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2018 Andorra La Vuelta Espania Camp

Andorra
14th Sep - 21st Sep 2018
Suitable For
Intermediate to Advanced
From
£639pp
Price Based on

Package Includes

  • Airport Transfer
  • 7 Nights 3* Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner in Hotel Coma Bella
  • 5 Guided Routes
  • Support Vehicle
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Farewell Celebration Party
  • VIP area access Vuelta a España Village
  • Mollydoo Cycling Jersey

What's Not Included

  • Flights (We Can Arrange)!
  • Bike Hire: £125. Argon18 GO! Carbon frame – Shimano Ultegra
  • Travel Insurance

Package Highlights

  • Mix with the Pro’s in the Vuelta Village
  • Climb the Queen Stage of Spain’s Grandest Tour
  • High Altitude Base Camp Hotel

Package Overview

Don’t miss out on this amazing VIP Pro Cycling experience in Andorra. Get to see the Pro riders finish stage 19 & 20 with special VIP access into La Vuelta village. After spectating, you get to ride and experience the mountain of the Queen stage of La Vuelta Espania, including a number of other challenging climbs, made famous from both the Tour de France and La Vuelta Espania.

This special camp also includes a high altitude hotel experience, professional cycling guides, a fully equipped support vehicle along with mechanics and technical briefings.

Join us on this Pro Cycling experience on September 14th, but hurry as we have limited places available!

Package at a Glance

Ride Type
Guided
Suitable For
Intermediate to Advanced
Daily Distance
64-85 (km)
based on your ability
Daily Climbing
2,791 - 3,191 (m)
based on your ability
Bike Included
Not Included
Vehicle Support
Included

Accommodation Options

Price includes 7 nights at the Hotel Coma Bella, La Rabassa, Andorra  Half Board

La Rabassa, Andorra

Ride Itinerary & Useful Info

Friday: 14th Sep – Transfer/Vuelta Stage 19 Finale

We will meet and greet you at the airport and if you have your own bike, we will take care of the bike transfers also. The transfer from the airport, Barcelona or Reus, will take approx. 2.5 hours.  Then  we will arrive at the beautiful hotel Coma Belle in Andorra.

Our hotel is ideally situated very close to the final Etape Vuelta a Espania stage 19. This means on the day of arrival, we will be able to witness the finale of this spectacular stage. The hotel is within minutes, so we will be close to the riders and main Vuelta village.

We will ensure a smooth check-in and dinner will be served in the evening along with a brief for the week ahead. Your bikes will be safely stored for you in the hotel and set up will be carried out the following day.

Saturday: 15th Sep - Final Queen Stage Vuelta a España

If stage 19 was not enough to get excited about, we have an exciting day ahead.  With our VIP passes, you will get access again to the stage to get close up shots and action of the day. Don’t forget your camera, this is a great opportunity to catch some of the world Pro Cyclist in action and on the podium.

This stage may decide who wins the overall tour!

Sunday: 16th Sep - Stage 1. Ordino – La Comella – La Peguera

Distance: 83Km Elevation Gain: 3,124m

For the past two days we have witnessed the Pro riders battle it out on the best climbs in Andorra.  Now we start to experience this ourselves, with our first day of cycling in this amazing destination.

After a short descent from our hotel, our tour passes through the capital Andorra La Velle before we take on our first climb, the Col d’Ordino.  It starts in the centre of Ordino at (1,287 metres) and ends at Coll d’Ordino (1,980 metres). The climb is 9.68Km and an average gradient of 7.1%.

We leave the summit and enjoy a thrilling 18Km descent.  Apart from a short 2K climb, it’s 30Km until our next big climb, which is the La Peguera.  The La Peguera cycle route takes you up to this mythical Andorran mountain pass. It starts in Sant Julià de Lòria and covers a distance of around 13 km, with an average gradient of 6.6%, full of classic hairpin bends.

Monday: 17th Sep - Stage 2. La Comella – Beixalís – La Gallina

Distance: 64.7Km Elevation Gain: 2,791m

Today, we ride the Queen Stage of La Vuelta Mountain Passes! After a 6Km warm up, we start our first of three climbs of the day. La Comella is a short 4.4Km climb with an average of 8.3%.  We have just under 8Km to recover before tackling Beixalis.

The climb starts from Encamp, and the climb to the Beixalís mountain pass is at an altitude of 1,796 metres. The route has an average gradient of 8.4%, with a climb of 556 metres over a distance of 6.6Km.

Our third and final climb of the Vuelta stage is a 12.5Km ascent to La Gallina.  This route was the end of the eighth stage of the Vuelta de España in 2012 and is a very demanding climb. Its average gradient is 8.3% and there are sections of 9.5%. The route climbs 982 metres over a distance of 11.9 kilometres but the views from the top are well worth the challenge!

Tuesday: 18th Sep - Optional stage - Rest Day

It’s been an exciting few days so far, so it’s time to rest the legs and recover, ready for our next stage. You can just relax and use the hotel facilities or take a short trip to the capital to explore the duty free shopping! Transfers are included.

Wednesday: 19th Sep - Stage 3. Coll d’Ordino and Coma d’Arcalís

Distance: 85Km Elevation Gain: 2,826m

As with stage 1, we climb Ordino but from the opposite side and after 24Km, we reach the summit, then we have a 10Km descent. If you have ever seen pictures of cyclists up in the mountains with snow, climbing hairpin bends that deliver amazing views, then this is where you will experience this breath taking climb, Arcalis.  It also hosts a ski resort otherwise known as Vallnord!

This climb has an average gradient of 6.9% with a difference in level of 724 metres over a distance of 10.5 kilometres. It was on these severe ramps that Ulrich won the stage that gave him victory in the Tour de France in 1997. It also featured in TDF 2009 and 2016.

Thursday: 20th Sep - Stage 4. La Gallina (Fontaneda) – Comella – Cortals d’Encamp

Distance: 79Km Elevation Gain: 3,191m

Our final ride of the Andorra tour takes us back up Gallina but from the opposite side via Fontaneda.  The route has an average gradient of 8.4% with a positive height change of 1,019 metres and a distance of 12.2km.

Alessando Ballan won the stage of the Vuelta a España along the same route in 2008, shortly before he was proclaimed world champion.

Our next and final big climb is Els Cortals and starts  d’Encamp.  The climb has a gradient of 10.2% which then levels out to 5.4% in the area of the Bordes de Rígoder. The average upwards gradient is 8.5% with a difference in level of 754 metres and a distance of 8.9km. At the top we come to the Grandvalira ski domain.

We conclude our epic tour at the end of the day with a farewell and celebration party!

Friday: 21st Sep - Check-out/Airport Transfer

We bid farewell to Andorra and take our memories home of this epic tour. Transfers to the airport are provided, along with your bike if you have brought your own.

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