8 Days Road Cycling Tour


Tour Sierra Nevada

8-Day Summer Road Tour in Andalucia


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.

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%

Day 2 - 1st Ride

Breakfast is at 07:30 AM with everyone ready to leave at 09:00 AM. We will ride through Alcala la Real passing one of our open- water swimming spots, Embalse de Colomera. We will then cycle over Puerto Zegri on our way to our destination in Purullena where we will dine and spend the night.

Ride: Los Olivos CTTC to Purullena
: 96 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1560m (16.2 m per km)
Descent: 1694m (17.6 m per km)
Hills: up 44.57%, down 43.35%, flat 12.08%


Day 3 - 2nd Ride

Breakfast at 07:30 AM and ready to ride at 09:00 AM. We will now climb “Puerto de la Ragua”, a beautiful road in a popular ski destination. From here we descend along the back of Sierra Nevada to spend the night at Mecina de Bombaron in the Alpujarras; you will have time to look around before dinner.

Ride: Purullena to Bombaron
: 72 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1703m (23.6 m per km)
Descent: 1783m (24.7 m per km)
Hills: up 47.38%, down 44.14%, flat 8.48%

Day 4 - 3rd Ride

Breakfast 07:30 AM and on the bikes at 09:00 AM. This ride will take us through the famous Alpujarras finishing the town of Orgiva where we will spend the night.

Ride: Bombaron to Orgiva
: 80 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 2324m (28.9 m per km)
Descent: 2702m (33.6 m per km)
Hills: up 45.58%, down 49.16%, flat 5.26%

Day 5 - 4th Ride

Breakfast a t the usual time of 07:30 AM and on your bikes at 09:00 AM.  We continue cycling the east side of the Sierra Nevada range stopping in Atalaya del Durcal where we will be picked up by our van and transported to Monachil to dine and spend the night.

Ride: Orgiva to Atalaya Del Durcal
: 76 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 2406m (31.8 m per km)
Descent: 2108m (27.8 m per km)
Hills: up 46.61%, down 44.83%, flat 8.56%

Day 6 - 5th Ride

Breakfast at the usua time and we leave the hotel and begin our quest to conquer Sierra Nevada from this side of the mountain. Climbing from Monachil is one of the classic climbs in La Vuelta a España; this route will take us over Puerto el Purche. We will have a coffee break at the Hoya de la Mora before descending to Pinos Genil to dine, spend the night and have breakfast in the morning before the last ride of this tour.

Ride: Monachil to Pinos Genil
: 75 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 2376m (31.8 m per km)
Descent: 2508m (33.5 m per km)
Hills: up 48.07%, down 46.75%, flat 5.18%

Day 7 - 6th ride, option 1

If you chose this option, you will be transported to the next starting point Embalse Cubillas to make your way to our base at Los Olivos Cycling and Triathlon Training Camp. This will be your last night with us and a small celebration will be held with a paella dinner and drinks.

Ride: Embalse Cubillas to LOCTTC (Option: Ride La Pandera)
: 63 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 1412m (22.4 m per km)
Descent: 1010m (16.0 m per km)
Hills: up 49.86%, down 41.14%, flat 9%

Day 7 - 6th ride, option 2

If you chose this option, our van will transport you to Los Olivos Cycling and Triathlon Training Camp where you will start this ride.  This ride will guarantee an unforgetable experience as it encompases the famous climb La Pandera used as one of the hardest stages of La Vuelta.  This will be your last night with us and a small celebration will be held with a paella dinner and drinks.

Ride: LOCTTC to La Pandera and back
: 106 km
Terrain: Road
Ascent: 3100m (29.3 m per km)
Descent: 3098m (29.3 m per km)
Hills: up 46.72%, down 47.49%, flat 5.8%

Day 8 - End of Tour

Final breakfast together after which you will pack your bike then we will transport you to Malaga airport for your departutre.

You have done 12,778 or 14,466 mts of climbing in 513 or 556 kms of riding – CONGRATULATIONS!


Price per person sharing a hotel room is € 980 inclusive of VAT – booking deposit is € 250. Full payment to be made  10 days before arrival. 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.

This is a fully supported tour; riders are followed by Tour Staff providing assitance, seasonal fruit and a water.



Breakfast and dinner, support data (GPS information) and maps and return transport to Malaga airport.



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



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



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.



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