Malaga, Granada, Ubeda (Andalucia, Spain)
6 days − Guided
- 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.>
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.
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16 Feb 2022
Moderate / Challenging
85KM Daily Average
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.
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!
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+
Moderate to Challenging : 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!
All bedrooms are en-suite
6 buffet breakfasts
4 dinners of 3 courses including Wine/ Beer
Access to all stages
Behind the scenes access
Cycling Country Race Jersey, waterbottles, cap & TeeShirt
Organic Mulebar protein bars and energy gels
2 tour leaders will offer guiding and van support. 1 guide cycles with the group.
Good Quality Bike Hire : TREK Road Bike carbon – 175€; ORBEA E-Road Bike carbon – 300€
Málaga international airport or fast train (www.Renfe.com)
Enjoy these 4 star hotels in Priego, Granada and Úbeda. Relax after the riding!
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.
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.
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
SINGLE SUPP. € 250
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