Choose the best European location for training all year round. In the Canary Islands, you will find the perfect combination of avant-garde facilities, mild weather and services adapted to the needs of elite sportsmen and women. Stay at quiet complexes, train at high-performance centres and end your day at the other gym: in the varied nature of the Canary Islands. It's all closer than you think with the added security of being of European standards.
Have you ever had to cancel a training session because of bad weather? In the Canary Islands, with 4,800 hours of light a year and barely any precipitation, nothing will stop you on your way to the top.
Get away from extreme heat and cold and come and train in the best climate in the world:
In the Canary Islands, you will find a wide range of facilities for elite sportsmen and women with highly qualified professionals and services such as sports healthcare, hypoxia chambers and DLF telemetry.
As regards accommodation, there are a variety of options, and many of them offer special diets for top-class sportsmen and women.
Complement your sessions at the sports centre with training in the best possible scenery: trails, paths and roads surrounded by the incredible nature of the Canary Islands. Incomparable scenery, sculpted by volcanoes, the sea and the trade winds.
Training at a height, with lower atmospheric pressure, improves sports performance because it induces an increase in red blood cells to compensate for the lack of oxygen.
In the Canary Islands, it is very easy to move quickly from sea level to an altitude of more than 1,800 metres as, given its volcanic origin, the insular orography is full of valleys and peaks – including the highest one in Spain: Mount Teide. This volcano is the preferred training ground for cyclists getting ready for the Tour de France as there is nowhere else like it in the world.
Since the time of the Greek civilisation, the Canary Islands have been a destination renowned for their health-giving properties. Recover from harsh training using natural volcanic therapies, spa treatments and the islands' secret weapon: sunlight. Sunlight hours are closely linked to the production of serotonin – a neurotransmitter that will boost your mental strength and help you overcome difficulties.
Being in contact with the sea is useful even if you don't do triathlons or any water sport. The volcanic water is rich in nutrients and suitable for thalassotherapy. Furthermore, the sea breeze, loaded with mineral salts and negative ions, has a relaxing and detoxifying effect.
The Canary Islands have 8 airports (6 international and 2 local) with regular flights from more than 130 cities, which means the destination is only a few hours away from the main European cities.
2.5 hours from mainland Spain
4 hours from the UK, Germany and Belgium
5 hours from Italy
6 hours from Sweden, Norway and Poland
7.5 hours from Russia
In the Canary Islands, there are many events for elite sportsmen and women. Some of the most famous are the Ironman Lanzarote, the Gran Canaria Marathon or the Transvulcania in La Palma.
In addition to these and many more races, you can also measure yourself against other sports application users in the Canary Islands as many parts of the islands appear in them.