2017 Advance Reservations are now open!
The route for the 2017 Vuelta a España will be announced in January. Full details of our trips will be available by the end of January.
Don’t miss out - the Vuelta is becoming a very popular event. Our trips will sell out!
Pre-book your spot NOW with an advance reservation
Please note: until the 2017 Vuelta route is officially announced we cannot provide details of our 2017 trips. For information purposes only, we’ve left details of our 2016 trip on our website - see below:
Designed for Avid Riders
- Challenging rides - 100km+ and the toughest climbs!
- Small ride groups - less than 10 riders per ride-group
- Top Support - sag van and ride leader per ride-group
- Exceptional Staff - friendly, knowledgeable, skilled… and super-fit!
- Stage 10 - Lagos de Covadonga (access to VIP hospitality at the summit Finish)
- Stage 11 - Peña Cabarga (access to VIP hospitality at the summit Finish)
- Stage 14 - Col d’Aubisque (access to VIP hospitality at the summit Finish)
Conquer Famous Vuelta climbs
- Col du Tourmalet
- Lagos de Covadonga
- Peña Cabarga
- Col d’Aubisque
- Puerto de la Sia
- and many more…
Bienvenidos a España
Our trip starts at Bilbao airport where our staff will be there to welcome you before the short transfer to our hotel in Cangas de Onis.
After lunch, orientation meeting and bike build-up we’ll enjoy our first ride in Spain. We’ll head up the canyon formed by the Sella River to Sellaño where we start the climb to the Collada de Moandi. With an average grade of almost 8% over 5km,the Moandi is a great introduction to the week ahead.
La Vuelta LIVE - Stage 10 Summit Finish Lagos de Covadonga
A spectacular stage of the Vuelta today - and we’ll be there to witness the Summit Finish on Lagos de Covadonga. The climb to the famous lakes is rated by many as one of the most beautiful climbs in Europe!
We’ll start the day with a fantastic ride over the Alto del Torno then down to the Atlantic Coast before heading back inland over the Alto del Mazuco to Soto de Cangas where the stunning climb to Los Lagos starts.
Into the Picos de Europa National Park
Today we head into the Picos de Europa National Park - one of the most remote wildernesses in western Europe.
The day starts with the 50km climb to the Puerto del Ponton. From the Ponton we take the single-track road that leads into the Picos National Park. The climbs to Panderuedas and Pandetrave follow in quick succession followed by the Puerto de San Glorio before the 40km descent to our Spa Hotel in La Hermida.
La Vuelta LIVE - Stage 11 Summit Finish Peña de Cabarga
The popularity of the Vuelta has surged in recent years and the inclusion of numerous short, steep summit finishes has been one of the main contributors to the Vuelta’s recent success.
Today’s stage features one of the toughest of these summit finishes - the 6km climb to Peña Cabarga at an average of 9.1%! We’ll be there, close to the finish to witness the action unfold on what will be one of the critical stages of this year’s Vuelta.
Puerto de la Sia
Our last ride in Spain before heading over to the French Pyrenees and we’ve lined up a classic route through the Cantabrian mountains.
From our hotel in Solares we head up the 13km Puerto de Alisas with it’s stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Cordillera Cantabrica to the south. Next up are Vuelta favourites, the 21km Puerto de la Sia and the 10km Puerto de Lunada. The descent from the Lunada is one of the best in Europe and takes us all the way down to sea level and within 10km of our hotel in Solares.
Today’s major challenge doesn’t need much of an introduction - the Col du Tourmalet is the most famous climb in the Pyrenees and a firm favourite of the Tour de France. Of course, when the organisers included the French Pyrenees in the Vuelta route, we couldn’t resist the temptation to include this legendary climb in our itinerary.
After breakfast we’ll transfer over to our hotel in Lourdes then get ready for an epic ride through the French Pyrenees with the Tourmalet our main focus!
La Vuelta LIVE - Stage 14 Summit Finish Col d'Aubisque
Our final day and we have another opportunity to climb a Pyrenean legend - the HC Col d’Aubisque.
The Vuelta surprised many with a full stage on French soil and we’ve chosen to view the race on the Col d’Aubisque, the final climb of the day. From our hotel in Lourdes we’ll enjoy 50km of beautiful rolling terrain through the Pyrenees foothills before reaching Laruns which signals the start of the Col d’Aubisque.
After the race finishes we’ll continue over the spectacular Col de Soulor, one of the most impressive routes in the Pyrenees, before dropping down to Argeles-Gazost and the short ride back to our hotel.
Adios & hasta pronto!
End of our trip and final transfer to Toulouse Blagnac Airport.