** This trip is only open to previous Thomson VIP guests and their friends **

After the huge success of Catalonia in 2018 we decided to stay in Spain for our 2019 VIP destination - and head south to the remote mountains and whitewashed villages of Andalusia. The region ticks all the boxes for a Thomson trip - stunningly beautiful rides, challenging climbs (including the toughest climb in Europe), luxury hotels, traffic-free roads and the best weather in Europe.

Our journey starts at the luxury Royal Hideaway La Bobadilla 5-star Hotel, travels westwards through the ancient city of Antequera and concludes in Ronda, the most spectacular of all Andalusian towns. Along the way we’ll conquer the climb to Pico Veleta, at 3400m, the highest paved road in Europe and considered by many to be the toughest climb in Europe. Other highlights include the final day Queen Stage with 2 of our all-time favourite HC climbs - the Puerto de las Palmas and the Puerto del Boyar, the “pueblos blancos” route on Day 6, the classic Vuelta a España climb to El Torcal with it’s dramatic limestone formations and the route through the El Chorro gorge which hosts the world-famous Caminito del Rey.

Join us and experience the essence of Southern Spain on this challenging and spectacular ride from Granada to Ronda!