CYCLING IN SOUTH SPAIN

When Northern Europe cools over winter and spring head to the south of Spain with the pros. With a stunning variety of riding along the Costa del Sol, the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada and beautiful cities such as Granada, the south of Spain offers quality riding and a variety of landscapes.

We offer Ride Camps through winter on the Costa del Sol and in Calpe, as well as tours in the Sierra Nevada, Antequera & Ronda.

Browse our itineraries below or contact us and tell us what you’re looking for.

Browse our South Spain Cycling Tours

South Spain Cycling Highlights

Col de Rates

Coll de Rates from Parcent

The Coll de Rates is the most famous climb on the Costa Blanca and is something of a rite of passage for professional and amateur riders alike in the region. As the climb unfolds, so do the views and you’ll be rewarded for your climbing efforts.

top 626 m

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6.5 km

40%

356 m elevation gain

30%

5 % average gradient

60%

8% max gradient

50%

Cumbre del Sol

Cumbre del Sol from Benitachell

A short but brutal climb on the Costa Blanca, the Cumbre del Sol shot to fame after a visit from the Vuelta Espana in 2015. Since then its hardcore ramps have been the site of a pilgrimage for cyclists looking to test their legs. The Playa de Portet offers cafes to toast to a successful day when safely back down the rather steep descent.

top 422 m

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6.3 km

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378 m elevation gain

40%

6 % average gradient

55%

15 % max gradient

90%

Pico de Veleta

Pico de Veleta from Haza Llana

Climbing the Pico de Veleta is a challenge even for the most experienced cyclist. Located in the Sierra Nevadas & with its base close to Grenada the climb lasts over 40 km and to well over 3,000 m of elevation. Beware of the change in temperatures; scorching hot at the base and very cold at the top.

top 3,392 m

99%

40 km

99%

2,582 m elevation gain

95%

6 % average gradient

55%

22 % max gradient

95%

But ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.

JeeanetteI've been on a lot of cycling trips...

ESC organised a wonderful training camp that included excellent guides, including pro's. Everyone was very generous with their time and advice. Highly recommend Eat Sleep Cycle.

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