Photographed by WALTER KOBER
Closer to Africa than Europe, the island of Lanzarote is the most popular holiday destination in the Canary Islands. Athletes – in particular bicyclists and triathletes – have long considered Lanzarote the best place to train for the season. While snow is still on the ground in Germany, the hot sun shines upon the Atlantic island, creating pleasant conditions for many types of sport. Lanzarote is ideal for ambitious cyclists: The excellent road network provides competitive racers and leisure cyclists alike with excellent routes. With the right maps, you can explore the serene alternative routes through the island’s prominent volcanic landscape.