This is the way to go if you’re heading over to Masca by bike. These days I actually suggest renting a car and starting around Garachico. But some people feel that is cheating, so maybe this post will interest you. There are a few ways out depending on where you are based in El Puerto. If you’re in the La Paz or Botannico district, the best way is something like this:
If you’re downtown near Plaza Charco, Playa Jardín, Parque Taoro, the best way is via El Toscal / La Romantica, like this:
Or via the coast, like this:
You can also get up onto the upper mountain road from around here. It’s a hard going getting up through Los Realjeos. The views from Icod El Alto are totally worth the effort though!