TRANS CHALLENGE

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7 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 3

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694 KM

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11,200 M

TRANS ANDALUCIA CYCLE TOUR

Ride from Almeria west to Seville on this tour which takes in the stunning scenery and architecture of Andalucia. The journey starts with a jaunt over the Puerto de Regua into the Sierra Nevada mountains & the ancient city of Granada. From there continue west and soak up the culture of Antequera, Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera and to the grand finale in Seville.

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.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Almeria

Day 2:

Almeria to Laujar de Andarax, 76 km, 1,800 m

Day 3:

Laujar de Andarax to Granada, 133 km, 2,200 m

Day 4:

Granada to Antequera, 127 km, 1,800 m

Day 5:

Antequera to Ronda, 131 km, 2,700 m

Day 6:

Ronda to Arcos de la Frontera, 133 km, 2,200 m

Day 7:

Arcos de la Frontera to Seville, 94 km, 500 m

Day 8:

Departure from Seville

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Our Trans Andalucia tour is designed for regular cyclists with optional extensions for riders who want to challenge themselves further, as well as options to shorten the rides for those who need to. Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace. To best enjoy the tour riders should be comfortable riding 100 kms. Training for the tour is recommended.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • GRANADA
  • EL TORCAL DE ANTEQUERA
  • RONDA
  • PUERTO DE LA RAGUA
  • CAMINITO DEL REY

ANDALUCIA TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The tour is 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
  • THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE REGION IS EL MULHACEN STANDING AT 3,478 METERS.
  • ANDALUCIA IS HOME TO THE MEDITERRANEAN COASTLINE’S ONLY RAINFOREST.
  • ANDALUCIA IS KNOWN FOR ITS BULL FIGHTING AND HAS OVER 70 ARENAS AROUND THE REGION.

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

Stay in comfortable 3* hotels throughout the tour. We select hotels for their authenticity and ability to capture a truly Andalucian experience.

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

FACTOR O2

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

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 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.

RIDLEY HELIUM X

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

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2019 Trip Dates

29th September – 6th October 2019

2020 Trip Dates

20th – 27th September 2020, 18th – 25th October 2020

Custom & private tours available for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,599

Single Supplement €389

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Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is Almeria Airport at 14:00 on Day 1 of the tour.

Departure: There will be a group transfer departing to Seville Airport at 10:00 on the last day of the tour. This is suitable for flights departing after 13:00.

If you have alternative travel plans or have any questions our team are more than happy to help.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3* & 4* Comfort Hotels
Food: Full board
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.

TAILOR OUR TRANS ANDALUCIA 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.

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.

Ainfolk

I loved traveling with ESC and would book another trip with them - for sure! The emphasis was about having fun and achieving our goals as a group. The guides were safe, easy to get to know and encouraging throughout the rides. The support was amazing! We had plenty of food, snacks and drinks along the ride and Lee and his team were totally accommodating to riders of all levels. The hotels were great and meals excellent. Really - nothing negative to say except that they are not located in the USA so I can’t use their company more frequently. I guess I have to get back to Europe! Thanks Lee and Team. What a trip!!

C.S

But ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.

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