When planning your vacation in Tenerife, the first thing you need to think about is transport. Of course, you’ll have to reach the island by plane or ship; but, once you get there, you’ll need to think about how you will be traveling around. There are several options, such as public transport, taxi or car rental. But the best choice to explore the far-flung corners of the island is definitely by motorcycle. The fantastic landscapes of the island, some of which are very hard to reach areas, and the wonderful weather makes it the perfect destination for all tourists -especially the “motorized” ones. Tenerife extends over 2,000 square kilometers of idyllic beaches and dreamlike nature, and you can discover it through incredible routes available all year long.
The only thing you need to be able to enjoy the island in this exciting and fun way is –obviously- a motorcycle. Since it is one of the most popular options among the tourists when it comes to travel around the island, motorcycle rental in Tenerife is easy, and you can book the motorcycle you want prior to your arrival. There are many brands and models available, from scooters to classic motorcycles,or maxiscooters. On a side note, if you’d like to enjoy an “eco-friendly” vacation, you can also rent or buy a bike in Más que Motos Tenerife to explore the island in a much more sustainable way – and have it fixed in their own repair workshop, in case you have any problem.
Tenerife’s main motorcycle routes
Tenerife has an extensive number of motorcycle routes ideal for a good ride. Some of them are in the heart of the island, while others allow you to travel along the coast. In both cases, you get the chance to enjoy wonderful landscapes, cities and towns. Here are the best routes to explore the different parts of the island and embrace the majesty of Tenerife.
Route 1: El Teide
El Teide is a famous volcano on the island known as Padre Teide, and you can “climb” all the volcanic slopes with your motorcycle through the TF-38 road. This is considered one of the hardest of the ascents to the Teide National Park, but also the most spectacular of the entire island since you can enjoy the best landscapes of it. However, keep in mind that this route is only recommended for experienced bikers, because it is a difficult, not paved mountain route
Route 2: The Anaga Rural Park
Located in the northwest part of the island, this place is considered as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO since 2015. The Anaga Rural Park extends over 14,000 hectares of land, and it is one of the best places to enjoy the landscapes on the island. This park has several well marked trails for both walking and motorbike. During this route you can enjoy majestic cliffs facing the sea and also the most popular viewpoints of the island such as Pico de Ingles, Las Lajas, Jardina and Cruz del Carmen.
Route 3: Los Gigantes
This is an ideal coastal route to relax, swim and sunbathing. Riding along this route you’ll find 600m high breathtaking cliffs. Los Gigantes is a pretty tourist town on the island, especially in summer because of its two black sand beaches, one of which is Playa la Arena, perhaps the most visited because of its proximity to the main resorts. The other option is Playa de Los Guíos, which is closer to the port and offers a much better view of the cliffs. Plus, it is considered one of the best areas of the island for diving.
Route 4: South-North Route
This route starts in Costa Adeje and ends in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ideal for those tourists who want to explore the highest points of the island. If you have enough time, you can also ascend to the Teide National Park or pass by beautiful towns such as Güímar or Alfaro.
Route 5: Circular route starting from Santa Cruz
If you want to see the whole island at once and without missing anything, this circular route will allow you to do so. Starting from Santa Cruz, you have to take TF 24 and then connect by TF-21 to reach Orotava. On the way, you’ll be able to contemplate a new face of the Teide much more rugged and impressive. From Orotava you can access the TF-342 and get later to the northwest roads. Here, the route through the F-42 will take us to the Drago Park and the cliffs of La Culata, the beginning of a descending route that ends in Adeje and Los Cristianos. From there, you’ll be able to return again to Santa Cruz bordering the east coast. The TF-1 highway is faster, but the TF-28 is much more attractive for bikers.