Located off the coast of Africa not far from Morocco, the balmy year-round temperatures in the Canary Islands make this archipelago the preferred winter training destination of the pros (and Spain’s favorite place to holiday). Two of the thirteen islands, in particular, have been garnering a cult reputation for cycling. Gran Canaria and Tenerife are bathed in sunshine, with zero traffic, pristine roads, and alternately lush-and-lunar landscapes (like the Valley of Tears and the volcanic crater at El Teide).
Papas arrugadas (addictive salt-boiled potatoes served with a spicy mojo sauce), fried calamari, tapas, tropical fruits, and whole, fresh fish
A splash of Ron Miel (honey rum) in coffee and interesting local rosado, tinto, and blanco wines grown in volcanic soil
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