Granada is located in the most mountainous region of Spain and boasts the highest road in Europe. This road going over the top of Sierra Nevada is a majestic climb about twenty miles in length with an average grade around 8%. There are several lower routes that merge toward the top of the mountain, which is often snowcapped. This is only one of the many climbs we will ride during your week stay. (see photos)
Granada was the last Moorish occupation in Spain. The Alhambra (see photos) which was the last fortress given up to Ferdinand and Isabella is an architectural masterpiece. The network of aqueducts laid by the Moors which still run through the city, and through out the mountainous region is truly amazing. The trip will include some site seeing expeditions.
Thursday March 20th to Thursday March 27th
$2075 double occupancy (shared room), or $2400 single occupancy (per week no airfare)
Please note, in order to provide the utmost attention to our clients the group size for this trip is very limited.
Coaching/ guide, accommodations, meals, visits to the Alhambra, bike mechanics and transport to and from the Granada airport (arrangements can be made from Malaga airport at an additional expense, or you can arrange for your own transportation from Malaga to Granada). You should schedule your flight to arrive on the 20th (Some flexibility is allowed. Additional nights accommodation will be at an added expense). If you have a special need to adjust your travel dates, we may be able to accommodate you, just let us know. The first and last day of your trip will be transitional if we can fit a ride, or outing, into the schedule, we will. Bike rental is available, but it is strongly recommended that you bring your own bike. This will allow us to work on your riding position, a very important point that many programs do not stress. We will be staying in the old part of the city at Hotel Casa Capitel.
This trip will focus heavily on climbing. You should be in good physical condition to attend this venue. That being said, we will group people by ability. The advanced group will be more intense and riders should be confident in their ability. The intermediate group will be moderate and more appropriate for those who want to get a feel for the terrain and are not looking for a super hard week of training.
For those of you who are advanced riders, and are looking for a supper hard week of training we have limited space available on our first week in Granada, March 14th to 20th. This six-day adventure can also be extended to run into week two. If you are interested please contact us for more information.
This trip will be a great experience, it is not only about the week of training, it’s about getting a feel for history and beauty of Granada and the surrounding area.We will be visiting the Alhambra, savoring traditional Spanish wines and cuisine, soaking is Moorish baths and more. You will leave having a true feel for the abundant culture and history of Granada. With the limited number of spaces available for this trip, we are expecting it to fill up quickly. Be sure to book soon to take advantage of a wonderful week in the south of Spain.