La Vuelta 2019
- Tour of Spain
La Vuelta SPAIN | Sept 6–16 2019
The 74th edition of the Vuelta a España takes place between 24 August and 15 September 2019, setting out from Salinas de Torrevieja and ending in Madrid.
La Vuelta 19 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.
From Bilbao in the Basque country down to Madrid, we’ll chase this enigmatic grand tour all the while experiencing the best riding northern Spain has to offer. First up there’s a stage start in Bilbao, and then we move westwards through Cantabria to Asturias, before heading south for the grand finale in downtown Madrid. You’ll love the northern coast of Spain, the Basque region, not to mention the seafood, wine, coffee and tapas.
Following the final 10 stages of the 74th Edition of the Vuelta a Espana, from Bilbao finishing with an exciting stage finish in Madrid, Spain.
2020 Tour Dates*
SPANISH CLIMBS With MADRID Finish | Sept 4-14 2020
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 ride most mornings, kicking off with a full sprinters (flat) stage then the best parts of the following two mountain stages. We’ll then enjoy some great riding in the north of Spain, before watching the final stage in Madrid, including a pre-brekky ride around the CBD.
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: $6990(AUD) per person
[Places are limited to 13 clients in total (with 3 staff).]
Pick Up10.00am, Sept 6: Hotel Embarcadero, Avenida Zugazarte, 51 48930 - Las Arenas - Getxo
Drop Off10.00am, Sept 16: Hotel Medium Cortezo, Doctor Cortezo 3, 28012 - Madrid +34 913 690 101
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available
Friday September 6:
Stage 13 | Bilbao → Los Machucos 168kms - Mountain
This is our 2019 ItineraryAfter pick up in Bilbao, we’ll watch the stage start near the centre of town. Once the race has commenced its circuitous route, we’ll get on our bikes and ‘straightline’ it to the bottom of the final climb, about 95k with <1500m ascent. Cross your fingers, because in a perfect world, we will see the race three times. The start, mid-stage and commencement of the final ascent to the hilltop finish. Post race we’ll be in the Topbike vans heading to our hotel at San Vicente de la Barquera. Here we’ll once again be close to the start of tomorrow’s stage.
Saturday September 7:
Stage 14 | San Vicente de la Barquera → Oviedo 189km - Flat stage
Sunday September 8:
Stage 15 | Tineo → Alto del Acebo, 159 km - Mountain finish
Monday September 9:
Stage 16 | Pravia → Alto de la Cubilla 155kms
Tuesday September 10:
(La Vuelta Rest Day)
Wednesday September 11:
Stage 17 | Aranda del Duero → Guadalajara 199.7 km - Flat
Thursday September 12
Stage 18 |Colmenar Viejo → Becerril de la Sierra 180.9 km - Mountain
Friday September 13
Stage 19 | Avila → Toledo 163.4 km - Flat
Saturday September 14
Stage 20 | Arenas de San Pedro → Plataforma de Gredos, 189kms - Mountain
Sunday September 15
Stage 21 | Fuenlabrada → Madrid, 105 km - Flat
Monday September 16
TOUR FINISH | Madrid Hotel Cortezo, 10.00 am
If we do everything planned, there'll have been: Five Days of race viewing, incorporating 2 stage starts, 2 hilltop views, 1 feedzone and 3 roadside views. We'll also have ridden about 7-900k, and climbed many mountains. If you did the largest option of everything outlined above, you will have completed nearly 1000k, with almost 19,000m of climbing, that’s really only for the totally obsessed…!