Having looked at a map of Tenerife (for almost the first time) its larger that I thought, also you appear to be about 45km away (I’m down in Golf Del Sur). I don’t think everyone else I’ll be with would be very happy if I pinched the car for a whole day, so I’ll probably hire a moped and shoot over – I assume I can hire one near where I’m staying ?
If I bring my camelbak and gloves, will you supply everything else ie helmet, inner tubes, etc ?
That sounds like fun… be aware that by spanish law, mopeds smaller than 125cc [I think] aren’t allowed on TF1, TF2 and TF5, so you’ll have to come up over Teide via TF21, or else around the other way instead (via Santiago del Teide & Icod) -this might be better- ’cause then you’ll see more of the island!
Yes it’s quite a hike, that’s why I have to charge 18â‚¬ for the delivery service, but as you can see, it ain’t worth delivering a bike for just 1 day. (18â‚¬ for 3 to 4 hours’ driving!)
It isn’t like Italy which is inundated with scooters, but you should be able to locate something in the South easily enough. The overwhelming majority of rental vehicles are cars, and the rates are very, very cheap. Motorbikes & scooters are another kettle of fish. After a pretty extensive google search in English, Spanish and German, I managed to find several places that rent mopeds, scooters as well as motorbikes.
I haven’t been there before, but keep in mind that Golf del Sur is a pretty isolated resort complex, so you might find it more difficult than you think to rent a scooter. I’d ring up the place where you are staying and ask them about moped
availability — in spain mopeds/scooters are called “ciclomotores”.
For â‚¬30/day I can supply everything (helmet, shoes, pedals, tools, innertubes, bottles, etc.)
I don’t supply cycling clothing yet, but I will eventually sell stuff like lycra shorts, arm warmers, etc when I have a dedicated shopfront. Be aware that it is already quite chilly up there above 1000m. *Definitely* bring a windproof jacket, arm + leg warmers and gloves, if only for the descents.
Thanks very much & hope to see you soon in Tenerife!