RIDE CAMP

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5 NIGHTS

COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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up to 680 KM

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up to 16,000 M

COSTA TROPICAL RIDE CAMP

Ride the Costa Tropical and experience Europe’s mildest ‘winter’ climate. Stay in the mediterranean town of Almuñécar & enjoy rides along the coast and into the Alpujarra mountains. The week finishes with a spectacular point to point ride from the coast to Granada.

This is a perfect week to ride quality base miles and prepare for the season ahead. Our guides will set a sustainable pace for the group and indicate suitable climbs for harder efforts for those looking for more intense training.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Almuñécar, warm-up ride to Nerja, 43 km, 1,100 m

Day 2:

The Goat Road, 139 km, 2,800 m

Day 3:

Salobreña & El Rescate, 68 km , 1,600 m

Day 4:

The Alpujarra Mountains, 129 km, 3,100 m

Day 5:

Granada, 100 km, 2,100 m

Day 6:

Departure from Almuñécar

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Costa Tropical Ride Camp is designed for riders looking to enjoy miles in the sun and prepare for a year of cycling ahead. Guides set a sustainable pace for the group and riders are welcome to take climbs at their own pace. The support van is close by at all times should anyone wish to take a break or shorten the ride.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE ALPUJARRA MOUNTAINS
  • THE COSTA TROPICAL
  • GRANADA & THE ALHAMBRA
  • CARRETERA DEL CABRA
  • ALMUÑÉCAR

RIDE CAMP 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
  • THE COSTA TROPICAL REGION HAS MANY ROMAN RUINS
  • THE REGION ENJOYS ITS OWN MILD MICRO-CLIMATE
  • THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE ALPUJARRA MOUNTAINS IS CAPILEIRA AT 1,436M.

OUR SPAIN GUIDES

Antton

Antton is from Finland and moved to San Sebastian after many years in Barcelona. He is a great photographer & can be found guiding in the Pyrenees, North Spain & Girona.

Gavin

Gavin moved from the UK to the village of Lliber, just inland from the Costa Blanca and in the heart of the cycling paradise of the Calpe region. His favourite local climb is the Col de Rates and his favourite cafe stop in the area is Cafe Velosol in Jalon.

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). Evening meals are enjoyed back at the Hotel, in local restaurants & with a special evening in Granada mid-week.

Andalucian Hospitality

Hotel Helios ***, Almuñécar 

Perfectly located on the front of San Cristóbal beach in Almuñécar, Hotel Helios offers immaculate, comfortable rooms with sea views & mediterranean decor.

Relax after the ride at the rooftop bar, stroll to the old town, check-in to the spa or take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool.

There are 5 nights accommodation included in the camp.

*We reserve the right to change hotel.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.  

Need a boost? Why not hire our Orbea e-assist road bike, the M20 Gain.

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

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

BASSO VENTA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Microtech wheels
  • 11-32 cassette

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

ORBEA M20 GAIN

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  •  Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST wheelset
  • Ebikemotion X35 25kmh motor

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

26th – 31st January 2020

9th – 14th February 2020

23rd – 28th February 2020

8th – 13th March 2020

15th – 20th November 2020

On demand for groups

Available as a custom tour 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,799

Single Supplement €199

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer will depart from Malaga Airport at 12 noon on the first day of the tour (90 min travel time)
Depart: The group transfer will depart Almuñécar at 9:30 on the last day of the tour, arriving at Malaga Airport at 11:00, suitable for flights departing after 13:00.

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

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 5 nights, 3* Hotel
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.

Fantastic trip. Top riding, guiding and routes. Great local knowledge. All in a very good time. Highly recommended.

Steve, Toronto, CanadaCosta del Sol & Sierra Nevada Tour

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!

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.

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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.

EXTEND YOUR TOUR AND RIDE WITH THE PRO’S IN CALPE

We always follow our Costa Tropical Ride camp with a Calpe Ride Camp immediately after. The perfect place to ride long miles in the sun!

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GIRONA 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. Lunch will be enjoyed at our favourite cafes along the route & riders can choose from the menu at their own expense.

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
  • JAMES KNOX HOLDS THE STRAVA KOM ON ROCACORBA (IN A TIME OF 27 MINS, 13 SECONDS)
  • SALVADOR DALI WAS MARRIED IN THE CHURCH ON TOP OF ELS ÀNGELS
  • GIRONA IS A POPULAR TRAINING GROUND FOR WORLD TOUR PRO CYCLISTS

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Catalan Cuisine

Enjoy meals and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a spectacular day in the saddle. Stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle. Cafe & lunch stops are at your own expense and will be at local cafes along the way.

A welcome and departure meal is inlcuded in the package. Choose from our recommended restaurants over the course of the week or explore Girona and see where your taste buds take you!

Catalan Hospitality

Rest and recover from the day in the 4* Hotel Carlemany, our favourite cycling-friendly accommodation in Girona.

There are 6 nights accommodation included in the tour. Boutique hotel upgrade available on request.