Gran Canaria is a Mecca for the world’s most ambitious riders. It has a reputation as one of the top winter cycling destinations for both professionals and amateurs thanks to its reliably warm weather, challenging climbs, great roads and unique beauty. Though small, the island has a vast number of routes to explore – none of them flat – which curve through the Grand Canyon-esque volcanic landscape. Like its neighbours Tenerife and Lanzarote, Gran Canaria is just a four- to five-hour flight from much of Europe. With an average of just three days of rainfall a year and baking sun from dawn until dusk, Gran Canaria is the perfect winter cycling escape. With long and leisurely climbs and awe-inspiring views, you can guarantee an unforgettable cycling experience on Gran Canaria.