8 Days Road Cycling Tour

Tour Los Olivos

8-Day tour starting on the 2nd Saturday in May

DAY 1: 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.

Name: Optional ride LOCTTC – Montefrio
Length: 51 km max
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 997m
Descent: 997m
Hills: up 46.23%, down 47.11%, flat 6.65%

Day 2 - 1st Ride

Breakfast is at 07:30 AM and you must 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%

 

Day 3 - 2nd Ride

Breakfast at 07:30 AM before starting our second tour ride and we start promptly 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 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%

Day 4 - 3rd Ride

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 hotel in El Bosque where we will dine and spend the night.

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

Day 5 - 4th Ride

Breakfast at 07:30 AM and off we go 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%

Day 6 - 5th Ride

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 our hotel where we will dine and spend the night.

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

Day 7 - 6th & final Ride

We set off now after breakfast for Alhaurin El Grande. We’ll spend the night there, enjoy a nice dinner and pack our bikes.

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

Day 8 - End of Tour

Final breakfast together in Al Ahurin El Grande before we take you back to Malaga airport.

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

Tour Details

Price per rider is with Room Sharing and inclusive of VAT – booking deposit is € 250. The booking deposit is 95% refundable if canceled not later than 5 days after reservation and deposit have been made. Full payment to be made within 10 days of booking. No refunds upon cancellation after full payment has been made, however, if you are not able to come after having paid in full, don’t worry, your place will be saved for you for one year.

Minimum of 4 cyclists and a maximum of 8; book 60 days in advance!

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Includes

Malaga airport transport with your bikes, dinner and breakfast, support vehicle with water and fruit; road and GPS information.

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Must

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.

Recommended

Recommended gear ratio: compact or semi-compact with 11-28 cassette.
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Excludes

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

There is an excellent bike shop in town that will assemble your bike for a €17 and 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. CO2 cartridges, spare tubes and spare tyres will be available on the support vehicle at reasonable prices.

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