Tenerife vs Mallorca
Whilst Mallorca remains an ever-popular winter/spring cycle training destination, for many professional and amateur riders, Tenerife has been steadily growing in popularity over recent years, as the cycling world wakes up to its fantastic offering.
It’s hard to get the road miles in when it’s consistently cold and wet outside, so, it’s worth considering a few hard facts when selecting a warm weather training destination. Did you know, for example, that Tenerife shares the same latitude as California, whereas Mallorca is more or less on par with New York. A further comparison of average climate information (for February / March) paints a similar picture:
|Average DAILY temperature||21ºC||11ºC|
|Average LOW Temperature||16ºC||7ºC|
|Average Number of Rainy Days (per MONTH)||2||8|
|Average Monthly Rainfall||10 mm||40 mm|
|Maximum altitude||3,718 m||1,445 m|
|Average sea water temperature||18ºC||13ºC|
|Price of a cool beer||1,20 €||2,50 €|
So in summary, here’s why you should take a winter training break in Tenerife with TBT:
If you still need convincing, consider 3 simple questions…….
Q1: In how many places in Europe can you ride at over 2,000m?
A1: Of course there are many places – Alps, Dolomites, Pyrenees etc.
Q2: But in how many of those places is it possible to ride from sea-level to 2,350m in a continuous 40km route?
A2: That probably narrows it down to only a few places, but Tenerife makes that short-list.
Q3: In how many of those few places can you ride at this altitude during all 12 months of the year?
A3: There is only one place and by now you should be able to guess where!