HIDDEN GEM

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

Advanced Bike Tour of the Alps

LEVEL 2-3

722 KM

15,740 M

SIERRA NEVADA CYCLE TOUR

Ride the Costa del Sol and experience Europe’s mildest ‘winter’ climate. Part 1 of the camp is spent in the coastal town of Mojacar where post-ride relaxation can be spent with views of the Mediterranean. Ride west to Laujar de Andarax and the Sierra Nevada mountains for Part 2. And for Part 3 venture to the town of Orgiva, a perfect base to take in the climbs in the Alpujarra mountains.

The terrain is tough and ‘flat’ is a word that does not feature. The cyclist is rewarded with spectacular views & ever-changing vistas.

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 Mojacar, warm-up ride, 25 km, 340 m

Day 2:

Agua Amarga & El Cortijo, 140 km, 2,600 m

Day 3:

Luberin, 135 km, 2,900 m

Day 4:

55 min transfer to Tabernas.

Ride Tabernas to Laujar de Andarax via Olula de Castro, 110 km, 2,600 m

Day 5:

Puerto de La Ragua, 85 km, 2,000 m

Day 6:

Laujar de Andarax to Orgiva via Haza de Lino, 118 km, 2,700 m

Day 7:

The Alpujarra mountains, 109 km, 2,600 m

Day 8:

Departure

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

The ‘Into the Sierra Nevada’ Cycling tour is all about enjoying steady base miles and early season climbing. Riders are free to take climbs at their own pace and the support vehicle will never be far from the group should anyone wish to take a break. Rides average 110 km per day with 2,000 m of climbing – training for the tour is recommended.

MAP

Map Sierra Nevada Cycle Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • MOJÁCAR
  • PUERTO DE LA RAGUA
  • ALJUPARRA MOUNTAINS
  • SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
  • TREVELEZ

SIERRA NEVADA 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
  • MOJACAR WAS FIRST POPULATED IN 2000 BC
  • THE VILLAGE OF CANAR TRACES ITS HISTORY TO THE 8TH CENTURY ARRIVAL OF THE ARABS
  • PUERTO DE RAGUA FEATURED IN THE VUELTA IN 1997 AND 2009.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for an epic day in the saddle. Then on the road eat a time-efficient lunch served by the support team and stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle.

Refuel for the next day with dinner included at our accommodation or in nearby restaurants (table wine included).

Andalucian Hospitality

Parador de Mojácar * * * * (3 nights)

Located on the seafront of Mojácar Beach, this modern Parador offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Set in charming gardens, it has a seasonal outdoor pool and 2 padel courts. The restaurant specialises in fresh fish and rice dishes.

Villa Laujar de Andarax * * * (2 nights)

The complex is set within the Almerian Alpujarra, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Nature Reserve. The restaurant uses vegetables from the onsite garden.

Hotel Taray Botanico * * * (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.

There are 7 nights accommodation included in the tour in 3* & 4* hotels.

We reserved the right to change listed 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

3rd – 9th January 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,799*

Single Supplement €369

Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: Fly in to Almeria Airport, a 1 hour 15 min transfer from Mojacar. Recommended to land in time for an 11:00 group transfer.

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

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 7 nights 3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional (from €136)
Transfers: Return group transfer to Almeria 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.

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WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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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

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