La Vuelta a España 2014
Official VIP Tour Operator
Ride and Watch La Vuelta a España 2014
Ride the Grand Depart Time Trial Circuit on Race Day just before the Pros!
Fully Guided & Van Supported • 4 star Hotels & Country Retreats
Moderate / Challenging (Non cyclists also welcome)
Vuelta 1- 23rd to 30th August 2014 (first week of the race)
Andalucia - Southern Spain • 8 Days • from 1999 Euros
Vuelta 2- 6th to 15th September 2014 (last week of the race)
Asturias, Picos, Galacia, Santiago - Northern Spain • 10 Days • from 2445 Euros
We are proud, for the 6th year in a row, to offer the chance to watch one of the world´s greatest bike races, La Vuelta a España 2014. As a local and official VIP tour operator of La Vuelta, we give you the chance to view stage finishes from VIP viewing areas and ride some of the famous climbs and roads to the finish only hours before the peloton arrives. There is even the opportunity to ride the 12.6km Grand Depart Time Trial circuit on race day itself - an amazing experience. This is as close as it gets to actually being in the race!
Chris Horner in red, the first American to win La Vuelta. Photo from our viewing point - last day in Madrid
Maggi meets Oscar Pereiro, TdFrance winner with our VIP access
Last year we witnessed Chris Horner of the USA spectacularly taking the honours in a hard fought and incredible race, again living up to it's billing as the most exciting Grand Tour of the year. With Chris Froome and Alberto Contador abandoning this year's Tour de France, the duel everyone wants to see will resume at La Vuelta. Add in Bradley Wiggins, Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Purito Rodriguez and Horner in his new Lampre-Merida team, all the star riders will be here in 2014 to do battle.
With fewer crowds than the TdFrance, VIP race access, our expert local knowledge, TREK Madone bike hire, 4 star hotels (including opportunities to stay with the teams), experienced cycling guides (including an ex Vuelta masters rider), fully supported with vans accredited to drive the race route, great food and camaraderie, you are guaranteed an exciting and fun packed tour! A trip of a lifetime?...just ask us to put you in contact with any previous guests.
Our 2 tours this year are aimed at anybody who wants to see this grand race up close and personal. We are cyclists and cycling fans at heart and want to offer you some first class riding, but also the excitement of getting inside a pro race. The challenge is there for experienced riders, but we also take away the worry of making all the climbs for less experienced riders with our support vans. We stay in top class accommodation, enjoy local cuisine and wines, and see the beautiful sights of Spain, but our main focus is this special race and for you to ride the best parts. That´s what makes us different.
An 8 day adventure that will take you to our favourite parts of Andalucia in Southern Spain. We cram in all the classic cities and sights of Jerez, Cordoba, the White Villages, Ronda and Granada, but also the best cycling and stage finishes of the area.
We are excited to be able to share with you our HOME region of Andalucia and the key stages of this year's Vuelta. Be there to RIDE (!) and witness the 12.6km Team Time Trial of the Gran Salida (grand depart), an unprecedented mountain top finale in Granada, some incredible climbs and sierras around Cordoba and Ronda plus all the sights of this fascinating region. Plus, we are also offering you the chance to ride up the famed highest road in Europe, an epic Vuelta climb. This is a trip not to be missed.
This fantastic 10 day journey will take you through 3 distinct areas of beautiful Northern Spain, following the all important last week of racing. This tour offers first class mountain stages, fine scenery through nature reserves and some of the best cycling in Europe. Splash in some bottles of the unique apple cider, great seafood and hearty highland stews, another fantastic experience is on offer for any cycling enthusiast.
Classic climbs are in abundance, as our route follows the race to the top of the beautiful Lakes of Covadonga high in the Picos de Europa, the ascents of Asturias (including the famed Angliru and stunning Ancares) and the beaches of Galicia. No Madrid finale this year, instead La Vuelta organisers have opted for a Time Trial at the end of the world famous ´Camino´ in Santiago, and you could be there to see who pulls on the final leader's red jersey!
The 2014 route of La Vuelta can only be described as stunning. Taking in a whole lap of Spain, it begins in Andalucia (passing through our home village in Alhama de Granada!) before the cyclists venture north to the green mountains. Category climbs are in abundance.
With limited places (we only take a small group) and full support with guides and SAG vans (fully accredited to drive the race route), this trip is for anybody who wants to enjoy the live spectacle of this Spanish race from an unique perspective.
The past few Vueltas have seen the best racing. In 2012 we saw an amazing contest with Contador, the eventual winner, showing his form against the contenders of Froome, Rodriguez and Valverde. Last year in 2013 was even more incredible to witness Chris Horner, the oldest grand tour winner ever, attack and leave Nibali on the last climb of the mighty Angliru.
With unrivalled access, we rode the climbs and sat back with complimentary hospitality in the VIP areas to watch the pros attack the finish. From celebrating with Team Argos Shimano at the end in Madrid to riding through some beautiful mountain scenery on crowd lined roads, we fully soaked up the special atmosphere. Working closely with La Vuelta organisers we provided a trip that will live long in the memory of all those who came.
"Trip of a lifetime! Perfect."
"Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant. Hasta La Proxima."
"Fantastic time!! Keep up the great work."
“Thanks for a wonderful holiday, ..your generosity and thoughtfulness was brilliant, Cheers."
Andrew - Australia
Christine of New Zealand celebrates with the final stage winner John Degenkolb of Team Argos Shimano in our VIP area
"Wonderful experience with Geoff and Dean who did everything and more to make this an especially great holiday. Riding at your own pace was part of the deal. Food accommodation and riding were great and the finale in Madrid in the VIP tent a huge bonus. Great value for money. We're looking forward to coming back next year for more."
This is a different experience! With less crowds than the Tour de France, our Vuelta tours enable you the opportunity to ride the famous climbs on race day and give you unrivalled access to the incredible buzz inside and surrounding a Grand Tour. We work closely with La Vuelta organisers to ensure you have a great time.
How close? We get to hear Chris Froome of Team Sky being interviewed by ITV at a stage finish
Our days will include a ride in the morning, usually along the race route, a break for lunch and then we ride up the big climb of the day to our viewing point or privileged stage finish access, enjoying the building atmosphere. With charming hotels, great food and some fantastic cycling all included, this a trip designed for the cycling enthusiast. Come and join us!
Be there to see the excitement of a Grand Tour
Ride at your own pace or with others
The group enjoying VIP access at the finale of 2013
Geoff meets Denis Menchov at the Vuelta
Cindy, Michael and Jeremy enjoy some beers
Meet the original Radio Shack crew - Vuelta a España
"Great tour - I had a fantastic time - many, many thanks for putting on such a well designed trip".