Road Cycling Holiday

The best road cycling holiday near the Sierra Nevada - Andalucia - Spain

BIKE TO THE ROOF OF EUROPE: THE PICO VELETA (3,396M)

A must have done for all road bikers! Cycling on the highest paved road in Europe in the Sierra Nevada, the south of Spain. In a more than challenging climb, of no less than 46 kilometres, 2,700 altimeters, you bike to the roof of Europe at an altitude of 3,396 meters. As a reward, a spectacular view of the coast of Africa! Where it starts? Straight from your hotel!

Climb the Pico Veleta

During this special cycling week you will be prepared for the ascent of the Pico Veleta. The ride is amazing: through rough and varied scenery cycling to the top at 3,396 meters. Leaving the city Granada behind, which is getting smaller and smaller. This ascent is unique and so is the way back: we are pretty sure you will love the reward of your hard work ‘to fly’ back to your hotel!

A typical Pico Veleta Special 

The program of the Pico Veleta Special is as follows:


Day 1: Arrival day at the hotel, introduction of Road Cycling Holiday in Spain and a short ride to get used to the bike and the Spanish roads.


Day 2 till 4: These days are dedicated to training for the ultimate ascent. Every training day, after a good breakfast, we will discuss and customize the routes to suite your requirement and to make sure you make the necessary 'climbing' kilomtres before heading to the top. We will leave between 9 - 10 in the morning and will be back at the hotel between 2 - 3 in the afternoon. On the fifth day, the ride will be a little bit shorter, to give you sufficient rest for the ultimate day! 


Day 5: On the sixth day, we go for it and we will climb the Pico Veleta! After breakfast and a doble check of the bikes, we will take off. During this day, you will be guided by a car with sufficient food, drinks and materials (up to 35 km because of roadblock for cars). 


Day 6: A day to kick off, relax, enjoy the feelig of having climbed to the top of Europe or perhaps a little ride to loose the muscles or a visit to the city of Granada. A day to do what you want before heading off home the next day (unfortunately!).


Day 7: Departure day.

Road Cycling Holiday guarantees that you will meet the top!

The training days will prepare you well for this ultimate climb. In addition, there is a "car” joining the group during the ride that will provide you with ever food and drink you need and provide you with the best security and care on your way to the top.

You only need to cycle and enjoy, we’ll do the rest!

During your cycling week all is been taken care of. This means: awesome customised training routes, good road bikes (Giant bikes of 2014 or 2015) and a perfectly situated hotel (with pool). All will be arranged so nothing can and will stop you to reach the top. We keep the groups small (up to 6 people) in order to guarantee the best support during this week.

The Pico Veleta Special includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in a 2-star hotel based on two person bedroom (incl. breakfast)
  • Good road bike (including spare tires and other materials) - Giant
  • Roadside assistance in case of bad luck
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Customized training routes
  • Guidance during the routes ranging from cycle along (guide) to standby
  • Guidance during the ascent of Pico Veleta by a "car" with food and drinks 
  • Daily laundry service for your clothing

How much is it?

This Pico Veleta Special costs

  • For 2-6 persons € 695 p.p.


Note: the Pico Veleta Challenge is only organised twice a year. In 2017 from 4 till 10 July and from 21-27 August. Further, the Pico Veleta Challenge is only possible as of 2 persons till a maximum 0f 10 persons.

Optional

  • If you prefer a private room a supplement of € 120 per person will apply
  • If you prefer a 3-star hotel a upgrade supplement of € 100 per person will apply 
  • It's possible to stay longer, please contact us. 
  • Road Cycling Holiday offers a pick up and drop off service from the airport Malaga for € 75 p.p. one way and from the airport Granada or busstation Granada for € 20 p.p. one way
  • Do you prefer a hotel in the city Granada? That's possible however other rates might apply. Please contact us.

Not included in the packages

The following is NOT included in the (price of the) packages:

  • Transport to Malaga or Granada, Spain (including any transportation of your own bike)
  • Pick up from Malaga or Granada airport (best to do anyway is to rent a car or take a bus)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks are at your own account
  • Any excursions or day trips
  • Travel Insurance

 

IMPORTANT: Bring your cycling clothing, shoes, pedals, helmet (obligatory in Spain!), gloves, sunglasses and water bottles. And of course sun cream in spring and summer (a high factor is absolutely recommended).

PAYMENT CONDITIONS


Our prices are based on two persons sharing a twin room and are including VAT. 


<< Please check availability with us before you book your flight! >>


A deposit of 25% of the total amount should be paid within 14 days of the date of the order confirmation and  the remainder 4 weeks before your holiday. If you book less than 4 weeks before departure full payment is required within 3 days of the date of the order confirmation. Read here our General Terms & Conditions.

Contact us for more information!

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Team Road Cycling Holiday in Spain
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