Riding a road bike in Andalucia is an incredible experience. Low volume traffic, smooth roads and a culture that embraces the sport. And thats just on the surface. Dig a little deeper and you will discover a whole new side to road biking seldom seen in other parts of the world!
Here at Cycling Andalucia we have uncovered all the best parts of the region which are just waiting to be experienced by you. This is so much more than a cycling holiday.
- Day 1 - Saturday
We will be at Malaga airport to collect when you land. From the airport there is a short 1 hour 30 minute transfer to the Hotel Alcadima in Lanjaron. We will introduce you to the hotel which also has secure bike storage facilities, prepare bikes for the following day, team briefing and dinner.
- Day 2 - Sunday
After breakfast in the morning we aim to be on the bikes for around 9.30am. Today we start with a gentle roll to the cost which is about 35km. A good lunch and roll back to the hotel at your own pace and with route options for a longer day if you prefer.
- Day 3 - Monday
Today is the first 'big day' with 96km and nearly 3000m of climbing. The aim is to ride to the highest village in Spain called Trevelez where we have lunch. 90% of the climbing is before lunch which makes for a great return ride.
- Day 4 - Tuesday
A lazy breakfast followed by another stunning ride into the beautiful villages of Bubion, Capiliera and Pampaniera. An incredible 'Menu of the Day' lunch awaits in the restaurant Teide. After lunch you will have the opportunity to explore these villages either by bike or on foot. Our support vehicle will be close by to assist.
- Day 5 - Wednesday
We recommend a rest day although you are of course welcome to ride on your own account. Granada and the famous Alhambra palace is close by and well worth a visit for the day. Tickets and transportation must be booked in advance as these often sell out very quickly.
- Day 6 - Thursday
This is another big day on the bike. Over 110km and 3500m of climbing. An early breakfast and depart for Pradellano, the ski village in the Sierra Nevada for lunch. This is a ride made famous by the Vuelta de Espana with the option to ride the highest asphalt road in Europe!
- Day 7 - Friday
A later start after breakfast with a scenic, less depanding ride which should take around 4 hours at a steady pace with coffee stops. The aim is to stop for lunch in the Bodega de Sierra Nevada for wine tasting. Needless to say, the riding usually terminates at thhis point and a lift back to the Hotel is provided!
- Day 8 - Saturday
With heavy legs and hard heads we pack up the bikes and leave for the airport.