Once the festive season’s over indulgences are over and before carnival’s hedonistic ones kick in an extreme way to get the body back into top shape is to saddle up an get out and about Lanazarote’s volcanic landscapes on two wheels.
But we’re not talking a bit of gentle cycling here; we’re talking taking to off road tracks on tough and gritty pro-mountain bikes with suspension that’s perfect for tackling Lanzarote’s epic terrains.
With one of the islands most popular MTB events, the 2 Stage Off Road Mountain Bike Race, looming on the horizon (29th and 30th January 2011) the time’s here to get into training big time for anyone planning to enter.
The route covers 90 kilometres of rough terrain including tracks over sand and lava over the course of two days. Inscriptions fees range from €20 and anyone aged 15 and over can enter to challenge for the juicy prize pot of between €75 and €800. But be warned this is no event for beginners.
However, anyone who isn’t a seasoned mountain biker planning on entering the 2 Stage Off Road Mountain Bike Race needn’t miss out on a bit of off road action and excitement during their holiday on Lanzarote.
The terrain around Costa Teguise and Sands Beach Resort offers an ideal training ground for amateurs and professionals alike with trails ranging from dirt tracks to challenging mountain climbs. As a bonus, you can hire all necessary equipment to get off road at specialists Papagaya Bikes who are conveniently located right in Sands Beach Resort.