Almohalla Bike includes stunning vistas, quiet roads, beautiful white villages, clear lakes, great café stops and above all the Pico de Valeta the highest paved road in Europe, at just under 3,400m topping snow capped Sierra Nevada. Andalucia is a fantastically well kept secret with keen cyclists in the know, who crave less touristy but equally gruelling climbs and often the mountain is empty!
In Andalucia, the people are laid back, the food is a fabulous mix of the Spanish and the Moorish and Archidona is at the centre of it all, with great cycling all year round.
Almohalla Bike rides start from the front door with routes to suit all abilities and levels of fitness; ranging from a 30km route to Villanueva de Tapia with a short café stop in the town and the high road back with a fabulous view of La Pena de los Enamoradas to a fabulous 100km day out taking in the Vuelta a Espana climb to El Torcal. We are a totally flexible and can plan a long weekend or a week of rides for you and your group, catering for fitness and ability.
You will be guided by Ken, an avid cyclist with good local knowledge and over 40 years experience on mountain climbs who will show you some stunning rides. A full itinerary of rides will be tailored to ability and fitness ranging from 30 – 100 kilometre daily rides of varying terrains. Breakfasts and evening meals are plentiful and tailored to fit the nutritional requirements of sustained strenuous cycling. Packed lunches and drinks are provided during some rides or lunch is taken in cafes en route. There is a local sports Physio and masseur on hand to relieve tired muscles. Relax in the evening in communal areas, by the pool or watching your favourite race in your room on supplied tablets.
5 nights / 5 days cycling
Thursday: arrive and settle in by pool or take a walk round the historic town centre of Archidona and enjoy a beer and tapas in the Bars of the Ochavada, Archidona’s unique octagonal plaza mayor. If you arrive in time we’ll take you out for a gentle 30km introduction to the beautiful quiet roads of La Vega and if you are feeling ready for it you ride up to the Sactuario behind the hill a 1.5km climb with an average gradient of 10%.
Friday: Breakfast at 7.30 and ready to leave pronto at 9.00am. Puerto del Sol 100km with more than 1500m of climbing.
Saturday: Breakfast 7.30; depart 9.00 for Fuente del Conde 76km. This is a beautiful ride with more than 1000m of climbing and stunning views over the lake to Iznajar, Etapa 2 start town in the 2021 Vuelta a Andalucia.
Sunday: Breakfast 7.30; depart 9.00 for El Torcal passing through Casabermeja and Villaneuva de la Concepcion following the pedal strokes of Alberto Contador in the 2017 Vuelta a Espana over El Torcal and down into Antequera.
Monday: Breakfast 7.30; depart 9.00 for Algaidas 70k ride through olive grove lined roads.
Tuesday: Breakfast then depart.
10 people stay at Almohalla 51. 5 x twin bedded rooms. Cost per person.
5 nights, 5 days cycling = per person €700 (excluding flights)
Or 4 nights, 4 days cycling = per person €600 (excluding flights)
Includes all breakfasts, any packed lunches and all large evening meals in the hotel (drinks and restaurant meals not included). Expert cycle guide and support vehicle included. Transfers from Airport included. Prices will vary depending on time of year and group requirements.
To find out more and book, contact Almohalla 51 on firstname.lastname@example.org or +34 657 842850 or +44 7941511362