I can share my reckoning if anyone wants to see, but I'm aware may prefer not to details stuff like this and just go for it
:-bd
share away I'm hoping to do it this year but not really looked at logistics yet.

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by The Cumbrian » Tue May 26, 2020 3:56 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Anyone enlighten me as to what the weather is likely to be around Nov time? Ta.
I can't be specific about November, but I've been there in October and it was lovely. Mid to high 20s on the coast, and it didn't feel much cooler on Teide, but up on the top it was incredibly windy. Once I got off the summit and started heading towards Pico Viejo the windproof came off and I was back to shorts and t-shirt.

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Re: Granguanche Canaries

Post by FLV » Tue May 26, 2020 5:22 pm

Fri,6th Nov 20,10:15-14:45, MAN-Lan
Fri,6th Nov 20,Ride or cab 50km to Orzola
Fri,6th Nov 20,18:30-18:55, Orzola Ferry-La Graciosa
Campsite on Beach, ferry also avail sat am

Ride Start
Sat,7th, 1900 Event Start - Beach Camp again after 24km
Sun, 8th, 10:00-10:30,La Graciosa ferry - Lan Playa B
Sun,8th Roughly 11:00-21:00,122km, Sleep within 10km of Port
Mon,9th, 08:00-08:35, Lanzarote (Playa Blanca) ferry-FV (Corralejo)
Mon, 9th,09:00-21:00,147km, sleep within 10km
Tue, 10th,06:30-08:30,FV Morro Jable-GC Las Palmas (don’t miss)
Tue,10th,09:00-19:00,107km (3000m), Sleep near port
Wed,11th,08:00-09:20,GC-Tenerife Santa Cruz
Wed, 11th,10:00-18:00,Tenerife, 100km, Sleep up the whopping great hill
Thu,12th, 07:00-15:00,Tenerife 75kmish
Thu,12th,19:00-10:00, Tenerife Ferry-La Palma Santa Cruz go sleep somewhere
Fri,13th Leg One, IRO 110km
Saturday, 14th,Leg two, IRO 55km to Fin, find a hotel

Ride Finished

Might a day to get out of the below, but I got bored of looking at timetables. In Jan you can get a ferry from Tenerife to Lanzerote
Sun,15th 12:30-15:00, La Palma-Tenerife Santa Cruz – Cross the island and stay somewhere
Mon, 16th, Ferry Tenerife - Gran C Stay somewhere
Tue, 17th, Ferry Gran C -FV
Wed, 18th,FV-Lan
Thu, 19th,Lan-MAN

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