Spanish sportives are some of the best organised and best value events you can do. Every year we attend as many local events as possible which are all well worth a trip and offer some great challenges and even better goody bags!
Further dates to be confirmed around the Granada and Almeria regions.
Dates and prices are subject to change so we'll confirm these as soon as we can. Contact us for more information on any event.
La Indomable 30 May-6 June 2017 (FULL)
The main focus of this week is La Indomable sportive. Arriving Tuesday lunchtime there should be time for a short ride in the afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday will take in local loops and on Friday the ride will finish in Berja, where we spend the next 2 nights. Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel. Saturday is La Indomable with the choice on Sunday of a rest day and a ride home in the van, here or you can ride back to Cadiar, various options depending on how everyone is feeling. Monday will be another local loop, bike packing and Tuesday we transfer you back to Malaga for a lunchtime flight home.
The Indomable routes
Both routes are the same for the first 60km, heading to the coast, passing through Adra, then heading inland from La Rabita where we start gaining height for around 25km until we reach the Puerto de Haza del Lino, where they split. The long route turns left and runs down to Orgiva where the long climb of the day starts, 33km to Trevelez at 1400m above sea level. From here you have a few shorter climbs but a downhill bias passing through several traditional Alpujarran villages and finishing with a run round the Beninar reservoir before heading back to Berja and over the finish line.The shorter route turns right at Haza del Lino, follows an undulating ridge road then descends 10km to Cadiar, (no stopping at the house for siesta!!), then follows a 7km climb to Mecina Bombaron (after 5km you join the long routers), then pass through the traditional villages and take the same way back to Berja as mentioned.
Price £525 per person
Single supplement 40 euros
Sierra Nevada Limite Week 20-27 June 2017
This week runs from Tuesday to Tuesday. We ride out of Cadiar on Wednesday and Thursday, then on Friday we head over to Granada to pick up our race numbers and settle into our hotel. Saturday and Sunday is the event, ride back to Cadiar on the Monday, and then the transfer back to Malaga on Tuesday.
182km 4000mts. Starting and finishing at the ski resort above Granada, we drop down to Granada before tackling the very tough Puerto de Monachil climb, before a stunning ride around a reservoir. We then work our way back to the ski resort via the insane climb from the village of Guejar Sierra. There is also a shorter route at 92km with over 3000m ascent.
50km 2710mts It may be short but this is the old favourite and finishes on the Pico Veleta, the highest road in Europe. If you can get under 3 hours you are going really well. For these events we will be spending 3 nights in the beautiful city of Granada which is a real must see. Loads of great food and a great goody bag! Please get in touch if you would like more details.
Price for the week £650
Single supplement 50 euros
This includes: 7 nights B&B, all transfers, guided rides and sportive entry
10 day 2 sportive trip 14-24 September 2017
This trip includes the Juan Martinez Oliver Sportive on the 16th and the Alpujarra Magna Gran Fondo on the 23rd. You will have a very good fitness level as these are challenging, but beautiful, routes.
The Juan Martinez Oliver is a tough 160km sportive inland from Almeria with 4,000mts of climbing. It includes the Alto de Velefique and Calar Alto, both being used in this year's Vuelta a España. Full timing and food after. For this trip we travel there and back in a day.
The Alpujarra Magna Gran Fondo starts and finishes in Lanjaron, taking in the Alto de Haza Lino, and passes through Trevelez. It's 170km and 3,600m of ascent, this is a local sportive and takes in our local roads and climbs. Timing and food after.
In between sportives, you will ride out locally from our base in Cadiar, (rest days an option too!)
Price for the week £695
This includes: 10 nights B&B, all transfers, guided rides and sportive entries