La Vuelta a Andalucía 2022

Ruta Ciclista del Sol - Route of the Sun
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Malaga, Granada, Ubeda (Andalucia, Spain)

6 days − Guided

4* Hotels 

From

€ 1675

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch LIVE and Ride race stages of La Vuelta a Andalucía 2022
  • Access to stage finishes
  • Cycle the race route, only hours before the Pros arrive
  • Challenge yourself on category climbs
  • Cycle the mountain parks of Granada and Jaen
  • 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

We and our guides are locally based in Andalucia so we really know the Routes used in the Ruta de Andalucia

Fantastic accommodation (4-star hotels and retreats), food, scenery and fun on the roads of Southern Spain

 

“It was a great trip. Your local knowledge shone through, knowing where to be and what to ride.

Andalucia has wonderful cycling. Thanks again for a memorable experience.

H. Jacobs

Calgary, Canada, Vuelta Andalucia

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 uses many of the roads we ride regularly in Granada province.

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, after the World Tour Category of Le Tour de France, La Vuelta and Giro d’Italia. This year is its 68th edition and there will also be a women’s version for the first time later this year.

Also known as the “Ruta del Sol” (Route of the Sun), expect sunshine on the roads of Andalucia. Recently the race has attracted the likes of Froome, Valverde, Contador and last year “Superman” Lopez won. With a strong field, it’s always exciting. It’s a great trip to get some warmer weather cycling in and see a great sporting event.

Book Your Spot Now for 2022!

Dates

16 Feb 2022

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Riding Level

Moderate / Challenging

85KM Daily Average

Route Map

 

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Day 1. Stage 1 finish Iznájar

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Meet in Málaga in the morning (option to arrive day early – accommodation can be arranged). From here we will transfer out to the race route, set the bikes up and ride the last 80 km to the finish line. A beautiful finish awaits on the hill town of Iznajar beside a blue reservoir.

Afterwards take a transfer to our nearby 4 star hotel in the baroque village of Priego. Enjoy a welcome group dinner together.

Day 2. – Stage 2 finish Alcála de Real

18 February 2022 – upto 100 km / 62 miles

Riding the race route from our hotel, we enjoy the Andalucian countryside on this rolling route, through olive groves and white villages. The finish is a short (800 metres) but steep climb up to the famous 13th century castle of La Mota in Alcála. This is the same stage finish that Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) won last year.

We head to our 4 star hotel in Granada, our base for the next 2 nights. Group dinner tonight.

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Day 3. Stage 3 finish Otura

19 February 2022 – upto 90 km / 58 miles

A fantastic day of cycling awaits today on our local roads. From our hotel we head out and ride a loop ending at the finish line.

Today’s stage will be one for the sprinters. Otura is a suburb of Granada and traditionally hosts stage departs – this will be the first finish here for the Ruta del Sol. Enjoy VIP finish line access to see the finale. A great day of riding.

Have a night off and explore Granada and her plethora of tapas bars and her atmospheric historic centre.

 

Day 4. Stage 4 Stage Depart Granada and Race Route

20 February 2020 – upto 100 km / 62 miles

After a good buffet breakfast, we cycle out to see the stage depart. See the riders getting ready to start the day, the bikes being prepared and the team buses.

As the race departs we will ride the route, climbing the cat 1 Alto de Purche (6 km climb at 7.7% gradient) in the Sierra Nevada. From here we head out over the easier Puerto de Blancares. A fantastic day of riding, we will afterwards transfer to the World Heritage Site of Úbeda. A medieval living museum of a town, we will be fantastically placed for tomorrow’s important and final stage.

Day 5. Stage 5 Finish Chilcana de Segura

21 February 2022 – 80 km / 50 miles

The final stage is a hilly one through the province of Jaen, the Eastern part of Andalucia. We will concentrate on riding the Puerto de los Vilchetes and Alto de Iznatoraf. 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 and the final GC winner.

After this great race day we will head back to our hotel in Úbeda for final celebration dinner together

Day 6. Granada and Málaga transfers

Monday 22 February 2022

After breakfast, we will transfer you back to Granada (11:00 arrival) or Málaga (13:30 arrival) for onward travels. Adios and thank you for joining us on this memorable sporting event!

Trip details

Road Cycling Tour : Guided & Supported

Bikes : Trek Carbon Road Bike (200 Euros) and Road E-Bike (350 Euros) Hire

Route :  Málaga, Priego, Granada, Ubeda, Málaga

Group Size : 2+

Riding Level

Moderate to ChallengingVuelta a Andalucia : distances are a daily average of 85 km. Please note this is hilly countryside with some longer and steeper climbs, so be prepared for ascents. We have van support for those who want to opt out of the harder climbs. E-road bikes are also a great option to enjoy the event with no worries!

Accommodation

4-star hotels

All bedrooms are en-suite

Food

6 buffet breakfasts

4 dinners of 3 courses including Wine/ Beer

Extras Included

Access to all stages

Behind the scenes access

Cycling Country Race Jersey, waterbottles, cap & TeeShirt

Organic Mulebar protein bars and energy gels

Staff

2 tour leaders will offer guiding and van support. 1 guide cycles with the group.

Not Included

Good Quality Bike Hire : TREK Road Bike carbon – 175€; ORBEA E-Road Bike carbon – 300€

Getting Here

Málaga international airport or fast train (www.Renfe.com)

Lodgings

Enjoy these 4 star hotels in Priego, Granada and Úbeda. Relax after the riding!

Hotel Granada

Stay in a traditional 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.

Hotel Ubeda Andalucia

This hotel is right in the centre of UNESCO heritage Úbeda. A boutique hotel with quality amenities in an historic building, step outside into the renaissance centre of the town. A great place to enjoy this atmospheric location.

Reviews

Vuelta Bike Tour and VIP finish

Testimonials from previous cyclists are always available and we enjoy receiving the feedback after tours. It helps us improve our services and offer you an even better experience. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a reference to talk to. Others have also posted reviews on the independent travel website .

 

DATES & RATES

VUELTA OF ANDALUCÍA

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

€ 1675

SINGLE SUPP. € 250

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