Málaga Classics Self-Guided

Self guided

4 nights

Intermediate

220 km

4160 m

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AndaluciaMálaga Classics Self-Guided

Summary

Welcome to the city that never sleeps for a road cycling holiday in the sun. Málaga has a phenomenal climate for all year round riding and has a great variety of rides to enjoy from the city centre.

Enjoy one base for the week at a city centre hotel located a few minutes from the Eat Sleep Cycle Málaga Cycling Hub.

Dine out each evening in our favourite restuarants in Málaga city centre, each a short stroll from the hotel. Take your pick from our recommendations – opt for Spanish cuisine whilst watching a Flamenco show, or head to beach for chilled white wine & espeto de sardines.

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

5 days / 4 nights

DISTANCE

220 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Andalucia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

55 km

Average Time X DAY

2 h 45 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 749

TOUR highlights

Puerto del Leon - climb the locals favourite, La Reina

Ride to Comares, a typical Andaluz white village overlooking the sea

El Torcal de Antequera, an incredible rock formation which a great cycling climb to the top!

Explore Málaga's vibrant old town

Enjoy espeto de sardinas barbequed on the beach

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!

Enjoy a warm welcome from Eat Sleep Cycle, your host will talk you through the week ahead, explain how to use your navigation device and ensure you are comfortable on your bike. Enjoy a warm-up spin if time allows out and back along the Costa del Sol.

EAT

N/A

SLEEP

Hotel Brö

CYCLE

Costa de Sol warm-up, 30 km, 260 m

Day 1

La Reina, Puerto de Leon

Today's loop is a classic. From your hotel the base of the climb is just a 5 min ride away. Climb steadily for 20 kms to reach La Reina. Stop at the local bar at the top and listen to farmers sharing gossip from the hills. Descend through Olias and return to Málaga along the coast. An ice-cream stop is highly recommended.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Brö

CYCLE

Puerto Leon - La Reina, 46 km, 1,000 m

Day 1

Comares & the Montes de Málaga

Ride east out the city along the coast to Velez-Málaga and climb to the stunning white village of Comares. Enjoy lunch with a view to die for and retrun to Málaga with a stunning descent of the Puerto Leon.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Brö

CYCLE

Comares, 98 km, 1,900 m

Day 1

El Torcal de Antequera & Almogia

Today there are two routes to choose from depending on how your legs are faring. Both rides head north west out of the city through Puerto de La Torre, where the climbng starts proper. In Almogia stop for lunch or continue climbing to the mightly El Torcal de Antequera.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Brö

CYCLE

El Torcal, 98 km, 2,000 m or Almogia, 50 km, 1,000 m

Day 1

Adios Andalucia!

With fond memories it's time to head home. We're sure you'll be back for more fun in the sun!

EAT

Breakfast

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 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 Si2 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.

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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 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

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.

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THE GUIDES

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 Málaga by train or plane

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Hub, Málaga

TIME

Flexible - you choose

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Málaga city centre on day 5

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-Guided

ACCOMMODATION

3* hotel

FOOD

Breakfast every day, recommendations for coffee, lunch & evening meals

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
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €299
Peak Season (During Málaga Festivals!):  PLUS €199
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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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