Highest road in europe

beauty of granada

half-day mountain biking





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The highlight of our Vuelta a Sierra Nevada is undoubtedly the climb to Pico de Veleta, at 3,395m Europe’s highest paved road and the scene of Miguel Angel Lopez’s victory in the 2017 Vuelta. It’s a brutally long and challenging climb (2,600m ascent in 43km at 6.2% average gradient) and you’ll need to be fit to take it on, but it’ll be worth it!

When you get to the top, you’ll have an exhilarating 90 minute downhill mountain biking experience, a great lunch and the thrill of the long descent back to Granada.

There are no shortage of great roads in Andalucía and we'll make sure you ride the best of them.

You’ll be based at the 4* Hotel Granada Palace in Monachil, close to the best roads and just outside the historic and beautiful mountain city of Granada, home to the Alhambra. Your evenings will be spent wandering the narrow streets of the Albaicín, visiting the many excellent tapas bars and we’ll make a special visit to watch Flamenco in nearby gypsy caves.

Further details to follow...


dates: may/june 2020 (tbc) 

price: £1,195

Package includes:

  • Expert planning and unique routes designed by local rider

  • 90 min downhill mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada ski resort

  • Expert local guide rider

  • Sunday morning ride with local club

  • 4 nights luxury accommodation

  • Breakfast and on the road nutrition

  • Support vehicle and mechanic

  • Overnight bike check and basic maintenance

Single room supplement £250.

Non-cycling partner supplement £250.

NB. Flights, lunches & dinners not included. 

Optional extras:

  • Bike hire

  • Bike courier service

  • Bike box hire

  • Insurance

  • Garmin hire

  • Daily massage