My special 60th birthday was a good excuse to jet off into the sun for one week with my hubby and our good friends Liz and Paul.
We stayed at Hovima Hotel in Adeje on the south-west coast of Tenerife – a big touristy hotel, but we got a very good deal with flights and half-board, so we couldn’t say no.
Whilst there, we rented 3 motorbikes for 3 days – a Honda NC750X for me, a Kawasaki Versys 650 for Paul and Liz and a Suzuki V-Strom 650 for Geoff. We had planned 3 routes and had great fun riding the island.
10th March 2019 – Day 1 of riding – We picked up our motorbikes and left Adeje and rode the TF-51 up via Vilaflor and then towards Teide on the TF-21, then turned off towards the observatories on TF-24 – it was very windy up there. We rode as far as Mirador de Ortuno, then we turned around. We had a lunch stop at Restaurant Papillon at Las Canadas and a coffee at Cafeteria La Paz in Vilaflor. Despite the strong winds it was a great days riding.
11th March 2019 – Day 2 of riding – We left Adeje and headed up north on TF-1 to Santiago del Teide and then on to El Tanque, then across on TF-82 and TF-42 towards the TF-5 and Puerto de la Cruz, where we stopped for lunch. Then we headed towards La Orotava and up the TF-21 to Teide. Another quick stop at Papillon on the the top and then back home via Vilaflor.
12th March 2019 – Day 3 of riding – We left Adeje and headed east on TF-1 towards the airport. Then turned off onto the TF-645 through Atogo and San Isidro, then back roads towards Vilaflor – rode through lots of veg and fruit plantations. Quick coffee stop in Vilaflor. Then onto TF-38 over Teide and lunch at Las Estrellas (nice terrace and view). Back home via TF-82.
We returned the motorbikes and went for cocktails at Roca Negra.
Very good three days of riding !
The next day I celebrated my 60th birthday in style !
Author: Liz Tompkinson