Dutch cyclists in particular are always impressed with the mountainous terrain found in Tenerife. But all too often they under-estimate the difficulty of the climbs involved. Obviously the Netherlands is a super flat region in comparison with the Tenerife’s geography; they are simply not accustomed to hill-training, let alone on roads above 2000m.
They often look at the rental bikes we have available for hire, and laugh when they see a triple crankset installed on a road bike. But I’m often told later on when its time to return the bikes that they were thankful for the unusually low gearing, and that they’d used the lowest possible gear climbing up some particularly difficult climbs. All the best wishes to cyclists from Holland, but be warned: TenerifeÂ its notÂ the ideal place for very new cyclists or beginners to learn how to climb!