Travel back in time on this off-the-beaten track adventure & discover the stunning cycling, culture and history of Andalucia, Spain.
Begin the tour at the world-renowned UNESCO heritage site of Ronda. Our ride starts with a journey to the bottom of the Tajo Gorge where we’ll gaze up in awe at the Puente Nuevo. The next day enjoy a picturesque loop in the Sierra Grazalema. Visit the smurf town (yes, it’s blue!) of Juzcar & meander through white villages.
On Day 3 we ride east to Antequera, our next resting place & small town of Roman origin. The town is packed full of history & the architecture tells a story of the transition from Moors to Cristians over the last few hundered years. Our ride on Day 4 is a loop to the Torcal Antequera – a famous rock formation that bring visitors to the city from all over the world. The afternoon is spent visitng a local Olive farm & tasting their produce.
For our grand finale we ride east to Granada & enjoy a spellbinding evening watching sunset on the Alhambra, one of the wonders of the world at the base of the mighty Pico de Veleta – the destination for our final ride & the highest paved road in Europe.
This is a tour for lovers of cycling, culture & food – all the best things in life combined.
Group transfer from Malaga to Ronda
Warm-up ride to the Tajo Gorge & the Puente Nuevo, up to 30 km, 200 m
Sierra Grazalema & Puerto de las Palomas, 93 km, 1,900 m
Ronda to Antequera, 81 km, 1,400 m
El Torcal de Antequera, 55 km, 1,300 m
Afternoon at Finca del Torre, learn about Olive Oil making
Antequera to Granada, 129 km, 2,000 m
Pico de Veleta Barrier, 75 km, 1,900 m
Departure from Granada
Our Classic Andalucia tour is designed for ‘Intermediate’ riders. Whilst some rides are challenging they are fully supported & our guides will look after you & help you pace the day. A support vehicle is never far away should you need to take a break.
For private groups we can easily customise loop rides to best suit the group. Pico de Veleta is also optional & an alternative (but still hilly & fantastic) ride is available.
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.
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 region 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 or stop at a local bar en route.
4 evening meals are included in the tour at our favourite local restuarants, you’ll have two evenings free to choose your own dinner location (our guides are more than happy to help & advise!)
A highlight of the week is a visit to Finca del Torre, a world class maker of olive oil.
Hotel Catalonia, Ronda * * * * (2 nights)
An elegant hotel, perfectly located in the city centre of Ronda, complete with rooftop bar and infinity pool.
Parador de Antequera * * * * (2 nights)
The Parador de Antequera is a strikingly modern building overlooking views of the Andalusian landscape. It’s a 10 min walk to the centre of Antequera and a perfect base to cycle from.
Hotel Oniria, Granada * * * * (2 nights)
Begin the tour in the heart of Granada in a 19th-century manor house. Villa Oniria has been carefully restored in a traditional Andalusian style.
* We reserve the right to update hotel choices at any time.
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.
BASSO VENTA 105
RIDLEY FENIX DISC
RIDLEY HELIUM X
2023 Trip Dates
24th – 30th April, 15th – 21st May, 9th – 15th October
On demand for groups
Price Per Head
Single Supplement €599
Arrive: Fly in to Malaga Airport, a 1 hour 20 min transfer from Ronda. Recommended to land in time for an 11:00 group transfer.
Depart: Fly out of Malaga Airport, a 1 hour 30 min drive from Granada. Recommended to book flights departing after 14:00 to enable a group transfer to the airport to depart at 10:00 from Granada
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board – breakfast, lunches, evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfers included
Groups of 8 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups less than 8 riders are welcome too: ask us for a quote.
Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour.
2nd payment: 50% of the balance is due 6 months in advance of the tour
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Brian and the ESC crew made our first cycling holiday an unforgettable experience! It really was absolutely brilliant. They were incredibly friendly and accommodating and extremely professional. As a relative newcomer to cycling, they really looked after us and catered for all our needs. They brought us on fantastic routes, ensuring that we took in the beautifulcountryside scenery, whilst also tackling a few hills and working up a sweat! [...] The service was first class, the bikes and gear were great and their local knowledge was superb. I will definitely be going back and I would highly recommend them to everyone.AlmhoakAmazing cycling experience!
Beautiful bike, great staff with local knowledge of routes, couldn’t ask for more, will definitely be back.William McCann
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