Day 7: Gran Canaria – A lazy day on the beach and then a short ride to return my rental bike


We were supposed to be riding up to the highest point on the island at Pico de las Nieves today but I was up too late enjoying myself in the bar last night and could not get up in time for the early start we had planned.

I opted to have a lazy day on the beach chilling out instead. I walked down the front past the, now familiar, bars and restaurants, past the lighthouse and onto the beach.


After bagging myself a sun longer and parasol for the day (€5 for the day) I set about totally chilling out. A handy beach bar was nearby to keep me hydrated with beer throughout the day.

After what seemed like no time at all, but was in fact several hours, I had to make my way back to the hotel as my bike had to be back with Free Motion by 6pm.

A short 1 mile ride had be back at Free Motion, where I reluctantly handed back my fab 2017 Specialized Roubaix. Then headed back to the hotel to meet up with the others for dinner and some drinks.

What a totally and utterly relaxing day – I’ve not been this chilled out in ages!

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