La Vuelta a España

  • Location

    Route to be announced in late 2018

  • Duration

    From 3 days to 25 days

  • Length

    70 - 210km daily

  • Climb

    700 - 3,500m daily

23 Aug 2019 - 16 Sep 2019

At Grand Tours Project, we simply love La Vuelta! And our 2019 tours are now open for early bookings. We're the experts in guiding passionate cyclists in riding every kilometre of this amazing race, just a few hours ahead of the pros. We're also experts in guiding a more relaxed tour in each week of the race (70-100km each stage). Join us in Spain, and be ready to be surprised by this incredible cycling destination.

With our "Ride Every Km" tours, we're offering the opportunity to ride the entire route - every, single kilometre. You can choose to ride 3, 6, 9 or all 21 stages. You will need to be a strong cyclist to achieve this challenge, but you don't need to be an elite athlete ... ours is a journey, not a race, and we'll leave enough time on each day to enjoy our lunch breaks and photo stops. Once we cross the finish line each day, we'll sit back and watch the race as the "fight for red" takes place only a couple of hours after us.

If this is a bit too challenging for you, then join us on one of our more relaxed "Experience" tours, as we ride 70-100km on each of the 6-9 stages of the race. You will have more time to watch the race at the finish line, visit the VIP zones, enjoy poolside drinks at the hotel, and explore the village we're staying in each evening.

There are very limited spaces on these tours - with a maximum of 14 riders on each tour, supported by 2 expert guides and 2 drivers / mechanics. This small group will ride together and will always have the support van close by – with drinks, snacks and dry clothing. Riding on the race course just a few hours before the pros, with the support of the crowds and our team, makes this an unforgettable experience.

To get an idea of our tours, read below the weekly description of the 2018 edition of La Vuelta a España. The route of the 2019 edition will be announced in late 2018.

Total price: FROM - €1,275 (3 STAGES), €2,975 (6 STAGES), €4,250 (9 STAGES), €9,950 (21 STAGES)

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of La Vuelta, the entire distance, all 21 stages, on the race route, just a few hours before the pros ... or enjoy a more relaxing tour with our "Experience" trips, exploring the Spanish countryside and following La Vuelta race
  • Watch La Vuelta stars fight for the red jersey, from the best vantage points
  • Enjoy the passionate and vocal Spanish supporters wherever we cycle
  • Relish the local Spanish food and wine, and relax in the lovely villa's
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bike rental available (Bianchi Infinito CV Disc)
  • 2018 Week 1 - 24 August to 3 September

    Málaga to La Covatilla

    11 Days | 10 Nights (9 stages)

    The 73rd edition of the Vuelta a España departed from Málaga, one of the oldest cities in the world and birthplace of Pablo Picasso. This was the third time in Vuelta history (2000 & 2006) that this Andalucian coastal town hosted the Gran Salida. Starting with a Individual Time Trial, we completed four more stages in beautiful Andalucia, passing through Granada, and then heading inland with some undulating stages, and finishing with a tough mountain stage.

    These regions of Spain are some of our favourite, and the riding was a sheer delight with the passionate crowds, innumerable olive trees, and lovely landscapes.

  • 2018 Week 2 - 3 to 10 September

    Salamanca to Asturias

    8 Days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    We enjoyed our rest day in the ancient and beautiful city of Salamanca, site of the third oldest university in the world (celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2018). We needed the rest, as this week of the Vuelta was the toughest, with two hilly stages and three big mountain stages. We passed through Galicia, and then enjoyed four days along the Bay of Biscay coast, in the regions of Cantabria and Asturia.

    This week of La Vuelta was of different character to the traditional formula of the race, so it was a fascinating race to watch. And we felt every hill and every mountain as the pros!

  • 2018 Week 3 - 10 to 17 September

    Santillana del Mar to Madrid

    8 Days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    The 3rd week of la Vuelta started with the second Individual Time Trial, a 33km flat course. A good easy warm-up after our rest day! We then enjoyed two hilly / flat stages, before entering the Pyrenees where we faced a big climb up Col de la Rabasa. The penultimate stage had a continual climb-and-descend profile, with a total of 6 climbs over a short distance of 106km.

    As usual, the race finished in Madrid, where we savoured our achievements in the streets of this magnificent city, with the crowds cheering us on.