For that reason we want to share with you some tips on how to safely enjoy our cycling and horse riding routes, even when the excitement takes over.
4 keys to enjoying cycling and horse riding on the island
- Always stay within the paths marked for bicycles and horse riders.
- Bring clothes, equipment and provisions that are suited to the climate and the route that you have chosen.
- Check our app for the weather forecast and last-minutes alerts before you set off.
- Respect the right of way: 1st hikers, 2nd horses, 3rd bicycles, and 4th motor vehicles.
Practical advice for your route on horseback or by bike
- Take advantage of our experience and knowledge about the island to anticipate potential bumps in the road:
Make a contingency plan
- Prepare everything you might need for your trip in advance.
- Make sure your horse has all they need before setting off, and take a repair kit with you for common bike problems.
Sharpen your senses
- Pay attention while walking to avoid trips, slips and falls.
- Some of the most common natural obstacles you can come across on Tenerife’s trails are loose rocks, uneven terrain and water courses.
Avoid dangerous areas
- It is forbidden to enter caves, wells and galleries throughout the island.
- The orography of these areas makes accidents common and rescue missions tricky, even for professionals with specific training.
- Avoid encounters with wild animals, livestock and beehives.
- Proceed with caution when crossing or travelling along routes that are also used by walkers and motor vehicles, and along ravines with water courses.
Listen to your body
- Choose routes that are appropriate for your fitness and physical capabilities.
- If you suffer from vertigo, a fear of heights, a heart condition or allergies, avoid activities that may trigger or worsen your symptoms.
Consult official sources
- Reschedule your activity if the forecast or conditions dictate.
- At Tenerife On we make sure that you always have access to official and up-to-date information about trail conditions, to plan your route.
If you need more information about how to safely enjoy cycling and horse riding in Tenerife, take a look at our guide to nature activities.
Need urgent assistance?
Contact emergency services.