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Southern Spain - Sierra Nevada and Granada - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Checking out the white mountain villages of the Alpujarras
  • A night in a luxurious cave house in Guadix
  • The Sierra Nevada Challenge – riding to the roof of Spain!
  • The classic Vuelta ride through the Sierra de Pandera
  • Tasty tapas and sunset sangrias
  • The descent to Granada and its amazing Alhambra Palace

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Malaga Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Lanjaron to Cadiar 46 Miles / 74 Kms Approx. 1,600 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Cadiar to Guadix 60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx. 2,070 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Guadix to Guejar Sierra 60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx. 1,300 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Guejar Sierra to Granada 60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx. 2,500 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Granada to Herredura 52 Miles / 85 Kms Approx. 1,250 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Departure: Malaga Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This tour is one of our most popular road cycling holidays in Spain and it's easy to see why! It is a challenging ride for sure but we do get to explore Andalucia, Spain’s most diverse and culturally exotic region. Moorish architecture, flamenco clubs, tapas bars and golden beaches have been seducing travellers for many years and we're going to find out why on our bikes.
A great swathe of the south eastern quarter of the region is dominated by the imposing mountain range of the Sierra Nevada. The mountain roads within the sierra are perfect for road cycling and they make frequent appearances in the Vuelta a España. Drier and more rugged than the mountains of France and Italy but no less beautiful and by no means less challenging, the Sierra Nevada and Granada has all the key ingredients for a classic road cycling tour.
The tour begins in Lanjaron, a short transfer from Malaga, and we will spend the next couple of days exploring the Alpujarras as we make our way to Trevelez, the highest village in Spain. Moving on we’ll ride to Guadix via Puerto de la Ragua, a challenging Category 1 climb and a frequent feature of the Vuelta and the Ruta Ciclista del Sol.
Continuing around the Sierra we cycle through the Spanish ‘badlands’ and the dramatic pine clad Sierra de Huetor with grand views of the main peak and the challenges to come.
The final major challenge of the week follows as we take on the 30km climb to the Sierra Nevada Ski Station. The road over the Veleta Pass is only suitable for mountain bikes so when the road turns to dirt we’ll about turn and descend to the stunningly beautiful city of Granada to enjoy some of the best tapas in the world.
Sadly we are nearly at the end of our holiday but we end the tour is style. Our final day on the bikes takes on a fantastic 1,200m descent to the Mediterranean for our celebratory final meal!

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
7 days
Prices From:
£1,155
Estimated flight price
£150

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Bike Hire
£170.00
Single room supplement:
£170.00
Single room supplement:
£170.00
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47.00
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47.00

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6 nights traditional hotels and inns

5 days cycling

Breakfast and lunch

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Last Updated: 05/01/2017