- May 2019 - exact dates TBC
- Guaranteed start place in the Granfondo Costa Almeria
- 7 days riding, with the granfondo on Sat 26th May
- Choice of 208km/3600m route, or 120km/1700m route
- Guided rides around the area on all other days
- Beach house accommodation with private pool (shared room)
- Unique GFCA 2018 cycling jersey by Decca
- Official GFCA goodie bag inc. bidon, washbag, GFCA rucksack, finisher's T-Shirt, and finisher's medal
- 'Paella Party' after the Granfondo inc. DJ set on the beach
- Airport transfers
- Full Price - £599
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Ride The Gran Fondo Almeria In Sunny Spain!
The Almeria region of southern Spain is fast becoming a pro training ground, with many of the Grand Tour teams (Lotto Jumbo, Movistar) taking advantage of the empty roads, beautiful scenery and challenging terrain. We're incredibly pleased to be teaming up with VeloHols to bring you an incredible week riding in sunny Spain, including taking part in the Granfondo Costa Almeria.
The 'main event' is the Granfondo on the middle Saturday, but there will be 3 days riding either side of the event (varying degrees of difficulty - see itinerary below). We will be guided around the area by Daniel Kogan of the Sigma Sport race team, who will be dishing out tips, advice and training ahead of the Granfondo. If you'd prefer to do your own thing on any days (shorter rides, rest days etc) then that is completely fine.
Not sure if you're up to the trip? Read Rosie's 'my first cycling holiday' blog from our 2018 trip - Read More
The accomodation on this trip is pretty special too, coming in the form of a luxury beach house with private pool! We will be in twin sharing rooms with a single supplement upgrade (email for details). The Beach houses are right on the seafront so perfect for pre and post ride sea swimming or beach lounging. It doesn't get much more relaxing on a cycling holiday!
This trip is open to all levels and perfect for anyone looking for some sunny miles and a challenging (but doable) European Sportive. Velohols have been operating in the Almeria region of Spain for 10 years so know the place better than anyone!
2018 Itinerary (as example):
Weds 23rd May - Arrival and short spin to check bike builds and loosen legs. Coffee/beer/tapas stop in Garrucha Harbour.
Thurs 24th May - Lotto Jumbo Training Ride. Play pro cyclist for the day on one of Lotto's amazing winter training rides.
Fri 25th May - Short cafe ride in the morning (or rest day) and then spend the afternoon signing onto the Granfondo and soaking up the atmosphere. Bike check available.
Sat 26th May - The Granfondo! Ride the Granfondo throughout the day (choice of two distances) followed by a paella party on the beach afterwards
Sun 27th May - Rest day (or ride if you wish). Short coffee run spin in the afternoon - or just make the most of the beach/private pool all day
Mon 28th May - Countryside/mountain route. We'll head away from the coast and into the almost deserted mountains.
Tues 29th May - Almeria d'Huez! This ride takes on Almeria's 'Alpe d'Huez' on a challenging but stunning ride. Mountain pass and descent.
Weds 28th May - Quick morning spin (if desired) or more beach lounging before catching transfer back to the airport and heading home!
*The above itinerary is and example of our 2018 trip, and may change. The itinerary is also customisable to a certain extent. If you wish to do something else on one of the days we will try arrange that for you.
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This trip does not include flights to and from Spain or any food and drink.
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