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.

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 with everyone ready to leave at 09:00 AM. We will ride through Alcala la Real East passing one of our open- water swimming spots, Embalse de Colomera, on our right. Will then veer South over Puerto Zegri before turning East again towards Iznalloz. We will continue on reaching 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 be aiming to 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 the town.

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 and to your bikes. This ride will take us through the Alpujarras ending in 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 and get on your bikes to continue making our way towards Sierra Nevada 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 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 camp Los Olivos CTTC. This night will be your last night with us and a small celebration will be held with 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 take you to our base camp where you can start this ride.  We recommend this ride for the simple fact that although it is hard it guarantees unforgettable memories. We start and finish at Los Olivos CTTC. This night will be your last night with us and a small celebration will be held with 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 at base camp and then we will transport you to the airport for departure.

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



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



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 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.


Bike Hire

See Bike Rentals under About Us tab