beautiful, quiet roads
features la vuelta 2019 routes
Av. daily distance:
80km - 160km
Av. daily elevation:
1,500m - 3,000m
evolution on tour
Following the success of our inaugural Evolution on Tour trip to Valencia in March, we’re going back again in September! Massive legends Nick and Lizzie will join us for great weekend’s cycling in the beautiful hills around Valencia.
Valencia is hard to beat for cycling - beautiful scenery, incredibly quiet roads, fantastic climate and lots of long steady climbs (plus the odd short, steep one!) in the Serras Calderona and Espadán, make it the ideal training ground. Our base is in L’Eliana, just outside the city and where Alberto Contador has a house as a base for his winter training.
For a flavour of the cycling in Valencia, check out Francis Cade’s YouTube video from our last trip www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0LyA37py7g (ignore the stuff about it being cold - it certainly won’t be in September!).
Our routes have been carefully designed to be challenging but not brutal, and to include the very best roads (and café stops!) in the region. We’ll be doing at least 2 climbs featured in this year’s La Vuelta, which has two stages in Valencia, including one starting in L’Eliana, where we’re based. Each route has long and short versions to cater for differing fitness levels and to help everyone get what they want from the trip.
You can also choose between a 3 or 4 day trip, all finishing on the Sunday night. You’ll fly into Valencia airport either on Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th, where we’ll meet you for the 15 minute transfer to our base in L’Eliana, just outside the city. Our accommodation is El Oasis Resort, in deluxe villas set in landscaped gardens with swimming pools, hot tub and sauna for post-ride recovery.
We’ll be based out of Tribox, a cycling centre where our local expert Victor Gadea (winner of the London Triathlon in 2011) runs an elite cycling team. One of Victor’s elite riders will be our local guide, pacing you up the climbs and making sure you get the maximum training benefit from your trip.
It won’t all be hard work - we know Valencia very well and will make sure you experience the best of the region - the best café and lunch stops and some lovely dinners, not to mention an authentic paella valenciana (all food and drink is included in the package).
The rides are fully-supported, with a support vehicle there when you need it and overnight bike maintenance if required. We can even transport your bike for you, taking the hassle out of carting a bike box around airports.
Evolution on Tour will be a lot of fun and rewarding in many ways, and we’d love you to join us. Here are a few comments on the previous trip:
“It’s bloody amazing.”
“Great team out there to support you, amazing roads, sunshine, what more do you need!”
To reserve a place, click ‘Book’ below, complete the booking form. The deposit is £350, with remainder payable 8 weeks before the trip. If you have any questions, just ask Nick or Mitch (who can be contacted on 07768 808552 or at email@example.com).
dates: 24 - 29 September 2019
price: £800 (3 nights) / £1,000 (4 nights)
Expert planning and unique routes designed by local riders
Expert local guide rider
Deluxe accommodation in El Oasis Resort (single room)
Breakfast, café stops, lunch & dinner
Support vehicle and mechanic
Overnight bike checks and basic maintenance
Mates rates: book 2 people in double room = £100 discount each
NB. Flights and insurance not included.
Bike transport (pick-up/drop-off at home address or Evo - £150)
Bike service (20% discount - Bicycle www.bicyclerichmond.co.uk)
Bike hire (eg. Bianchi Aria 2018 £45/day)
Bike box hire (from Bicycle: £49)
Post-ride massage €30