The Costa Del Sol Self-Guided

Self guided

5 nights

Intermediate

310 km

4690 m

Andalucía
AndaluciaThe Costa Del Sol Self-Guided

Summary

Ride from the beachside city of Málaga to the historic city Granada through rural Andalucia and return along the sparking blue coastline of the Costa del Sol. Roll through olive groves and traditional white villages, enjoy warm hospitality and soak up the rich history and culture of the landscape.

Stay in a varied combination of 4* hotels, delightful guesthouses and enjoy a night on the coast in the town of Almuñuecar. Dine out each evening in our favourite restuarants along the route. Take your pick from our recommendations – opt for Spanish cuisine whilst watching a Flamenco show, enjoy seafood at sunset on the beach and taste traditional tapas.

Each day your road book will offer advice on where to stop for coffee and lunch; all you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride!

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

310 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Andalucia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

62 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 0 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.199

TOUR highlights

The towns of Ronda & Antequera

The Alhambra, Granada

El Puente Nuevo, Ronda

The Sierra Nevada Mountains

Sierra Grazalema Natural Park

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Málaga!

The jounrey begins in the beachside city of Málaga. Meet with the Eat Sleep Cycle team, set up the bikes and enjoy your first ride of the week. There are two options to choose from - the flat beach road or the Puerto Leon & the Montes de Málaga.

EAT

Recommendations for lunch & dinner

SLEEP

B Bou Hotel La Viñuela & Spa

CYCLE

Málaga to Viñuela. Choose from the Coast route, 51 km, 570 m or the Mountains route, 64 km, 1,600 m

Day 1

Into Rural Andalucia

On day 2, ride deep into the heart of rural Andalucia. Ride throught the villages of Periana and Alhama de Granada en route to tonights resting place, a traditional cortijo turned guest house. For those looking for a bigger challenge there is an option to climb the Puerto del Sol from the village of Periana (add 22 km and 600 m of climbing)

EAT

Breakfast at the hotel. Recommendations for lunch & dinner

SLEEP

El Amparo

CYCLE

Viñeula to Alhama de Granada, 48 km, 1,200 m. Option to add Puerto del Sol, total 70 km, 1,800 m

Day 1

Granada and the Alhambra

Today ride to the historic city of Granada through olive groves, farmlands and finally bike paths through the city. Upon arrival and after a well-deserved rest, enjoy spellbinding evening watching the sunset over the Alhambra.

EAT

Breakfast at the hotel. Recommendations for lunch & dinner

SLEEP

Hotel Oniria

CYCLE

Alhama de Granada to Granada, 60 km, 950 m

Day 1

To the Costa del Sol

Make your way south of of the city and soak up views of the Pico de Veleta in the Sierra Nevada mountains on your left. The first 30 kms are spent steadily gaining elevation. The reward comes with a spectucualr descent the to coast on the carretera del cabra. Home tonight is the coastal town of Almúñuecar and a hotel with views of the mediterranean.

EAT

Breakfast at the hotel. Recommendations for lunch & dinner

SLEEP

Hotel Helios Costa Tropical

CYCLE

Granada to Almúñuecar, 75 km, 1,100 m

Day 1

Beach cruise to Málaga

The final ride hugs the Costa del Sol. Ride from Almuñuecar to Málaga with the sea of your left. Your Road Book today will be packed with ice-cream stops, seafood stops, and an option to take the road or the bike path. Pass through fishing villages and resorts. Celebrate your journey in style tonight in Málaga!

EAT

Breakfast at the hotel. Recommendations for lunch & dinner

SLEEP

NH Malaga

CYCLE

Almúñuecar to Málaga, 77 km, 870 m

Day 1

Departures from Málaga

Sadly it's time for the adventure to come to an end! Plan your onward travel from Málaga. We can help you with transfers on request.

EAT

Breakfast at the hotel

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Self-Guided

We’ll welcome you to the start of your tour, talk you through the week ahead and ensure you have everything you need to enjoy a great ride.

Guests receive a detailed digital Road Book, containing routes, route descriptions, details of hotels and our recommended places to stop along the way and enjoy in the evenings. Guests can choose to navigate from their own phone or GPS devices are available on request.

On a self-guided tour we take care of your luggage and move it from hotel to hotel. We also provide a contact number for support during the trip and will help you out of any situation.

We recommend that guests are able to fix a puncture and perform basic roadside bike repairs to best enjoy a self-guided tour.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

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Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Rafa

Rafa is from Barcelona and has made the city of Granada his home. Alongside guiding Rafa works as a cycling coach. He rides both road and gravel and has probably climbed the Pico de Veleta more times than anyone else!

Rafa-eat-sleep-cycle-guide
Fernando

Fernando lives in the Montes de Málaga! He's spent a career travelling extensively and working with the UN. A Malagueñan, Fernando rides MTB and road and continues to love to travel.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Malaga

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Málaga Hub

TIME

10:00 AM

DEPARTURE

Málaga

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-Guided

ACCOMMODATION

3* & 4* Hotels, Rural Guesthouses

FOOD

Breakfast every day

TRANSFERS

Not included - available on request

BIKE RENTAL

Not included - available on request

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Andalucia

Home to the Montes de Málaga, the Costa del Sol and the almightly Sierra Nevada, Andalucia has a stunning variety of landscapes and beautiful towns and cities just waiting to be explored. Don’t miss cultural gems such as the Alhambra in Granada, flamenco in Seville and el Punte Nuevo in Ronda.  The warm Mediterranean climate makes this region the ideal location for year-round cycling.

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RESERVATION
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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €249
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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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