World Tour - Eatsleepcycle

WORLD TOUR

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7 – 14 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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364 KM

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10,300 M

VUELTA ESPAÑA CYCLE TOUR

The Eat Sleep Cycle Vuelta España tour is here! Combine watching the final Grand Tour of the year with incredible riding and warm, Spanish hospitality.

Week 1, 17th – 24th August

Start your Vuelta experience in Pamplona & soak up the action of a summit finish in Arrate in Stage 4 & a Stage 5 departure from the city centre. Enjoy classic rides in the region before packing up and riding south east to the Pyrenees over two spectacular point to point rides. Witness the much anticipated Stage 9 which finishes on the iconic Col du Tourmalet.

Week 2, 24th – 31st August

Watch Stage 10 depart from Vitoria-Gasteiz before heading south to the La Rioja region & city of Logroño. Watch Stage 11 roll out from the city before heading up Alto Moncalvido for an epic stage finish. Test your legs on the Lagos de Covadonga & Les Praeres (both stage finishes on previous Vuelta tours) before riding west to Oviedo. Finish with Stage 14 & the Lagos de Somiedo & Stage 15 & the soul-busting Angliru.

WEEK 1, 17TH - 24TH AUGUST

Day 1:

Arrival in Pamplona
Optional warm-up ride

Day 2:

Ride to watch Stage 4 finish as the Vuelta hits its first stage finish in Arrate
Pamplona to Arrate, 133 km & 2170 m
Transfer back to Pamplona

Day 3:

Watch Stage 5 depart from Pamplona
Loop ride to Erro, 69 km, 550 m

Day 4:

Loop ride to Puente de la Reina, 98 km, 1,500 m

Day 5:

Point to Point ride from Pamplona to Sabiñanigo, 142 km, 1820 m

Day 6:

Point to point ride from Biescas to Saint Savin, 107 km, 2600 m

Day 7:

Stage 9 finish on the Col du Tourmalet
Ride to the summit of the Tourmalet ahead of the race, ride up to 107 km, 2,300 m

Day 8:

Departures to Toulouse Airport or transfers to Pamplona for Week 2!

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is an itinerary desgined for intermediate riders who are up for a challenge! Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace, and the support vehicle will be near the group at all times. Guides will outline options to shorten the daily rides each day. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO KEY TEAMS & RIDERS THROUGH THE BELGIAN CYCLING FACTORY
  • STAGE 4 ARRATE MOUNTAIN FINISH
  • STAGE 5 DEPARTURE FROM PAMPLONA
  • STAGE 9 STAGE FINISH ON THE COL DU TOURMALET

WEEK 2, 24TH - 31ST AUGUST

Day 1:

Arrivals in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Optional warm-up ride

Day 2:

Stage 10 departure from Vitoriz Gasteiz
Ride point to point to Logroño & La Rioja

Day 3:

Stage 11 departure from Logroño & the stage finish on the steep slopes of the Alto Moncalvido
Ride Alto Moncalvido, 69 km, 1,300 m

Day 4:

Morning transfer to Cangas de Onis (3 hours, 40 mins)
Afternoon ride to the Lagos de Covadonga, 51 km, 1,300 m

Day 5:

Point to point ride from Cangas de Onis to Oviedo, 122 km, 2,600 m
Option to add Les Praeres, 14 km, 600 m (incredibly steep!)

Day 6:

Stage 14 summit finish at the Lagos de Somiedo
Ride to the lakes, up to 81 km, 3,200 m
Transfers back to Oviedo

Day 7:

Stage 15 summit finish on El Angliru
Climb the Angliru ahead of the race, 58 km, 2,000 m

Day 8:

Departures

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is an itinerary desgined for intermediate riders who are up for a challenge! Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace, and the support vehicle will be near the group at all times. Guides will outline options to shorten the daily rides each day. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO KEY TEAMS & RIDERS THROUGH THE BELGIAN CYCLING FACTORY
  • STAGE 10 DEPARTURE FROM VITORIA-GASTEIZ
  • STAGE 11 DEPARTURE FROM LOGROÑO & STAGE FINISH ON ALTO MONCALVIDO
  • STAGE 14 FINISH AT THE LAGOS DE SOMIEDO
  • STAGE 15 FINISH ON EL ANGLIRU
  • CLIMB THE LAGOS DE COVADONGA & LES PRAERES

VUELTA ESPAÑA CYCLING 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
  • 2020 SEES THE 75TH EDITION OF THE VUELTA ESPAÑA
  • THE CURRENT START LIST INCLUDES ROMAN BARDET, ALEJANDRO VALVERDE & VINCENZO NIBALI

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Taste North Spain

Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner, north Spain style!

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel, stay fueled on the road with ride nutrition from the support vehicle & enjoy a nutritious picnic served by your guides, or lunch in our favourite spots en route.

Evening meals are enjoyed at the hotel or in local restaurants. Taste the flavours of Navarre, the Basque country, La Rioja, Cantabria & Asturias.

Stay in 3* & 4* Hotels

Rest and recover from the day on the bike in comfortable 3* & 4*hotels. Example hotels include:

Week 1

Hotel Avenida***, Pamplona

Located in the centre of Pamplona just a few meters from the historic centre. Stay in the heart of the action and enjoy easy access to the best bars, cafes & restaurants. Enjoy comfortable, immaculate rooms & a great breakfast.

Hotel Les Rochers***, Saint Savin

A charming guesthouse located in the picturesque village of Saint Savin. Enjoy a warm welcome, delicious home cooked food & great access to the Col du Tourmalet!

There are 7 nights accommodation in 3 hotels

Week 2

NH Logroño Herencia La Rioja****

Stay in the centre of Logroño, the captial of the La Rioja region, in this comfortable NH Collection hotel. Enjoy a perfect location & friendly staff, as well as a great bar & onsite restaurant.

Parador Cangas de Onis****

Stay on the edge of the Picos de Europa in a restored monastery. Enjoy fantastic food & exquisite scenery.

There are 7 nights accommodation in 4 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. 

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Week 1

17th – 24th August 2020

Week 2

24th – 31st August 2020

Private tours available for 2021

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head – Week 1

€2,799*

Single Supplement €699

Price Per Head – Week 2

€2,899*

Single Supplement €799

*10% discount for booking Weeks 1 & 2

Travel Logistics

WEEK 1

Arrival: Meet at Pamplona train station at 12 noon on day 1 of the tour.

Departure: On the last day there is a group transfer to Toulouse Airport arriving at 12:30, perfect for flights out after 14:30. We’ll transfer guests taking part in Week 2 to Vitoria Gasteiz.

WEEK 2

Arrival: The meet point for the tour is Vitoria Gasteiz train station at 12 noon on day 1 of the tour.

Departure: On the last day there is a group transfer to Oviedo train station to arrive by 11:00.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported
Accommodation: 7 – 14 nights, 3* & 4* Hotel
Food: Breakfast, roadside lunch & dinner
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfers as described

Group Bookings

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.

The first time I encountered Eat Sleep Cycle it was for a week long bike hire in Girona. I was so impressed by the bike, the company, and their staff that a year later when I was looking for a bike tour around the Tour de France I immediately thought of them [...] The entire week long trip was excellently supported on all levels. Nothing was too much to ask and Brian, Boris, and Caitlin did it all with a cheery disposition and a smile. Not only did they do an excellent job guiding and feeding us, it felt like they were mates along for the trip too.

Dawn Andres

If your looking at this wondering whether to call Eat Sleep Cycle then I urge you to do it. The trip we had with them was superb, couldn't fault it. All the guides stuck the perfect balance of being absolutely professional but by the end of your trip, good friends, I'll be back.

Ed English

When we were looking for an outfit to guide us through a cycling adventure through Pyrenean cols, [...]ESC were perfect. They personalized every aspect of the trip, from the routes to the hotels to the food.[...] ESC's local knowledge created a cycling trip that we won't soon forget. You just can't get this kind of attention and personalized 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!

Steve Derringer

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.

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