La Vuelta 2019
- Tour of Spain
La Vuelta SPAIN |Sept 7–17 2018
2019 La Vuelta Espana – Tour of Spain Topbike Itinerary will be available soon!
This was our 2018 La Vuelta Itinerary…
The 2018 La Vuelta Espana (Tour of Spain) race route has been announced and while it’s not high on the priority list of many riders at this time of the season, by the time it starts, it can often produce the best racing of the year.
Out, and back, from Madrid we’ll chase this enigmatic grand tour for the final ten days. First up to Asturias, through Cantabria and the Basque region, over to Andorra, before returning for the grand finale in downtown Madrid. You’ll love the northern coast of Spain, the Basque region, the Pyrenees and Andorra, not to mention the seafood, wine, coffee and tapas.
Following the final 10 stages of the 73rd Edition of the Vuelta a Espana, finishing with an exciting stage finish in Madrid, Spain.
This is a fantastic event, where you can really get in touch with these world class riders. We ride most mornings, encompassing parts of the stages the riders will be competing on. We get to see the riders signing on, race starts, sprints, climbs and finishes.
We’ll pick up in Madrid, spend three nights in the centre of a small town (Arriondas) close to the Asturian coast. Leaving there we’ll have a one night stopover in a coastal town, San Vicente de la Barquera, two Basque nights in Muxika and two nights close to Andorra la Vella.
Our last nights are, of course, in Madrid where we’ll finish with a degustation menu, tapas style, in a famous old bar.
Tour Price: $6890(AUD) per person
[Places are limited to 13 clients in total (with 3 staff).]
Pick UpTBC: Hotel Medium Cortezo, Doctor Cortezo 3, 28012 - Madrid
Drop OffTBC: Hotel Medium Cortezo, Doctor Cortezo 3, 28012 - Madrid
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available
Friday September 7:
Stage 13 | Candas Carreño → Valle de Sabero La Camperona 176km Mountain Finish
This was our 2018 Itinerary...After pick up in central Madrid, we’ll be transferring in the Topbike air conditioned mini-bus up to Cistierna, in Spain’s northern Asturias region (380k, 4h). Here we’ll be close to the finish of today’s stage, where we’ll see the riders as they head towards the final climb. This will be the second of six hilltop finish’s in this year’s Vuelta. Post race we’ll continue on towards Arriondas, near the coast, where we’ll bed down for three nights.
Saturday September 8:
Stage 14 | Cistierna → Les Praeres. Nava 167km, mountain finish
Sunday September 9:
Stage 15 | Ribera de Arriba → Lagos de Covadonga, 186 km, mountain finish
Monday September 10: "REST DAY"
Tuesday September 11:
Stage 16 | Santillana del Mar → Torrelavega (ITT) 32.7 km
Wednesday September 12:
Stage 17 | Getxo → Balcón de Bizkaia 166 km, mountain finish
Thursday September 13
Stage 18 | Ejea de los Caballeros → Lleida, 181 km
Friday September 14
Stage 19 | Lleida → Andorra, Naturlandia 157 km
Saturday September 15
Stage 20 | Andorra, Escaldes-Engordany → Coll de la Gallina, Santuario de Canolich
Sunday September 16
Stage 21 | Alcorcón → Madrid, 112 km
Monday September 17
TOUR FINISH | Madrid Hotel Cortezo, 10.00 am
If we do everything planned, there'll have been: 8 Days of race viewing, incorporating 2 stage starts, 2 hilltop stage finishes, 1 feedzone and 3 roadside views. We'll also have ridden about 7-800k, and climbed many mountains.