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Plan your bike holidays from Germany to Gran Canaria

How to get good flight prices to come with your bike for a week to Gran Canaria from most important airports 

Straight flights from Germany : Actually ( June 19 ) there are some pretty good prices to book week holidays flights .

 

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Munich- Prices from there has lowered down pretty much staying from September 2019 to middle December 2019 at 130 - 170€ both ways for a week trip. Also in summer there are some little offers around 180-230€. Most common Flight companies in summer are Iberia and Norwegian. After September you need to add to the previous flight companies Tui Fly and Condor

To book in January - February 2020 flights are now at 120€ to direct flights to Gran Canaria. Normal straight flight days are Saturday , Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bike transport prices are per transfer 60€ Condor, 50€ Norwegian, 45€ Iberia, 65€ Tui Fly. In airport the same day its much more expensive.

Franckfurt- prices are bit higher for this summer compared wit Munich, been cheapest around 260€ for middle July for a direct flight with Condor, and starts to lower prices ending October 2019 at 111€with Ryanair. Seems to be easy to get good fares in all November , December, January, February and March, Except some traditional busy dates... Flights are normally almost every day.

Bike transport are per transfer 60€ Condor , 60€ Ryanair booking in advance always. In airport the same day its much more expensive.

Düsseldorf- Regular flights weekly from wednesday to monday. Summer seems to have good offers from here been cheapest flight prices around 150-180€ until half October. Ending October and complete November you can get easily atwo way ticket for 90€with LaudaMotion.

Its not really clear but seems that Laudamotion follow same bike transport rules than Ryanair.

Berlín- Direct Flights mondays, wednesdays and fridays. Been Cheapest flight in August at 158€ with Ryanair. And starting to lower prices in October with 125€ Ryanair, lowest rate seen is 97€with Ryanair in November. After that December , January , February , March will have prices around 110 and 130€ with Ryanair.

Bike transport per transfer 60€ with Ryanair... booking in advance always

Hamburg- Flights on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. June have still direct flights at 140€ with Norwegian. July is now on 200€ with Ryanair. August Goes down to 147€ with Ryanair also. October seems to be most expensive month to fly from here , being December cheapest flight options starting from 80€ both ways with Ryanair. From november you will have straight flights every day and January -February 2020 you will get prices under 100€ in Ryanair .

Bike transport per transfer 60€ with Ryanair... booking in advance always

Stuttgart- Direct flights Wed, Fri, Sat and Sunday (4h 55 min). Laudamotion (Ryanair) has really competitive prices starting at 88€ in November and 72€ in December

Here's our skill level table

HERE HOW WE DEFINE SKILLS BY 5 LEVELS

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  1. NOVICE

    Your dedication to mountain biking has led you to your first handful of rides on real singletrack. You enjoy the smooth mellow singletrack, although often the trees feel too tight, the climbs come too quick to shift and have you walking, and the obstacles have you a bit surprised as you did not even know people ride right over logs!

  2. INTERMEDIATE

    TERRAIN: At a controlled speed and on mellow singletrack terrain, you are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand.

    OBSTACLES: You are comfortable and confident rolling over small obstacles (a couple inches high) like roots, rocks and small rollable drops (a couple inches high). You do not take your wheels off the ground.

    BIKE SKILLS: You are confident and successful executing the following basic bike handling skills on mellow singletrack:

    Shifting - you anticipate the terrain and shift gears accordingly.

    Descending - you are comfortable and balanced standing up off of your seat and can maintain level pedals for the entire descent.

    Speed Control and Braking - you use momentum to climb rolling terrain and are comfortable using both your front and back brakes when required.

  3. ADVANCED

    TERRAIN: You are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand and are comfortable doing so on aggressive terrain with little braking.

    OBSTACLES: You can hop over obstacles such as small roots and rocks that less advanced riders may wheel lift over.   You are comfortable and confident with a front wheel lift and rear wheel lift to get up and over larger obstacles (up to 6 inches) such as roots and rocks that are not rollable.

    BIKE SKILLS: You are confident and successful executing the following bike handling skills on a variety of singletrack:

    Shifting - you anticipate hills by shifting gears often and smoothly.

    Climbing - you shift your bodyweight forward in efforts to keep traction on your front wheel. Climbing that involves technical roots, rocks and switchbacks are typically no issue for you.

    Descending - you use the brakes sparingly, and are open to taking some air off little rocks and roots . 

    Speed Control and Braking - you use momentum to climb rolling terrain and are comfortable using both your front and back brakes independently of each other when required.

    Cornering - your timing and coordination on all types of berms is solid. You are comfortable leaning your bike through the corner and exit with acceleration.

  4. EXPERT

    TERRAIN: You are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand and are comfortable doing so on aggressive terrain with little braking. You rarely, if ever, walk.

    OBSTACLES: You often hop over obstacles such as roots and rocks that less advanced riders may wheel lift over.   Small drops are no issue for you and you are comfortable with having both wheels leave the ground.  You are comfortable and confident with a front wheel lift and rear wheel lift to get up and over larger obstacles (up to 6 inches) such as roots and rocks that are not rollable.

    BIKE PARK: If you have ridden a bike park, you are comfortable on all green, blue, black and double black trails.

    BIKE SKILLS: You are confident and successful executing the following bike handling skills on a variety of singletrack:

    Shifting - you anticipate hills by shifting gears often and smoothly.

    Climbing - you shift your bodyweight forward in efforts to keep traction on your front wheel. Climbing technical roots, rocks and switchbacks are no issue for you.

    Descending - you use the brakes sparingly and air off of every rock, root and drop you can find.

    Speed Control and Braking - you use momentum to climb rolling terrain and are comfortable using both your front and back brakes independently of each other when required.

    Cornering - your timing and coordination on all types of berms, switchbacks and corners is solid. You are comfortable leaning your bike through fast corners and exit with acceleration.

  5. PRO

    You are a mountain bike god/goddess. You can handle the most technical terrain imaginable, eat up steeps for breakfast and can hit all the gaps, drops and jumps any park throws at you.