HIDDEN GEMS

7 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2-3

530 KM

11,900 M

GRANADA TO COSTA DEL SOL

La Carretera del Cabra (The Goat’s path) is the name of the old road linking the city of Granada to coast. In the past it was used by mule drivers taking fish from the coast to the city. Now, it’s a cyclist’s paradise and a beautiful 36 km pass topping out at 1,358 m above sea level.

This is a tour designed around this ancient route, exploring the climbs from Granada, Lanjaron & Nerja. Ride through starched-white pueblos to the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean on La Carretera del Cabra (the Goat’s Road)

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 Granada. Optional warm-up ride to the Granada park, or visit the Alhambra.

Day 2:

Granada – Pico de Veleta, 74 km, 2,100 m

Or Granada – La Peza, 114 km, 2,100 m

Day 3:

Granada to Lanjaron, 140 km, 2,300 m

Day 4:

Castel de Ferro, 113 km, 2,800 m

Day 5:

Lanjaron – El Rescate – Nerja, 101 km, 2,400 m

Day 6:

Cómpeta, 90 km, 2,000 m

Day 7:

Departure

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Granada to Costa del Sol tour is designed for ‘Intermediate’ and ‘Advanced’ 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. To best enjoy the tour riders should be comfortable riding 100 kms and able to climb for at least an hour without stopping. Training for the tour is recommended.

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • LA CARRETERA DEL CABRA
  • EL RESCATE
  • LANJARON
  • NERJA

GRANADA TO COSTA DEL SOL 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
  • LA CARRETERA DEL CABRA IS A BEAUTIFUL 36KM PASS TOPPING AT 1,358M.
  • GRANADA IS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS.
  • THE COSTA DEL SOL STRETCHES OVER 159KM.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

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.

For lunch we’ll serve a beautiful roadside lunch – the proven way to keep you fuelled during the ride.

Dinner is also included in your package. This will either be at the hotel, or carefully-selected restaurants within close proximity.

Spanish Hospitality

Boutique Hotel Gar Anat * * *, Granada (2 nights)
A fabulous 17th century family run boutique hotel in the city centre of Granada.

Hotel Taray Botanico * * *, Orgiva (2 nights)
Perfectly situated for some spectacular riding, the hotel has an onsite restaurant and spotless rooms. Family run, the hotel is exceptionally peaceful and a perfect finish to our tour.

MB Boutique Hotel * * * , Nerja (2 nights)
Located next to the beach and complete with a rooftop terrace & bar. Offering spotless rooms & a relaxing stay.

* Hotels shown are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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

Coming soon for 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,599*

Single Supplement €315

Travel Logistics

Arrive: Fly in to Malaga Airport, a 1 hour 30 min transfer from Granada. Recommended to land in time for an 11:00 group transfer.

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

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance. We will arrange airport transfers – these are not included as the cost is subject to number of riders.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfers included as listed.

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 GRANADA TO THE COSTA DEL SOL ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

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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.

Super friendly and attentive staff, English speaking. They took very good care of us and provided us with an outstanding self guided tour and bikes. Highly recommend for all your cycling needs.

Steve Prawdzik

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.

AinfolkTraining Camp

Lovely people. Great bike. Smart shop.

Suzy Andrews

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