La Vuelta a Espana 2014

 Our 2014 Vuelta tour is under construction and will be uploaded once the official tour route has been confirmed. Below please see details of our 2013 tour.

Indulge in the fabulous local food and wine and meet wonderful and interesting people. This tour is ideal for both the serious and not so serious rider. You will ride between 60 and 120kms (or more) per day depending on terrain, riding ability and personal choice. All your requirements will be catered for! Professional guide, bike service team, bike provided (or bring your own), support vehicle, small groups, 4-star accommodation, gastronomy, wine, culture, all whilst watching the best athletes in the world race for glory in spectacular Spain - Live La Vuelta!
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Live La Vuelta, one of the world’s greatest cycling races, by being on top of the action during the final stages and seeing the cyclists cross the finish line in Spain’s capital.
This classic tour allows you to experience the last days of La Vuelta in one of the best road cycling regions of Spain. First, you'll get a taste of the Rioja wine region, before heading northward. Both Asturias and Cantabria are preciously situated at the sea side with beautiful coastlines, spectacular beaches, green valleys and dramatic mountains. Pretty and winding roads with loads of cheering people along the way will offer you a pulsating atmosphere during this last week of La Vuelta. All of that combined with a rich gastronomy and tasty wines.
The beauty of La Vuelta is that we have the opportunity to get close to the cyclists, watch them pass by, get inside and access the start and finish VIP areas of the various stages and visit the hotels where the teams stay. The day generally starts with a morning ride and after a relaxed lunch we face the last kilometres of the days' stage. Our hotels are centrally located so we can easily access each of the final stages and see the most spectacular moments of the race.
Throughout the tour you will be accompanied by our fully equipped van, should you wish to take a break from cycling. Our experienced guides will ensure our road bikes are adjusted to your preferences (or you may choose to bring your own bike). They will be on hand to assist you from the moment you arrive in Spain, they have great knowledge of the country, the roads and the routes to ensure you have nothing to worry about but the pleasure of cycling.
 
  Itinerary 2013
 
 
  Day 1: Madrid
Sept. 8th Sunday
Arrival in Madrid. We will welcome you at the hotel. For those who bring their own bike, we will help you to assemble and get them prepared for the next day. We will also take care of the bike box until the end of the trip. We will finally leave you at your hotel.
HOTEL: Petit Palace Lealtad ****Plus
 Day 2: Villabuena (RIOJA)
We will take the van to go towards the mountains of Burgos, stopping in the astonishing new building of the winery “Bodegas PORTIA” designed by Norman Foster. It will be the first required visit into this region to understand and learn more about one of the best kinds of wine in the world. From that point we will start a gentle descent of about 50 kames into the Rioja region. Just imagine a two-hour descent on the big ring 50x13 crossing canyons, crystal rivers, blue water reservoir In the afternoon we can visit another winery and have a great meal in the prestigious and awarded modern designed Hotel in Villabuena de Alava.
We will have the chance to stop on a bar to see the end of stage on TV.
Included: Breakfast and excellent gourmet dinner with the best wine.
HOTEL: Hotel Viura****
INFO: www.lariojaturismo.com
 
 Day 3: Villabuena (RIOJA)
Today is a resting day in “La Vuelta” and most of the teams are resting in the Rioja region, we can design a route passing by their hotels .We will sure meet many of them on the road that day.
After breakfast we will start pedaling on the most beautiful roads and towns of Rioja.
The roads are quite and vintage but with a flawless pavement condition. We will meet the especially good weather conditions that make both, to grow the best grapes and enjoy on top of your bike on the way to Haro. We will have a great lunch in a lovely winery, modern and impressive building with a delicious, gourmet lunch with bottles of wine.
Optionally, after lunch, you can go to the SPA Marques de Riscal in Elciego, a wonderful relaxing spot to enjoy the sensations and revitalizing properties of the wine grape. That jewel of modern arquitecture was build and designed by Frank Gehry .In this “must see” we will have got the perfect mixture of tradition and most modern arquitecture that is the hallmark of this trip. The entrance fee is 35 euros.
In the afternoon, we'll head with our van to the lovely town of La Guardia, the fortified and medieval capital of the Rioja alavesa .Get amazed in this castled town that seems to come out of a fairy tale. Open dinner of tapas in the town as you will be very satisfied with the noon meal.
Included: Breakfast and gourmet lunch with wine.
HOTEL: Hotel Viura****
INFO: www.marquesderiscal.com
 
 Day 4: BURGOS
We will take our transport to drive along the Camino Santiago and join the race on the way to Burgos. We can cycle the last km in the city of Burgos to see the impressive end of the race in the castle of Burgos, live.
We will have a free afternoon to enjoy this Castilian city.
Our hotel is perfectly located very close to the cathedral.
We will have special dinner at the Main Square (Plaza Mayor).
The organizers of La Vuelta will stay in our own hotel. You will join that great atmosphere in the real heart of the Race.
Included: Breakfast and dinner.
HOTEL: AC_BURGOS****
INFO: BURGOS
Stage 17 VUELTA
 
 Day 5: San Vicente Barquera
Spectacular routes in the green mountains of Santander, mostly getting down to the coast. We will enjoy the final of the stage of the hill of Cabarga.
After the race, by van, we go to Comillas a beautiful and alive coastal town and charming town. You will have time to have a sunbath and a swim in the Beach. Included: Breakfast and dinner with wine in the town.
Optional: Dinner at sea side at a Michelin star restaurant: http://www.annuagastro.com/
Hotel: Gerra Mayor***
Stage 18 VUELTA
 
 Day 6: OVIEDO
Riding in the morning from the hotel along the coast with the spectacular view of the Atlantic and the mountains, will be an unforgettable experience. Little towns, green land, cows, relaxing but fast roads… In San Vicente de la Barquera we will see the pro teams getting to the start of the stage.
Then we can transfer by van to Oviedo, where we can ride the last kms of the stage. On Friday, the climbing will be highly crowded. We will support riders too.
After the race, you can cycle to our superb 5 stars hotel, 7 kms far from the city where many teams are accommodated too.
Included: Breakfast and dinner with wine.
HOTEL: Las Caldas*****
Stage 19 VUELTA 
 Day 7: MADRID
Today, we'll have breakfast with some UCI PRO teams in the hotel and then riding from the hotel to the mountains to climb the well-known Angliru climb before the riders.
Then, we'll have a long van transfer to Madrid of 4 hours (360 kms).
Dinner is not included.
HOTEL: Petit Palace Lealtad ****Plus
Stage 20 VUELTA

 
 Day 8: Madrid
This morning we will take the city bikes and get to know Madrid by bike! We will visit the city center and get to know all of its main monuments. Around 1pm we will leave the bikes and head to see the final stage of La Vuelta as the cyclists ride ten rounds on the Paseo de la Castellana before finally reaching their destination. After this amazing day, it's time to rest and get ready for a farewell dinner and flamenco show, so we will take good care of you that last night.
We can see the video and pics of the whole trip that we have prepared for you to carry with you in an stick memory.
Included: Breakfast, dinner with wine and flamenco show
Optional VIP tickets today 120 euros (regular price of 150 euros).
HOTEL: Petit Palace Lealtad ****Plus
Stage 21
 
  Day 9: departure
Monday September 16th
 
  What's INCLUDED?:
- 8 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast.
 - 5 dinners with wine.
 - 1 great lunch in winery.
 - Flamenco show in Madrid.
 - Snacks and drinks in the van.
 - Maps and guidance.
 - VIP tickets.
 - Package of gifts: Bike Spain Tours handle bar bag, water bottle, a bag for your helmet or cycling shoes, luggage tags and a custom bike jersey, long zip [Image]
 - CD with photos and video to take home as a memory.
 - Travel insurance with medical assistance         
 
 

 

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From 7th Sep 14 to 15th Sep 14
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