HIDDEN GEMS

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2-3

504 KM

8,000 M

ANDALUCIAN CYCLE TOUR

Ride from the heart of Andalucia and the ancient city of Granada,  to the hidden gem of Antequera and on to the world-renowned UNESCO heritage site of Ronda. Travel back in time on this off-the-beaten track adventure through the glory, culture and history of Spain’s most authentic region.

Begin the tour in Granada nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and home to the iconic Alhambra palace. From Antequera tackle the 10 km climb to El Torcal & explore the villages of El Chorro & Bobadilla. Ride point to point to our final location in Ronda via the Caminito del Rey, a feature climb in the 2018 Vuelta.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Granada
Optional warm-up ride, 15 km, 300 m

Day 2:

Pico de Veleta Barrier, 75 km, 2,000 m
Afternoon in Granada & option to visit El Alhambra

Day 2:

Granada to Antequera, 127 km, 1,800 m

Day 3:

El Torcal de Antequera, 55 km, 1,300 m
Afternoon at Finca del Torre, learn about Olive Oil making

Day 4:

Antequera – Caminito del Rey – Ronda, 122 km, 2,600 m

Day 5:

Juzcar, 110 km, 2,600 m
Evening Flamenco Show

Day 6:

Departure from Ronda

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Antequera and Ronda tour is designed for ‘Intermediate’ riders with optional extensions for riders who want to challenge themselves further, as well as options to shorten the rides for those who need to.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • CAMINITO DEL REY
  • EL TORCAL DE ANTEQUERA
  • THE ALHAMBRA
  • EL PUENTE NUEVO, RONDA

ANTEQUERA AND RONDA TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The ride is fully-supported by an Eat Sleep Cycle staff crew, guiding you on the road and providing support in an Eat Sleep Cycle vehicle.

Our support staff are experienced professionals from all walks of life united by a love of cycling. They’ll take care of everything; keeping you and your bike in tip top condition throughout the tour. All you have to do is Eat, Sleep, Cycle.

Quick Facts
  • THE CAMINITO DEL REY WAS FEATURED IN THE 2018 VUELTA
  • ANTEQUERA IS KNOW FOR ITS ANCIENTS BURIAL MOUNDS
  • RONDA IS A MOUNTAIN TOP CITY STANDING AT 739 M

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Taste Andalucia

Andalucia is as famous for its food as it is for its rich history and culture. From pucheros to paella, seafood to salmorejo, the flavours of this region are sure to tickle your tastebuds.

A breakfast buffet is included each morning at your hotel. During the ride we will keep you fuelled with our favourite ride food.

For lunch we’ll serve a beautiful roadside lunch or stop at a local bar en route.

4 evening meals are included in the tour at our favourite local restuarants, you’ll have two evenings free to choose your own dinner location (our guides are more than happy to help & advise!)

A highlight of the week is a visit to Finca del Torre, a world class maker of olive oil.

Spanish Hospitality

Hotel Oniria, Granada * * * * (2 nights)
Begin the tour in the heart of Granada in a 19th-century manor house. Villa Oniria has been carefully restored in a traditional Andalusian style.

Parador de Antequera * * * * (2 nights)
The Parador de Antequera is a strikingly modern building overlooking views of the Andalusian landscape. It’s a 10 min walk to the centre of Antequera and a perfect base to cycle from.

Hotel Catalonia, Ronda * * * * (2 nights)
An elegant hotel, perfectly located in the city centre of Ronda, complete with rooftop bar and infinity pool.

* We reserve the right to update hotel choices at any time.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

22nd – 28th September 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,699*

Single Supplement €420

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: Fly in to Malaga Airport, a 90 min transfer from Granada. Recommended to land in time for an 11:00 group transfer.

Depart: Fly out of Malaga Airport, a 1 hour 20 min drive from Ronda. Recommended to book flights departing after 13:30 to enable a group transfer to the airport to depart at 10:00 from Ronda.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Breakfast & 4 evening meals included
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfers included

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Brian and the ESC crew made our first cycling holiday an unforgettable experience! It really was absolutely brilliant. They were incredibly friendly and accommodating and extremely professional. As a relative newcomer to cycling, they really looked after us and catered for all our needs. They brought us on fantastic routes, ensuring that we took in the beautifulcountryside scenery, whilst also tackling a few hills and working up a sweat! [...] The service was first class, the bikes and gear were great and their local knowledge was superb. I will definitely be going back and I would highly recommend them to everyone.

AlmhoakAmazing cycling experience!

Beautiful bike, great staff with local knowledge of routes, couldn’t ask for more, will definitely be back.

William McCann

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

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5 STAR REVIEWS

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98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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