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Season opener in Andalusia (Ronda and Gibraltar)

Under the southern sun – 14/04-21/04/2018

In March, as we at home are swathed in mist, drizzle and drabness, the southern sun shines down on Andalusia from pure blue skies. The almond trees are in bloom, and temperatures are warm and mild. Beneath the Mediterranean sun you will get the season under way with us on Spain's southernmost peak. You will sample Andalusian flair in the small, picturesque town of Ronda, neatly positioned between the Sierra de Grazalema and the Sierra de las Nievas, where the summits soar to almost 2000 m. In between three lovely rides in the Ronda area, you will go on a circular, three-day tour towards the sea, which you reach Gibraltar with its rock and apes.

This is both the most southerly and westerly trip in qualdich's portfolio. And the only one on which you cross the British border! Over 300 days of sunshine per year. Two dream passes of over 1100 m to be ridden. Spend the night in two of Andalusia's most famous white towns. One night on the border between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Andalusian night-life. Plenty of elevation gain. And flight and bike hire included, of course. There are lots of reasons to open your season in Andalusia.

The south awaits you.


Impressions


The Guides

Robert – The World Record Holder

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Robert is the strongest cyclist in the Epic Climbs squad. His trophy cabinet is packed - including two for winning the Race Across The Alps, and he's the current world record holder for most elevation gain in 24 hours. And just a quiet, feet-on-the-ground sort of guy. A rich addition to any Epic Climbs trip.

Roberto – The Andalucian

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A Spaniard from Upper Bavaria, for years one of our most loyal clients. Looking forward to the first trip he has organised, and to introducing you to the Andalucian landscapes and way of life.

Hagen – el guía jefe andaluz

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Our guy from the Rhön now has his training base in: Granada and the Sierra Nevada. As our cultural attaché to Andalucia, he knows the tapas by their first name. Motivated and passionate. Devout believer in wearing white socks.


Getting there

The trip begins and ends in Ronda.

The price includes the flight to Malaga Airport plus the transfer to Ronda; starting from: 

GB: London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester

Netherlands and Belgium: Amsterdam, Brussels

Germany: Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe,

Scandinavia: Oslo and Copenhagen.

Other airports on request.


The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 14/04-21/04/2018

  • Saturday, 11th March 2017
    Fly to Malaga and transfer to Ronda (included). Pick up and set up the bikes. Perhaps a short warm-up spin out of Ronda. Evening meal in the hotel (included).
  • Sunday, 12th March 2017
    Loop from Ronda. Evening meal in one of Ronda's many bars (not included).
  • Monday, 13th March 2017
    Ronda - Gibraltar stage. Evening meal in one of the many bars in La Linea or Gibraltar (not included).
  • Tuesday 14th March 2017
    Gibraltar - Arcos de la Frontera stage. Evening meal in the hotel (included).
  • Wednesday, 15th March 2017
    Arcos de la Frontera - Ronda stage. Evening meal in one of Ronda's many bars (not included).
  • Thursday, 16th March 2017
    Loop from Ronda. Evening meal in one of Ronda's many bars (not included).
  • Friday, 17th March 2017
    Loop from Ronda. Evening meal in the hotel (included).
  • Saturday, 18th March 2017
    Return hire bikes. Transfer to the airport and return home.

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