FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own bike?

No, not really! Gran Canaria is an island. It would be extremely expensive, time consuming and unrealistic and impractical to bring your own bike. By using our bikes you can simply fly, arrive and ride.

What is the average age of the riders in the group?

The average age is probably between 30 and 60 but age in not an issue. We cater for all ages and all levels of experience. Everyone is made welcome and we usually find a good mix of age groups on most tours.

What documentation do I need to take with me?

You will need to take your UK/European Driving Licence, Personal Travel/Medical, a valid Passport and European Health Insurance Card EHIC

Is there a luggage van?

No. The tours start and end at your accommodation, where, after a long days riding, we can chill, have a beer or two and discuss the days events and plan for tomorrow ride out.

What happens if I breakdown?

We have comprehensive breakdown cover and the use of a support vehicle.

Can I bring a pillion passenger?

Of course, pillion passengers are more than welcome. The prices for pillions depends on how long the duration of the tours is. Please let us know if the booking is for a pillion passenger and we can reduce the price accordingly.

How far do we ride each day?

Mileages will vary every day, usually we cover 90/120 miles per day. This may not sound like many miles but the roads are extremely winding and very challenging. you will be riding for a full day.

Will there be breaks on route?

Yes you will have plenty of comfort breaks and of course a lunch break.

What happens on ‘rest’ days?

On your rest days you can either ‘chill’ on the beach, go for a long walk through the lovely countryside or explore further afield to Las Palmas or Gran Canaria second city of Telde. For those who wish to visit tourist resorts or local attractions we would suggest visiting http://www.grancanaria-alacarta.com/ as they have a comprehensive guide to attractions and places of interest on the Island. Alternatively, you may just want to wander the local town/village and sample the local beers.

My partner wants to come too but they don’t want to ride pillion?

That’s fine. While you are of riding, there is plenty to keep non rider occupied.

I have never been on tour before - will I hold everybody up?

No, as we continually remind people, our tours are motorcycle holidays/tours, not a race! Whenever there is a group of riders together, you will always get a wide range of experience and riding abilities. You will never be asked or expected to ride beyond your capabilities. However, you owe it to yourself and the other members of the tour to be a competent rider and choose a tour within your riding capabilities.

Why should I book through Canary Motorcycle Tours instead of going as an independent biker?

Of course you can organise your own trip, but Canary Motorcycle Tours offer a hassle free bike tour, all you have to do is fly over. For our week long tours we book into your accommodation, have routes planned, guide, insurance and some clothing, plus of course your bike and fuel. We also provide peace of mind - we do it all for you - including the social side with biker camaraderie, one of the main reason bikers go on tour.

How do we book a tour?

Just ring us from the UK on 07738529487 or from Gran Canaria on 616 611 287, alternatively you can email us at Canarymotorcycletours@gmail.com to ensure that places are still available. Booking are taken over the phone or via email. We confirm your booking by email and send you details of how and when to pay for your tour. We will not hold a place for anyone until such time as we receive either payment in full or deposit. All our tours are booked on a "first come first served" basis. Upon receipt of your booking and deposit, we will send you your booking confirmation showing the remaining balance and payment due date.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes! Whilst we believe our tours are excellent value for money, we also understand that holidays can be quite a financial commitment. A growing number of customers like to pay in instalments, so give us a ring and we will be quite happy to come to an arrangement. We strongly urge you to take out some kind of holiday cancellation insurance in the unfortunate event of you being unable to come on tour due to redundancy or illness. We will accept staged payments/instalments made by electronic bank transfer and by credit card via PayPal, although this method of payment will attract and additional 5%. You will receive a booking confirmation, be sure to read our Terms and Conditions online, the payment schedule for the tour and an invoice. Failure to send prompt payment may result in cancellation of your booking.

Is my money safe?

All money paid to Canary Motorcycle Tours is held in a holding account until the tour has been completed. Only then are the funds released into our business account for general/business use.

What happens next?

We hope you will book a tour with us and experience the sun on your back while riding through the mountains roads of Gran Canaria. Secure your booking with a deposit and once we receive the balance for your tour, we will issue a final receipt, together with any relevant information – however, please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you... you'll have a great time!