Is anybody able to confirm the extent of the new "ban" on cycling between Playa Blanca and Femes? As I understand it, it's prohibited all the way up (Playa Blanca > Maciot roundabout > Femes). Is it the same on the way down? Or are you still allowed to ride down from Femes to the Maciot roundabout before turning towards Las Brenas?
The ban astounds me, Lanzarote is sold as a road cycling destination. Especially over winter. The climb up to Femes was a real challenge and stood out amongst with just a handful of other climbs against the rest of the island which is relatively flat / undulating.
I can see businesses in Playa Blanca suffering as a result. There's no reason for cyclists or cycling groups to stay there now that the LZ-701 is the only route out. That's a dull 10km+ at the beginning and end of every ride.