RIDE CAMP

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6 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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up to 680 KM

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up to 16,000 M

COSTA DEL SOL RIDE CAMP

Ride the Costa del Sol and experience Europe’s mildest ‘winter’ climate. Begin in Comares, a pretty white hillside village north of Malaga. After tackling the famous Puerto Leon ride east to the coast & the town of Almuñécar and enjoy the climbs from the Costa del Sol. Finish with a venture inland and over the Carretera del Cabra to the village of Orgiva and a taster of the Alpujarra mountains.

This is a perfect week to ride quality base miles and prepare for the season ahead. Our guides will set a sustainable pace for the group and indicate suitable climbs for harder efforts for those looking for more intense training.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Comares, Warm-up ride to Alfarnatejo, 67 km, 1,900 m

Day 2:

Málaga & Puerto del Leon, 122 km, 2,800 m

Day 3:

Ride Comares to Almuñècar, 116 km, 2,500 m

Day 4:

Salobreña & El Rescate, 70 km, 1,800 m

Day 5:

Ride Alumñuecar to Orgiva, the Carretera del Cabra, 101 km, 2,100 m

Day 6:

Ride to the highest village in Spain, Trevelez, 113 km, 2,700 m

Day 7:

Departure from Orgiva

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Costa del Sol Ride Camp is designed for riders looking to enjoy miles in the sun and prepare for a year of cycling ahead. Guides set a sustainable pace for the group and riders are welcome to take any climbs at their own pace. The support van is close by at all times should anyone wish to take a break.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • PUERTO DEL LEON
  • COMARES
  • ALMUÑÙECAR
  • ORGIVA
  • TREVELEZ

RIDE CAMP INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders 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. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • ORGIVA IS SET IN A VALLEY WITH VIEWS OF SIERRA NEVADA, SIERRA DE LUJAR AND SIERRA CONTRAVESIA.
  • THE COSTA DEL SOL COASTLINE STRETCHES OVER 159KM FROM MANILVA TO NERJA.
  • THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE ALPUJARRA MOUNTAINS IS CAPILEIRA AT 1,436M.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Half Board

We understand that quality miles require quality and quantity of food. That’s why this trip is half-board and we provide ride nutrition too.

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 area of Spain 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. We’ll stop en route for lunch at local bars where you can choose from the menu (at your own expense). Our evening meal is enjoyed back at the Hotel.

Andalucian Hospitality

Hotel Museo Molino de los Abuelos, Comares (2 nights)
A very special family run hotel with spectacular views and packed full of history.

Hotel Helios, Almuñuecar * * * (2 nights)
Hotel Helios is located on the front line of San Cristóbal Beach in Almuñécar on the Costa Tropical. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a bar with beautiful sea views. l

Hotel Taray Botanico * * * (2 nights)
Location location location. Not only is this hotel perfectly situated for some spectacular riding, it also has an onsite restaurant and spotless rooms. Family run, the hotel is exceptionally peaceful and a perfect finish to our Ride Camp.

*Hotels subject to availability. We reserve the right to change
hotels.

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

24th – 30th November 2019

23rd – 29th February 2020

1st – 7th November 2020

On demand for groups

Available as a custom tour 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,799

Single Supplement €199

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer will depart from Malaga Airport at 10:00 on the first day of the tour (1 hour travel time)
Depart: The group transfer will depart Orgiva at 09:30 on the last day of the tour, arriving at Malaga Airport at 11:00, suitable for flights departing after 13:00.

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

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: ‘Explorer’ Hotels & Guesthouses
Food: Half board.
Bike Hire: Optional (from €127)
Transfers: Group transfer from and to Malaga Airport.

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.

Fantastic trip. Top riding, guiding and routes. Great local knowledge. All in a very good time. Highly recommended.

Steve, Toronto, CanadaCosta del Sol & Sierra Nevada Tour

Fantastic guys who are super knowledgeable and passionate about cycling.

Food VloggerFantastic guys

Our trip was beyond fantastic and we give ESC many kudos. Thank you ESC for going above and beyond.

Remme, ChigacoBeyond fantastic

ESC's local knowledge created a cycling trip that we won't soon forget. You just can't get this kind of attention and personalised catering from larger tour companies. I highly recommend booking your next cycling adventure with ESC. We're already looking forward to being with ESC in 2018. Chapeau, ESC!

SteveUnforgettable!

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

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

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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

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We always follow our Costa del Sol Ride camp with a Calpe Ride Camp immediately after. The perfect place to ride long miles in the sun!

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