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Pedal-power’s set to be switched on

Local 15CYCLING is one the fastest-growing ways to enjoy the charms of Tenerife. And in the north-west, Isla Baja is the latest region to tap into this tourist market.

Officials are planning a cycle lane, from Garachico to Buenavista del Norte in a project costing one million euros. It has been approved by the Cabildo, which will foot the bill.

The Costas coastal authority just need to give final approval and the first wheels could be turning by the end of the year.

There will be 17km of track, hugging the coast from Garachico port, through Los Silos, and on to Buenavista del Norte, with some interesting offshoots to San Pedro, Las Cruces, and connecting to La Caleta, all a little inland from the main route.

Buenavista del Norte Mayor Eva Maria Garcia is confident it will boost the economies of the towns and villages in the Isla Baja region.

Garachico Councillor Jose Heriberto also welcomed the scheme as a way to increase the security of the many cyclists already flocking to the area.

Rural tourism is on the rise, and Isla Baja is already a popular area. The history, culture, and outstanding views make it an ideal setting for cyclists to explore yet another facet of Tenerife.

And the cycle lane would add to the visiting options … without adding pollution or intrusive developments.

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