August 2, 2014

Cycling the Canary Islands, Spain

Photograph by Martin Kirchner, laif/Redux

A cyclist leans into a turn on a steep mountain road in the Canary Islands. Located in the Atlantic Ocean 620 miles south of mainland Spain, these stark, volcanic islands are only 71 miles from the African coast. The islands serve as a budget sun-and-sea vacation destination for many northern Europeans.

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