Tenerife Mountain Bike Tours – Backpacking Tips for Biking Trips

Tenerife offers bikers great opportunities to enjoy mountain biking tours. There are multiple single trails suitable for beginners and advanced riders. You need to select the trail you desire to go mountain biking.

Anaga Mountains

On the northeastern side of Tenerife Island lies the Anaga Mountain. It is rich in greenery with a combination of down and height meters. It is popular for single-trails with multiple rocky trails along with stunning scenic views of the ocean and island.

Esperanza forest

Above La Laguna lies the Esperanza Forest. It is a beautiful and greenest wooded region with many wide tracks offering easy single-trails. The bike riders will find riding a stunning experience in this vast region jammed with pine trees.

La Orotava Valley

For Downhill Mountain biking Tenerife, the bikers will discover long descents on wide tracks and single trails in La Orotava Valley. For some uphill start from the bottom of Orotava Valley. The area is mostly wooded and the weather is great without clouds over the valley. Bikers can capture spectacular views of the Teide Mountain, the Ocean, and Puerto de la Cruz in their camera.

Vilaflor Area

The forest roads are wide and easy to ride. Besides, you will see the east coast side of Tenerife and the Corona Forestal area. You can even ride downhill after some uphill drive with a nice view.

Backpacking tips for bike tours

If you are new to mountain biking then here are some packing tips.

For lunch ride

From that quick biking itch, short lunch rides don’t need much stuff. A 2L backpack for carrying a –

  • Bottle
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Phone
  • tire plug kit
  • multi-tool with a chin breaker
  • chain quick link
  • CO2 inflator including 2 cartridges

For epic weekends

A 10L backpack that can carry 4 pounds of weight is sufficient.

  • 2.5-liter reservoir for hydration
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • CO2inflator including 2 cartridges
  • Granola bars
  • Tire lever
  • Spare tube
  • Zip ties
  • Cleat bolts
  • Rain shell [if the weather calls]
  • Small duct tape roll with hair tie wrap

For backcountry ride

Some people adore going on single-track adventures in the forest and it lasts from dawn to dusk. To avoid mechanical issues be prepared with a 14-liter backpack to carry 10 ½ pounds including –

  • 3L water reservoir
  • Phone
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Knife
  • Helmet mounted light
  • Rain jacket
  • Bike bell
  • Toilet paper
  • Lens wipes
  • Clear lens glasses
  • Local map
  • Granola bars
  • Pocket chainsaw
  • Energy gels
  • Space blanket
  • Bike parts or tools –

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  • Quick links
  • Two tubes
  • Spare tubeless valve
  • Sealant
  • Tire boot, plugs & patches
  • Zip ties
  • Spare derailleur hanger
  • Duct tape
  • Shock pump
  • CO2 inflator
  • Spare brake pad
  • Spare star ratchets
  • Multi-plier
  • Chain breaker
  • Two tire levers
  • Hand pump

There are countless other possibilities in Tenerife for mountain biking, but these tours are the best. Check the Canary Club bike tour list, which offers a chance to see different parts of the island and what it has to offer.