Seville Ronda Cordoba Malaga Ride Picture 1
Seville Ronda Cordoba Malaga Ride Picture 1

Next departure:  23/10/2019

Best Time of Year: Feb - October

Max alt:  1050m

Dist:  585km

Min age: 

Duration:  6

Vuelta Andalucia Challenge Ride

Bike Adventure

A simply sublime blend of smooth quiet roads, and epic landscapes, Andalusia is the next cycling paradise. And, of course, don't forget all that incredible Spanish food in the evenings, and passing through 3 must visit cities; Malaga itself, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda - all highlights on any travellers strike list. Four full days, and one half day of incredible riding, all we need is you to join our team for this amazing ride.


We shall collect riders from Malaga Airport, and transfer to a nearby hotel to get ourselves ready to ride. We start with a 60km warm up - (with a climb of course) - up to Antequera where we shall sample our first night of Spanish cuisine. Then onwards via the Sierras Subbeticas - and then onwards up to Cordoba - the ancient Moorish Capital and now UNESCO World Heritage City.

We shall reserve a fantastic evening meal here, and you will have some time to get out and explore this wonderful city.

From Cordoba we ride down the Guadalquivit River - and down to the fascinating walled town of Carmona before reaching our next amazing cultural highlight - Seville! We shall make the most of our evening in Seville - and try and explore the main highlights of this most iconic of Andalucian cities. 

After Seville we are faced with our climb up to Ronda - the amazing town perched atop vertiginous rocky escarpments, complete with stunning architecture and the historic bullring. Again, we have just the evening to sample as much as possible. But don't party too much - as tomorrow sees us climb up and over the Puerto del Vento - the trip's high point at over 1100m, before our final descent back to the sea in Malaga. Wow - that's a ride, one of our finest itineraries, one to savour!

 

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive and Transfer to Departure location in Malaga - then ride Malaga to Antequera for first overnight - (62km + 1700m ascent) (Half Day Warm Up)

Day 2 - Ride Antequera to Cordoba - Approx 138km + 1775m ascent

Day 3 - Ride Cordoba to Sevilla - Approx 136km + 700m ascent

Day 4 - Seville to Ronda - Approx 135km +1900m ascent

Day 5 - Ronda to Malaga - Approx 115km + 1400m ascent

Day 6 - fly home in the afternoon / evening - or you may opt to stay in Malaga. Please discuss your plans with the office, and let us know about your inbound and outbound flights.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

Typically we use good quality hotel accommodation for this ride - of good quality throughout. Accommodation is usually on a twin share basis - although it may be that you opt for single supplement upgrade. Breakfasts are always included. We attempt where possible to ensure that we are staying in an interesting location - which has interesting surroundings to allow you to explore in the evenings. This means in practise, historic city centres, or walled medieval villages are often our favourites :-)

 

What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?

These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)

 

Included In Trip

5 nights accommodation (Bed and Breakfast basis) in good quality hotels, Support Vehicle, On the Road Cycle Leader, Tools, Spares (charges apply if used on your own bicycle), Snacks, Water, First Aid Cover. Transfers from airport (subject to your timing of arrival / departure - please advise)

 

Excluded From Trip

Evening Meals, International Flights, Bike Hire charges, lunches.

 

Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit

Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Other
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Safety Information

You must notify us of any medical conditions that you have. If you have any concern over any condition you have, you must discuss it with your GP before joining the ride. You should be fit, and in good health, and you should have done sufficient training to ensure you are ready for the ride.

We shall issue comprehensive safety guidance notes as a part of your Joining Instructions. Please ensure you read these - as they offer some useful tips on staying safe whilst riding.

 

Weather

Typically this part of Spain is warm and dry - most of the year round. Although we do climb up to over 1000m - and at higher altitudes later in the year we can expect it to be cooler. Be prepared for all conditions is always the best option. Prepare for hot and sunny and cool and showery.

 

Optional Extras

Bike Hire 

Cycle Jerseys

Event Specific Photography

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

£829

Difficulty
Info

 

Trip dates


Start Date
End Date
Duration
23/10/2019
28/10/2019
6

Event Location


Seville Ronda Cordoba Malaga Ride Picture 2
Seville Ronda Cordoba Malaga Ride Picture 2

Seville Ronda Cordoba Malaga Ride Picture 3
Seville Ronda Cordoba Malaga Ride Picture 3