El Médano, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, España
WHAT IS CANARIFORNIA?

“Canarifornia is a state of mind rather than a physical place…”

When Daniele moved to the Canary Islands after having lived in California for many years, he immediately found the same laid-back atmosphere and great climate coupled with the passion for the great outdoors he loved so much about the West Coast of the US. So he coined the term 'Canarifornia' as a homage to his Golden State roots and brought this 'soul surfer' philosophy into Fluyendo…

A BIT OF CONTEXT

In the Canary Islands, Earth, Fire, Air and Water merge in a dramatic and dynamic way to forge an incredible diversity of environments. Due to their unique geology and geographic position, the ocean frames volcanoes, Canary Pine woods, jungle-like forests and cacti with an amazing variety of flora and fauna. You can ride day after day on a different terrain that requires a different set of skills, from 2000m down to the beach.

The Canary Islands started rising about 40 million years ago, when hot magma from the mantle of the Earth found its way through the oceanic crust near the coast of Africa. It is an ongoing process, as the recent submarine activity south of El Hierro has shown. The volcanic origin of the islands is evident throughout the archipelago, with cinder cones, lava flows and other peculiar formations dominating the landscape.  Located just north of the Tropic of Cancer, the archipelago enjoys the constant flow of the trade winds and the southern branch of the Gulf Stream.  As a consequence, the islands are blessed with sunshine and warm temperatures all year round. 
Tenerife is the tallest of the archipelago with Mt. Teide rising from sea level up to 3718m. Each island is a micro-continent because there are different environments and micro-climates in a short distance.

 
 
 
 
– OCEAN TEMPERATURE: 18-23°C (19°C annual average San Diego Bay, CA, USA)
ALTITUDE: max 3718m Mount Teide (Tenerife)

When off the bike, we will help you design and tailor multi-activity packages to turn your stay into a complete outdoor vacation. Add some tasty Canarian cuisine, the famous Spanish “fiesta” and the countless beaches to the mix, sprinkled with our local knowledge of the best restaurants and secret spots, shake it all up and the result will be an unforgettable vacation. Only in the Canary Islands you can experience all this in one week, all-year round!

 

– Average PRICE for a JARRA of Dorada by the beach while enjoying the sunset: 1.50€ 

– Average PRICE for a meal at a local MEAT restaurant: 15€

– Average PRICE for a meal at a local FISH restaurant: 25€

The archipelago is an exceptional winter training location for riders, racers and teams. Roadies have long known the Canary Islands as one of the best winter destinations to prepare for the upcoming season. It is common to spot Team Sky, Team Astana or legends such as Alberto Contador sprinting on the longest climb in Europe (from Las Americas to El Teide in Tenerife) or along the winding roads in Gran Canaria, right before the spring classics and the Giro d'Italia.

More recently, pro mountain bikers have also started flocking to the islands to take advantage of the great weather, the elevation and the awesome trails: Marco Aurelio Fontana and the Italian XC and Marathon trained here for the 2012 Olympic Games, and Enduro riders the caliber of Jérôme Clementz, Rémy Absalon, Nico Lau and the Cube Action Team have been coming to fine-tune their preparation for the Enduro World Series. After having showed them some of the best singletracks, we are even more convinced the trails here are world class.
Do you want to beat your opponents at the next Enduro race? Now you know the secret to get the edge…

It is important that you know that riding on singletrack (and in some cases even fireroads) in National Parks and protected areas in the Canary Islands is not allowed. Fluyendo is 100% committed to advocating for trail access and to open mountain biking everywhere on the island. In the meantime, our guides know where to ride so you experience the best the island has to offer and avoid unnecessary trouble.