La Vuelta a Andalucía 2020

Ruta Ciclista del Sol - Route of the Sun
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Málaga, Granada, Jaén

7 Days / 6 nights, Guided

4-STAR URBAN HOTELS

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€1,685

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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18-24 February, 2020

 

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RIDING LEVEL:

CHALLENGING

100km daily average
Route Map

 

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Day 1. Málaga airport pick-up

19th February 2020 - pick-up and welcome dinner

We meet at the airport at 12:00 and take a transfer out to Málaga. From here we will set the bikes up and take a warm up ride.

After it, we take a transfer back to our 5 star hotel for the next 2 nights in Málaga. Enjoy a welcome group dinner together.

Day 2. Málaga to Alhaurín de la Torre - coastal riding - From The Mediterranean to Inland Andalucía

20th February 2020 - 100 km / 62 miles

For the first day of cycling, be prepared for mountainous riding, with 5 different puertos in the famous Sierra de Las Nieves and around Ronda, one of them a 1st Category Climb!

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Day 3. Sevilla to Iznájar (Córdoba) through Málaga

21st February - 120 km / 75 milesA fantastic day of cycling awaits today on our local roads. From our hotel we head out and ride the longest stage on this tour. You will cycle from Seville (the capital of Andalucía) around three different provinces.

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.

Live an amazing sprint at the end of this stage with a light ascent.

Day 4. Jaén to Úbeda

22nd February - 120 km / 75 miles

After a good buffet breakfast, we take a short transfer out to get on the race route.

This stage has been classified as the Queen Stage of La Vuelta a Andalucía.

The route today takes us from Jaén, cycling along olive trees - beautiful Andalucía at its best - and 4 mountain climbs.

We head out and ride the cat 1 Solera and Sierra Mágina, and we ride to the finish line in the monumental town and World Heritage Site of Úbeda. Again we have stage finish access here right in the centre of this historical village.

Day 5. Province of Granada

23rd February - 100 km / 62 miles

On this 4th Stage, we start from the pueblo Granadino of Villanueva Mesía towards the city of Granada, ascending 3 puertos too.

Ride the cat 1 Alto de Purche, 17km away from the finish line, from Monachil village and pass by the finish line twice before finishing. This tough climb is often featured in La Vuelta and is a real test as we head up into the Sierra Nevada. The first part of the stage is flat, cycling around the Vegas de Granada and, before arriving to the city, you will experience riding 2 different puertos in this short and hard stage. 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.

Have a night off and explore Granada and her plethora of tapas bars and restaurants.

Day 6. Mijas - The Mediterranean (Málaga)

24th February

On this last day, 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. We ride to the finish line in the town of Mijas, on the Costa del Sol. There will be a non-flat 13km time trial to ride there and we will be there to see who is crowned the winner of the Vuelta a Andalucia 2020.

Day 7. Transfers to Málaga / Granada Airports - Onward Travels

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.

Trip details
Tour Style

Road Cycling Tour - Guided

Bikes - Road Bike

Route:  Jaén, Granada, Málaga

Group Size - 2+

Riding Level

Vuelta a AndaluciaChallenging - 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

Accommodation

Beautiful 4-star urban hotels

All bedrooms are en-suite

Food

6 buffet breakfasts

3 dinners

Extras Included
  • VIP access to 5 stage finishes
  • Behind the scenes access
  • Cycling Country Race Jersey, waterbottles, cap
  • Tour pack and guidebook about the area
  • Organic Mulebar protein bars and energy gels
Staff

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

Not Included

Good Quality Bike Hire - TREK SL6 Disc Road Bike  full carbon frame: 175 Euros

Getting Here

Málaga and Granada airport have very good connections

Lodgings

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.

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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.

Reviews

 

"We look forward to your comments about our tour!"
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DATES & RATES

VUELTA CICLISTA A ANDALUCÍA

RUTA DEL SOL

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

18 to 24 February 2020

FROM €1,685

€245 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.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch LIVE and Ride race stages of La Vuelta a Andalucía 2020
  • 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-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!"

 

John

Ontario, Canada , La Vuelta 2016

 

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