Things to watch out for when cycling in Tenerife (hazards)

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Things to watch out for when cycling in Tenerife (hazards)

Notapor Synchronicity » Vie Mar 21, 2008 10:28 pm

Funnily enough, vehicles that approach from behind you do not present the biggest danger on the road. This is because vehicles overtake cyclists very carefully here in Spain.

On the other hand, since cars are more likely to drift over lane markings to overtake other cyclists, they also therefore present a special danger to you if you happen to be travelling in the opposite direction. Remember to always keep your eyes open for oncoming vehicles!

Especially be on the lookout for local Titsa buses & tourist coaches who will swallow the whole road when they approach a tight bend. They're more likely to invade an oncoming lane if they're turning around a right hand bend (which are tighter than the same bend taken from the other direction).

If you're descending along these amazing winding roads & you approach a blind corner -then you suddenly hear a horn sounding from around behind it- move over to the right hand side of the lane quick, because otherwise you'll splat yourself on a bus's windshield!

Watch out for storm water drains or grates, especially on the descents. There are a few located around mesa del mar (here in the North of Tenerife), and at least one I know of near at the entrance to the resort in Adeje, Las Americas, not far from Hotel Jacaranda.
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Tenerife hazards for cyclists

Notapor Synchronicity » Jue Nov 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Technology has advanced enough in the last 4 years so that I can map out all the exact locations of drainage gates in Tenerife.

This is an editable map so if you have found a drainage grate you believe to be a road hazard for cyclists, please update the place on the list. I encourage you to do so, becauase once we are armed with about 20 or so hazards, we can approach either the Tenerife + Canary Islands Cycling federation, local councils as well as the Tenerife Tourism department and see if we can get them to modify the design to be more cyclist friendly.
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