I wanted to do some cycling in December. I initially thought about cycling the southern parts of the Iberian peninsula, but because of the weather conditions in this time of year I started thinking about going a bit more south and do island hopping on the Canary islands.
There is not much to find on this topic on the internet, but what I found gave me the feeling that I should go for it:
So I booked my flights yesterday: I will arrive at La Palma (SPC) on Monday December 3rd and will leave from Gran Canaria (LPA) on Sunday December 23rd. As I've been to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura once before and I want to see at least the 5 other islands including the less touristic/more unknown islands, my intention is to see: La Palma, Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria. If I have time left in the 3-week time frame I might go to the other two too for the last 5 days or so.
I want to enjoy the splendid nature, the nice temperatures and the good fish food and will sometimes need to work hard climbing the mountains. I will be hiking on some islands too where cycling is limited. I definitely hope to meet people, have time to share experiences, laugh, relax, maybe even play a boardgame; just have a good time. Maybe someone wants to join on the trip or parts of it; you're more than welcome. I'm flexible: only my flight (dates, times, locations) are fixed.
I will be camping most of the time and hopefully join some WS hosts who I will approach myself too. With two people there might be more low budget alternatives. Also it seems to be possible to camp freely in special areas of the island(s) if you have a permit. If someone could help me with the Spanish site that would be much appreciated:
I will continue assembling information and do some more preparation, but would appreciate any help, advice, etc. Where should I definitely go, maybe routes/tracks that others have already done, maps to use, important things to take in mind, hosts who would be willing to offer me a place to stay for one or two nights or knowing others that might be willing to help. Thanks in advance for your help. Your hosting possibilities are also much appreciated.