La Vuelta a España 2018 - The Vuelta Experience

  • Location

    Spain (route TBC)

  • Duration

    8 Days | 7 Nights

  • Length

    60 - 100km daily

  • Climb

    500 - 1,500m daily

24 Aug 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

La Vuelta a Espana is one of the 3 cycling Grand Tours (alongside the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia), and it is highly under-rated as a cycling event and a recreational cycling tour. In so many respects it is as exciting, beautiful and fascinating as the other Grand Tours, but with its own personality.

"In 2013 I rode over 3,000km to all corners of Spain following every kilometre of La Vuelta. I can attest that La Vuelta really is as great as the Tour de France and the Giro, but with a unique Spanish character. Some of my best and most memorable cycle moments in my 63-day Grand Tours adventure were on La Vuelta - from turquoise beaches in Galicia, to the mighty wild Pyrenees, to the streets of Barcelona and the Mediterranean coastline. La Vuelta also has some of the most passionate crowds on the steepest climbs in Europe. And then there’s the food …" Keith Tuffley, Founder - Grand Tours Project

You too can enjoy the adventure and beauty of La Vuelta. Once the full route is announced in January 2018, the Grand Tours Project team will select the best week for our cycling tour. The start city is Malaga, and the finish is in Madrid, but we'll need to wait till January to know the full route. Whichever week we select, we are likely to have a good mix of flat days, medium hills, and big mountain stages. On each Stage, we'll follow the best 60-100km of the actual Vuelta race route, just a few hours before the pros, so we can soak up the support from the vocal crowds on the roadside.

And wherever we are, we will certainly relish the local Spanish food and wine, and enjoy lovely accommodation throughout the tour.

We will also have much closer interaction with the professional cyclists during the race compared to the Tour de France, so we may get the chance to cycle with a few pros on the rest days! Will Chris Froome tackle La Vuelta again, and try to repeat his historic Tour-Vuelta double in 2017?

We are also offering the "Ride Every Kilometre" option for La Vuelta, so if you're feeling strong, join us for this tour. Or you may wish to join us for La Vuelta Getaway for a 3-stage option. In the meantime contact us to register your interest.

Total price: €3,150

  • Ride the best 60-100km of 6 Stages 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 (some with a pool - perfect on a hot day!)
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)