Day 1: Gran Canaria – travelling


Four of us Nova Raiders were on the trip: Nicole, Helen, Gary and me.

We’d all arrived at the Clayton Hotel at Manchester Airport last night and after a few drinks and a nice meal (great mushroom pasta!) we retired for the night as we had to be up mega early in the morning for our 9:15 flight.

In the morning we all met up and walked out luggage over to the terminal to check in. After cleaning security we headed off for some well deserved breakfast.


Once on the Jet 2 plane we soon took off on the 4 hour 40 minute flight to Las Palmas. Not really much to report on this other than we eventually arrived after heading right down the east coast of the island and getting my first glimpse of Maspalomas, near where we were staying.


img_1952Surprisingly we walked straight through the airport as if we were domestic passengers and did not have to show out passports at all. We were soon on the transfer bus, which took an absolute age to get going and then stopped at what seemed like every hotel on the island on the way to our hotel – the H10 Playa Meloneras.


No cycling for today as it was 5pm ish when we arrived at the hotel so we had some drinks and then an evening meal at the hotel buffet restaurant (we were staying half-board, so evening meals were included). After dinner we retired to the reception bar for cocktails.

The cycling begins in the morning!