HIDDEN GEM

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

Advanced Bike Tour of the Alps

LEVEL 2-3

587 KM

13,500M

COSTA DEL SOL & SIERRA NEVADA CYCLE TOUR

Ride the Costa del Sol and experience Europe’s mildest ‘winter’ climate. Discover the coastal town of Nerja where post-ride relaxation can be spent with views of the Mediterranean. After two nights at the coast venture inland to the peaceful town of Orgiva and take in the climbs in the Alpujarra & Sierra Nevada mountains.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Nerja, Rescate, 72 km, 2,100 m

Day 2:

Nerja, Arenas, 90 km, 2,000 m

Day 3:

Ride Nerja to Orgiva, 120 km, 2,600 m

Day 4:

Orgiva, Lanjaron, 95 km, 2,000 m

Day 5:

Orgiva, Trevelez, 110 km, 2600 m

Day 6:

Orgiva, Coast, 100 km, 2,200 m

Day 7:

Departure from Orgiva

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Tour of the Costa del Sol & Sierra Nevada is designed for cyclists who like quality miles & excellent relaxation. Guests are welcome to ride climbs at their own pace and our guide will set a comfortable pace on the roads in-between. Our support van will never be far from the group should anyone wish to take a break. Training for the tour is recommended.

MAP

Costa del Sol Cycling Map

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • NERJA
  • CAÑAR
  • ORGIVA
  • EL RESCATE
  • TREVELEZ

TOUR 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.

Southern Spain Hospitality

MB Boutique Hotel * * *
Located next to the beach this is a hotel to ease you into the holiday mode, complete with a rooftop terrace & bar.

Hotel Taray Botanico * * *
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 tour.

*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

25th November – 1st December 2018

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,299*

Single Supplement €249

Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer will depart from Malaga Airport at 10:00 on the 25th November.
Depart: The group transfer will depart Orgiva at 09:30, arriving at Malaga Airport at 11:00, suitable for flights departing after 13:00 on the 1st December.

It is also possible to travel from Girona with the support vehicle.

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

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotels and 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.

TAILOR OUR TOUR OF THE COSTA DEL SOL ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

Choose your dates, accommodation type, tailor your ride itinerary & support.
Add a physio, gourmet food experiences and more!

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.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

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.

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!

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