Málaga Winter Ride Camp

Scheduled

6 nights

Advanced

500 km

8460 m

Malaga winter road cycling training camp
AndaluciaMálaga Winter Ride Camp

Summary

A week designed for road cyclists looking for a boost in fitness over the winter months. Take on 6 days of riding in the sunny city of Málaga. Train on the same roads that surround Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard’s new home and enjoy the company of like-minded riders. Enjoy the support of our professional guides throughout the week who’ll ensure everyone in the group is achieving their goals for the day.

The rides showcase the best of Málaga’s riding; be prepared to return a better climber than when you started after a week on the notoriously hilly terrain.

Enjoy one base for the week in a stylish city centre hotel located a short walk from the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub and Málaga city centre.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

500 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Andalucia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

83 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 9 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.899

TOUR highlights

El Torcal de Antequera

The city of Málaga

Puerto del Leon

The Costa del Sol

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Málaga!

Meet your guides at the Eat Sleep Cycle Málaga Hub at 12 noon. Get set up on your bikes and ready to enjoy our warm-up ride along the coast. We'll ride out and back to the town of Rincon de la Victoria. In the evening get to know your guides and ride companions for the week with an evening meal in Málaga city centre.

EAT

Welcome evening meal in Málaga centre

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Ricon de la Victoria, 30 km, 260 m

Day 1

Málaga's white villages

Our first full day of riding features the best of everything Malaga has to offer, sparkling coastal routes and winding mountain roads beside mango and avocado farms. The views over the Montes de Malaga and out towards the coast at the summit will not disappoint!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Comares, 82 km, 2,300 m

Day 1

Ride el Chorro

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before riding west out of the city to ride El Chorro and see the Caminito del Rey, a walkway pinned against the steep walls of the narrow El Chorro gorge. We'll enjoy another evening meal together tonight in the city.

EAT

Breakfast | Evening meal

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

El Chorro & El Camino del Rey, 133 km, 1,800 m

Day 1

Puerto del Leon

Today's ride is shorter, allowing time for a relaxing afternoon at the beach or exploring Málaga's old town. Locally known as 'La Reina' (the queen) this is a classic 20 km climb starting from Málaga city centre. Climb up above the city on steady gradients. Regroup for coffee and bite to eat at the bar at the summit, then enjoy a twisty descent back to the coast. Ride back into the city of the flat coast road.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

Puerto del Leon, 45 km, 1,100 m

Day 1

El Torcal de Antequera

Today we ride north to the El Torcal de Antequera. This stunning natural park is home to milennia-old rock formations that used to form the seabed. It's another day of climbing but El Torcal is worth every second plus the route home is mostly downhill!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

El Torcal de Antequera, 103 km, 2,200 m

Day 1

Costa del Sol

For our final ride of the camp we'll enjoy a fast and flat(ish) ride out along the coast to the village of Nerja. Enjoy lunch at the beach before returning back the way we came. Tonight we'll share stories and celebrate a great week of riding with our final meal together at our favourite spot in Málaga.

EAT

Breakfast | Celebration Evening meal

SLEEP

NH Málaga

CYCLE

The Costa del Sol, 108 km, 800 m

Day 1

Departures from Malaga

On the seventh and final day of the tour, the time has come to say farewell. Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel and a stroll around the city centre (if there is time!) before starting the journey home. And remember, the sun-kissed roads of Málaga are always just a plane-ride away!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Guided Rides

Enjoy small group sizes and professional, personal support all week from your guides

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 5 guests per guide on the trip.

Each morning your guides will give you ride nutrition for the day. On each ride there will be one or two café stops to refuel (not included in the trip)

Eat Sleep Cycle guides 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.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

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.

Premium Upgrade

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!

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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.

Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Málaga Airport or Train Station

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Málaga Hub

TIME

12 noon

DEPARTURE

Málaga city centre

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Guided Rides

ACCOMMODATION

4* hotel

FOOD

Breakfast every day, 3 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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to ride?

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 €449
Monday

8 January 2024

Sunday

14 January 2024

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Tuesday

10 December 2024

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16 December 2024

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5 February 2024

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11 February 2024

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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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