Really enjoyed the trip, although it was long climbs the scenery provided the perfect antidote. Descents were a joy; wide and sweeping and generally great road conditions. Great work by the Delgado brothers on the days to keep a differing of abilities happy and what hospitality at the family home in La Orotava at the end – reminded my of home; misty rain and steep little ramp climbs!
- Andrew West (UK), VOLCANO tour, January 2015.
Hola Guys, thanks for a fantastic week as ever . Also please thank your mum and dad for a lovely paella party – that’s a lovely addition and makes it very personal and special . I know we’ll all be back soon – not been the same since discovering warm milk and palm honey. Cheers Amigos.
- Andrew Parfitt (UK), 2 ISLANDS tour
I just wanted to say thank you again. It was an excellent trip. I thought it was really well organised. The hotels were all good and the cycle routes were perfect for me. It was also very much appreciated that you guys would always check that everything was ok and the support on the rides was always highest class. I was very grateful for the fact that you sorted my bike problem on the first day. The paella on the last day, with an opportunity to meet your parents and see the “wall of fame” at their house was a really nice way to finish, and please thank them again for their hospitality. It’s obvious that you put a lot of thought and effort into your trips and it really does make a difference. I’d had a tough few weeks at work prior to coming to Tenerife and it was a perfect way to unwind! So thanks again and I look forward to doing another trip with you in the future.
- Sean Schofield (UK), 2 ISLANDS tour January 2015
Thank you so much for a fantastic week on the AMATEUR tour. It was great to cycling in Tenerife, and really woke up our muscles after a lazy winter! I´m pretty sure we´ll be back in the future to enjoy the fabulous scenery and weather, and take advantage of your local knowledge, great service and good humour! Thanks to your mum
- Sheena McLagan (UK), AMATEUR tour, April ´14
Marcos & Alberto, thank you for an excellent and very challenging week. Great rides, very good company and support. Queen´s & King´s rides were hard but amazing. I´ll definately be back
- Ralf Roddenhof (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2014
Alberto & Marcos, thanks for all your support and friendship over a superb week. I greatly enjoyed the climbs, the scenery, and most of the roads! All the best for the future- and see you in August for Ride London Surrey
- Philip Howard (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2014
Marcos & Alberto, Thank you very much for an excellent week. It was brilliant but tough for me as well. It was an achievement for me to complete but the back up support was fantastic from all three of you on your team. Your parents are lovely people and have a beautiful house and garden. There welcome was wonderful.It has inspired me to have a go and learn Spanish!!. Lots of people at work have asked me how it went and one guy is thinking of doing the volcano tour next year with you. I would also like to mention about the hotel paradise as well, I thought it was excellent and friendly. I must say ive felt the effects this week but slowly recovering but as they say no pain no gain! Marcos and Alberto thankyou very much for last week and good luck in London in August.I hope to meet up with you again sometime. Very kind regards
- Steve Sharpe (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2014
Alberto & Marcos, thanks for a brilliant week! Great company and great rides, despite getting a kicking every day. Queen´s day was brutal, King´s day absolutely stunning. You kept me laughing ever while my legs were breaking! And great paella to finish. Hopefully see you soon
- Steve Grout (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2014
Alberto and Marcos, thank you gentlemen for a wonderful week of cycling. Your island is beautiful and dramatic, and the routes you guide and have crafted balance a great challenge with the best of the Island. You pushed me hard, Alberto, and I have come away achieving more than I could have hoped for. I have tired legs, but I know I will be hurting the boys when we ride out this weekend!
- Will Watt (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2014
Desperate to find a place to ride in the European winter that is in warm weather and has challenging rides, we chose to do a week long tour with Alberto and Marcos Delgado of Tenerife Bike Training. And what a week it was. The weather was superb, the rides range from very challenging to less so. Regardless of the terrain they are always very scenic. Alberto and Marcos have a first class operation, always available to provide food and drinks and clothing as the conditions dictate. And descending from El Teide to sea level for over 35km can make extra gear necessary. Not having to carry the gear up to El Teide is quite an energy saver. The highlight of the trip not related to cycling is having lunch at the bothers parents house. Mr. and Mrs. Delgado make perfect hosts making delicious traditional dishes from produce grown at their property. This is a unique experience not to be missed. We cannot wait to once again ride in Tenerife. And of course join the family for lunch. There must be a reason why so many professional teams choose to train in Tenerife, we now know why.
Alberto & Marcos, we have had such a fantastic week. The last day was wonderful! A good, hard, ride and then such a wonderful PAELLA at your parents house in the countryside! Such a warm welcome and a fantastic meal. What a brilliant finish to a hard but enjoyable week. We love you! Thank you so much.
Delgado brothers: for us, a 50 years old couple from the Netherlands, cycling in Tenerife was a great escape. But this week, on the most beautiful, varied, mountainous and green island was the best! And the combination of the 2 brothers, 3 luxury stylish hotels, 6 very different routes and the kind welcome plus tastefull paella did it all. Thanks a lot and we´ll be back!
Dear Alberto & Marcos: thank you both for such a wonderful week cycling a beautiful Tenerife. It was a real challenge for me but I Enjoyed every minute of it also a big thank to Mama & Papa Delgado for the fabulous hospitality they were amazing.
- Brigid & Alex (UK), LUNAR tour, Nov 2013
Thank you Alberto & Marcos for a fabulous week. We have really appreciated your support, encouragement and attention to details – you have a great company and all the ingredients required to succeed – wonderful weather, spectacular scenery, challenging cycle routes but most important you have that personal touch. We look forward to coming back. All the Best
- Marie & Charlie (UK), LUNAR tour, Nov 2013
Marcos & Alberto, thanks for a great week of cycling! I had a fantastic time in Tenerife getting to see the sights, the mountains, the descents & Hotel Paradise! It was an awesome challenge – which at times I never thought I would complete. Thank you to both of you for such challenging routes support & organization – as well as the food, fun & laughs along the way. I hope to come back again for another trip – faster & stronger!
- Penny Thorn (UK), VOLCANO tour, November 2013
What a week!. Thank you very much. I feel honoured to have experienced a small part of what this island has to offer, from a cyclist perspective. I came as a client, but leave having made 2 new friends. We will meet again! and next time I will be stronger.
- James Woodhead (UK) VOLCANO tour, November 2013
Marcos & Alberto, thanks for a wonderful week. I feel honoured to be the first person you ever lost on your VOLCANO tour. As payback, you made me climb what I thought was unclimbable and descend at truly obscene speeds :-). I´ll be back next year to get my name on the finishers board.
- Dylan Nesbitt (UK), VOLCANO tour, November 2013
Had a great week in Tenerife. Beautiful island, great cycling and fantastic weather. The Delgado brothers are great. Marcos is kind, patient and knowledgable. Alberto is big, brutal and very fast on the bike – PERFECT! Fantastic week – Tell your friends to do the VOLCANO tour
- Glynn Burton (UK), VOLCANO tour, Nov 13
Dear Marcos & Alberto, many thanks for a special week on our second visit to Tenerife. I´m feeling stronger but more important is the addition of new memories. The riding was great, your hospitality top notch. Many thanks to your lovely parents and I know they have tought you both about the most important things in life…..family, friends and the opportunity to enjoy life. I will always have my home available to you, your family and friends when you are able to come to Vermont. Thanks + love.
- Pamela Johnson, Vermont, USA
Marcos & Alberto, thanks so much for a great cycling vacation. Everything was fantastic – from the routes to all the accommodations. You pushed me up to the hills. Thanks for sharing your home, visiting your parents was very special. Hopefully you will visit New Hampshire. Would love to share our country with you. Also hope we come back and visit here again. Take care.
- Marsha & Roger, New Hampshire, USA
Marcos & Alberto, many, many thanks for introducing us to your very special home. You both were so gracious and full of life. I started out discouraged and listened to “this is good training”. I finished the week encouraged to love cycling again. Please come to visit us anytime. Take care.
- Sally Russell, Boston, USA
Marcos & Alberto, thanks for a lovely week. Great riding and scenery, a complete change from the cold and wet UK, with some really satisfying challenges through the week! The PAELLA party at the end was a particular highlight- especially for Alistair. Thanks and buena suerte!
- Alistair (Full on Tri) & Emma (Twickenham CC), UK (London), LUNAR tour, October 2013
Dear Marcos & Alberto. Thank you very much for this great week of cycling. The route up to el Teide is fantastic and you are living on a wonderful island. Day 1 was a nice warm-up. Day 2 a nice climb. On day 3 I attached but Alberto got me 10 metres from the finish line 😉 (I wish!). Day 4 was a hard day as we were all very tired. Day 5 a fantastic descent and day 6 a good race against my watch. The PAELLA was delicious. Again, thanks for a great week
- André Heymann, Switzerland, LUNAR tour, October 2013
The lovely Marcos & Alberto, thank you so much for what has been a truly inspirational trip. It has been to be a part of what has felt a very personal family run business (with Marcos Delgado being the key player obviously). It couldn´t have been easy dealing with the mix of abilities in our group, but you allowed each of us to push ourselves and develop at our own pace. We hope to see you again very soon – we need to come back to go dancing with Mama Delgado. Do you think your dad would lend us his car?
- Mhairi Weir, Great Britain, LUNAR tour, September 2013
Dear Marcos & Alberto, thank you so much for a fantastic trip- very challenging but you made it great fun. You both deserve every success. See you soon!
- Natasha Williams, Wales, LUNAR tour, 2013
Thanks for me too! I have learnt some great new tricks to take my cycling to the next tour. Best of luck to you Alberto with Norseman, and you Marcos with the Half IM. Hope I´ll be back, maybe for the VOLCANO tour.
- Emma Towers, UK, LUNAR tour, September 2013
The Delgado brothers are a class double act!! Thanks for a terrific week of tough climbs and beautiful descents.
- Gavin Edmonds, UK, Serpentine London, LUNAR tour 2013
To the brothers Delgado: thank you for most enjoyable week of sunshine cycling, more cycling and yet more cycling! In all seriousness, thank you for showing us and sharing with us your wonderful island. Some of the scenery and landscapes we have seen will never be forgotten. We found the tour a real Challenge, and whilst at the end of day 1 I (Mark) felt “this is easy” after the King´s and Queen´s day I certainly didn´t! We both feel we are stronger cyclists at the end of the week and are hoping to come back for a long weekend in August as well as bringing the KVG (Kent Velo Girls) over in January 2014. Thank you Alberto for keeping us company on the rides (other than when you descend at 80 km/h). Thank you Marcos for your organization and support, and for looking after Mrs B. Thank you mama
- Mark Bowman (VOLCANO tour finisher nr 10) and Naomi (UK). VOLCANO tour, June 2013
I left a freezing London where most of my preparation was on my turbo trainer in my apartment. I arrived in the beautiful island of Tenerife 4 hours later. The weather was warm, as was my welcome from Alberto
- Samantha “Grandma” xxx, Samantha Critchley (UK) AMATEUR tour (December 2012) and VOLCANO tour (May 2013)
Lieve Marcos & Alberto, we have had a wonderful time on Tenerife around the most beautiful places of the island. The cycling routes were very varied. Very special for us: personal attention and space for social aspects during this week. Special mention: the PAELLA party at your house in the countryside. Thanks for give me the posibility to learn more about Tenerife: culture, history, food, beautiful landscape and of course, cyclism”. Thanks for all, Lieve Groet.
- Peter & Aleida (The Netherlands), AMATEUR tour, April 2013
To Delgado brothers, thank you sincerely for an unbelievable week. It truly has been a wonderful experience on the mountains. It´s amazing what the body can do when you ask it. I think we proved this on Queen´s and King´s day, even though you had written us off from the very first day :)) I must say that without the support-van we would not have made it! Overall the VOLCANO tour is really well organized down to the last detail, and I would do it again in a shot :)) I have to also mention the PAELLA party at the last day, it was a great way to end the week :)
- Ivan O´Connor (Ireland), VOLCANO tour finisher number 8th, April 2013
Dear Delgado boys, thank you for giving us this good ride on Tenerife with Tenerife Bike Training. The experience we made is that the sky is not the limit and all serious training are useful. It was not my first biking holiday, this one were well organized and perfectly done. The support-van and Alberto´s encouragement were leading us to the top. The bike training and tours were as nice as your company, your family and also the nice bikes made this an unforgettable holiday. So….see you at the top!
- Klaus Müller (Germany), VOLCANO tour finisher number 7th, April 2013
- David Morris (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2013
Servus Marcos und Alberto, Für uns 3 Radfreunde aus Bayern war es das erste Mal auf Teneriffa. Heinz las in der Tour-Zeitschrift Nr. 11/2012 von den Delgado-Brüdern und überzeugte uns Mädels, Traudi und Manu. „Dort müssen wir hin!“ Marco und Alberto sind die besten Radveranstalter, die wir je in unseren Radurlauben hatten. Die Volcano-Tour war für den Anfang unserer Radsaison sehr hart, jedoch durch die professionelle Begleitung der Brüder, bekamen wir Flügel. Wir genossen die familiäre Atmosphäre und bedanken uns bei Mama und Papa Delgado für die leckere Paella und ihre Gastfreundschaft. Wir wünschen Euch viel Erfolg in dem jungen Unternehmen und werden unseren Freunden von dieser „Amazing-Cycling-Week“ erzählen.
- Reif, Manu
You guys hive the right idea about bike training! Pam & I might have pushed our capabilities to the maximum + beyond but we had a fantastic week and we will return! Every day was unique but the finale with Paella was “Mucha” Speciale.
- Jeff & Pam Johnson (USA), VOLCANO tour, March 2013
FANTASTICO! had a throughly enjoyable time. The scenery and discovering the island of Tenerife has for exceded my expectations. I came to kick start 2013 cycling season and what a start! Both Alberto on the bike and Marcos as back-up in the van has been a perfect team and their enthusiasm for the island and cycling support is brilliant. Definitely to be repeated and bring more friends. The VOLCANO tour is a definite Challenge and the Queen´s day will live with me for a very long time. Muchas gracias!
- Ben Morris (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2013
It has been a brilliant week and everything has been brilliantly organised. I hope to be back for more Tenerife hills – but only if Alberto can guide me! Lucrecia and Domingo are my favourite parents and next time I hope to have “little pig” from the oven with the special door, hahaha.
- Alex Caminada (UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2013
Thanks for such a great week! Hard cycling and relaxing on the beach (I know it wasn´t part of it!) Was great having your support and organisation and has inspired me to keep up the cycle training. Had a wonderful time meeting your parents and enjoying their cooking. Muchas gracias!
- Jeremy (Reading, UK), VOLCANO tour, March 2013
This is my first road cycling holiday: you´ve set the tour really high. Thanks to you guys I´ve had a faboulous trip. Great riding in spectacular scenery. What could be better? It was a prestige to be invited to your parents house for PAELLA – the best I´ve ever had and in a beautiful surrounding too. You are great guides and fun to be with- cheky, funny
- Lesley Owen (UK – Herne Hill), AMATEUR tour, February 2013
Well done Marcos & Alberto you are setting up a great company. I enjoyed all the effort to kick start my cycling for 2013. Would love to return when I have given up my addiction to cakes and lost 3 kg. Many thanks to papa and mama. Good luck!!
- John Godowski (Brixton Cycles, UK), AMATEUR tour, February 2013
This was my first cycling trip to Tenerife- I had previously cycled organised tours in the Alps and Pyrenees and this was attempt to begin my physical preparation for a summer tour much earlier than usual- I have planned a tour to the Dolomites in June and I wanted to be certain that i would approach the summer challenges with some significant mileage. I had contacted Alberto and Marcos Delgado of Tenerife Bike Training early to discuss the options available to me. Both are committed cyclists who were born and live on the island. They know every part of the landscape and where the best training routes can be found. I had read about the professional teams using Tenerife to begin their preparation for the cycling calendar and after visiting the island it is clear why this is the case- perfect roads with minimal traffic, reliable, dry weather conditions and warm hospitality from the local population. The quality and intensity of the rides is similar to anything I had seen on the iconic climbs of France and Spain but perhaps longer in overall distance and arguably with more even more beautiful scenery. Alberto and Marcos could not have been more helpful in adapting a tour to suit my specific needs. Nothing is too difficult- their ethos is that the rider is at the centre of everything on their tours and it shows. This was undoubtedly one of the best organised tours I have been on and I am seriously considering returning to help with my off-season preparation again. It was not just the quality of the rides but the attention to detail and the warmth of the hospitality and atmosphere created by a family that lives and breathes cycling
- Christopher McNamara (UK), VOLCANO tour, February 2013.
Within 5 minutes of being greeted by Alberto at Tenerife South Airport I felt sure Tenerife Bike Training would be the friendly, professional and accommodating partner I need in my effort to become a climber during 2013. There followed a perfect week of cycling throughout the stunning island. Marcos
- Philip Morris (UK), AMATEUR tour, February 2013
Who would want to stay in England in winter when you can come here, cycle in the sun. It has been a fantastic experience far more than just riding the bike. It´s has been lovely to be introduced to the “other” side of Tenerife. The culture, history, beautiful landscape, etc. Tenerife Bike Training have got the mix just right. I had good fun with the boys from DULWICH PARAGON and laughed so much at Alberto´s play. Marcos caring and attentative manner is lovely. I felt honoured to be introduced to Señor and Señora Delgados who hosted the group and their country house. It has been a great experience, looking forward to returning soon
- Deborah Tippet (Tri Lakeland UK), LUNAR tour, January 2013
Thank you brothers for making my holiday season and final training of 2012 a wonderful experience. The cycling routes coupled with the nice company was exactly what I needed. Wish 2013 bring you and your family lot of success!!! Muchas Gracias
- Nancy Farzan (California), VOLCANO tour, December 2012
Arriba Delgados!! Best cycling vacaciones we ever had.
- Marc & Monique (Belgium & Holland), VOLCANO tour, December 2012
This has been an experience for me as I spend a lot of time in Tenerife. You both have really opened of a different world for me. I will never look at a hill the same again. Thank you Alberto for taking me from Vilaflor to el Teide. Without you I would have given up. Everything is really very well organised and the bikes are of a very high standard. Nothing is a problem. And the PAELLA party I will never forget. Thank you so much and we will meet again on another tour. Best of luck with the bussiness.
- Kevin (Ireland), VOLCANO tour, December 2012
This cycling tour has been the best experience of my life. The first time I have ever been on holiday cycling and probably the best cycling holiday I will ever go on. Thank you so much. Best wishes to you and your family
- Calum Chalenger (UK), VOLCANO tour, December 2012
From the first e-mail to the dinner at your house in the countryside it was an amazing pleasure to have met you and to cycle in Tenerife. Thank you for being patient with the “slow” Dutchies. Lots of luck with your company and Alberto/Marcos if you want to spend some of the 4 months off in the flat country and cycle everywhere be welcome. Muchas gracias.
Marcos & Alberto, what a wonderful week you gave us. I have achieved far more than I imagined and always felt safe, secure and confident wth you both to guide us. Thank you so much for everything
- Angus MacKechnie (UK), VOLCANO tour, December 2012
Dear Delgados, this has been a wonderful week, and a perfect start for my “rehab” for the New Year. A couple of more weeks with this training and I´ll be following you up the mountains! Tell me if you are going to do the Norseman and I´ll be coming to support you. Best wishes from Norway and again: thanks for a wonderful week.
- Klaus Vogstad (Norway), VOLCANO tour, December 2012
Thank you so much for a fantastic week!! We have enjoyed your company cycling eating our way across Tenerife! Your enthusiasm good humour has made the week, as has the amazing scenery. I think we are now better cyclists though our Spanish is still poor!! The cycling has been tough, through I have now got over my phobia of cycling uphill and Diana is now flying downhill!! Thanks also to your parents for a fantastic PAELLA party……many thanks, and I´ll learn some spanish before the next visit.
- Janine Cooke (UK), LUNAR tour, November 2012
This has bee a special week, it has felt like cycling with friends. I have so enjoyed it – loved me cycling – both up & downhill (now!) and it was enabled me to ´get to know my bike´. There have been so many laughs and happy memories. Your enthusiasm is fantastic. It was lovely to b invited into your home and meet your parents. The PAELLA was delicious and the company excellent. I shall always remember it. I wish you every success in your new venture. I´m sure it will grow & grow. All the best
- Diana Bloss (UK), LUNAR tour, November 2012
Thank you so much for making this such a memorable holiday. The climbs were epic and challenging, the scenery amazing and the company motivating and entertaining. Your explanation of the scenery, culture and your love and passion for Tenerife clearly differentiates this from my other cycle training camps I have attended. We particularly enjoyed the “PAELLA party” in a wonderful and beautiful canarian house.
- Tracy McAvoy (UK), VOLCANO tour, 2012.
Marcos & Alberto, thank you so much for the memories that´ll remain with me forever, you´ve given me a great first taste of road cycling, something that I´ll carry on doing forever. Your knowledge of Tenerife is second to none, and you really use your knowledge to show the best of the best bits, and the routes you´ve chosen show ever aspect of the island. Thank you also for your humour and support to get through the tough (but enjoyable) bits, I´ll never look at bananas or chocolate cake in the same way again”. Cycle forever.
- Russell Sommerford (UK), VOLCANO tour, November 2012.
Just a short note to thank you guys – all the guys – for such a magnificent week’s cycling – 4-9 March.
What a great package you guys put together. Keep up the great work.
Pitched at just the right level. Not too formal. Plenty of laughs and smiles. And tough, tough cycling too.
The back up and support and encouragement is first class. Professional without being formal.
And great, I mean great, cycling routes. Fantastic. And the road up top of Teide being re-surfaced makes such a difference too.
Mama’s paella party on the Friday is the icing on the cake! Give a big hug to Mama.
Until the next time. And remember, keep up the good, the great work.
Campbell Moffat (UK) – VOLCANO TOUR March 2018
Dear Marcos, Alberto, Eloy and Terry,
thanks once again for a fantastic week’s cycling and for helping me complete the Volcano Tour! The hotel was good, the bike’s were great, the views were amazing and the descents were awesome. Most of all though, the organisation, the support and the encouragement by Tenerife Bike Training were fantastic and made for an unforgettable holiday and a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday.
And I mustn’t forget to say a big thank you to Mama Delgado and to Mercedes for their warm, Canarian welcome and their superb paella.
Thanks again and hasta pronto
Guido Szamocki (UK) – VOLCANO tour March 2018
Many thanks to Marcos, Alberto, Eloy and especially Terry for making it possible for me to challenge myself more than I’ve ever done during a cycling week! Their good humour, patience, encouragement and a constant supply of bananas and energy bars helped me to conquer many cycling demons!
I loved the scenery we rode through and to top it all, we ended on Friday with a fabulous meal prepared by Mama Delgado whose twinkling smile was as big as the portions of paella we were served! As a recreational rider, I can highly recommend the New Riders tour!
Nisha Szamocki (UK) – NEW RIDERS tour March 2018
Hi Marcos and Alberto.
I wanted to let you know that my experience in Tenerife was incredible!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself the entire trip. The rides and the scenery were spectacular!! The ride leaders were excellent. The special touch on the last day was amazing inviting all of us into your home and Mama Delgado and Mercedes cooking an incredible meal. This is the first bike tour I’ve ever done and the first time ever to Europe.
Thanks for making it something I will remember for the rest of my life. I will definitely return. I’ve been telling all of my cycling friends so hopefully can get some new riders to come to your tour.
Once again, muchas gracias!!!!!!!
All the best,
Mark Rosenfield (USA) – CHALLENGE tour March 2018