La Vuelta De La Sierra Nevada Bike Ride

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pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

A circuit of the Sierra Nevada National Park in southern Spain, taking in the climbs of La Vuelta a España, the beautiful villages of the Alpujarra and finishing by dipping your wheels into the Mediterranean Sea.

 

319km total distance

5,680m climbing

3 days guided cycling (options to extend to 4 days)

Choice of routes graded by difficulty

Full support crew

Itinerary

Day 1

After your arrival into Granada or Malaga airport, we will transfer you to the town of Alcalá la Real, where you will be met by the rest of the pie crew. Our guides will help you to build your bikes before the evening meal and welcome briefing. Half day ride is also available depending on flight times.

Day 2 – 120km, 1512m climbing

We rise early to start the ride from Alcalá la Real, to the day’s final destination of Guadix, famous for its cave dwelling inhabitants. Overnight accommodation is provided in “apartment-caves”, built to escape the heat of the Andalucian sun. Dinner is provided in a local restaurant.

Day 3 – 105km, 2642m climbing

After a sleep that any cave man would be proud of, day 2 is shorter in terms of distance, but more than makes up for it with over 2600m climbing. The route takes us over the Vuelta climb of Puerto de la Ragua, at an altitude of 2000m, before heading down the other side and then west, along the southern border of the Sierra Nevada national park.

Towards the end of the day, we turn northwards up into the hills again, ready for our overnight stop at the village of Trevélez – one of the highest recognised municipalities in Spain at approximately 1,480m above sea level.

Day 4 – 94km, 1525m climbing

Today we ride through the beautiful villages of the Alpujarra region, gradually descending down towards the sea, for that final dip in the Med! We celebrate our achievements that night at a wonderful hotel, overlooking the sea.

Day 5

You are free to spend the day at your leisure, before the transfer back to Malaga/Granada airport.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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We are a cycling events company specialising in developing and delivering high quality bespoke guided bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We work with multinationals, charities and private groups to deliver exactly what you want, so your ride is tailor made for you.

All of our events are fully supported. Our multi-day rides are guided on a ratio of 1 guide to 10 cyclists and supported by an experienced crew of tour leaders and medics. Our sportives are fully supported with vehicles, medics and an experienced team delivering safety and logistics. We provide 3 food stops a day, we transport luggage from A to B, and deal with all mechanical and medical issues.

Beautiful scenery & great riding is provided as standard!

Download the Summary Sheet for more details