Andorra VIP La Vuelta 2018
- 4 Nights Accommodation 4* Superior Piolets Park & Spa
- Airport to Hotel Transfers
- 3 x Days Pro Road Bike Hire (BMC DI2)
- 3 x Days Guided Tours
- Official VIP Access to Vuelta Village
- Official Access to Ride Stage 20
- Mollydoo Cycling Jersey
- Atol Protection
- Mollydoo Group Representatives
What's Not Included
- Travel Insurance
- Meals outside the hotel plan
- Flights (Please ask and we can arrange complete ATOL protected Flights)
- Official VIP Access to the Vuelta Village
- Ride the Official Stage 20 Ahead of the Pro Teams
- Includes BMC Pro Carbon Di2
- Tackle the mighty Coll de la Gallina
Exclusive to Mollydoo, we have reserved 20 places to this amazing VIP Vuelta Cycling trip which features the deciding mountain stage of La Vuelta Espania. A full VIP package, including flights, accommodation, guided rides and access to the official VIP village and finishing line.
You wil lbe taken care of throughout the 4 days by your very own Mollydoo personal management team, so you can sit back and enjoy the atmosphere and be professionally guided up one ofthe most challenging stages of the tour.
Join us on from September 12th and experience a true VIP experience! Remember only 20 places available!
Package at a Glance
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Ride Itinerary & Useful Info
12th September - Fly from UK to Toulouse
Transfer to 4* Superior Mountain Spa Hotel in Soldeu
You will be greeted on arrival at Toulouse airport by a Mollydoo representative who will transport you to the stunning location of Soldeu which take approx. 2 hours. Soldeu is situated 1,800m in a beautiful mountain setting where you will be checked-in to your hotel. Dinner will be provided at the hotel and the hotel facilities will be at your disposal. A Mollydoo representative will be on hand at all times throughout the stay.
13th September - Full day guided riding with 2 major climbs
After a nutritious breakfast we will meet with the guides and mechanics at the hotel to set up and prepare your bikes. We will provide a brief of the day ahead, which will include a spectacular tour through one of the main Andorran valleys, we will tackle two interesting climbs in which will get you conditioned for the challenging stage 20 ahead!
We will leave Soldeu and drop down to Canillo before picking up our first climb that will take us into the heart of the Vall de Sordeny Natural Parc following the river de La Coma. It is a climb of just 6.4Km with an average slope of 6.2% and peaks out at 1,944M altitude. Look out for wildlife as you may spot mountain goats, roe deer or even a bear!
After a short break at the summit we descend back to Canillo and continue down to the Encamp cable car station where we will pick up the serpentine road that climbs up to Els Cortals, a more challenging climb, but equally stunning, 8.9Km with an average slope of 8.5% and a positive gain of some 754 metres, topping out at 2.083 metres above sea level.
A nice technical descent back down to Encamp before heading back to Soldeu. A route of just 46Km, but with around 1800 metres of climbing.
During the day we will stop at one of the many very reasonably priced Bordas (traditional Andorran restaurant) to refuel.
Dinner at the hotel.
14th September - Full day guided riding 1st half of the Vuelta route
After breakfast we will meet in reception for the days brief. Today we are in the Pro Team territory and get to test ride the first half of stage 20, so prepare your legs for a challenging day. When we leave the hotel, we have a nice long descent down to Andorra La Vella, 19Km of downhill dropping from 1800Metres to 995. Here we pick up what will be stage 20 of the Vuelta.
Leaving Andorra La Vella we immediately have our first climb to La Comella at 1,347 metres altitude, a climb of just 4,3Km with an average of 8.1% and ramps of 9%+, this is a 2nd Cat climb and will be the leg stretcher for the peloton.
From La Comella we drop down a couple of hundred metres before starting a steady climb to Encamp and picking up the next challenging climb to the Collada de Beixalis at 1.796 metres altitude, this is a Cat 1 climb of 6.6 Km with an average of 8.4% and ramps of up to 12%, once we peak, we have a technical descent down to the village of Anyos and a small climb to the village of Ordino, where we start the final challenge of the day, climbing from Ordino to Coll de Ordino at 1,980metres altitude.
Another Cat 1 climb, this time 9.9Km with an average of 7% and ramps of 8.1%. We will descend from the Coll de Ordino towards Canillo, stopping at the Roc del Quer, a 20 Metre viewing platform, with a glass floor, hanging over the valley of the Parish of Canillo.
Todays route is a total of 74Km, of which the first 19 is descent and the next 55 is the first half of stage 20 of La Vuelta de España. During the day we will stop at one of the many very reasonably priced Bordas (traditional Andorran restaurant) to refuel.
Dinner at the hotel.
15th September - Second part of the Vuelta route
Early start to ride second part of the Vuelta route before the pros to the finish line.
Today we have 2 choices, depending on the legs, we can follow the 2nd part of the route completely, dropping down to Encamp past the sanctuary of Meritxell and picking up the climb that we did yesterday to the Collada de Beixalis, (the pro peloton do this climb twice during the stage) before heading around to Andorra La Vella and climbing La Comella.
Or we can follow yesterdays route down to Andorra La Vella and start climbing at La Comella.
Whichever we choose, the more challenging climb is yet to come, La Gallina, from Andorra La Vella it is classed as Hors Category, we measure the climb from Sant Julia at a distance of 12,2Km with an average of 8.4% and ramps of 11.9% with the final kilometre having an average of 9%.
When we reach the peak, we cross the Vuelta finish line and will have time to relax in the VIP Village and enjoy the hospitality whilst watching the race live on the big screens. When the pros are all home we will have a nice steady ride back to Soldeu and a well deserved dinner in the hotel.
16th September - Departures
All good things must come to an end, well until next time! An opportunity to relax in the Spa before transfer back to Toulouse and flight home.