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Sierra Nevada Circuit

A late season highlight under the Andalusian sun – 29/09-9/10/2018

The Pico del Veleta, at almost 3,400 m the highest point in Europe that you can ride on a road bike, is the sporting highlight of our 10-day Sierra Nevada circuit.

We've again extended the programme for the 2017 edition. In fact, we're riding even more sierras - Starting from picturesque Alcaucín, after two nights and the warm-up ride we head along the Sierra Tejeda and down to the sea. We then immerse ourselves in the magic of the Sierra Nevada and its little sisters. Sometimes gruff, sometimes loveable, surprisingly green and sometimes lonely - the frisky tarmac strips provide new adventures as the Sierra Nevada proves a top training ground. After 7 stages around and through Spain's highest mountain range we arrive at La Viñuela, where we can head out for another ride or just dip our toes in the sea.

On the tour we usually stay in top-class hotels and genuine ?casas rurales?, such as in Spain's ham town, Trevélez. In Granada, after the Veleta stage it's: ?Let's party!? with plenty of Andalusian cuisine and joie de vivre thrown in, no doubt.

The date, admittedly late in the year to be a highlight, was chosen deliberately. Only around early autumn can we guarantee both that the snow has gone from the high peaks and that the sizzling summer temperatures are a thing of the past.

And we have another extra lined up: Ex-Team Telekom cult masseur «Owl», who is bound to do his bit towards ensuring a late season success.

As on all our Andalusian holidays, here too we offer the complete package, including flights, transfers and bike hire.


Impressions


The Guides

Hagen – el guía jefe andaluz

quäldich-Guide

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.

Robert – The World Record Holder

quäldich-Guide

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.

Torsten – Guide No. 1

quäldich-Guide Torsten Kähler

One of Epic Climbs' main men, with training grounds in the Münsterland and Austria. Often, to thunderous applause, voted the best and most understanding guide, because for him the sun shines longer and the mountains are flatter...


Getting there

Lean back - The flight and the shuttle to and from our mountain goal is our problem!

The price includes the flight to Málaga from Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Stuttgart. Other airports upon request.

There follows a bus transfer to the mountains. - Bienvenidos a las sierras andaluzas!


The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 29/09-9/10/2018

  • Saturday 30.9.2017
    Travel to Alcaucin. Welcome and evening meal at 8pm in the hotel.
  • Sunday, 1.10.2017, 9 Uhr
    Start the first stage (warm-up)
  • Monday, 2.10.2017 - Sunday, 8.10.2017
    Tour with 7 guided stages
  • Monday, 9.10.2017
    Warm-down ride or free day
  • Tuesday, 10.10.2017
    Transfer to Málaga Airport and fly home

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