4 Days, Guided
4 AND 5 STAR HOTELS
Join us at our local pro race!
This a great opportunity to see the best riders in the world up close with virtually no crowds. Ride the race route of La Vuelta a Andalucia on race day just before the pros, and then enjoy VIP stage finish access at the line. With our company being based in Andalucía, this really is our local race! This year, the route passes our front door in Alhama de Granada.
The Vuelta a Andalucía was born in 1925, with the main objective of promoting Andalusian pro-cycling all over the world and is nowadays one of the most important early season races of the year. From 2017, it became a Hors Category rated race, just after the World Tour Category of Le Tour de France, La Vuelta and Giro d'Italia. This year is its 66th edition.
Also known as the "Ruta del Sol" (Route of the Sun), expect sushine on the roads of Andalucia. Recently the race has attracted the likes of Froome, Valverde, Contador and last year Simon Yates who won the Queen Mountain Stage. Always exciting, this is a great weekend break to get some warmer weather cycling in and see a great sporting event.
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Day 1. Granada to Jaén - Time Trial and VIP area (Granada)
22th February 2019 - 50 km / 30 miles
We meet in the royal city of Granada at 10:00 (Pick up offered from Granada airport) and take a transfer out to Jaén. From here we will set the bikes up and take a warm up ride before heading out to ride today's Time Trial circuit. With special accreditation, we will then head to the VIP area at the stage finish to watch the cyclists crossing the line - a great chance for photos!
After the podium celebrations, we take a transfer back to our 5 star hotel for the next 2 nights in Granada. Enjoy a welcome group dinner together.
Day 2. Armilla to Granada - The Queen Stage - Monachil and Hazallanas, Sierra Nevada (Granada)
23rd February - 100 km / 62 miles
A fantastic day of cycling awaits today on our local roads. From our hotel we head out and ride the cat 1 Alto de Purche from Monachil village. This tough climb is often featured in La Vuelta and is a real test as we head up into the Sierra Nevada. After a good descent, we then attempt the next cat 1 Hazallanas, a steep and winding road with ramps upto 22%! A great race is expected on these slopes as we then head to the VIP finish line area to see the end of the race. A truly great day of riding.
Have a night off and explore Granada and her plethora of tapas bars and restaurants.
Day 3. Otura to Alhaurín del Grenade - Inland Andalucía to the Mediterranean (Málaga)
24th February - 120 km / 75 miles
After a good buffet breakfast, we take a short transfer out to get on the race route. Cycle past our office door in Alhama de Granada before heading downwards towards the blue Mediterranean. The route today takes us past white villages, olive trees and oranges - beautiful Andalucía at its best. We ride to the finish line in the town of Alhaurin, often used as a depart or finish in pro racing, near to the Costa del Sol. Again we have stage finish access to be there to see who is crowned the winner of the Vuelta a Andalucia.
After the race has finished, we head to our 4 star hotel in Málaga. We take a farewell group meal together, before having time to explore the historic centre and its seafront promenade.
Day 4. Transfers to Málaga / Granada Airports - Onward Travels
Monday 25th February
After breakfast, it is time to say adiós.
We will be offering transfers to Málaga airport, arriving at 11.00 or back to Granada airport for 14:00.
Road Cycling Tour - Guided
Bikes - Road Bike
Route: Jaén, Granada, Málaga
Group Size - 2+
Challenging - distances are a daily average of 110km. Please note this is very hilly countryside with some longer and steeper climbs, so be prepared for ascents and a couple of steepish long descents. We have van support for those who want to opt out of the harder climbs
Beautiful 4 and 5-star urban hotels
All bedrooms are en-suite
4 buffet breakfasts
- VIP access to 3 stage finishes
- Behind the scenes access
- Cycling Country Race Jersey, waterbottles, cap
- Tour pack and guide book about the area
- Organic Mulebar protein bars and energy gels
2 tour leaders will offer guiding and van support. 1 guide will cycle with the group.
Good Quality Bike Hire - TREK Road Bike full carbon frame: 125 Euros
Málaga and Granada airport have very good connections
Enjoy these 4 and 5-star hotels in Málaga and Granada and relax after the riding! It is time to get out and enjoy sunny days in Spain.
Stay in a luxury 5-star hotel in Granada. It has a strategic location, just a few minutes from the historic centre, which makes it the perfect base for visiting the main tourist attractions.
The NH Málaga hotel is right in the centre of Málaga, a short walk from shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. An elegant, modern building, now the largest hotel in the city. Close to the river and with views of the Esperanza Church.
"We look forward to your comments about our tour!"
DATES & RATES
VUELTA CICLISTA A ANDALUCÍA
RUTA DEL SOL
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
tbc end February 2020
€85 Single Supplement
Minimum 2 people
Discounts for 4+ booking together
Please contact us for prices and availability.
Price includes all local taxes. Please note we transact in Euros.
- Watch LIVE and Ride race stages of La Vuelta a Andalucía 2019
- VIP Access to stage finishes
- Ride the Individual Time Trial
- Cycle the race route as a VIP, only hours before the Pros arrive
- Challenge yourself on category climbs including Alto del Purche and Alto de Hazallanas
- Cycle the mountain parks of Granada, Sierra Nevada and Málaga
- Enjoy the famous sights of South Spain. Options for non cyclists to spend time exploring
THE CC ADVANTAGE
Fully supported riding by experienced guides, including Vuelta a España masters rider and mix of male / female guides
Fantastic accommodation (luxury 4 and a 5 star hotels and retreats), food, scenery and fun on the roads of Spain
"The Vuelta tour was probably the best bike tour I have ever done. Ok the days were long, but your team gave us the best access I have ever had to a Grand Tour. The routes you designed to ride the best climbs and see the stage finishes were exceptional. Chapeau!"
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