This box offers great
protection to your bike and we are not aware of any instance of a bike being
damaged while packed inside one. However, if subjected to very rough handling,
the box itself may sustain damage. This is the fault of the baggage handlers,
not of the box. If this happens, you will need to make a claim against the
airline or your travel insurance.
Lanzarote is formed by more than 100 volcanos that form a fascinating
landscape which is unique in the world. Lanzarote is placed 750kms south
of Gibraltar and it is the most easterly of the Canaries. It enjoys more
sunshine and lower rainfall than any of the other islands and has one
of the most pleasant climates in the northern hemisphere. The climate
is due in part to the influence of the gulf-stream and favourable trade
About Oasis de Nazaret ( the location
of the villas )
Oasis de Nazaret is a quiet village in the country, set on
a hillside overlooking the sea & mountains near Teguise. Its central
position makes it ideal for exploring Lanzarote and the beaches, restaurants
and the airport are only a short drive away. The
restaurant, designed by César
Manrique is a must for anyone wanting a delicious gourmet meal. The
building is famous for once being owned by Omar Sharif. There is a small
well-stocked supermarket in the village and a new hypermarket and bakery
a few minutes drive away.
There are two excellent restaurants in the village along with childs play
area and also a lovely cheap child friendly social club to eat in. The
old capital Teguise is five minutes up the road by car.
Cycling In Lanzarote / Bike Shops / Cycle Hire
Cycling in Lanzarote is a memorable experience. The Seinery is breath
taking and in the main the roads are very good. You can be sure it will
be hot and possibly breezy so take lots of water and some Euros with even
if you're just going an hour or so.
The drivers tend to be curtious, watch out for the "new uk arrivals"
driving hire cars though who are not used to left hand drive. The major
roads tend to be good, some of the B roads can be appauling to the degree
where you have to walk or they are dirt tracks. If you're new to riding
on the opposite side of the road to here in the uk it can be quite strange
at first as unlike with a car you have no reference point ( steering wheel)
to keep you in check.
If you need assistance there are several good bike shops on the Island.
One in La Santa and one at Costa Teguise called The
Bike Station which also offers cycle hire of road and mtb bikes and
is the place to go if you need mechanical assistance.
A more recent company called Lanzarote Bikes also now rents out high quality Road Bikes ( FELT Carbons ) and can deliver to the Cycle1st Villas on arrival for you. Arrangements should be made direct through Thomas Schlösser here
Protect Your Bike while in Transit!
If you are looking to bring your bike, we suggest you hire or buy a Sci-Con
Aerotech Bike Box or Similar as the bikes can take a pounding if not protected
Bike Bags and Bike Travel Cases at Evans Cycles or Chain Reaction Cycles
Food and Car Hire
We'd recommend you hire a car. It makes getting out and about so much easier
plus you'll then be able to take the 15 minute drive to the Euro Spar in
Arrecife which is very inexpensive and has a huge selection on offer. The
village itself has a local small Supermacado but the choice is limited and
its expensive. There are also several nearby small restaurants within walking
distance from the villas where you can eat out cheaply.
Travel Information - Airports
Most people arrive in Lanzarote by Air at Arrecife
(ACE) Airport. This airport is also sometimes locally known as Guacimeta.
The Airport is located between Arrecife (the Capital) and Puerto del Carmen.
Live arrival and departure information is available from the AENA
The Taxi fare from the Airport to Puerto del Carmen is roughly 10 Euros,
from the Airport to Costa Teguise is 10 Euros and from the Airport to
Playa Blanca is 25 Euros.
There are regular bus services every 20 minutes, from Puerto del Carmen
to Arrecife and from Costa Teguise to Arrecife.
Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountain)
The National Park 'Timanfaya" is where the heart of the volcanic
mass spilled over leaving a lunar landscape which has played host to many
television films. There are 51sq km of volcanoes, craters and lava fields
offer one of the most spectacular sights that nature has created. There
are lots of opportunities to explore the mountains, by tour or even by
camel and there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy food cooked by
the natural heat of the volcano.
Los Jameos del
Jameos is the name given to caves of volcanic origin but these caves are
something different, hosting a restaurant, dance floor and swimming pool.
The bar/restaurant leads to the 'jameo grande' by a pathway of 100 metres
in length and 13 metres wide that crosses the small lake that is home
to the 'jameito', tiny blind albino crabs that are unique to Lanzarote.
Cuevas de Los Verdes
A spectacular and complex system of caves about 7km long was formed by
underground lava flows. Their geological form is amazing and the lighting
inside brings out the colours and magic of the cave interior. A wonderful
experience for all, tours run on an hourly basis.
Jardin de Cactus
(The Cactus Garden)
The cactus garden was created by local artist, the late Caesar Manrique,
and features an impressive collection of cacti and sculptures.
Teguise, the ancient capital of the island, with its narrow streets and
well-preserved buildings, full of historic interest, is truly beautiful.
Teguise is also where the Sunday market is held and people come from all
over the Island to barter for the beautiful tablecloths, leather goods
and wooden items.
Lanzarote produces nearly 2 million litres of wine every year. La Geria
is famous for its potent wines and here you can see how grapes are cultivated
for the production of the delicate Lanzarote wines.
There is only one golf course on the island and it is placed at the foot
of an old volcano with wonderful views across the ocean. Golf Costa Teguise
was designed by John Harris in 1978 and is surrounded by leafy palm trees,
extravagant cactus and volcanic lava, a unique setting for 18 holes.
Manrique - Art & Sculpture
The late Ceasar Manrique was responsible for much of the Islands sculpture.
He designed the tourist centre and created a natural auditorium and artistic
gardens. The Cactus Garden is one of César Manrique's last works.
The diving on Lanzarote is fascinating because of it´s volcanic
underwater landscape and abundant fishlife.The visibilty is about 20 meters
and the water temprature lies between 17 and 22 ºC. With many and
varied Atlantic vistors throughout the year together with a host of wrecks
and caves to explore, it is one of the most diverse islands in the group.
La Santa Diving provides guided dives, PADI courses from Open Water to
Dive Master, Introductory sea dives and speciality courses can be organised
to fit in with your holiday arrangements.
Lanzarote's fortunate location on the fringes of the North Atlantic storm
track have created one of the most surf-rich islands in the world. For
those who love surfing, wind surfing and body boarding the world-famous
beaches of Famara and La Santa both present fabulous opportunities.
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