8 Days Tour Sierra Nevada

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Details & Itinerary

This is an 8-day road cycling tour covering 511 kms and 12,666 mts of climbing. You will be collected at a predetermined location in Malaga and will be transported back to the same location at the end of the tour. This tour includes hotel accommodation along the way with breakfast and dinner. All the riders will be followed by a support van with plenty of fruit, gels, and water. Recommended gear ratio is compact with 11/28 evolution.

All riders will be picked up at Malaga airport between 13:00 and 17:00 hours – a guide will be at the arrivals lobby with a sign. You will be transported with your bike to Los Olivos Cycling & Triathlon Training Camp to settle into your room, put your bike together or have it done in a shop in town for €17. Since the sun sets on average at around 9 PM from May to September, there is the option to go on a warmup ride of 36 to 50 kilometers; this is a popular option and will allow you to loosen your legs after sitting on a plane or in a car for hours. There will be a briefing after dinner.

Optional Ride: to Montefrio – the Leg Loosening Ride
Length: 51 km max
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 997m
Descent: 997m
Hills: up 46.23%, down 47.11%, flat 6.65%

Breakfast is at 07:30 AM and you should be ready to be on your bike at 09:00 AM. We will ride through several villages including Montefrio, Algarinejo, and Iznajar, where lunch at Casa Juani is an excellent option. The end of the road today is at our chosen hotel in Rute where we will dine and spend the night.

Ride: Los Olivos CTTC to Rute
Length: 83 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1743m
Descent: 2155m
Hills: up 41.23%, down 51.52%, flat 7.25%

Breakfast at 07:30 AM before our second tour ride at 09:00 AM. We will now be heading in the direction of Olvera always along secondary roads with many villages along the way for a lunch stop. We finish our day at our chosen hotel in Olvera where we will dine and spend the night.

Ride: Rute to Olvera
Length: 116 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1875m
Descent: 1928m
Hills: up 43.24%, down 45.48%, flat 11.27%

Breakfast at 07:30 AM and off we go at 09:00 AM. This is a particularly beautiful ride with a lunch break in Zahara de la Sierra before climbing the famous “Puerto de las Palomas”. From here we will descend over Puerto del Boyar to finish our day at our chosen hotel in El Bosque where we will dine and spend the night.

Ride: Olvera to El Bosque
: 61 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1849m
Descent: 2139m
Hills: up 41.53%, down 54.2%, flat 4.27%

Breakfast at 07:30 AM and we start our ride at 09:00 AM. We will climb the famous “Puerto del Boyar”, pass through Grazalema, Montecorto and have a lunch break at Setenil de las Bodegas. Our ride will end in El Burgo where we will dine and spend the night.

Ride: El Bosque to El Burgo
Length: 95 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 2776m
Descent: 2488m
Hills: up 50.62%, down 43.6%, flat 5.78%

This ride takes us North-East, East and South. It is a beautiful ride finishing at Jardin Botanico de Malaga. Riders will be picked up by our van at this point and taken to the hohotel where we will dine and spend the night.

Ride: El Burgo to Jardin Botanico de Malaga
: 91 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 2538m
Descent: 2974m
Hills: up 42.69%, down 50.79%, flat 6.52%

We set off after breakfast for our final ride ending at Alhaurin El Grande. We’ll spend the night there, enjoy dinner and pack our bikes.

Ride: Jardin Botanico to Al Haurin El Grande
: 65 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1885m
Descent: 1775m
Hills: up 46.4%, down 45.01%, flat 8.59%

Final breakfast together in Al Ahurin El Grande before returning back to Malaga airport for your departure.

You have done 12,666 mts of climbing in 511 kms of riding – CONGRATULATIONS!

Additional Info

Price per person sharing a hotel room is € 980 inclusive of VAT – booking deposit is € 250. Full payment to be made 60 days before arrival. Full refunds upon cancellation 50 days before tour start date.

What's Included

Accommodation, breakfast, pack-lunch and dinner, support data (GPS information) and maps, support crew with basic spare parts.

What's Excluded

Flights, bike, personal travel insurance, shoes, helmet, clothing.

What's Required
Cyclists must have medical and personal accident insurance that includes cover for sports activities – must include road cycling and/or mountain biking, and repatriation to home country.
Things to Note

There are many good bike shops in the area that can supply spare parts, however, we suggest that you bring with you any spare part you think is special to your bike and that may prove difficult to obtain quickly in any standard bike shop.

What We Recommend
Recommended gear ratio: compact or semi-compact with 11-28 cassette.
Based on 8 reviews
Julio and Janice are fantastic hosts and the location is perfect for cycling. Also a great place to get a taste of Andalusian life outside of the big cities yet still an easy drive to Malaga and Granada. The accommodation is beautiful and food is great. The back porch is a perfect place to relax and watch the sunset.
Andreya Valabek
Andreya Valabek
Wonderful quiet place for cycling, running and holidays which I can only recommend. I stayed there in October 2019 for cycling with friends and have only nice memories. Julio and Janice are such lovely hosts. Rooms are separated from the main building and are very beautiful decorated. Next city is Alcala Real 10 min by car.
Uwe Leopold
Uwe Leopold
A lovely stay with Janice & Julio at their guest house. The rooms are very nicely appointed and function very well. Slightly separate to the main house so easy to come and go as we please. Some great mountains nearby to climb or cycle through.
Richard Foulkes
Richard Foulkes
I enjoyed a lovely week cycling by Julio and Janice. The house is lovely and cosy. The house is out of town, nice and quiet, but it is not far, if you like to go to town. The options for cycling are nearly endless and we enjoyed many nice rides from 50 to 120 Kilometers. For good riders there is even the possibility to go as far as Sierra Nevada. I was there in November, the morning where a bit chili, but the sky blue and during the day perfect for some kilometers. Fabian from Switzerland
Fabian Nebel
Fabian Nebel
Wonderful place to visit. Great hospitality and accommodation.We look forward to staying with you again.
Mike Fooy
Mike Fooy
Had an action packed & memorable time staying with Julio & Janice at Los Olivos Training camp. Each day we were either road cycling, MTB, lake swimming, running or hiking up mountains ! A great, easy to get to location for either a short getaway or for some serious longer training options. Great food, company & A* living & location !
Giles Richardson
Giles Richardson
Very friendly owners...and even friendlier dogs! Lovely place. Very authentic and only 10 minutes from Alcala la real. Great cycling and walking. Lots of trails and quiet roads. Excellent public pool in Alcala too.
Steve Fish
Steve Fish
Julio nos hizo sentirnos como en casa. Un lugar tranquilo, limpio y precioso, ideal para tener como base y pasar unos días disfrutando de la bici y la Sierra Sur de Jaén.
Ivo Munnecke
Ivo Munnecke

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