La Vuelta "Ride Every Kilometre" Week 1 - Andalucia & La Mancha

  • Location

    Málaga to La Covatilla

  • Duration

    11 Days | 10 Nights

  • Length

    150-200km daily

  • Climb

    500-2,500m daily

24 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018

Join us as we "Ride Every Kilometre" of the first 9 stages of the 2018 Vuelta, in some of the best cycle regions of Spain. The start weekend in Málaga is not to be missed, as we enjoy five stages in beautiful Andalucia, followed by four stages in the heartland of Spain.

The 73rd edition of the Vuelta a España will depart from Málaga, one of the oldest cities in the world and birthplace of Pablo Picasso. This will be the third time in Vuelta history (2000 & 2006) that this Andalucian coastal town has hosted the Gran Salida. Starting with a Individual Time Trial, we then complete 4 more stages in beautiful Andalucia, passing through Granada, and then head inland with 3 undulating / flat stages, finishing with a tough mountain stage at an altitude of 1,980m.

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

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 €3,950

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of Stages 1 - 9 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