New Year in Málaga

Scheduled

5 nights

Intermediate

417 km

7199 m

AndaluciaNew Year in Málaga

Summary

Start the year as you mean to go on with this five-day tour riding under the winter sun, and welcome in the new year in style in Malaga! Enjoy smooth coastal roads that hug the shoreline, stunning views of the undulating landscape, and a taste of the local culture, food and hospitality.

The tour starts with a warm-up ride on the outskirts of the city of Malaga, el Puerto del León. In the evening, discover the bustling city centre and some of the best local bodegas with a wine and tapas tour. On day 2, after a short transfer out of the city to delve further into the region, ride the meandering rural roads and witness a local man-made wonder, the Caminito del Rey, a wooden walkway pinned to the face of the El Chorro Gorge! The ride offers spectacular views of this area and some more beautiful climbs. The ride on day 3 will head out directly from the hotel. After a hearty buffet, ride east along the coast, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea accompanying you along the flats, until you turn inland and begin the first steady climb. This near 100-km ride offers stunning views of the coastline from way up in the hills surrounding Malaga.

A natural marvel awaits on day 4 as, after a short transfer, the route winds through the countryside towards the natural park of El Torcal de Antequera, home to awe-inspiring, milennia-old rock formations. Then, on day 5, the final ride of the Classic Climbs of Malaga tour will start after a transfer to Alfarnate. The ride snakes southbound through the Malaga hills towards the coast and back to the city.

Spend 5 days soaking up this beautiful coastal region of southern Spain by day and welcome in the new year in style! Stay in the 4* NH Málaga hotel, just a few minutes from the old town and a 15-minute walk to the beach, ideal for exploring the city centre and stretching your legs after a long ride.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

417 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Andalucia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

83 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 10 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.999

TOUR highlights

The Costa del Sol

El Torcal de Antequera

New Year's Eve Party in Malaga

El Puerto del León

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Malaga

Meet the Eat Sleep Cycle team in Malaga city centre. Unpack and set up the bikes before heading out on a 45-km warm-up ride on the outskirts of the city, climbing el Puerto del Leon.

EAT

Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Welcome briefing and warm-up ride climbing El Puerto del Leon - 46.2 km, 1,005 m

Day 1

Ride el Chorro

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before getting a transfer to Álora to ride El Chorro and see the Caminito del Rey, a walkway pinned against the steep walls of the narrow El Chorro gorge. Enjoy a relaxing evening meal in one of Malaga's best restaurants.

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Transfer to Álora and ride El Chorro - 57.6 km, 1,231 m

Day 1

Malaga's white villages

The ride on day 3 features the best of everything Malaga has to offer, sparkling coastal routes and winding mountain roads between mango and avocado farms. The views over the Montes de Malaga and out towards the coast at the summit will not disappoint!

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Ride to Comares, 98.5 km, 1,940 m

Day 1

El Torcal de Antequera

Day 4 begins with another short transfer to just outside the city, where the ride to El Torcal de Antequera begins. This stunning natural park is home to milennia-old rock formations that used to form the seabed. There's another day of climbing on the cards today but El Torcal is worth every second.

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

El Torcal de Antequera - 69.2 km, 1,708 m

Day 1

Happy New Year! El Puerto del Sol

The final ride on day 5 really is one Malaga's classic climbs, El Puerto del Sol, which often features in the the Vuelta a Andalucía. Starting in Alfarnate, the ride snakes south over the undulating Andalucian landscape back towards the city and coast.

EAT

Fuel up with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Have lunch at a bar or restaurant en route. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in Malaga chosen by our local Eat Sleep Cycle team.

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

New Year's Day: El Puerto del Sol - 76.3 km, 1,315 m

Day 1

Departures from Malaga

On the sixth and final day of the tour, the time has come to say farewell. Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel and a stroll around the city centre (if there is time!) before starting the journey home. Happy new year!

EAT

Enjoy a final buffet breakfast at the hotel.

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

Premium Upgrade

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Rafa

Rafa is from Barcelona and has made the city of Granada his home. Alongside guiding Rafa works as a cycling coach. He rides both road and gravel and has probably climbed the Pico de Veleta more times than anyone else!

Rafa-eat-sleep-cycle-guide
Fernando

Fernando lives in the Montes de Málaga! He's spent a career travelling extensively and working with the UN. A Malagueñan, Fernando rides MTB and road and continues to love to travel.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Malaga

MEETING POINT

Malaga city centre

TIME

Around 11 am

DEPARTURE

Malaga city centre

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

full-support

ACCOMMODATION

4* hotel

FOOD

Full-board - breakfast, lunch & evening meals

TRANSFERS

optional

BIKE RENTAL

optional

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Andalucia

Home to the Montes de Málaga, the Costa del Sol and the almightly Sierra Nevada, Andalucia has a stunning variety of landscapes and beautiful towns and cities just waiting to be explored. Don’t miss cultural gems such as the Alhambra in Granada, flamenco in Seville and el Punte Nuevo in Ronda.  The warm Mediterranean climate makes this region the ideal location for year-round cycling.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €599
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2 gener 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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