1. The best place to train is closer than you think.
Tenerife is only a two-hour flight from mainland Spain, and around four hours from all the other major European capitals. The island has excellent transport connections and two airports offering flights to over 150 destinations.
2. Enjoy your favourite sport 365 days a year at an average temperature of 22°.
Forget the cold and enjoy your favourite sport to the maximum all year round. In Tenerife you're always guaranteed a good climate. The island has an average annual temperature of 22° C.
3. Discover spectacular footpaths, pedal at altitudes of over 2,000 metres, and immerse yourself in landscapes full of contrasts.
Hiking: Explore over 1,500 km of certified footpaths. Discover corners beyond the realms of imagination and enjoy every step of this island, where over 48% of its area is classified as protected space.
Cycling: If you dream about a place where you can go from sea level to an altitude of 2,000 metres in barely 30 km, then you must be thinking of Tenerife. Don't think twice–come and enjoy it.
Mountain bike: Feel the fresh breeze on your face as you descend through pine forests and experience incredible landscapes in over 200 km of forest trails awaiting you in Tenerife.
4. Surf the best waves, dive through crystal clear waters, and sail wherever the wind may take you.
Diving: Immerse yourself in unique underwater landscapes and marvel at over 60 immersion points around the island. Enjoy sea beds of sand, rock or volcanic reefs thanks to the spectacular clarity of the water, where the sun's rays penetrate to a depth of 40 metres.
Windsurfing and kite surfing: Experience the power of the wind in one of the best areas in Europe for enjoying your favourite sport. El Médano has over 300 days of wind a year, and is the venue for important national and international tournaments. You can't afford to miss it.
Surfing, body boarding and stand-up paddling: If waves are your thing, don't hang around. Come to Tenerife and discover over 32 areas for surfing. With a sea bed of sand, rock or volcanic reef, you can choose between a multitude of different types of wave, all just a few kilometres apart.
5. Discover Tenerife from the sky.
Feel like a bird as you drift in a paraglider over the island's rocky cliffs. Float over a sea of clouds and land on a beautiful beach of volcanic sand.
6. Break your own personal best in top-level sports facilities.
Whether you're preparing for your next competition or you only want to improve your technique, Tenerife's your ideal destination, as it offers facilities equipped with all the latest technology and a top team of professionals.
You'll be able to benefit from all the advantages of training both at sea level and at an altitude of 2,000 metres. Tenerife is a popular destination where numerous international swimming, tennis, triathlon and football champions, among others, come to train. What are you waiting for?
7. Compete in sporting events of all levels and types.
Each year Tenerife has more and more sporting events within reach of everyone, from beginners through to elite athletes. The island has become a European and world reference thanks to its spectacular weather conditions, its natural riches and its excellent transport connections and services. So now you know, check the calendar and come and visit.
8. Stay where they know how to treat you well.
Only you know how great it feels to be pampered. Tenerife has accommodation options designed specially for athletes, where you'll find specific menus, natural diets, physiotherapy services, massage and more.
9. Tenerife, a meeting place for elite athletes.
In Tenerife you'll not only find idyllic landscapes full of contrasts, but also all the services you need. Whether you're a professional athlete or training to enjoy your favourite sport, you'll find a wide variety of companies to offer you a full range of services. If you're a fan of watersports like surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, freediving or scuba diving, Tenerife has superb professionals to make sure you enjoy doing what you like. If you prefer to have fun on dry land, then activities like hiking, canyonning and cycling are ideal for you, and if you want to admire the island from a bird's eye view, you're in luck: Tenerife has all the best services at your disposal.
The island also has one of the most modern four- and five-star hotel offerings in Europe, so you're guaranteed to be made to feel really special.
10. Whether you're a professional athlete or not, Tenerife is the place for you.
If you're a sports lover, Tenerife is your destination. The island is a meeting point for athletes from all over the world, from elite international professionals like the German and UK athletics teams and the German and Dutch national football sides, to amateurs in pursuit of the infinite sporting possibilities on offer in every corner.
If you want to put yourself to the test, you can follow the example of the cycling teams who compete in the Tour de France, and come and enjoy the magnificent conditions in the Teide National Park. The endless different landscapes and their possibilities make the island the perfect place for any sport you choose. Don't hesitate –Tenerife's waiting to welcome you!