In partnership with Cycling the Spains, in October 2018 I will be hosting a week of sun and cycling across the mountains of southern Spain.
Riding from Almeria to historic Grenada, we will cover more than 600 kilometres and tackle several iconic Vuelta Espana climbs.
What makes this holiday special?
Dominik Tichar, the main man at Cycling the Spains, has ridden every road in Spain* so that he can hand pick the very best routes.
We will take in quiet, almost traffic free roads, the iconic climbs of Sierra Nevada, and we’ll crest the summits of the likes of the Alto de Velefique and Calar Alto; climbs given a thorough going over by Chris Froome and co. at the Vuelta Espana of 2017.
What do I get for my money?
Should you not quite be in Chris Froome form, all riders will have the insurance policy of a “sag wagon”; the support van on hand to assist any riders who might bite off more than they can chew on any given day.
But the fact is, this is a friendly bike trip, and no rider will be left to struggle alone (should it come to that).
In addition, you’ll get:
- 7 nights accommodation en route (in idyllic, hand-picked hotels)
- Breakfast, packed lunch, and evening meals
- Transport of luggage
- Guided riding (by Dominik and myself)
- Full route descriptions and local info
- Transfer from Granada to Malaga airport, on departure
Why this trip?
This trip takes in some remote and spectacular landscapes and is an exciting alternative for those looking to ride somewhere other than the busier “honeypot” cycling destinations.
The terrain will be challenging, wild and rewarding. For those fans of pro-cycling it will be a chance to discover some of the true “gems” of the Vuelta Espana.
Plus, a few added extras
As we ready ourselves prior to a big day on the bike I will present the major climbs of the day on screen – the night before, perhaps over a couple of beers or a glass of wine. You’ll get a feel for how the pros tackled them, and any particularly hard (or, indeed, easy) sections.
Dominik will share the benefit of his previous experiences while I mine the history books (and You Tube) to whet the appetite.
This will truly put the following day’s ride in context and give an appreciation for those who’ve ridden their before (and just how in-humanly strong they are!)
And, post-trip, once you’re back home, you’ll receive a beautifully put together journal of your trip: including pictures, memories, and some words from me.
Bookings are now being taken, and Dominik and myself are ready to answer any questions or queries you might have.
This might just be the best cycling holiday you’ve ever had!
(*Ok, he’s ridden most of them. The ones worth riding, at least. Probably not the motorways…as far as I know!)