COSTA DEL SOL TO RONDA

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2019 COSTA DEL SOL

REGION: Malaga to Ronda

2019 TOUR DATES:

24 - 29 March 2019
12 - 17 May 2019
20- 25 October 2019
10 - 15 November 2019

DURATION: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

INCLUDED:
Arrival & Departure transfers
5 nights accommodation (twin share)
5 breakfasts & 3 dinners
5 guided cycling stages fully supported
Flamenco performance

PRICE: 2075 € p.p.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 300 €

CARBON ROAD BIKE HIRE: 175 € p.p.

DAY ONE – Malaga (Spain)

We will be available to meet you at Malaga International Airport at 10am. Depending on your travel plans we can also organise an earlier collection from Malaga Central Train Station (fast trains between Madrid & Malaga). From Malaga we drive 1.5hr to Ronda spectacularly located on the Tajo Gorge. Following lunch there will be an initial tour briefing and time to set-up the bikes before your warm-up ride. The loop ride takes us into the undulating terrain immediately south of Ronda.

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Serrania de Ronda

Ride: 50km cycling

Accommodation:
Ronda (Jewel of Andalusia)

DAY TWO – El Chorro Gorge

Today you will ride out to the Malaga Lakes District. The winding roads through the Serrania de Ronda were historically infamous for bandits but today they are made for road cyclists! The Puerto del Viento climb was used during Stage 5 of the 2017 La Vuelta a Andalusia. With an average grade of 3.5% it is the perfect warm-up climb!

During the evening we will take you to a Flamenco singing and dancing show in the heart of Ronda!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Malaga Lakes District

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation:
Ronda (Jewel of Andalusia)

DAY THREE – Setenil

You will ride towards the small town Setenil de las Bodegas which was the start town for Stage 5 of the 2017 La Vuelta a Andalucia! Setenil de las Bodegas has been built along the narrow Trejo River gorge. Here you will find houses, bars and restaurants built into the rock walls of the gorge itself! For those looking for an easier ride one can stop as we pass our tour hotel in Grazalema. The objective though for those looking for more action is the Puerto del Boyar climb. This Cat 1 climb is straight from La Vuelta (14km & 5.6% grade).

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Puerto del Boyar climb

Ride: 55km & 110km cycling options

Accommodation:
Grazalema National Park (Andalusia)

DAY FOUR - Puerto de las Palomas

The Sierra de Grazalema national park is a dream cycling destination and today you will understand why this is such a special place! Enjoy the white-washed Andalusian villages and riding up and down quiet mountain roads with spectacular views! The challenge for the day is the Puerto de las Palomas climb. ´Palomas´ is a 12km climb with a constant 6% grade and is our favourite climb in Andalusia. The views from the final switchbacks rival any other major European climb!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Zahara de la Sierra

Ride: 85km cycling

Accommodation:
Grazalema National Park (Andalusia)

DAY FIVE –  Marbella: Costa del Sol

A mountain to beach cycling experience awaits! The Costa del Sol is a favourite holiday destination and today you have the chance to combine cycling, beach, fresh fish and paella. Our favourite paella on the Andalusian coast is a black squid ink and cuttlefish paella! Along the way though we first have the Alto de Atajate climb (6km) and Peñas Blancas (10km) climbs to contend with. At the summit of Peñas Blancas you are now looking straight down on the Mediterranean coastline. On a clear day you will see the rock of Gibraltar and the African continent in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Mediterranean Sea

Ride: 9o km cycling

Accommodation: Marbella (Andalusia)

DAY SIX – Tour Farewell

Mid-morning we will be available to transfer you 45 min from Marbella to Malaga. The Sierra guides will have you at Malaga International Airport by 12 noon at the latest. Please let us know if you would like any post-tour accommodation organised in central Malaga.

Meals: Breakfast included

COSTA DEL SOL

Ronda is spectacularly located on the edge of the Tajo Gorge and is only a short drive from Malaga International Airport. The 300 days of sunshine per year make Andalusia a dream cycling destination. Not to mention the Sierra Grazalema National Park which you will call home during this cycling tour!

If you are looking for dramatic rocky mountains, white washed villages, fantastic cuisine and some beach time along the Costa del Sol then cycling Andalusia is the perfect destination. With a few days based in the Malaga region you will also enjoy an authentic Spanish mar y monte (sea & mountain) experience.

The tour includes a number of mixed terrain rides with many options depending on the level of the group. Famous climbs from La Vuelta (Tour of Spain) are at every corner for those looking for challenges, including, Puerto del Viento, Puerto de las Palomas, Puerto del Boyar & Peñas Blancas!

During 2019 there are multiple departures for the Malaga to Ronda cycling experience. We look forwarding to showing you all the Sierra de Grazalema mountains which are simply one of the best cycling regions in Spain!

Dates: 24-03-2019 to 29-03-2019

Tour price: 2075 € per person (twin share)

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