The go-to choice of most pro cyclists for their winter training, the Canary Islands are a cycling paradise. These islands feature an incredibly diverse range of scenery, as well as incredibly punishing climbs, including 3 Top 100 ascents: Llano de las Animas(World #6), Roque de los Muchachos(World #36), and Mount Teide from Los Cristianos(World #100). The central island of Gran Canaria is home to the best climb name of all time, the Valley of the Tears!
The best, hardest, most scenic and epic road bike climbs of the Canary Islands can be viewed on this page via the map (zoom in to view climbs in particular areas), by Climb Cards (photo and stats) or by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged in metric or imperial units by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in the area), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb. This page provides an excellent and comprehensive summary of the top, hardest and best cycling climbs in the Canaries.
The best bike climbs, cols, and côtes in the Canary Islands are:
1. Llano de las Animas, 2. Roque de los Muchachos (West), 3. Mount Teide (Los Cristianos), 4. Roque de Los Muchacho (East), 5. Mount Teide (El Medano), 6. Pico de Las Nieves (Ingenio), 7. Mount Teide (Puerto de la Cruz), 8. Pico de Las Nieves (Telde), 9. Mount Teide (Los Gigantes), and 10. Mount Teide (Guimar)