The practice of karting has been possible in Lanzarote since the mid nineties when two private initiatives in San Bartolomé and Puerto del Carmen made it possible almost simultaneously. The kart, according to the Wikipedia definition, is a one-seat land vehicle without a roof or cockpit, without suspension, with or without body elements. It has four non-aligned wheels that remain in contact with the ground. The two front tires control steering, while the rear tires transmit the engine power of the one-cylinder vehicle. Additionally, karts are controlled by two pedals: the brake and the accelerator.
Karting is a fun sport for everyone, but the level of fun increases with the younger ones. In addition to the fun, children learn some very useful tools that will come in handy when the time comes for them to learn to drive a car. They will learn that it is very important to understand the rules of responsible driving and that evasive and sports driving can only be done in special facilities. The two karting centers on the island offer different types of vehicles. One of them is the kart with a top speed of 22 miles [35 kilometers] an hour for the younger ones. Children can begin driving at approximately eight years of age.
Where can kids go karting in Lanzarote?
Gran Karting Club Lanzarote: 7,671 feet [2,346 meters] of 32-foot [10-meter] wide track, flat circuit. LOCATION: Carretera de las Playas (LZ-2, Km.7), Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. HOURS: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: Web, +34 928 524 956. PRICES: Child kart (5 to 10 years old), € 7 every eight minutes; junior kart (10 to 16 years old), € 10 every eight minutes; senior kart (16 years old and over), € 15 every eight minutes. SPECIAL OFFER: Groups of ten people or more with reservations made one week in advance, € 40 per person. This cost covers two recon laps, two qualifying laps and two competition rounds of eight and ten laps respectively. At the end of the competition the club will grant a group photograph and a medal to the champion.
Karting San Bartolomé: The circuit has climbing slopes, flat areas and descending slopes. LOCATION: Arrecife-Tinajo Highway, 5. HOURS: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. approximately. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: +34 928 520 022. PRICES: 22 mph [35 km/h] speed kart, € 8 every six minutes; 38 mph [60 km/h] speed kart, € 12 every six minutes. SPECIAL OFFER: 18 minutes for € 20.