La Vuelta "Ride Every Kilometre" Week 3 - Cantabria to the Pyrenees & Madrid

  • Location

    Santillana del Mar to Madrid

  • Duration

    8 days | 7 nights

  • Length

    33 - 180km daily

  • Climb

    1,000-3,000m daily

10 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

The last week of La Vuelta will decide the winner of the final Grand Tour for 2018, so excitement is guaranteed. These 6 stages have everything - an individual time trial, flat and hilly stages, big climbs in the Pyrenees in Andorra, and then fast cycling in the streets of Madrid.

The week starts with the second Individual Time Trial of the race, a 33km flat course. We then enjoy two hilly / flat stages, before entering the Pyrenees where we face a big climb up Col de la Rabasa. The penultimate stage has a continual climb-and-descend profile, with a total of 6 climbs (including 4 x cat 1 passes), albeit over a short distance of 106km.

As usual, the race will finish in Madrid, where we'll savour our achievement in the streets of this magnificent city, with the crowds cheering us on. Once you have completed these final kilometres, you will have joined a very select group of amateurs who have cycled every kilometre of 6 stages of La Vuelta on the same day as the race.

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.

There are very limited spaces on this tour - with the ratio of 7 riders : 1 guide. 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.

Full details of the itinerary will be added shortly. In the meantime contact us to register your interest.

If riding every kilometre of 6 stages of La Vuelta sounds a bit much, then you can choose an easier version in our Vuelta Experience option, or one of our 3-stage Getaway tours.

Total price: From €2,800

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of Stages 16 - 21 of La Vuelta, just a few hours before the pros
  • Watch La Vuelta stars fight for the red jersey
  • 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 (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available